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AIDA-America Announces New Hires

Aya Clem

Valerie Wood

Kland Aida

AIDA-America has announced personnel appointments.

Kland Aida has been promoted to President and COO, AIDA-America. He grew up in Texas and Tokyo and graduated from St. Mary's University of San Antonio with an International Business degree. Kland began his career with AIDA in 2009 as a quality management and cost analysis team member at the AIDA Europe facility in Lecco, Italy. He has since held numerous positions in multiple AIDA facilities over the years, including press assembler of servo and mechanical presses at AIDA Europe in Brescia for 3.5 years; sales engineer at AIDA Europe; international sales at AIDA Engineering in Japan; and director of international sales at AIDA-America for three years, working closely with both domestic and international stampers in North America. In his new role, Kland will oversee and manage overall operations at AIDA-America.

Aya Clem was recently hired as Interpreter/Translator/Admin. Support for the Customer Service Department. She has over 15 years of experience as a technical interpreter/translator for manufacturing facilities, including providing simultaneous English to Japanese and Japanese to English translation. Clem provides interpretation, translation and many facets of internal and external coordination for the Customer Service Department.

Valerie Wood was recently hired as Project Controller. She has over 10 years of accounting experience, including managerial accounting for numerous facilities, month end revenue/cost analysis and multi-level budget analysis. Wood helps ensure accurate estimates and costs for customer press, service and After Market Solutions (AMS) projects by analyzing, measuring and reporting on the key components of each project.

For more information contact:

AIDA-America Corporation

7660 Center Point 70 Blvd.

Dayton, OH 45424


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