Okuma Unites Sales and Marketing with New Positions

Okuma America appoints Tim Thiessen as V.P. of sales and marketing and Annette Carroll as director of marketing.

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Okuma America is uniting its sales and marketing functions to enhance the company’s ability to respond to customer needs in the marketplace. As CNC machine technology becomes more sophisticated and customizable to each user’s unique requirements, full-circle communications must be in place to connect issues and trends in the shop with the latest in machine tool advancements.

To implement this unification process, Okuma America announces the following positions:

Tim Thiessen was appointed V.P. of sales and marketing for Okuma America Corp. Previously, Mr. Thiessen held the position of V.P. of sales since 2011. He joined Okuma in 1991 as applications engineer and has held positions of progressive responsibility in his 25+ years with the company, including roles in sales and engineering. 

Annette Carroll joins Okuma as the company’s director of marketing. Ms. Carroll brings 20 years of experience in industrial marketing to Okuma and has held various marketing director and manager roles at Sealed Air Corp., Tesa Tape Inc., and Siemens.