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Our People | WesTool

Our People

WesTool has an excellent staff of skilled journey persons and apprentices who can handle the needs of any project. 

Seasoned experts with 40+ years' in the trade.

Greg West


Greg has worked in the mold building industry since 1967. He began as an apprentice tool and die maker. After attaining journeyman/leader status in mold making, he was promoted to mold shop foreman. Greg became a shop manager in 1991 and moved on to estimating and project management the following year. In the years since, Greg rose through the ranks as operations manager, technical sales rep, engineering manager and executive vice president. He founded WesTool on January 1, 1999.

Kirk D. Kuhlman

Chief Operating Officer

Kirk started in the trade in 1983 and has the know-how you’d expect from that many years working in mold building and repair. Kirk is a journeyman tool and die maker, plastic laminator and mold finisher with a degree in applied engineering. He can handle complex requirements of virtually any project.

Brooke Smith

Office Manager

Brooke began with WesTool in August of 2013. She has a strong background in customer service, data entry and document control as well as AP/AR, payroll, taxes and all aspects of office management. Brooke has an associate’s degree in business management from Monroe County Community College.

Greg Sheckler

Engineering/Data Manager

Greg has been a mold designer since 1988 and has experience in all types of plastic molds and special machine design.  Since he graduated from The University of Toledo’s mechanical engineering program, Greg’s duties have included scheduling workflow through design and manufacturing, outsource management, conceptual design, complex surface modeling, cutter path generation and CMM programming. 

Lloyd Hammons

Sales/Program Manager

Lloyd started his career in 1967, working as a journeyman model maker until 1987. He accepted a position as a quality control inspector, which he held until October 1994, when he was made a project manager/estimator. With his broad knowledge of the molding industry, quality control, geometric dimensioning and tolerance, and product design and application, Lloyd brings to the table invaluable skills … and no surprises.  

Andrew Sommers

Sales/Program Manager

Andy began in the tool and die industry in 2004, joining WesTool in 2006. Andy’s knowledge spans mold builds and repair as well as precision machining. He has hands-on experience in compression molds, RIM, sheet metal dies and Injection tools. Andy’s education in business management and engineering made him an ideal candidate to move into project management in 2016. His main focus now is helping customers take advantage of our global partnerships.

Haley Kuhlman

Purchasing and Finance

Haley began with WesTool Corporation in May of 2019.
She has a Bachelor’s degree from Defiance College in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing.
Haley brings leadership, coupled with years of experience in finance, vendor relations, and risk management to the Westool team.
Haley also administers our Social media presence.