| Mark Mohr is the new president of DMG / Mori Seiki USA and will oversee all of the machine tool builder’s U.S. technical centers. |
Mark Mohr is the new president for DMG / Mori Seiki USA and will oversee technical centers nationwide for the alliance of machine tool builders. In addition, as president of DMG Mori Seiki Mohr will continue the group’s concentration on total customer care and the advantages of DMG /Mori Seiki 360 Support. He will work with Randall Harland, the group’s new executive vice president, national sales, to manage domestic sales of DMG and Mori Seiki equipment, and each of them will report to Natsuo (Jim) Okada, president of Mori Seiki Americas.
Previously, Mohr was the executive vice president for Service and Parts with DMG / Mori Seiki USA.
Mohr succeeds Thomas R. Dillon, who was named vice chairman of DMG / Mori Seiki USA. “Customers will continue to be my number one priority, and in my new role, I will be advocating for them,” Dillon stated. Specifically, his role will be as a “distributor liaison” to communicated between DMG / Mori Seiki USA and its customers.
On Mark Mohr’s appointment, Dillon called Mark Mohr “a terrific leader for Mori Seiki and DMG / Mori Seiki USA,” and adding, “his many qualities will be an asset to our continuing success.”
Mori Seiki designs and builds CNC lathes, multi-axis turning centers, vertical and horizontal machining centers, and develops application systems. DMG is a brand and operating unit of holding company Gildemeister AG, along with Deckel Maho and Gildemeister products. Its products are turning and milling technologies and control systems. Mori Seiki holds a 5% stake in Gildemeister and recent reports indicate it will increase that holding with a new cash infusion of about $100 million. Gildemeister holds a 5% share in Mori Seiki, according to their 2009 “business and capital collaboration” agreement.
Previous to the collaborative arrangement between Gildemeister and Mori Seiki, Mohr had been vice president of Engineering for Mori Seiki USA and president of the former Mori Seiki Mid-American Sales Group. He brought with him 15 years of experience in the machine tool sector when he joined Mori Seiki in 2002 as sales manager at its Chicago Technical Center.
“With these changes, our operation’s priority of customer satisfaction remains the same,” stated Mohr. “The entire organization is focused on continuing the development of the DMG / Mori Seiki collaboration in all areas — R&D, technology, education, service, parts and partner products.”