SUDBURY, MA. –Methods Machine Tools , a supplier of machine tools, automation, and machine tool accessories, has appointed Michael Minton to the position of national applications engineering manager. He will be responsible for coordinating the national applications and automation services throughout North America.

“Having been a national applications manager specializing in 5-axis CNC machining and multitasking turning centers, in addition to managing manufacturing facilities, he has an in-depth understanding of the manufacturing process for a variety different applications and can assist customers in streamlining their processes.” commented Dave Lucius, vice president of sales at Methods Machine Tools.

Prior to joining Methods, Mr. Minton spent 10 years as engineering manager at Advanced Manufacturing Solutions, a national contract engineering firm specializing in five-axis turnkey solutions. There he managed all application projects including turnkeys, time studies, pre-sale test cuts and training.