Mazak Appoints New General Manager to Oversee Booming Northeast Region

FLORENCE, Ky., January 31, 2018 – Mazak Corporation has named Jim Rutan as the new general manager for the Northeast Region. Formerly the manager of the Mazak Sales Office in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Rutan will now ensure that customers throughout the Northeast receive sales, service and applications support to help them better compete in a booming regional manufacturing market.
As the general manager, Rutan is responsible for Mazak’s sales and profitability across the Northeast by working alongside the service and applications managers to provide Mazak customers with innovative technology backed by stellar support and training. The region, comprised of the eastern halves of New York and Pennsylvania as well as New England, has been identified by Mazak North America President Daniel Janka as a crucial target for future growth.
“Jim has been an asset for Mazak in Allentown,” said Janka, “and we expect he will be an even greater asset managing the company’s service, applications and sales teams throughout the Northeast while working to support the customers and distributors who are making the region one of America’s most dynamic manufacturing markets.”
Rutan will also manage the Northeast Technology Center, one of Mazak’s eight North American Technology Centers. As with all of Mazak’s technology centers, customers can take advantage of opportunities to receive training, collaborate with Mazak partners on developing new solutions, test the latest Mazak machines and work with experts to develop new processes and applications. The Northeast Technology Center also has particular expertise in regional industries that include medical and aerospace.

About Mazak Corporation

Mazak Corporation is a leader in the design and manufacture of productive machine tool solutions. Committed to being a partner to customers with innovative technology, its world-class facility in Florence, Kentucky, produces over 100 models of turning centers, Multi-Tasking machines and vertical machining centers, including 5- axis models. Continuously investing in manufacturing technology allows the Kentucky Mazak iSMART Factory™ to be the most advanced and efficient in the industry, providing high-quality and reliable products through its “Production-On-Demand” practice. Mazak maintains eight Technology Centers across North America to provide local hands-on applications, service and sales support to customers. For more information on Mazak's products and solutions, visit or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.