Mazak Optonics Promotes Al Bohlen to President

Mr. Bohlen has been V.P. and general manager since 2013. The appointment reflects Mr. Bohlen’s record of leadership and results achieved throughout his tenure at Mazak.

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Al Bohlen has been promoted to president of Mazak Optonics Corp.'s North American operations. Mr. Bohlen has been V.P. and general manager since 2013. The appointment reflects Mr. 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 Mr. 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 its Florence, Kentucky, campus makes it an important time for Mazak. Mr. 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 has been a strong advocate of the future advancement of laser technology within Yamazaki Mazak Corporation,” says Brian Papke, board member of Mazak Optonics.