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.