Okuma America names new sales appointees to direct and support sales growth in the Americas

May 9, 2023
The company is looking to 2030 as it builds its sales organization.
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Tim Thiessen, VP of sales and marketing for Okuma America, has announced a slate of new appointees to the company's sales organization.

The new appointments are part of the companys strategic positioning for revenue growth by 2030 across many of our business disciplines, including CNC machine tools, automation systems, and both proprietary and partnered technologies that support manufacturing processes, Thiessen said. 

Brandon Glenn was appointed to the newly created role of director of sales. In this role, he will be responsible for leading the Okuma America sales team, day-to-day sales programs and partnerships with distributors throughout the United States and Canada. He also will shoulder leadership of the product management team. Before working as a senior regional sales manager and sales engineer for Okuma, he worked in an engineering role for Hendrick Motorsports.      

Luke Lofland was promoted to the role of regional sales manager for eastern territories of the U.S. He assumes leadership responsibilities for an Okuma regional sales team and day-to-day oversight of business activities with one of Okuma's largest distributors, the Morris Group. Prior to the promotion, he was a sales engineer for Okuma, and before that a design engineer for Boston Gear. 

Mike Hampton was promoted to serve as business development manager. His new responsibilities will include managing Okuma's Partners in Technology and Tech Center facilities. Prior to joining Okuma, he served as a business development program manager for PFC Brakes, and before his promotion was Okuma’s business development specialist. 

Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Okuma builds CNC machine tools, controls and automation systems.