BAXTER, Minn. — Avantech, a Minnesota-based manufacturer of tooling solutions to the global plastics industry, is pleased to announce the recent promotion of Kevin Cook to the newly created position of general manager.

After successfully managing a multi-facility manufacturing organization for the previous decade, Cook joined Avantech in early 2017 as CNC business manager. Now as general manager, he will oversee all facets of Avantech manufacturing.

“We’re pleased to recognize Kevin’s skills, experience, and leadership in this promotion to general manager on the Avantech team,” said Tom Innis, Avantech’s president. “With his vast experience, versatility, and successful track record, Kevin is uniquely suited to fuel the advancement of our vision for the company.”

Part of this vision includes expanded CNC capabilities. Recently, Avantech added two new, large bridge-style CNC machines, significantly enhancing their capability to provide large-scale tooling for their customers.

With manufacturing facilities in Baxter and Brainerd, Minn., Avantech is now celebrating 30 years of experience in delivering value-added tooling solutions to help its customers succeed in a wide variety of OEM market sectors, from involvement at the beginning stages of product design to delivering highly engineered tools used to manufacture value-added plastic products. To learn more, visit