Carl Zeiss Appoints New Vice President of Sales
Smith will pull from experience in IT monitoring, motion and control technologies, precision machining, and tooling to lead new business initiatives and bring new technologies to meet increasing market demands.
Carl Zeiss Industrial Technology, LLC (Maple Grove, MN) appointed Mark Smith as vice president of sales for the Industrial Metrology Group in North America. Smith will use his extensive sales knowledge and skills to provide an even better experience for our customers in solving their metrology needs. He will also lead new business initiatives, bringing new technologies to meet the increasing market demands.
Smith has over 20 years of sales and marketing experience in various industries including IT monitoring, motion and control technologies, precision machining, and tooling. Most recently he worked as the director for Motor Vehicle/Aftermarket Sales & Service for Apex Tool Group (Sparks, MD).
“Mark Smith is a creative and seasoned sales professional who has already made a positive impact on the IMT management team. I’m confident he is going to help us further evolve as a successful manufacturing and technology company,” says Greg Lee, the president and chief executive officer of Carl Zeiss Industrial Technology.
In July 2012, Carl Zeiss opened a new assembly and demo center for Industrial Metrology in Ban- galore, India. “The opening of this new center enables us to manufacturer our coordinate measuring machines (CMM) directly on site for a market with major potential. We can react more quickly to the needs of our customers and will be able to expand our market position,” saysDr. Rainer Ohnheiser, President and CEO ofCarl Zeiss Industrial Measuring Technology.
The Tech Center there allows Industrial Metrology to offer its customers additional services such as demos, training, contract programing, contract measurements and a service hotline.
Wilson Thomas, Managing Director of Carl ZeissIndustrial Metrology in India, adds: “We are very proud to open our fourth production site here in India after Oberkochen, Minneapolis and Shang- hai. This move enables us to address the growing significance of India in the global economy.”
Industrial Metrology has been active in India since 1975. After entering the market through a coope- ration with Empire Machine Tools, the first sales office opened in Bangalore in 1997, followed by three tech centers in Bangalore (2008), Pune (2010) and Chennai (2012).
Additional Carl Zeiss business groups, including Vision Care, Medical Technology and Microscopy, are also present at this new site.
The Carl Zeiss Group is an international leader in the fields of optics and optoelectronics. In fiscal year 2010/11 the company’s approximately 24,000 employees generated revenue of about €4.237 billion. In the markets for Industrial Solutions, Research Solutions, Medical Technology and Consumer Optics, Carl Zeiss has contributed to technological progress all over the world for more than 160 years.
With its innovative technologies and leading-edge solutions, Carl Zeiss is successful in the fields of Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology, Industrial Metrology, Microscopy, Medical Technology, Vision Care and Consumer Optics/Optronics. Carl Zeiss AG is fully owned by the Carl Zeiss Stiftung (Carl Zeiss Foundation). www.zeiss.com
The Industrial Metrology business group of Carl Zeiss is a leading manufacturer of multidimensional metrology solutions. These include coordinate measuring machines and metrology software for the automotive, aircraft, mechanical engineering and plastics industries.
The company additionally offers a broad spectrum of customer services. Around 2,000 full-time employees work for the company, generating revenues totaling €394 billion in fiscal year 2010/2011. Industrial Metrology is headquartered in Oberkochen, Germany and operates manufacturing sites in Germany, the U.S. and China. www.zeiss.com/metrology