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.