Posted October 3, 2023

BlackHawk appoints manufacturing expert

BlackHawk Industrial, a market-leading distributor of metalworking and other mission-critical industrial products, is pleased to announce the appointment of Todd Sanzone as general manager of BlackHawk Manufacturing effective immediately.

Todd SanzoneIn this newly created and pivotal role, Sanzone will lead efforts to integrate and optimize the manufacturing operations of the company’s recently acquired companies Tool Fab, XPress, J & S, and JET Tool.

BlackHawk is strategically acquiring manufacturing operations to benefit customers and enhance its reputation in the tooling sector. Achieving seamless integration and maximizing equipment utilization presents challenges. Sanzone will be tasked with optimizing these crucial facets of the business.

“Todd Sanzone’s appointment as general manager of manufacturing is a significant step for us," said John Mark, CEO of BlackHawk Industrial. "His leadership has resulted in substantial growth within his team and garnered high praise from customers. His wealth of experience makes him an ideal leader to oversee the integration and growth of our manufacturing operations.”

Sanzone joined BlackHawk Industrial following the acquisition of his company (JJ/Jet Tool) in April 2022. He brings more than two decades of experience in tool design, manufacturing, and business development to this role.

“I am excited to take on this role and contribute to the company’s growth,” said Sanzone. “BlackHawk has a strong legacy in the tooling industry, and I look forward to working closely with the team to maximize our manufacturing capabilities.”