Motorsports Spotlight

Gary Kronenberger | Automotive Cutting Tool Sales Manager

Kronenberger is the Manager of the Automotive Powertrain Sales Team for Mitsubishi Materials U.S.A. Corporation. His primary responsibility is to provide products and services to Engine and Transmission Plants through-out the United States.

Growing up in Dayton, Ohio, an automotive manufacturing town, Kronenberger has been in the automotive industry pretty much his entire life. Starting his journey as a Tool & Die Maker apprentices, right out of high school. While working as a Tool & Die Maker, he went to college in the evenings to attain his BSBM. He hit the ground running after graduation and has spent time in Management, Engineering, Sales and Sales Management.

Kronenberger has been with Mitsubishi Materials since 2009 as a lead Automotive Cutting Tool Sales Manager. The quality of Mitsubishi Materials U.S.A. cutting tool capabilities are trusted by Roush Yates Engines’ machinist and engineers when machining components for the Ford FR9 V8 and twin-turbo Ford EcoBoost V6 race engines. “Mitsubishi is continually at the forefront of technology that improves the quality and productivity of engine manufacturing, providing tool designs and process recommendations that allow Roush Yates Engines to repeatedly make the best race-day engines,” stated Kronenberger.

Mitsubishi Materials U.S.A. Cutting Tool Division, has been a valued partner of Roush Yates Engines since 2014. Based in Fountain Valley, CA, focused on providing solutions in manufacturing process technologies. Since 1984, the Mitsubishi has been known as a leader in technology, quality, and product offerings as well as a partner to lead customers in a diverse industry.

When asked what Kronenberger’s favorite aspect of his job was, he committed “Getting to travel across the US to compare and contrast the newest technologies in engine manufacturing and solving issues that new processes or materials tend to create.”

Growing up in Northwest Ohio, just miles from the Eldora Speedway, Kronenberger has always loved ‘true’ dirt racing. One of his favorite racing moments was when Dave Blaney won the Kings Royal at Eldora in 1993, which was followed up with another win in 1995.

Kronenberger was a Davey Allison fan and now is an avid fan of the No. 22 Joey Logano from Team Penske and also keeps an eye on the Wood Brothers Racing, No. 21 Ryan Blaney.

Outside of work, Kronenberger and his family love camping and enjoy doing anything outdoors.

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