Avantech, a Minnesota-based manufacturer of tooling solutions to the global plastics industry, recently hired Kevin Cook as its CNC Business Manager.

Cook will lead efforts to streamline, accelerate, and continuously improve the throughput and performance of Avantech’s rapidly expanding CNC machining capabilities. In addition to Avantech’s cast aluminum tool-building, CNC-machined tools represent a significant percentage of the company’s overall manufacturing output.

Cook’s machining career spans 30 years, spending the last decade in a variety of leadership roles where he oversaw a multi-location machining operation of more than 50 CNC machining centers.

“We’re thrilled to add Kevin’s skills, experience, and leadership to the Avantech team, and to distill his vast machining knowledge into the value we deliver to our customers,” said Tom Innis, Avantech’s president. “We’re also excited to leverage Kevin’s proven capabilities in driving diversification and business growth in our CNC machining area.”

Avantech has invested substantially in its CNC machining operation, in both equipment and technology. This has enhanced their capacity to provide services and capabilities, and accelerated speed-to-market solutions for their customers. From involvement at the beginning stages of product design to delivering highly engineered tools used to manufacture plastic products, Avantech’s customer base spans the globe.

“The company is established and well-respected in the industry, and I look forward to building upon these capabilities, driving growth, and even more expansion,” said Cook.
Avantech is a trusted supplier to the global plastics industry, with almost 30 years of experience in delivering value-added tooling solutions and helping its customers succeed in a wide variety of OEM market sectors. To learn more, visit avantech.com.


Tom_Innis_HeadshotTom Innis is the President of Avantech and has been involved in the rotational molding industry for the better part of the past two decades. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and La Universidad Ibero-Americana in Mexico City, Tom leverages his knowledge of international business, multi-lingual skills, and sales and marketing experience to help drive Avantech and the global rotomolding industry forward.