Charlotte, NC (January 7, 2010) – Jim King will join Okuma America Corporation as the Senior Vice President of Sales. Mr. King will be responsible for leading the Okuma sales team and spearheading the relationships with the Okuma distributors in North and South America. He brings to Okuma nearly 30 years of experience working in industrial markets, including automation and control software.
Mr. King comes to Okuma from Siemens Energy and Automation where he served as the Director of Strategic Channel Development. While at Siemens, he was successful at bringing discipline and structure to the distributor network, resulting in significant sales increases.
“Jim King has a history of leading change, improving processes and increasing sales. He has a natural inclination to look at business performance and seek improvements”, stated Larry Schwartz, President and COO of Okuma. “We look forward to using his talents and experience as an excellent resource, supporter of and partner for our distributors.”
Mr. King will be based at the Okuma America Corporation headquarters in Charlotte, NC and will join Okuma on Monday, January 18.