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SCHUNK Announces New Vice President

Press release date: Aug 10, 2017

SCHUNK is proud to announce Bo Shomaker as the Vice President of Sales, Tooling and Workholding.

Mr. Shomaker brings 27 years of experience in the metalworking industry to SCHUNK. His extensive background includes engineering, technical sales, sales management, general management and strategic account management. Bo started his career in engineering and quickly moved into technical sales where he has held positions in territory sales, application solutions and was then promoted to regional sales management and executive management.

“Bo's background is a perfect fit to lead our continued strategy and growth of our successful tooling and workholding team,” said Milton Guerry, SCHUNK President.

Bo began his career as a metalworking engineer where he gained extensive technical and industry knowledge. In his most recent roles as Vice President Strategic Accounts for Automotive customers in Asia and US, and General Manager for South East Asia and Director of Sales, Bo has led large sales teams ensuring company strategies and business plans were implemented for future growth.

"I'm extremely excited about working for SCHUNK, the brand is well recognized and respected for its high quality engineering and innovations and that is what the future of manufacturing is all about. I am also looking forward to working with such a talented group of professionals focused on service to our customers and growth for our company. This is a winning combination and I'm honored to be a part of this successful organization here in the US,” said Shomaker.

About SCHUNK

SCHUNK is a competence leader for gripping systems and clamping technology. More than 2,700 employees in 8 plants and 30 directly owned subsidiaries ensure an intensive market presence. With more than 11,000 standard components SCHUNK offers the world’s largest assortment of gripping systems and clamping technology from one source. Since 2012, Goalkeeper legend Jens Lehmann is brand ambassador for safe, precise gripping and holding. www.us.schunk.com

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