Precision Drive Systems Hires New Midwest Regional Sales Manager
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Precision Drive Systems Hires New Midwest Regional Sales Manager

BESSEMER CITY, NC — Precision Drive Systems (PDS), a global provider of precision motor spindle support and repair based near Charlotte in Bessemer City, NC, has announced that it has hired Tom Kessler as its Midwest Regional Sales Manager to support US metalworking manufacturers.

“We are happy to welcome Tom Kessler to PDS as our new Midwest Regional Sales Manager,” said Allen Turk, CEO of PDS. “Prior to joining PDS, Tom dedicated 22 years to working in the industrial services industry. We look forward to adding Tom’s extensive experience to the spindle repair services we offer.” As Midwest Regional Sales Manager, Kessler will work out of southeast Michigan to serve PDS’ metalworking customers throughout the region.

Kessler began his industrial career with Applied Industrial Technologies as a Service Center Manager and was then promoted to Linear Component Center Manager where he created the company’s state-of-the-art linear-motion service center in Detroit, Michigan. He was then hired by SKF to create their own linear-motion service center from scratch to establish a more competitive North American presence. Kessler spent a total of 17 years with SKF where he served in various roles including Program Manager, Product Specialist and Territory Manager. Throughout his career, he has worked with both OEM and MRO distributors and end-users in a variety of industries.

About Precision Drive Systems

Since 1996, PDS has been the global leader in providing motor spindles, with over 36,000 spindles repaired. The company specializes in support and repairs for spindles in the metal, wood, plastics, stone and robotics manufacturing industries. The PDS corporate office is located near Charlotte in Bessemer City, NC. European customers are provided service by the PDS repair facility in Lohne, Germany, with six other affiliate offices located throughout the world to assist and support PDS’ customers quickly, wherever they need metalworking spindles or service.

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Tom Kessler, Regional Sales Manager
Precision Drive Systems
4367 Dallas Cherryville Highway
Bessemer City, NC 28016
Phone: 704-922-1206
Mobile: 586-530-6213
Email: or visit



Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, PDS will continue business as usual for repair, service, and consultative sales help. We are fortunate that our work stations are 6’ apart, maintaining safe distance for our employees. As an everyday practice, we keep our workspace 95% cleaner than most manufacturing environments. Let us know how we can help you.


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