Guill Tool & Engineering Co. Inc.

Extrusion Tooling Designer and Manufacturer

Guill Tool & Engineering Appoints John Zeller Engineering Manager

West Warwick, R. I. – Guill Tool & Engineering Co., Inc. has recently appointed John Zeller to the post of Engineering Manager. He is responsible to oversee engineering concept through final design for all extrusion products.

“We welcome the addition of John Zeller to our team. With his vast experience in design and development, he will be contributing significantly to growing our company in extrusion services for new and custom applications,” said Glen Guillemette, president Guill Tool & Engineering. “This is especially important for our customers who are always looking for the latest in extrusion tooling advancements.”

Prior to joining Guill Tool, Mr. Zeller worked with Fisher Pierce, a leading manufacturer of outside lighting controls in Weymouth, MA, where he was Manager of Product and Manufacturing Engineering. At that company, Mr. Zeller was a key contributor to the development and startup of a new product line for the utilities industry. He also provided component design and process engineering support for the company’s plastic injection molding operations.

Before Fisher Pierce, Mr. Zeller was employed at Speidel, a division of Textron. He also worked for Crystal Brands Corporation, GTE Products, Acro Tool & Die Corporation and Alton Tool Company.

A graduate of Northeastern University, Boston, MA, Mr. Zeller holds a BS degree Mechanical Engineering, as well as an MS degree in Engineering Management. In addition, he received a Bachelor of Engineering Technology degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from the State University of New York, Buffalo, NY, and an AAS degree in Mechanical Technology from State University of New York, Canton, NY.

Guill Tool manufactures a complete line of Spiral heads for all materials as well as rotating heads that can rotate the tip and die programmed to suit your needs. In addition, Guill Tool also manufactures tips, dies and breaker plates using state-of-the-art computerized CNC machining and EDM equipment.

Engineering services using the latest CAD systems are available for custom designing extrusion tooling products: crossheads, tips, clamps, flanges, air wipes, forming rolls, spiderless inline dies, dies, swing gates, breaker plates, special equipment and sizing dies.

Guill Tool has long been recognized as one of the leading established designers and manufacturers of custom extrusion tooling for types of applications including: wire, cable, fiber optics, medical tube, wood composites, automotive tube, plastic compounding, custom applications, rubber, profile, industrial pipe, hose & tube, blow molding, food and packaging.

The company also encourages and provides education and training for the extrusion industry with plastic and aluminum model heads, fully illustrated operating manuals for step-by-step assembly and disassembly, training videotapes, as well as classes on the care and cleaning of extrusion tooling.

Founded in Rhode Island in 1962, the company was established as a job shop supplying tips, dies, crossheads and replacement parts to the wire, cable and plastic and rubber industries in New England and eventually across the US, Canada, and worldwide.

For a free evaluation, technical product sheets, general information, or for the name of the representative in your area, please contact Ms. Penny Batten, Guill Tool & Engineering Co., Inc. 10 Pike Street, West Warwick, RI 02893 (USA), Tel: (401) 828-7600, Fax: (401) 823-5310 or email:

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