Okuma America Corporation recently announced the addition of three new team members, Brad Fitzpatrick, Jeff Hampton, and Lee Johnston, to the Application Engineering Department. They are responsible for demos, training, specification reviews, process developments and technical support for Okuma customers and distributors.
Brad Fitzpatrick, junior applications engineer, previously held positions in mechanical assembly, machine run off, options installation, mechanical inspection, and sales and project management. His area of expertise is lathes. He earned a bachelor of applied science in applied management from Ohio University and an associate of applied science in mechanical engineering technology from Cincinnati State Technical College.
Jeff Hampton, applications engineer, has more than 25 years of experience in the machine tool industry in set-up and operation, CAD/CAM programming, manufacturing and application engineering. His focus is on machining centers and their technologies. He obtained his CNC Machinist Journeyman Card from Jackson Community College, Jackson, Michigan.
Lee Johnston, senior applications engineer specializes in five-axis application. He has several years of CNC machining experience in the automotive industry and has held positions in machine repair, retrofits, design, PLC programming, technical support and technical writing.
“We are excited to have Brad, Jeff and Lee join the Applications Engineering team at Okuma. Their passion, combined experience and superior CNC machine tool skills are an asset to Okuma, our customers and distributors,” says Rod Tojdowski, senior manager application engineering for Okuma America Corporation.