Jeff started his manufacturing career in 1980 and has held various technical and/or strategic leadership positions for industry leaders Sandvik Coromant, Mazak Corporation and Emerson Electric. In his current role, Jeff is responsible for development of strategic initiatives and business cases across Market Area Americas with a focus on future business needs and the creation of new revenue streams either organically or through potential mergers or acquisitions. In addition, he has responsibility to promote "Future of Manufacturing" initiatives within the organization by helping to identify and track industry trends and leading related projects/opportunities in the Americas. His technical expertise is centered around manufacturing processes with a concentration on metal cutting and machine tool integration having held positions as Journeyman Machinist, Sr. Manufacturing Engineer, Applications Engineering Manager and Machine Investments Specialist over a 20 year span. He also has extensive international strategic planning, implementation and leadership experience working to drive and support key initiatives of manufacturing customers and internal stakeholders through positions such as Tooling Systems Manager, Global Customer Manager (responsible for business with Caterpillar) and Director of Machine Investments.