BIG KAISER Receives NTMA Distinguished Service Award

Hoffman Estates, IL – The National Tooling & Machining Association recognized Chris Kaiser, president/CEO of BIG KAISER, with the 2016 NTMA Distinguished Service Award at the recent Fall Conference in Charlotte, N.C. The annual award recognizes an associate member or partner for their exceptional support of the Association, and leadership in the manufacturing industry. 

“Chris has demonstrated a tireless commitment to manufacturing advocacy,” said David Tilstone, president of NTMA. “He supports workforce development through the company’s apprenticeship and internship programs, STEM initiatives like National Robotics League, and the Northern Illinois G-CAMP manufacturing partnership. He is a strong supporter of many regional and national NTMA events, as well as international Technology Tours for our members.”

Originally from Zurich, Switzerland, Mr. Kaiser moved to the U.S. to attend Babson College near Boston. After graduation, he started his career working for a tooling distributor and calling on machine shops door-to-door. In 1990, he launched Kaiser Precision Tooling in Illinois. Under Mr. Kaiser’s leadership, the company has grown to become part of the global BIG Daishowa Group, with manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Switzerland and Japan.

The NTMA is the national representative and advocate of the custom precision manufacturing industry in the United States. Member companies supply precision tooling and machining for such vital industries as defense, automotive, aerospace, appliance, electronics, agricultural implements, construction equipment, and many more. NTMA members are organized into 49 local chapters throughout the country.

BIG KAISER is a worldwide leader in high-precision tooling systems and solutions for the metalcutting industry that guarantee extreme accuracy and repeatability. Our products are of the utmost quality — manufactured with materials and craftsmanship that enable superior performance. As a member of the BIG DAISHOWA Group (Osaka, Japan), BIG KAISER has grown into a well-recognized global tooling provider, with manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and Asia.

For more information, contact BIG KAISER, Hoffman Estates, IL at 224-770-2999, e-mail or visit

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