Gisbert Ledvon is the Director of Business Development Machine Tool for HEIDENHAIN CORPORATION in North America. With over 30 years of extensive corporate industrial machine business experience, Ledvon is responsible for growing the CNC control side of the HEIDENHAIN business in this region.
HEIDENHAIN’s CNC control models are referred to as TNCs and are growing in market share in North America. Ledvon is responsible for developing a strategy to drive technical value and commercial demand for the admired high-end TNC controls at the end user and OEM levels and reports directly to the CEO David Doyle.
In addition, Ledvon is charged with leading a team of 5-axis machining, programming and technology specialists at HEIDENHAIN’s North American subsidiary in Schaumburg, IL.
Prior to joining HEIDENHAIN, Ledvon served as the Director of Business Development for many years, as well as the Applications Manager prior to that, both for GF Machining Solutions (formerly AgieCharmilles). Gisbert support AMT, AMBA and NTMA and its members since 1998.
Born in Germany and beginning his professional training as an apprentice via the Tool and Die Vocational College in Olsberg, Germany, Ledvon has lived in the United States for many years, where he completed a business program at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management in Evanston, IL, in 2009.
His is a regularly contributing to technical articles in key trade magazines like, Modern Machine Shop, Moldmaking Technology, Manufacturing Eng. and EDM-Today. He also contributed several chapters about “Electrical Discharge machining Technology” (EDM) for the McGraw-Hill Manufacturing Engineering Handbook, published in 2004 and 2016.