BIG DAISHOWA - Americas

BIG DAISHOWA Inc. is a global leader in high-precision tooling systems and solutions for the metalcutting industry. Manufactured with materials and craftsmanship that enable superior performance, our products guarantee extreme accuracy and repeatability. BIG DAISHOWA’s 33,000-square-foot suburban Chicago headquarters is home to our engineering, sales, service and marketing teams; training center; warehouse and repair center and represents the following product lines in North America:

  • BIG KAISER precision boring tools and modular boring systems
  • SPERONI precision tool measurement and presetting systems 
  • UNILOCK precision universal zero-point workholding equipment
  • Sphinx precision solid carbide and high-speed steel drills and micro drills
  • mptec articulated stands 
  • Tekusa spindle cleaners

You don’t compromise and neither will we. Our mission is to find the best tooling solution for you and deliver it with a personal commitment of efficient and measurable performance improvements. We remain committed to the core promise we made more than 30 years ago: Higher Performance. Guaranteed.

Our experienced team is ready to assist with any manufacturing problem that may occur.

Meet Our Team

Leadership

Jack Burley
Jack Burley
President/COO
Michael Herman
Michael Herman
Vice President Sales
Ken Nakahara
Ken Nakahara
Key Account Manager

Human Resources

Colin Hines
Colin Hines
Human Resources Coordinator

Sales

Paul Lewis
Paul Lewis
Northeast District Sales Manager
Shawn Harty
Shawn Harty
Mid-Atlantic District Sales Engineer
Richard Bevers
Richard Bevers
Southeast District Sales Manager
Ryan Hodgkins
Ryan Hodgkins
Sales Engineer, Southeast District
Tim Smith
Tim Smith
Sales Engineer, Southeast District
Patrick Cratty
Patrick Cratty
SPERONI Sales Manager
Andrea Distelhorst
Andrea Distelhorst
Senior Manager Inside Sales
Brandon White
Brandon White
Senior Inside Sales Specialist
Sandy Naeher
Sandy Naeher
Inside Sales Specialist
Donna Rackow
Donna Rackow
Inside Sales Specialist
Aga Kalfas
Aga Kalfas
Inside Sales Specialist
Larry Mitchell
Larry Mitchell
Inside Sales Specialist

Sales Mexico

Heinz Ulb
Heinz Ulb
Director of Engineering & Sales Mexico
Victor Flores
Victor Flores
Regional Sales Manager Central Mexico & Bajio
Juan Hernández
Juan Hernández
Regional Sales Manager North Mexico & Jalisco
Juan Carlos Azua
Juan Carlos Azua
Engineering and Sales Support Mexico
Martín Iturriria
Martín Iturriria
Engineering and Sales Support Mexico
Fabiola Rivas
Fabiola Rivas
Executive Assistant Mexico

Engineering

Alan Miller
Alan Miller
Senior Manager Engineering
Matt Tegelman
Matt Tegelman
Senior Product Specialist
John Zaya
John Zaya
Product Specialist
Jack Kerlin
Jack Kerlin
Application Engineer
Nick Jew
Nick Jew
R&D Engineer
Matthew Hasto
Matthew Hasto
Application Engineer

SPERONI Services

Douglas Sumner
Douglas Sumner
Senior Manager SPERONI Service
Joseph Sumner
Joseph Sumner
SPERONI Service Technician
Jonathan Bingham
Jonathan Bingham
SPERONI Service Technician
Jesse South
Jesse South
SPERONI Service Technician

Tooling Services

Tony Aguiniga
Tony Aguiniga
Tooling Service Technician

Marketing

Gillian Campbell
Gillian Campbell
Marketing Manager
Heather True
Heather True
Graphic Designer
Tylor Reed
Tylor Reed
Web Developer
Timothy Hehn
Timothy Hehn
Marketing Coordinator

Purchasing

Tim Grosch
Tim Grosch
Senior Manager Operations & Purchasing
Stephanie Caley
Stephanie Caley
Purchasing Specialist
Bryan Keller
Bryan Keller
Logistics Manager

Accounting

Erik De Loera
Erik De Loera
Controller
Jorge Bravo
Jorge Bravo
Accountant
Christine Polifka
Christine Polifka
A/P Specialist
Erlinda Cordero
Erlinda Cordero
A/R Specialist

IT

David Stonesifer
David Stonesifer
Senior Manager Business Intelligence
Tom Kalfas
Tom Kalfas
IT Manager
Mark Demzien
Mark Demzien
IT

Warehouse

Francisco Gomez
Francisco Gomez
Warehouse Supervisor
Ernesto Alvarez
Ernesto Alvarez
Warehouse Associate
David Matthews
David Matthews
Warehouse Associate
Anthony Alvarez
Anthony Alvarez
Warehouse Associate
Destiny Gray
Destiny Gray
Warehouse Associate