LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Robert B. Mlakar has recently joined Shenyang as President of U.S. operations. Mr. Mlakar will be responsible for sales, marketing, customer support and technical services in the U.S. through the SMTCL Technology Center in City of Industry (Los Angeles).
“I look forward to this new chapter in my life. My years in the American machine tool industry and my recent personal experience in China’s own machine tool business provide the background I need to guide and grow Shenyang in the demanding U.S. market.”
Mlakar has extensive skills and experience in guiding machine tool builders through the distribution process. For 33 years, Mlakar was president of his own machine tool distributor companies – Methods Machinery in Cleveland, Machine Tool Corporation in Indianapolis, Excel 2000 in Atlanta and Nashville. These companies comprised The InterCore Group.
“We feel fortunate and excited that someone of Bob’s credentials and leadership has agreed to lead the management and growth of Shenyang in the USA,” comments Mr. Xiyoy Guan, Chairman and CEO of the Shenyang Machine Tool Group in China.
For many years, Mlakar was an officer and board member of the American Machine Tool Distributor Association, and served as Chairman in 1993-94. He has also served on the Distributor Advisory Boards of every machine tool builder he represented.
“I look forward to this new chapter in my life. My years in the American machine tool industry and my recent personal experience in China’s own machine tool business provide the background I need to guide and grow Shenyang in the demanding U.S. market.” Mlakar continued, “IMTS 2012 will give us a unique opportunity to build our brand. I’m very fortunate and proud to be part of Shenyang Machine Tool.”
Robert Mlakar resides in Hunting Valley, Ohio and has two adult sons. He graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in Economics and serves on their Alumni Council Executive Committee. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 440-773-6600 - cell phone.
Shenyang Machine Tool (Group) Co., Ltd. produces $2.7 billion of machine tools in factories in Germany (Schiess GmbH), the Czech Republic and China. The company’s products include computer numerical control (CNC) machines and conventional machine tools, as well as cylinder block and head production lines. Its lines include multi-axis turning, heavy duty milling and boring machines, drilling machines, and horizontal and vertical machining centers. Its products are also used in the manufacturing fields of mining, oil and gas, national defense and military, aviation and aerospace, rail, automotive and transportation, die and mold. The corporate entity Shenyang Machine Tool (Group) Co., Ltd. was reestablished in 1995, and today has over 12,000 employees. www.smtclchina.com