Okuma America Welcomes Brad Klippstein as Controls Product Specialist

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Okuma America Corporation, a world leader in CNC machine tool manufacturing, is pleased to announce that Brad Klippstein has been named Controls Product Specialist.

Okuma America Corporation, a world leader in CNC machine tool manufacturing, is pleased to announce that Brad Klippstein has been named Controls Product Specialist. He is responsible for educating and training customers and distributors on the benefits and effectiveness of Okuma’s PC-based, open architecture THINC®-OSP CNC control.

Okuma’s OSP control is a highly reliable, easy to use CNC control capable of integration with new generations of software and hardware technology. It enables access to almost any application and peripheral equipment including factory management systems, and interfaces with bar code readers, barfeeders, robots, probes and tool setters to help streamline production.

Klippstein previously worked as a controls engineer programming and integrating Fanuc 31i lathes and most recently as a supervisor of CNC control and electrical design engineering providing technical and training support to engineering, sales and service.

“Brad has a wealth of experience and knowledge as a controls programming engineer helping customers improve their efficiencies. We look forward to the impact he is going to make for Okuma teaching our distributors and customers how to leverage the advantages of an OSP control,” says Wade Anderson, Product Specialist Sales Manager.

Klippstein holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toledo. He has several years of experience in the manufacturing industry working with machine tool controls, and he will be based out of Charlotte, NC.

About Okuma America Corporation:
Okuma America Corporation is the U.S.-based sales and service affiliate of Okuma Corporation, a world leader in CNC (computer numeric control) machine tools, founded in 1898 in Nagoya, Japan. The company is the industry’s only single-source provider, with the CNC machine, drive, motors, encoders, spindle and CNC control all manufactured by Okuma. Okuma’s innovative and reliable technology, paired with comprehensive, localized service protection, allows users to run continuously with confidence – maximizing profitability. Along with its industry-leading distribution network (largest in the Americas), and Partners in THINC, Okuma facilitates quality, productivity and efficiency, empowering the customer and enabling competitive advantage in today’s demanding manufacturing environment. For more information, visit http://www.okuma.com or follow us on Facebook or Twitter @OkumaAmerica.

About Partners in THINC
Partners in THINC is a collaboration network of more than50 industry leaders who come together to solve problems and explore new productivity ideas for real-world manufacturers. With the open architecture, PC-based THINC®-OSP control as its nucleus, Partners in THINC brings specialized equipment, expertise and a commitment to provide the best possible integrated solutions to the end-user. For more information, visit http://www.okuma.com/partners-in-thinc.

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