9/18/2019 | 2 MINUTE READ

Matsuura USA Expands Personnel

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Due to continued growth in recent months, Matsuura Machinery USA has expanded its sales and service departments, in addition to enlarging the staff of the Matsuura USA LUMEX Additive Manufacturing Center.

Due to continued growth in recent months, Matsuura Machinery USA has expanded its sales and service departments, in addition to enlarging the staff of the Matsuura USA LUMEX Additive Manufacturing Center.

 

MATSUURA USA SALES DEPARTMENT

In the sales department, Dan Pierce has joined as southeast regional sales manager. Pierce, with more than 25 years of industry experience in manufacturing, is responsible for creating and capitalizing on existing and new account opportunities in the company’s southern region. Pierce supports Matsuura Machinery USA Distributor, Yamazen, Inc., which  recently opened its newest Technical Center and Showroom near Fort Myers, Florida.

 

MATSUURA USA SERVICE DEPARTMENT

In the service department, Bill Keller joins as service engineer and provides installation, troubleshooting maintenance and repair support on company machines and controls. In addition to former employment with leading machine tool corporations, Keller served in the United States Marine Corps and also received a vocational certificate in CNC machining and manufacturing from the Lincoln Technical Institute in Mahwah, NJ.

Kinuko Koga joins as engineering administrative assistant and is responsible for all administrative activities, administration the company’s technical library, conducting research, compiling procedure manuals and editing technical drawings and diagrams. Fluent in English and native Japanese speaker, Koga has most recently held a position at the Minnesota Japanese School and has also worked in sales for Fuji Seiki Co. in Osaka.

 

MATSUURA USA ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING CENTER

Shannon Collett joins as Matsuura LUMEX administrator with extensive experience in accounting, inventory control, finance and customer relations. Collett graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stout, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.

 

Odwain McKenzie joins as Matsuura LUMEX service engineer and supports customers in the operation and troubleshooting of the LUMEX series product line. McKenzie previously held positions in service engineering roles and has comprehensive technical experience, industry expertise and proficiency in establishing solutions for customer challenges. Currently pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration from Strayer University, he has completed numerous industry certifications. McKenzie is a US Marine Corps Veteran, achieving rank of Corporal, earning several honors.

Nick Mitchell joins as Matsuura LUMEX application engineer. Mitchell trains and supports distributor engineers and customers in the operation and troubleshooting of the LUMEX series product line. Mitchell recently graduated from Dunwoody College of Technology, earning an Associate of Applied Science Degree Engineering Drafting and Design. He is continuing with his education and is a candidate for a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering Technology in 2021.

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