Gabriel Dontu, PhD. named Director, R&D/Business Development for Fives

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Gabriel Dontu, PhD. named Director, R&D/Business Development for Fives

Fives announces the addition of Gabriel Dontu, PhD. as Director R&D / Business Development – Tools within the Cutting Tools | Abrasive business line.

Dr. Dontu brings to Fives an extensive skillset in diamonds in addition to mechanical, industrial and manufacturing engineering. A global expert in superhard materials tool manufacturing and applications, with over 25 years of experience in the cutting tool industry, Dr. Dontu focused most of his career on the application of superhard materials. 

His reputation in the market for extensive technical knowledge of all areas of material removal processes, materials properties, tool manufacturing, machine tools, economics and operations management will support consolidating and advancing the positioning of CITCO tool as well as developing new products and improving existing processes.

Prior to joining the Fives, Dr. Dontu held positions with Element Six, the leader in superhard material manufacturing, Kennametal Inc. and Heritage Cuter.  Dr. Dontu holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering and a doctorate in manufacturing processes.