BESSEMER CITY, NC — Precision Drive Systems (PDS), a global provider of high-speed precision spindle motors, support and spindle repair headquartered in Bessemer City, NC, has announced the promotion of Calvin Stiles to National Sales Manager. Stiles’ previous title was Market Development Manager. In his new capacity, he will oversee the company’s North American marketing program, marketing analyses, strategic planning and coordination of sales efforts.
“With more than 20 years of experience in the CNC industry, Calvin Stiles is an ideal choice to address Precision Drive Systems’ ability to repair any spindle make or model,” said Bob Barone, Vice President of Precision Drive Systems. “Calvin possesses a tremendous breadth of knowledge regarding machining, processing and application projects. He understands how unique PDS' capabilities are in the marketplace and how best to leverage those assets in the company’s messaging strategy.”
Stiles holds an MBA in International Business from Gardner-Webb University. He began his career in 1999 as an Operations Supervisor for Holzma US, then a division of Stiles Machinery, Inc. He first joined Precision Drive Systems in 2015 as an Inside Sales and Marketing Manager. Following a stint at Protech-International as VP of Operations, he returned to PDS in 2017 as Marketing Development Manager.
Since 1996, PDS has been the global leader in providing high-speed precision spindle motors, support and repairs for CNC machines in the wood, plastics, metal manufacturing and robotics industries. The company manufactures automatic and manual tool-change spindles and 5-axis heads under its own PDS brand and offers spindles from leading manufacturers Giordano Colombo, Hiteco and Spintec. The PDS corporate office is located in Bessemer City, NC. European customers are provided service by the PDS office in Lohne, Germany, with six other affiliate offices located throughout the world to assist and support their customers quickly wherever they need spindles or service. For more information, visit the company’s new website at spindlerepair.com or call 704-922-1206.
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