Dr. Johannes Heidenhain GmbH (Traunreut, Germany) has appointed David Doyle as the chief executive officer of Heidenhain Corporation (Schaumburg, IL), effective October 1, 2018. At that time, Doyle will assume full responsibility for all customer-focused operations for the U.S., Canada and Mexico. This change will complete their succession plan for Rick Korte, the current chief executive officer, who will be retiring at that time after more than 34 years of service. “I am happy to announce the next phase of the succession plan for our North American operations with the promotion of David Doyle to CEO,” said Korte. “I have the utmost confidence in David and trust he will continue to grow our business and support our customers with world class service in all areas.”
Doyle started with the company in 2016 as their vice president of sales and marketing, bringing with him more than 25 years of experience in international capital equipment business and technical support management. He currently serves as their president and managing director. “I want to thank Rick Korte for leading us in tremendous growth over these many years and for the guidance he has provided to not only myself, but to our many staff members,” noted Doyle. “I am looking forward to leading our team through the next phase of development and to reaching our growth objectives in North America by continuing to put our customers first.”
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