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.