New Sales Director

Rabe Holger Samputensili

Samputensili is pleased to announce the appointment of Holger Rabe as its new Sales Director for Gear Cutting Tools supporting customers and partners worldwide.

Mr. Rabe has matured longstanding experience in the cutting tool industry, including 8 years in sales and business management roles for the Sandvik Group – most recently as General Manager of a Sandvik Brand and, erstwhile, as General Manager of a Business Unit in Germany and Director Brand Management and Strategy. Prior to this, he worked in the product management of well-known carbide industries such as Kennametal.

Mr. Rabe attended the RWTH Aachen University and holds a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering.

“As we are experiencing remarkable growth in Europe, we needed to bring on additional resources,” said Lapo Vivarelli Colonna, General Manager of the SAMP Group. “Mr. Rabe is the perfect candidate for the position as he’s extremely focused, committed and brings an exemplary track record of success in sales and business management. He will be a tremendous asset to our sales team.”

“Samputensili is a global brand with first-quality products and a very long tradition,” commented Mr. Rabe. “My main priority will be to focus on those markets, mainly in Europe, where it is still less known in order to ensure it gets the importance and value it deserves. It is, of course, a very challenging goal in a niche market like the gear cutting tool industry, but I am very much looking forward to it.”

He then went on to add: “I am delighted of this opportunity to work in close co-operation with international staff to realize our aggressive growth plans for the European market. I have received a very warm welcome by all of my colleagues and it will be my pleasure to lead a dynamic environment of young, friendly and open-minded sales people.”