OMAX® Appoints New Vice President of North American Sales
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21409 72nd Ave. S.
Kent, WA, 98032
Press release date: September 4, 2011
Kent, Washington, October 4, 2011 - OMAX Corporation has appointed Michael Ruppenthal to the position of Vice President of North American Sales. Ruppenthal brings with him over 15 years of sales and sales management, marketing and product development experience within the abrasive waterjet industry.
During much of his professional career, Ruppenthal specialized in developing, initiating and leading sales and marketing strategies in the manufacturing industry, as well as other industries. He has also served as a consultant within the machine tool industry for client companies involved in welding, fabricating and machining.
"We are very excited to have Mike on board and are confident he will greatly contribute to the company's continued sales growth," said Dr. John Cheung, president of OMAX. "Mike brings with him established industry experience, strong leadership skills and a strategic sales approach. We look to Mike to incorporate many new ideas and concepts and apply them to the OMAX sales framework."
Ruppenthal holds an MBA degree from the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington, and a BA degree from The Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
"This is a great opportunity to work with the industry leader in abrasive waterjet technology," said Ruppenthal. "And it's an honor to be part of the entrepreneurial, close-knit and customer-focused team at OMAX."
Ruppenthal replaces John Bergstrom, who has retired from OMAX but remains a consultant for the company.
Headquartered in Kent, Washington, OMAX Corporation is the global leader in abrasivejet machining. Each OMAX JetMachining® system and MAXIEM® JetCutting Center is powered by the company's innovative control software, bringing affordable abrasivejet technology to an expanding and diverse group of industries. For more information on OMAX products and accessories, contact Sandra McLain at 800.838.0343 or visit www.omax.com.