Bruce and Christopher Kyle
In January, Knight Carbide Founder James Kyle passes away and ownership transfers to his sons, Bruce Kyle and Christopher Kyle. Chris takes over the sales responsibilities, adding Steve Keller, Leonard Jankowski, David Nowicki, and Harold Borden to the sales force with Teresa Rylee in order entry, Brian Dunn in quality control, and John Sexton in engineering.
Knight Carbide partners with Lumco on a line of ball-nose cutters and inserts for the die and mold industry. This marks the firm’s first venture into selling tool holders well as inserts.