Beckhoff Automation Hires New Sales Manager for Mountain States

MINNEAPOLIS, January 30, 2007 - Beckhoff Automation is pleased to announce that Mark Whitaker has been hired as Regional Sales Manager for states in the U.S. Mountain Time Zone. Based in the Denver area, Whitaker will provide direct sales support to Beckhoff customers located in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Montana, Nebraska and Wyoming.
Whitaker has almost 20 years of electrical engineering and controls experience. Prior to joining Beckhoff, Whitaker was a field automation engineer with MSI Tec, an automation controls distributor in the Denver area. He also spent four years at OMRON Electronics as a sales engineer, supporting numerous Fortune 100 manufacturing accounts.

"With the Beckhoff customer base rapidly expanding in Colorado, bringing Mark to our West Region team is a great step forward," said Ed Schultz, West Region Manager, Beckhoff Automation. "Mark has the technical experience and professional drive to serve Beckhoff customers exceptionally well."

Whitaker is a graduate of the Denver Institute of Technology and the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Co. He has degrees in Industrial Electronics and Electronics Technology.

Contact information for Mark Whitaker and Beckhoff Automation, Mountain Region Sales is:

Mark Whitaker
Regional Sales Manager, Mountain Region
Beckhoff Automation

Phone: (303) 429-0758
Mobile (720) 201-0998

Beckhoff Automation provides advanced, open automation products based upon proven technologies so that customers can implement high performance control systems faster and at a lower overall cost than traditional PLC and motion control systems. Beckhoff's "New Automation Technology" product range includes PC based control, industrial PCs, automation controllers, operator interface, I/O, servo drives and motors. With representation in more than 60 countries, Beckhoff is well positioned to provide global sales and service to its customers. Sales and service are handled directly, with no intermediaries involved to provide faster response and improved communications.

Please send readers' questions regarding "Beckhoff Automation Mountain Region Sales" to:

Beckhoff Automation LLC
12150 Nicollet Ave. S
Burnsville, MN 55337
Phone: 952-890-0000
Fax: 952-890-2888


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