Methods Machine Tools Fills Newly-Created Position

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Methods Machine Tools has hired James J. “Jamie” Hanson as director of corporate development. In this newly created position he will be responsible for critically evaluating every aspect of Methods’ business—from current operating procedures to supply chain oversight—with an eye toward future growth of the company at all levels. He will work out of the company headquarters in Sudbury, Massachusetts.

“Jamie brings a unique understanding of our business and equipment,” says Methods President and CEO Bryon G. Deysher. “He shares our passion and vision for growth and innovation. I am especially excited about this new position, as it reinforces our desire to be the industry’s most proactive partner, matching customers’ business needs to the very best machine tool solutions.”

Prior to joining Methods Hanson spent 17 years with Applied Materials, Inc., where he gained extensive experience in sales and customer engineering support. A global leader in nanomanufacturing technology, the California-based multinational corporation employs approximately 14,500 people and provides capital equipment, service, and software for the fabrication of semiconductor chips, flat-panel displays, and energy-related technologies. From 1990 to 2007 at Applied Materials Hanson worked his way up from account executive to director of eastern regional account operations. Prior to joining Applied Materials he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering management from the United States Military Academy at West Point and subsequently served five years in the U.S. Army.

The exclusive North American source of equipment, installation, parts, service, and training for Matsuura Machining Centers, Nakamura Turning Centers, FANUC VMCs and wire EDM machines, Exeron die sinker EDMs, Maier Swiss Turning Centers, and other well-known brands, Methods Machine Tools has been a supplier of precision machine tools and accessories for over 49 years.

For more information contact Scott McIver, chairman of the board, at (978) 443-5388. Visit online at [www.methodsmachine.com].