Todd Pakiz has joined High Tech Industrial Representation to increase and support the sales and marketing activities of the manufacturers that they work with.
Previous to joining High Tech, Todd was recruited by Abrasive Specialists, Inc. starting in May of 2009. While at ASI, Todd served in an Applications/Sales role, and worked with customers of all sizes. In that position he was responsible for developing and documenting cost savings and process improvements as well as meeting contract requirements at specific customers.
Before working for ASI, Todd worked at Productivity Inc., another industrial distribution supplier, as their Advanced Supply Director. His duties were promoting the use of industrial vending and inventory management solutions to improve inventory accuracy and help the end-user evaluate the usage of cutting tools consumed on the shop floor. He also worked on new customer development, and increasing sales at existing customers through better purchasing solutions.
In 2004, Todd went to work for Ingersoll Cutting Tools. Initially he was hired on as a technical support specialist working on in-depth testing and evaluation of cutting tools. He was then offered the opportunity to manage a sales territory, and worked in northern Iowa and Minneapolis, MN.
Prior to getting into the outside sales and applications world, Todd worked as a machinist in Winona, MN. The parts machined were primarily specialty threaded fasteners made out of stainless steel, titanium, and high-temp alloys. He wrote and edited programs with MasterCam, or by hand with G&M codes, macros and sub-programs.
While growing up in central Wisconsin, Todd was introduced to machining by his father. He still has memories of standing on an upside down wire basket or 5 gallon pail to see what he was doing on a manual lathe. He also worked for a relative who owned/operated a race engine shop. That led him to get a degree in Machine Tool Technology from Chippewa Valley Technical College in March of 2000.
Todd lives south of Minneapolis with his wife, Kaysie, and their children, Brayden, and Addison.
He enjoys his family, golfing, fishing, snowmobiling, and watching local circle track racing.
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