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Mitsubishi Hires Knoy as New Vice President of Sales

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America has announced J. Scott Knoy as the new Vice President of Sales for the Wixom, MI, based Machine Tool Division. Knoy will be responsible for sales team leadership, driving revenue, strategic planning and marketing, as well as management responsibilities.

Knoy brings 26 years of experience in the gear machine and tooling industry. His career includes 12 years with the Gleason-Pfauter organization working as a regional sales manager in both the tooling and machinery sales groups and 14 years with GMTA (American-Wera) where he served as the vice president of sales, vice president and president.

"Scott has an impressive background in sales and executive management within the gear machine industry," said Atsuhiro Kawaguchi, General Manager of the Mitsubishi Machine Tool Division. "Scott will aggressively lead our sales team, and I believe that with his leadership we will overcome this unforeseen market condition."

Knoy's education includes an MBA from Lawrence Technological University as well as a bachelor degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He served as a combat engineering officer in the U.S. Army Reserve for 10 years.

Knoy has replaced longstanding senior vice president Tom Kelly. Kelly began his career in the machine tool business in 1987 when he started selling Mitsubishi Machine Tools for a local dealer. Two years later, he joined Mitsubishi International Corporation, the importer for Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. After more than 10 years of local success, he approached Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America with a proposal to eliminate the existing dealer network and take over all sales and service responsibilities for North America.

For more information contact:

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America

Machine Tool Division

Gear Technology Center

46992 Liberty Drive

Wixom, MI 48393


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