Mazak Corp., Florence, Ky., named Jim Rutan general manager for the Northeast region. Formerly the manager of the Mazak Sales Office in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Rutan will now ensure that customers throughout the Northeast receive sales, service and applications support to help them better compete in a booming regional manufacturing market.
As the general manager, Rutan is responsible for Mazak’s sales and profitability across the Northeast by working alongside the service and applications managers to provide Mazak customers with innovative technology backed by stellar support and training. The region, comprised of the eastern halves of New York and Pennsylvania as well as New England, has been identified by Mazak North America President Daniel Janka as a crucial target for future growth.
“Jim has been an asset for Mazak in Allentown,” said Janka, “and we expect he will be an even greater asset managing the company’s service, applications and sales teams throughout the Northeast while working to support the customers and distributors who are making the region one of America’s most dynamic manufacturing markets.”
Rutan will also manage the Northeast Technology Center, one of Mazak’s eight North American Technology Centers. As with all of Mazak’s technology centers, customers can take advantage of opportunities to receive training, collaborate with Mazak partners on developing new solutions, test the latest Mazak machines and work with experts to develop new processes and applications. The Northeast Technology Center also has particular expertise in regional industries that include medical and aerospace.
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