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Kitagawa NorthTech Hires Senior Manager of Engineering & Manufacturing



Shaun Thomas

Kitagawa NorthTech, Inc. announced Shaun Thomas has joined the company as Senior Manager of Engineering & Manufacturing. In his position, Thomas will be instrumental in managing all design, engineering and manufacturing processes.

Thomas comes to Kitagawa NorthTech with over 13 years of direct workholding industry experience. Prior to joining Kitagawa NorthTech, he spent over a decade at workholding manufacturer SMW Autoblok, serving in various manufacturing and engineering capacities as well as estimating custom engineered projects. He began his career as design engineer for the company. Upon graduate studies and earning his Master's in Business Administration (MBA), Thomas was then promoted to Engineering Supervisor at SMW Autoblok.

"Kitagawa has one of the most respected names in the workholding business with superior engineering, workmanship and quality. I look forward to being an integral part of the company's future," said Thomas.

In his role, Thomas will also support Kitagawa NorthTech's in-house Productivity Team, which is responsible for designing, engineering and manufacturing custom workholding and other integrated products and solutions. Their ranges of custom workholding services include engineered workholding for turning, prismatic milling applications, automation solutions and steady rests. With his previous experience in managing and estimating custom design projects, Thomas will play a vital role in supporting the Productivity Team's efforts to estimate, engineer, manufacture and deliver complete workholding solutions.

Thomas holds a bachelor's degree in industrial technology with a special emphasis in computer aided design (CAD) from Northern Illinois University and a MBA from Cappella University. He currently operates out of Kitagawa's North American headquarters in Schaumburg, IL, and resides with his family in Arlington Heights, IL.

For more information contact:

Kitagawa NorthTech, Inc.

301 E. Commerce Drive

Schaumburg, IL 60173

800-222-4138 / 847-310-8787

info@kitagawa.com

www.kitagawa.com

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