Mazak Broadens Management Team

In its ongoing efforts to ensure continued business stability and future company growth, Mazak has already put into place the complete digital integration of its factory and, most recently, added a new executive vice president to its leadership team.

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Over the past few years, Mazak Corporation has mapped out long-term structural changes for its Kentucky-based operations to ensure continued business stability and future company growth. Among the various strategies the machine tool builder has already put into place are the complete digital integration of its factory and, most recently, adding a new executive vice president to its leadership team.

As today’s manufacturing landscape evolves at a faster, more dynamic pace than ever before, Mazak is once again aligning its business strategy with the modern landscape. Mazak Corporation President Brian Papke has expanded his leadership team with the appointment of Daniel Janka to the position of executive vice president.

Following a thorough search, Mr. Papke hand-selected Mr. Janka, who will officially begin his new post on January 1, 2016. Under Mr. Papke’s direction, Mr. Janka will be responsible for the company’s North American operations, which includes providing strategic leadership and performance management of the company’s short and long-term goals.

Mr. Janka has more than 30 years of machine tool experience, working with companies across a variety of manufacturing segments, including aerospace, oil and gas, automotive and mining equipment. He also comes to Mazak with extensive international business development experience as well as merger, acquisition and joint venture expertise.

Mr. Papke notes that as smart machines, software analytics and the Industrial Internet of Things give rise to a new generation of innovative technologies and advanced manufacturing practices, Mr. Janka’s experience in product development and technology platform enhancements will add a new perspective to the company.

“As we ramp up for the next Industrial Revolution where big data drives unconventional business growth, Dan will play an important role in ensuring our company and customers are on the right track for increased growth and stability,” says Mr. Papke. “His previous involvement in machine tool utilization software, for instance, dovetails precisely with our commitment to MTConnect and our new SmartBox technology platform that provides an easy, secure entrance into IIoT. We are confident in his leadership capabilities and trust his experience will help us expand these and other technologies intended for data-driven manufacturing and plant-wide connectivity.”