Mazak Appoints New Managers to Fulfill Increased Customer Demand in Southeast Region

FLORENCE, Ky., July 13, 2021 – Mazak Corporation announced the appointment of two new managers at its Southeast Technology Center in Suwanee, Georgia. Travis Kirby is the new service manager and Jesse Jones was promoted to regional applications manager. In their new positions, Kirby and Jones will help further ensure the region’s manufacturers receive the expert applications and service support they need to keep pace with the industry’s surging production demands.


As the new service manager, Kirby will guide and grow the service group and streamline operations to effectively and efficiently support field service engineers and provide customers unmatched technical support. His qualifications for the new position include 21 years at Mazak, with five years as an application engineer and 16 years as a department manager in applications engineering.


Kirby is a state-certified Journeyman Machinist and has a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering and System Design. He is currently pursuing a master’s degree in system engineering.


Jones joined Mazak in 2007 and brings a wealth of knowledge to his new position. The Southeast regional applications staff and the company’s Florida applications engineers will report directly to him.


He holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering technology from Kennesaw State University and is studying toward a master’s degree in systems engineering at that same university. Among his past accomplishments, he won the 2008 SkillsUSA Georgia Competition in CNC programming.


Both new managers will report to Dave Kennedy, Southeast Regional General Manager for Mazak.  

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 70 models of turning centers, Multi-Tasking machines and vertical machining centers, including 5-axis models, Hybrid Additive processing machines and Swiss Turning Machines. Continuously investing in manufacturing technology allows the Mazak iSMART Factory™ to be the most advanced and efficient in the industry, providing high-quality and reliable products. 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 social media.