Sandvik Coromant Appoints New Director of Education


Sandvik Coromant has announced the establishment of a new department focused on education. With this change comes a newly appointed director of education in the U.S., John Jacobsen. He previously held the position of director of business intelligence for three years at Sandvik Coromant U.S. in Fair Lawn, New Jersey. In his new role he will be responsible for overseeing all internal and external training and education activities in the United States.

“We are committed to helping customers develop the skills required in the area of metal cutting technology,” says Jacobsen. “In this new role I hope to encourage a higher level of knowledge by offering ways to improve machining processes and profitability. We are also committed to helping all of our employees continue their education by offering a comprehensive selection of metal cutting technology and business courses in both a classroom and e-learning environment.”

Jacobsen earned an MBA degree in management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and has a bachelor’s degree in marketing. He is also a certified facilitator for Franklin Covey’s 7 Habits for Managers and Paradigm Learning’s Zodiak business acumen course. He is a board member with the Industrial Supply Association (ISA) and the United States Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI), and he has been a part of the Sandvik Coromant team for 15 years in a variety of management positions.

Sandvik Coromant is a world-leading supplier of cutting tools and tooling systems for the metalworking industry and is represented in 130 countries. It has 25 state of the art Productivity Centers located around the world to provide customers and staff with continuous training in tooling solutions and methods to increase productivity. Sandvik Coromant is part of the tooling business area of the Sandvik Group. Learn more at