Precision Drive Systems (PDS; Bessemer City, NC) has appointed Gene Thompson as their new Southeast regional sales manager. Originally from Goshen, IN, he has 34 years of industry expertise and previously worked with the company as a sales manager from 2011 to 2013. He began his career as a plant manager and plant supervisor in Elkhart, IN, responsible for the plant and office operations of one of the largest die manufacturers in the United States. He has served as a plant manager for two other manufacturers, including three years with a tool and die manufacturer and another three years with a machining manufacturer, also located in Elkhart.
“PDS is proud to welcome Gene back to the company as our new Southeast regional sales manager,” explained Allen Turk, chairman and chief executive officer. “His previous experience with our company and his deep industry expertise in both operations and sales management will be a great advantage in helping us continue to establish responsive, ongoing relationships with our clients to improve their productivity and keep their production lines up and running profitably.”
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