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Matsuura USA Announces Service Engineer and Director of Marketing

Jonathan Bloedow

Kelly Rose

Matsuura Machinery USA has selected Jonathan Bloedow as Service Engineer and promoted Kelly Rose to Director of Marketing.

"Jonathan holds extensive manufacturing credentials with significant experience in the aerospace, defense, medical and commercial disciplines of manufacturing, including comprehensive exposure and knowledge of today's best manufacturing practices and methods," said Shawn Buboltz, National Service Manager for Matsuura USA.

Bloedow will provide installation, troubleshooting maintenance and repair support on Matsuura machines and controls. "He will also deliver comprehensive training to distributors and customers while maintaining the highest levels of customer satisfaction," said a Matsuura spokesperson.

"Jonathan's nearly 20 years in customer facing experience, his proficiency in advising and assisting customers and his desire to solve challenging problems make him a great addition to our team," Buboltz added.

Bloedow earned machine tool technology certificates from Anoka Technical College and Anoka Ramsey Community College.

"As demand for Matsuura's high speed and high precision CNC machine tools continues, we seek proficient and knowledgeable individuals to support our CNC machine tool customers," Buboltz added.

Rose has managed Matsuura USA's corporate marketing plan and approach, including the company's public-facing assets, since 2013.

"With over five years of successfully representing Matsuura Machinery USA Inc., Kelly brings a wide range of proven results, experience and strategic leadership to this important role," said Matsuura Machinery USA Inc. President Craig St. John.

Rose is responsible for the company's overall branding and image, marketing and communications strategies, public relations activities and planning, development and implementation of all marketing messages. She directs Matsuura USA's advertising and works cross-functionally to develop strategy and budgeting and execute online, print and digital campaigns.

"Kelly built and executed a communications and content strategy that has increased Matsuura's brand awareness, establishing Matsuura's social media platforms and dominance in the industry. Her tenacity in social media recently earned Matsuura USA a social media award from GIE Media Manufacturing Group," St. John added.

Rose earned an MBA in marketing management, global management and finance from Queens University of Charlotte. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in marketing and a minor in communications with print journalism focus from Clemson University.

"The position of marketing director is critical to delivering our ambitious plans at Matsuura USA, and Kelly brings outstanding qualities, skills and experience to the task. This underscores the importance that we place on building a team with the right blend of expertise and proficiencies at Matsuura USA," St. John explained.

In five years, Matsuura USA has more than doubled in staff at its St. Paul, MN, headquarters.

For more information contact:

Matsuura Machinery USA

325 Randolph Ave., Ste. 100

St. Paul, MN 55102

800-518-4584 / 651-289-9700

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