About Us


Ed Porento Sr., starting on a small scale, founded Best Cutting Die in 1966. After many expansions, BEST has grown to 100,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing space, with over 130 full time employees.Ed was an invaluable part of the history and success of BEST. His legacy proudly lives on through his children, Gary, Marion & Rob, with Gary assuming the role of President. His children, grandchildren and devoted BEST employees vow to honor his memory by dedicating themselves to continuing the work he loved so much. Best Cutting Die Company and Windy City Cutting Die/ Worldwide Rotary Systems merger brings together leaders in the worldwide converting industries. “We look forward to expanding our production capacity, technical capabilities and global reach, The merger with WINDY and WORLDWIDE is a tremendous opportunity for all of us. The increase in capacity and combined technical abilities will allow us to serve our customers in a way never seen before in the converting industries.”  Gary Porento, President of Best Cutting Die


At BEST, we strive to lead in the development and manufacturing of the most advanced cutting, embossing, perforating, scoring and crimping technologies for our customers in the converting industry.
We translate these advanced technologies into value for our customers through our professional solutions and services worldwide.
Our goal is to exceed customer expectations in quality, service, delivery time and cost through continuous improvement, customer interaction and support.


Adaptability and quick reactions to the changing market, competition and external environment is an integral component of our day to day business at Best Cutting Die. Entrepreneurial leadership from owners and managers and a “can-do” attitude by skilled employees is the blueprint for success. The emphasis is always on growth opportunities for our customers, and BEST employees are encouraged to experiment with new ideas to make this happen.


Strive for Excellence

since 1966

A culture of continuous improvement in our products, processes, and services through the strong work ethic and innovative spirit of our employees is our driving force. BEST features all in-house die manufacturing capabilities including CNC machining, vacuum heat treating, cryogenic freezing, and “state-of-the art” testing and inspection equipment. This “All In-House Process” provides complete control over the quality of our parts, services and delivery schedules, and allows BEST to meet and exceed customer demands. Striving for excellence by doing “whatever it takes”, is the hallmark of BEST Cutting Die.