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Okuma Unites Sales and Marketing with New Position Announcements



Tim Thiessen

Annette Carroll

Okuma America is uniting its sales and marketing functions to enhance the company's ability to respond to customer needs in the marketplace. As CNC machine technology becomes more sophisticated and customizable to each user's unique requirements, full-circle communications must be in place to connect issues and trends in the shop with the latest in machine tool advancements.

To implement this unification process Okuma America has announced the following positions.

Tim Thiessen - Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Tim Thiessen has been appointed Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Okuma America Corporation. Since 2011 Thiessen has held the position of Vice President of Sales. He joined Okuma in 1991 as Applications Engineer and has held positions of progressive responsibility in his 25+ years with the company, including roles in sales and engineering. He earned his B.S. in Industrial Management and Technology from Berea College (Berea, KY).

Annette Carroll - Director of Marketing

Annette Carroll has joined Okuma America Corporation as the company's Director of Marketing. Annette brings 20+ years of experience in industrial marketing to Okuma and has held various marketing director and manager roles at Sealed Air Corporation, tesa tape, inc. and Siemens. Annette holds a B.A. in Communications from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and select MBA certificates in Marketing Strategy and Digital Marketing from Cornell University and Rutgers University respectively.

For more information contact:

Okuma America Corporation

11900 Westhall Drive

Charlotte, NC 28278

704-588-7000

www.okuma.com

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