Mitsui Seiki has announced several changes in its management. According to the company, the North American subsidiary of Japanese Mitsui Seiki Kogyo now has a new chairman, CEO and COO.
Mitsui Seiki USA announced that Scott Walker, long-time president, has accepted the position of chairman; Robb Hudson, former business and technology director, has been named chief executive officer; and William “Bill” Malanche, former executive vice president, has been appointed chief operating officer.
Mitsui Seiki USA is the North American subsidiary of Mitsui Seiki Kogyo headquartered just outside of Tokyo, Japan. According to the company, the appointments position the organization for continued future growth and cement its strong foothold in precision machining industries such as aerospace and defense, energy and power generation, mold and die, medical and others requiring supremely accurate machine tools and collaborative applications engineering services.
The three gentlemen have distinct roles and areas of responsibility. Walker, chairman, is assisting the executive management team in an advisory capacity as the duties transfer. Hudson, CEO, leads all sales and marketing management functions and new and current product development. Malanche, COO, assumes all operational management responsibilities and oversees engineering and technical support for pre- and post-sale activities. Together they will manage inventory mix and levels, business strategy development and implementation, and financial oversight.
Hudson joined Mitsui Seiki in 2015 as a key account business and product development manager. He was instrumental in developing the company’s recently introduced hybrid machining system, comprising both additive and subtractive manufacturing functionality in one precision machine tool. This system was successfully launched at IMTS 2016. Hudson has spent his entire adult life in the machine tool industry. Since the sale of his family’s Indiana-based machine tool distributorship in 2002, he gained a depth of experience in both traditional and non-traditional machining applications in the aerospace, energy, medical device, automotive and electronics industries across North America and Europe and brings that knowledge to his new role at Mitsui Seiki and its customers.
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