Posted January 20, 2022

Wilcox named president of Walter USA

Mark Willcox is appointed president of Walter USA; Jeff Tisdell named VP USA.

Walter Surface Technologies announced that Mark Wilcox of Drillco Cutting Tools has been appointed president of Walter USA.

Mark Wilcox Jeff Tisdell
Mark Wilcox Jeff Tisdell

Wilcox will also lead the relationships with USA buying groups, working in conjunction with Jeff Tisdell, who was promoted to vice-president USA, and the newly expended regional sales director team.

“We are very excited that Mark Willcox will now assume the role of president, Walter USA. Mark’s previous role of president Drillco Cutting Tools will allow for a smooth integration of the Drillco & Triumph brands into the Walter portfolio and support supplier consolidation opportunities for industrial and welding distribution,” said Marc-André Aubé, CEO of Walter Surface Technologies.

With the addition of new brands such as ArcOne (welding PPE), Drillco (cutting tools), Triumph (cutting tools) and Allegro Industries (safety equipment) to the family, Walter Surface Technologies is more than doubling its field team of solution and process experts across North America.

Willcox has over 40 years of experience with both the manufacturing and sales sides of the business with a track record of implementation and execution. Before becoming president, Walter USA, Wilcox was North American president of Drillco Cutting Tools. Prior to that, he was with Sandvik subsidiary Precision Twist Drill (Precision Dormer) in various roles. His last role there was as the North American president.

Tisdell has held several positions within Walter since he joined the company in 2008. He has led and developed sales and marketing programs resulting in ongoing growth and profitability. He was appointed vice president of U.S. Sales for Walter Surface Technologies USA in 2019.