Mazak Appoints New National Sales Manager
Mazak Optonics has appointed Al Bohlen to the newly established position of National Sales Manager. Bohlen brings to the position more than 25 years experience in customer service and support, applications engineering, product management and sales. His extensive professional career has been exclusively within the fabrication industry, including the laser cutting machine sector. Bohlen has been a laser cutting industry thought leader as author of numerous technical articles and as a presenter at laser symposiums worldwide. As National Sales Manager for Mazak Optonics, Bohlen will oversee all aspects of outside sales in North America, including Canada and Mexico. He will manage and guide the activities of distributors, regional sales managers and the companyʼs outside sales team to further strengthen Mazak Optonicsʼ market share and grow new business. "We are excited to have Al on board and consider him a valuable asset to Mazak Optonics, as well as to our customers," said Bill Citron, president of Mazak Optonics. "With his well-rounded experience in all aspects of a fabrication equipment organization and in working with customers, Al brings a complete understanding of the customer/supplier relationship and how to improve upon it. We look to Al for developing new and innovative strategies and concepts for our sales framework. His strong laser engineering experience will also help Mazak customers select innovative solutions to better meet their application needs."
Bohlen will focus on further empowering the Mazak Optonics sales team, allowing for the growth of new opportunities. And for all Mazak Optonics customers, he will continue to further support the companyʼs dedication to complete customer service and providing highly productive manufacturing systems and automation. "Being part of the Mazak Optonics team is a great opportunity for me," said Bohlen. "Iʼm very enthusiastic to be working for a top-tier builder of high-quality equipment and for a company that continuously differentiates itself within the industry by being a world-class provider of laser cutting systems."
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