Andrews comes to Mazak with over 20 years in the machine tool and industrial sectors, with his most recent position being general manager for Sandvik Coromant Canada Inc. There, he was responsible for all sales in the Canadian market (direct and distribution) and with leading the management team, the sales managers and 50 additional employees.
Also, Andrews oversaw sales and drove sales opportunities and business development. Moreover, he was a member of the management team Sandvik Sales, Area America and was a member of the board of directors for Sandvik Canada.
Andrews is a graduate of Fanshawe College of Applied Arts and Technology in London, Ontario, Canada.
Buxton will remain with Mazak as Canadian director, a senior advisory role, reporting to Dan Janka, president of Mazak North America, until his eventual retirement. Buxton joined Mazak as general manager in 2007.
Under Buxton’s leadership, Mazak transitioned to a direct sales model in Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia. To better assist customers in western Canada, Mazak opened the Edmonton Technical Centre in 2020. In 2021, Mazak Canada assumed responsibility for spare part sales within Canada in both official languages and in either U.S. or Canadian money.
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