Okuma Announces New Houston Tech Center Coordinator

Ted Winkle joins the Okuma team.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (December 1, 2015) – Okuma America Corporation, a world leader in CNC machine tool manufacturing, is pleased to announce that Ted Winkle has joined the Okuma team as the Houston Tech Center Coordinator. He is responsible for managing all technical center activities in addition to supporting sales and Okuma distribution partner Hartwig.

Winkle previously held supervisory and engineering positions in the manufacturing industry and has extensive sales and technical training experience. He has more than 20 years of hands-on experience as a design engineer and operating Okuma machines which has allowed him to acquire comprehensive knowledge of turning and milling applications, and tooling and fixture design.

“I first learned to program and operate a CNC machine on Okuma lathes with OSP-5020 controls and have been partial to the brand ever since. Okuma has been an important part of every stage of my career, so being able to join the Okuma team is kind of like a homecoming for me,” said Winkle.

Winkle holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Technology from the University of Texas at Tyler. He will be based in Houston, Texas.

About Okuma America Corporation

Okuma America Corporation is the U.S.-based sales and service affiliate of Okuma Corporation, a world leader in CNC (computer numeric control) machine tools, founded in 1898 in Nagoya, Japan. The company is the industry’s only single-source provider, with the CNC machine, drive, motors, encoders, and spindle all manufactured by Okuma. The company also designs their own CNC controls to integrate seamlessly with each machine tool’s functionality. In 2014 Okuma launched the Okuma App Store, the industry’s only centralized online marketplace for machine tool apps and related content. Along with its extensive distribution network (largest in the Americas), and Partners in THINC, Okuma is committed to helping users gain competitive advantage through the open possibilities of machine tools, today and into the future. For more information, visit www.okuma.com or follow us on Facebook or Twitter @OkumaAmerica.

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