By Greg Jones
Vice President, Smartforce Development
The Certified Machine Tool Sales Engineer (CMTSE) program is the only nationally recognized program that acknowledges individuals who possess the skills and knowledge needed to perform effectively as machine tool sales engineers.
Today, over 850 individuals have earned the designation through a combination of practical experience, formal study and successful completion of a comprehensive, nationwide examination.
The CMTSE program is supported by AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology, The National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA), the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA), The Machinery Dealer’s National Association (MDNA) and the Canadian Machine Tool Distributors’ Association (CMTDA).
CMTSEs demonstrate their knowledge in areas including:
- Machine Tool Design
- Capital Investment Justification
- CNC Technology & Machine Control
- The Selling Process
- Cutting Tool Technology
- Responding to Customer Needs
- Metalworking Technology
- Territory Management
- Machine Tool Accuracy
- Business/Commercial Practices
AMT recognizes and congratulates the following new CMTSEs: Crotts & Saunders Engineering, Inc., William A. Beck, Sales Engineer, Winston Salem, N.C.; FANUC FA America, Mark D. Brownhill, Program Manager, Machine Tool Distrib., Earlysville, Va.; Hurco USA, Michael Cope, Applications Engineer, Indianapolis, Ind.; Hurco USA, Jason R. Falk, Application Engineer, Brownsburg, Ind.; Crotts & Saunders Engineering, Inc., Chris P. Miller, Sales Engineer, Winston Salem, N.C.; Eurotech Elite, Roy M. Selway, Regional Sales, Spring Hill, Fla.; Mazak Corporation, Aimee Shandy, Product Specialist, Florence, Ky.
The deadline for registering for the next CMTSE exam is May 31, 2012, and the exam will be held on July 18, 2012.
For more information about becoming a CMTSE, Contact Clara Mora at 703-827-5276 or cmora@AMTonline.org.