Al Bohlen promoted to President of Mazak Optonics Corp. North American Operations

Mazak Optonics Corporation has announced that effective immediately Al Bohlen has been promoted to President of their North American operations. Bohlen has been Vice President and General Manager since 2013. The appointment reflects Bohlen’s record of leadership and results achieved throughout his tenure at Mazak. He has been a key driver in elevating sales performance and increasing the market share of the company since his arrival in 2011.

Tomohisa Yamazaki, President and CEO of Yamazaki Mazak, made the appointment of Bohlen to President to better position Mazak Optonics for future growth and to continue the momentum of the last few years. The launch of Mazak’s new Direct Diode Laser technology and laser machine manufacturing operations at their Florence, Kentucky campus makes it an important time for Mazak. Bohlen’s depth of technical experience should help strengthen Mazak’s position in this evolving market. “All of us at Mazak are pleased with the appointment of Al Bohlen to President of Optonics for North America. "Al has done an excellent job of leading our growth in laser machine sales and been a strong advocate of the future advancement of laser technology within Yamazaki Mazak Corporation”, stated Brian Papke, Board Member of Mazak Optonics.


Prior to becoming Vice President and General Manager, Bohlen was the National Sales Manager at Mazak Optonics responsible for the sales operation and distribution network. He has extensive industry experience with major fabrication equipment manufacturers in a variety of technical and sales roles since 1986.

About Mazak Optonics Corporation

Mazak Optonics Corporation is a major supplier of laser-cutting systems, offering 50 laser models and leading the industry in the implementation of emerging laser technologies. The company’s 50,000 sq. ft. North American Headquarters are located in Elgin, Illinois, and feature a 30,000 sq. ft. laser technology center housing up to 18 machines for demonstrations and training. Mazak Optonics is part of Yamazaki Mazak Corporation (Oguchi, Japan), the global leader for the manufacture of machine tools and systems for the precision machining of metal parts, including CNC turning centers, horizontal and vertical machining centers, Multi-Tasking machining centers, turnkey cells and software solutions. The North American Headquarters for Yamazaki Mazak are located in Florence, Kentucky. For more information on Mazak Optonics’ products and solutions, visit, email or call 847.252.4500.