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Okuma America Corporation Hires Engineering Leader

>PRWEB.COM Newswire

Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) May 15, 2012

Okuma America Corporation, a leading builder of CNC machine tools, has hired Jim Kosmala as Vice President of Engineering and Technology. Mr. Kosmala brings more than 20 years of engineering experience to the Okuma team and has an extensive background in manufacturing and controls engineering. He is responsible for the engineering department, including applications, mechanical, electrical and software. He will also direct the development of new technologies for Okuma machine tool and THINC®-OSP control applications and lead the continued work of Partners in THINC.

Kosmala holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from Vanderbilt University. He joins Okuma from ABB Robotics where he led the southern US sales team. Prior to joining ABB, he held various engineering sales, and management positions at FANUC Robotics, including the position of General Manager. Prior to joining FANUC Robotics he worked as lead controls engineer for Saturn Corporation, a former division of General Motors.

“Jim’s background in manufacturing, engineering, controls and automation make him uniquely equipped to lead our engineering group. We are excited to have him and look forward to the fresh insight and perspective he brings”, notes Jim King, President and COO.

Jim Kosmala will work from Okuma America Corporations headquarters in Charlotte, NC.

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 and machining process optimization, founded in 1898 in Nagoya, Japan. The company is the industry’s only single-source provider, with the machine, control, drive and spindle all manufactured by Okuma. Along with its industry-leading distribution network (largest in the Americas), Okuma delivers an expansive breadth of products, technology strength and innovation, and deep service and support offerings that empower the customer. For more information, visit

About Partners in THINC:
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


Photos included – Jim Kosmala

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