Jeff Kraez

Manufacturer Analytics Panel – Is Your Channel Strategy Future Proof? 

This session will provide strategic insights from Phase 1 of the ISA’s Manufacturing Analytics launched in 2019. Learn from a panel of industry peers how they apply ISA Analytics to help improve their operational, channel and salesforce performance. Also new for 2020, get a fist hand look at Phase 2 that will deliver new insights on bridging the Talent Gap, Digital Presence and much more.

Speaker’s Bio: 

Jeffrey Kraez is an experienced industry veteran with a keen eye for improving performance with actionable business intelligence and insightful forecasting. He currently serves as the General Manager for WIDIA Americas, a subsidiary of Kennametal, where he leads the Americas commercial business, which includes both outside and inside sales, marketing and sales operations.

Jeff started his career as a manufacturing engineer where he discovered his passion for tooling. This led to his entrance to the world of sales for industrial cutting tool suppliers selling round tools for Guhring followed by Titex and Prototyp.

Since then, he has held various roles including field sales engineer, technical specialist and product management. In 2006, he moved into sales management for Walter USA where he led the US sales team for the next 10 years. In 2015, he joined the WIDIA Products Group leading the strategy for the Americas by developing the companies go-to-market strategies and channel partners program.

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