CO2laser cutting systems supplier Mazak Optonics (Elgin, IL) has promoted Al Bohlen to president of their North American operations, effective November 10, 2016. Appointing Bohlen, who had previously served as the company's vice president and general manager since 2013, reflects his record of leadership and results achieved throughout his tenure with the company. 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 Bohlen's appointment to better position Mazak Optonics for future growth and to continue the momentum of the last few years. The launch of the company's new direct-diode laser technology and laser machine manufacturing operations at their Florence, KY campus makes it an important time for the company.
Prior to becoming vice president and general manager, Bohlen served as the company's national sales manager at Mazak Optonics, a role in which he was responsible for the sales operation and distribution network. He has extensive industry experience with major fabrication equipment manufacturers in a variety of technical and sales roles since 1986.