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Okuma America Corporation Announces Sales Appointments

Brandon Glenn

Luke Lofland

Mike Hampton

Senior executives at Okuma America Corporation have announced new personnel appointments within its sales organization to direct and support sales growth in the Americas.

Brandon Glenn was appointed to the newly-created role of Director of Sales. He will be responsible for leading the Okuma America sales team, day-to-day sales programs and partnerships with Okuma distributors throughout the United States and Canada. Glenn also now assumes leadership responsibilities for the Okuma America product management team. Prior to assuming his new role, Glenn served in senior regional sales manager and sales engineer roles for Okuma, preceded by an engineering role at Hendrick Motorsports.

Luke Lofland was promoted to the role of Regional Sales Manager for the eastern territories of the USA. He assumes leadership responsibilities for an Okuma regional sales team and day-to-day oversight of business activities with one of Okuma's largest distributors, the Morris Group. Prior to assuming his new responsibilities, Lofland served as a sales engineer for Okuma, as well as a design engineer for Boston Gear.

Mike Hampton was promoted to the role of Business Development Manager. In addition to his existing role, Hampton is now responsible for managing Okuma's Partners in Technology and Tech Center facilities. He served as business development specialist for the past four years. Prior to joining Okuma, Hampton served as a business development program manager for PFC Brakes.

Timothy (Tim) Thiessen, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Okuma America Corporation, said, "The new appointments are part of the company's strategic positioning for revenue growth by 2030 across many of our business disciplines, including CNC machine tools, automation systems and proprietary and partnered technologies that support manufacturing processes. We look forward to realizing the positive impacts of these organizational enhancements."

Jim King, President and Chief Operating Officer for Okuma America Corporation, said, "The manufacturing industry is evolving at a rapid pace. Our goal as an organization is to ensure that we are positioned for growth by having the right people and the right portfolio to serve customer needs, today and beyond."

For more information contact:

Okuma America Corporation

11900 Westhall Drive

Charlotte, NC 28278


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