Haas Factory Outlet Names V.P. of Technical Operations

Haas Factory Outlet Midwest has named David M.Kerr to the position of V.P. of technical operations.

Haas Factory Outlet Midwest has named David M. Kerr to the position of V.P of technical operations. He is responsible for managing a technical staff of 30 people in applications engineering, field service, inside service support, and spare parts. “Dave is uniquely qualified to take on this role with his deep technical background, and will provide effective leadership for the growth of our business,” says David L. Tucker, president of Midwest Manufacturing Resources.

Most recently “Dave” Kerr was V.P. and general manager of HFO Chicago where he used his machine tool sales and service knowledge to fully support sales and led the improvement efforts and growth of the service department. Under his management last year, HFO Chicago achieved the coveted “Servicing Distributor of the Year Award” from Haas Automation Inc.

Mr. Kerr began his career in the machine tool industry in the 1980s, first with Cincinnati Milacron for 20 years. During his tenure, he held many positions.

Along with deepening his applications engineering and service expertise, he also acquired more experience on the sales side after Milicron when he was general manager of a Mori Seiki and Haas distributor in Michigan for 10 years. In this position, Mr. Kerr led the company to install more turnkey projects by applying his knowledge in automation and systems and bolstered the company’s experience in this area.