Amherdt Named President of Custom Production Grinding
August 3, 2021 – Tom Amherdt has joined Custom Production Grinding, Inc., as president and part-owner of the Menomonee Falls, Wis.-based company that provides ultra-high-precision grinding and honing of critical parts for manufacturers in a wide variety of sectors.
“I am looking forward to leading Custom Production Grinding’s entire team so we can grow the business and serve new geographic markets,” Amherdt said “I know there are many companies across the country that could benefit from our unmatched abilities to meet incredibly tight tolerance requirements for grinding and honing, and to meet tight deadlines.”
Since 1983, Custom Production Grinding has been the preferred provider of high-precision grinding services in the metropolitan Milwaukee area and beyond. It can handle high-production runs; short, custom runs; and prototypes. The company works as a strategic partner to its customers.
Amherdt has extensive executive management and operations experience from previous work with manufacturing firms – including those in high-growth situations where his work helped build a foundation for continued growth. In his previous roles, he was responsible for product and business development, project management, operations and executive profit-and-loss accountability, operations and sales.
He is Six Sigma Green Belt certified, and also holds certification from APICS in production and inventory management.
Noting Custom Production Grinding’s strong reputation for quality, Amherdt praised the company’s staff for their commitment to excellence.
“Our craftsmen are multi-skilled in their abilities to set up, run and inspect a job,” Amherdt said. “They have a very unique skill set, and can deal with anything that’s thrown at them. That gives us a real competitive advantage, and has supported a solid customer base. Our customers know we can get things done – and get them done on time with exacting precision.”
Custom Production Grinding provides precision OD and ID grinding, centerless grinding, and honing of cylindrical parts, as well as surface grinding, for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in diverse sectors, for parts manufacturers, and for fabrication shops throughout metropolitan Milwaukee, the Midwest and beyond. Its customers are in industries such as automotive, agriculture, fluid handling, marine and metering. Custom Production Grinding operates in a 33,000-square-foot, climate-controlled facility.