BIG KAISER - USA

BIG KAISER Precision Tooling Inc., based in Hoffman Estates, IL., was originally established as KPT/Kaiser Precision Tooling, Inc. the U.S. subsidiary of Heinz Kaiser AG, Rümlang, Switzerland (recently renamed BIG KAISER Präzisionswerkzeuge AG) in the spring of 1990. BIG KAISER Präzisionswerkzeuge AG, is a worldwide leader in the development and manufacture of precision boring tools and modular boring systems of unmatched quality. BIG KAISER's most distinctive features are the unsurpassed ruggedness of the rough boring heads, high repeatable precision of the finish boring heads and the patented design of the CK/CKB connection. BIG KAISER celebrated its 65th anniversary in 2013 and its subsidiaries serve manufacturing communities in the global market of more than 30 countries. BIG KAISER quality and precision are second to none.

In June of 2003, with a significant expansion of its commitment to the North American market, BIG Daishowa Seiki Co. Ltd., a global tooling manufacturer based in Osaka, Japan, formed a new strategic alliance with KPT/Kaiser Precision Tooling, Inc. BIG Daishowa Seiki is one of the world’s leading producers of precision tool holders and measuring accessories. It operates six manufacturing facilities in Japan; one in Osaka and five in Awaji. The company was established in 1967 and now employs more than 500. To recognize the importance of this new strategic alliance, KPT/Kaiser was renamed BIG KAISER Precision Tooling Inc.

BIG KAISER and BIG Daishowa Seiki look back on over thirty-five years of successful collaboration as licensor and licensee. This relationship has been characterized by mutual trust and has been to the benefit of both companies. Our experience is that customers ask for total tooling solutions, for that reason, the global market urgently requires more and more cooperation to be able to fulfill the respective customer needs. BIG Daishowa’s late and former President and CEO T. Komine said: "We welcome this opportunity to partner with KPT to expand our business and to offer our new products not presently sold in North America".

BIG KAISER professionals compliment the world's finest tools with world class service and sales support. BIG KAISER's 33,000 square foot suburban Chicago headquarters stocks over 400 modular tool components, most of them available for overnight delivery anywhere in the United States. The H.Q. also houses BIG KAISER's United States product demonstration and training center. Damaged tools go to BIG KAISER's full service repair shop for speedy renovation, replacements are available overnight if needed. BIG KAISER's trained and experienced field application team is ready to assist with any manufacturing problem that may arise.

Also included in the mix are precision tool measurement and presetting systems, including the Diaset and Speroni lines. The entry level Diaset contact digital tool measuring and presetting stations are perfect for basic presetting and measuring needs. The more technologically advanced Speroni systems, with non-contact measurement and presetting capabilities utilizing projectors and vision systems are designed for DNC and CIM applications. Speroni tool room management systems are designed to reduce tool management time by putting the right tool in the right place at the right time.

Additional BIG KAISER products include: Unilock precision universal zero-point workholding equipment, Tool Pro tool assembly and maintenance devices, a full line of BIG KAISER inserts, Sphinx precision solid carbide & high speed steel drills and micro drills, mptec articulated stands and Tekusa spindle cleaners.


Meet Our Team
Chris Kaiser
Chris Kaiser
President/CEO
Jack Burley
Jack Burley
Vice President Sales & Engineering
Sam Iseki
Sam Iseki
Vice President of Strategic Accounts
Michael Herman
Michael Herman
National Sales Manager
Hiro Kato
Hiro Kato
Key Account Manager
Fred Messmer
Fred Messmer
Eastern Regional Sales Manager
Paul Lewis
Paul Lewis
Northeast District Sales Manager
Ryan Hodgkins
Ryan Hodgkins
Northeast District Sales Engineer
Heinz Ulb
Heinz Ulb
Director of Engineering & Sales Mexico
Victor Flores
Victor Flores
Regional Sales Manager Central Mexico Territory
Fabiola Rivas
Fabiola Rivas
Administrative Assistant Mexico
Juan Hernández
Juan Hernández
Engineering & Sales Support Mexico
Andrea Distelhorst
Andrea Distelhorst
Inside Sales Manager
Sandy Naeher
Sandy Naeher
Inside Sales Assistant
Brandon White
Brandon White
Inside Sales Assistant
Donna Rackow
Donna Rackow
Inside Sales Assistant
Dawn Perry
Dawn Perry
Inside Sales Assistant
Alan Miller
Alan Miller
Engineering Manager & Product Manager BIG
Matt Tegelman
Matt Tegelman
Applications Manager & Product Manager Kaiser
John Zaya
John Zaya
Product Manager Workholding
Cory Cetkovic
Cory Cetkovic
Product Manager Sphinx
Jack Kerlin
Jack Kerlin
Application Engineer
Alessio De Curtis
Alessio De Curtis
Application Engineer
Nick Jew
Nick Jew
Research and Development Engineer
Douglas Sumner
Douglas Sumner
Product Manager TMS
Patrick Cratty
Patrick Cratty
Assistant Product Manager TMS
Aga Kalfas
Aga Kalfas
Sales & Service Coordinator TMS
Joseph Sumner
Joseph Sumner
Service Technician TMS
Derek Ochs
Derek Ochs
Service Technician TMS
Rafael Davila
Rafael Davila
Service Technician TMS
Patrick Zambito
Patrick Zambito
Service Technician TMS
Gillian Campbell
Gillian Campbell
Marketing Communications Manager
Heather True
Heather True
Graphic Designer
Tylor Reed
Tylor Reed
Web Application Developer
Mike Caruso
Mike Caruso
Business Development Representative
Tim Grosch
Tim Grosch
Operations & Purchasing Manager
Wayne Rupar
Wayne Rupar
Comptroller
Mauela Mittermeier
Manuela Mittermeier
Executive Assistant & HR Coordinator
Bryan Keller
Bryan Keller
Logistics Coordinator
Christine Polifka
Christine Polifka
Administrative Assistant / Accounts Payable
Erlinda Cordero
Erlinda Cordero
Accounting Assistant
Christina Buazard
Christina Buazard
Purchasing Assistant
David Stonesifer
David Stonesifer
Business Intelligence Manager
Tom Kalfas
Tom Kalfas
IT Manager
Mark Demzien
Mark Demzien
IT Assistant
Jack Toohey
Jack Toohey
Repair Technician
Zack Quiroz
Zack Quiroz
Repair Technician
Francisco Gomez
Francisco Gomez
Warehouse Supervisor
Ernesto Alvarez
Ernesto Alvarez
Shipping Assistant
Angel Delgado
Angel Delgado
Shipping Assistant
Alfonso Bartolo
Alfonso Bartolo
Shipping Assistant
Jorge Morales
Jorge Morales
Shipping Assistant