Mazak Appoints Daniel Janka Executive V.P.

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.

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Mazak Corporation President Brian Papke 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. 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.

Overall, 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. 

“As we ramp up for the next Industrial Revolution where big data drives unconventional business growth, Mr. Janka will play an important role in ensuring our company and customers are on the right track for increased growth and stability,” Mr. Papke says. “His previous involvement in machine tool utilization software 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 plantwide connectivity.”