Okuma Hires 5-Axis Product Specialist

Charlotte, NC (January 3, 2012) – Okuma America Corporation has hired Kyle Klaver as a 5-axis Product Specialist, specifically to work with distributors and customers on their 5-axis product and application needs. Mr. Klaver comes to Okuma with 26 years of machining, programming and engineering experience, most recently have served as the manufacturing manager for Roush Yates Racing Enterprises.

His technical manufacturing background includes part processing and programming of 2D, 3D 4- and 5-axis milling work centers and 2- to 9-axis mill/turn work centers, he has developed high-speed CNC milling processes and is well-versed in hard turning. As a senior application engineer for another CNC machine tool builder, he created product training sessions and technical seminars for trade shows and events and has provided technical support to customers and distributors for machining centers and multi-axis lathes.

Kyle’s project management experience includes turnkey projects, run-offs and test cuts and he has a thorough understanding of tooling, fixtures, gauging systems, automation and competitive controls. He is a senior member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers and makes a great addition to Okuma’s current stable of product specialists.

Kyle will work from the Okuma America Corporation headquarters in Charlotte, NC and will report to Jim Endsley, Product Specialist Group Supervisor.

About Okuma America Corporation:

Okuma America Corporation is the US based affiliate of Okuma Corporation, a world leader in the development of computer numeric controls (CNC) and machining technology, founded in 1898 in Nagoya, Japan. Known for its technology leadership and world-class manufacturing, product quality and dedication to customer service, Okuma strives to be the machine tool solution provider to manufacturers worldwide. For more information, visit www.okuma.com

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Partners in THINC is a unique facility and concept offering integrated solutions and a one-stop-shop designed to streamline current manufacturing processes, improve capabilities, or for exploring advanced manufacturing options. Each member of Partners in THINC brings specialized equipment, expertise and a commitment to provide the best possible integrated solutions to the end-user. For more information, visit www.partnersinthinc.com.

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