"I’ve been looking for someone to fill this position for a long time, and having interviewed a variety of candidates, in my opinion I hadn’t found anyone as qualified as Courtney," said Ed Hilligrass, Executive Vice President of DMS.
Colorado Springs, CO. (PRWEB) May 01, 2013
Diversified Machine Systems (DMS), a leading designer and manufacturer of 3 axis & 5 axis CNC routers & custom machining centers, announces that Entrepreneur Press author and Startup Colorado Springs Board Member, Courtney Thurman has joined the expanding DMS team as their Director of Marketing.
Based in their new corporate headquarters in Colorado Springs, CO, she will spearhead all future marketing efforts and strategic initiatives as DMS continues to gain reputation as a premier manufacturer of equipment for the aerospace, automotive and green energy industries. Her experience managing emerging brands and their marketing plans will give added momentum to DMS’ existing international marketing efforts.
“I’ve been looking for someone to fill this position for a long time, and having interviewed a variety of candidates, in my opinion I hadn’t found anyone as qualified as Courtney,” said Ed Hilligrass, Executive Vice President of Diversified Machine Systems. “I think it’s critical for us as we expand our business internationally that we had someone in this position in a full time role to help control that growth on a global basis as well as support our efforts in the US.”
Thurman recently relocated to Colorado Springs from Orange County, CA where her team runs her marketing firm, SmallWerks, Inc., which has provided design and strategic marketing services to over 75 clients in a variety of industries. Last month, she was invited to join the Startup Colorado Springs Board of Directors after assisting the first Startup Weekend Colorado Springs as a Co-Organizer shortly after coming to the area. She's written four books for Entrepreneur Press, a division alongside Entrepreneur magazine and has spoken frequently at various universities including Chapman University, Cal State Fullerton (CSUF), Univ. of California Irvine’s (UCI) MBA School, University of Southern California’s (USC) Marshall School of Business and the student-driven entrepreneurial program, BrightSpark at Colorado College. Thurman holds a Bachelors of Science in Leadership Development from the University of Southern California along with the inaugural Marshall School of Business Special Services Award for her role in re-launching the USC Entrepreneur Club.
“I’m excited about DMS’ growth plans and opportunity, especially in international markets,” says Thurman. “I’ve already been impressed with the leadership team and their commitment to expansion while maintaining a cohesive company culture. They’re ready for this next stage and I’m proud to be a part of it.”
About Diversified Machine Systems
Diversified Machine Systems (DMS) is a US-based manufacturer of 3 axis & 5 axis CNC routers and custom machine centers. With more than 30 years of innovation and industry experience as a premium Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), their machines are routinely used on materials such as composites, aluminum, steel, plastics, wood and foams. Renowned for quality and precision, DMS advanced machining centers are highly sought-after because of their ability to provide a rapid return on investment, giving customers the ability to maintain high-speed operations without sacrificing on product quality.