Staffing Haas appoints MD for European operations as part of sales push

Editor: Eric Culp

The new boss has been working in the machine tool sector for more than a quarter century.

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Thing is said to have excellent understanding of Haas products, customers and markets in Europe.
Thing is said to have excellent understanding of Haas products, customers and markets in Europe.
(Source: Haas Automation)

US machine tool builder Haas Automation has announced the selection of Jens Thing as managing director of Haas Automation Europe.

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His appointment is part of Haas’ strategy to double annual worldwide sales to $2 billion (€1.5 billion), the company said.

A Danish national, Thing is said to be an accomplished and respected machine tool professional with over 25 years’ experience in sales, marketing, technical and management positions. Haas said he most recently worked in global marketing management for multi-national manufacturing technology companies.

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