5/30/2018 | 1 MINUTE READ

Brian Papke Inducted into Northern Kentucky Business Hall of Fame

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The chairman of Mazak Corp. has been inducted into the Northern Kentucky Business Hall of Fame, an award that honors men and women who have made a lasting contribution to the community in economic, cultural and civic endeavors.

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Brian Papke Brian Papke, chairman of Mazak Corp., gives his acceptance speech after receiving the Northern Kentucky Business Hall of Fame award. (photo courtesy of Cincy Magazine)

 

Brian Papke, chairman of Mazak Corp., has been inducted into the Northern Kentucky Business Hall of Fame. He accepted the award at the Metropolitan Club in Covington, Kentucky, where he delivered heartfelt remarks that credited Mazak’s customers and its employees for the company’s decades of success across North America.

“Our customers are not just customers, they are friends, and the majority of our employees are homegrown,” says Mr. Papke. “We have all worked together over the years to create wonderful opportunities for families, the local community and all of the areas our customers call home.”

Under Mr. Papke’s direction, Mazak has strived to give back to its customers and the manufacturing industry through its contributions to the state’s economic growth and its establishment of a successful model for manufacturing excellence. He also oversaw the Kentucky plant as it became an 800,000-square-foot campus and significant regional employer.

Today, the Kentucky facility serves as a proof of concept for the Mazak iSMART Factory model in addition to acting as the staging ground for its advanced manufacturing systems, including full 5-axis, multitasking and hybrid multitasking machines.

Commissioned by NKY Magazine in partnership with the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, the Northern Kentucky Business Hall of Fame celebrates Northern Kentucky's heritage of business accomplishments. The award honors men and women who have made a lasting contribution to the community in economic, cultural and civic endeavors.


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