Mike Johnston Joins Kitagawa NorthTech as Regional Sales Manager

Mike Johnston Regional Sales Manager

Schaumburg, IL – March 12, 2018 – Kitagawa North-Tech, Inc., has announced Mike Johnston has joined the company as Regional Sales Manager. Mr. Johnston’s sales territory for  will include Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana of the Great Lakes regions of the USA. He is supporting Kitagawa’s offering of workholding which includes standard power chucks, advanced chucks, automated workholding (AJPS), engineered rotational and prismatic workholding solutions, turning and grinding line of steady rests, hydraulic cylinders, grippers and rotary tables.

Johnston will also sell and represent Kitagawa NorthTech’s inhouse repair, rebuild and preventative maintenance services. Johnston adds, “Kitagawa NorthTech’s Machine Tool accessories products such as their Tri-Kote grease for lubricating power chucks and their digital grip force analyzer software and kit for measuring grip force are unique products that every machine shop should use for everyday chuck maintenance, as if you do not know your grip force you cannot optimize your machine tool to produce the maximum amount of parts safely.”

Johnston will be servicing and supporting a wide range of customers for the company including: end-users, OEMs, machine tool distributors and cutting tool distributors for the Kitagawa workholding and chuck offering. With over 30 years of metalworking industry experience, Johnston has an extensive and broad background. Throughout his career in metalworking and machining, he has worked in several capacities including: CNC programming, design engineering, applications engineering, machine tool sales and accessories sales, as well as owned a machine shop focused on machining parts for the Medical industry. Most recently Mr. Johnston was a regional sales manager for workholding manufacturer ATS Systems.

“Kitagawa NorthTech’s Machine Tool accessories such as their Tri-Kote grease for lubricating power chucks and their digital grip force analyzer software and kit for measuring grip force are unique products that every machine shop should use for everyday chuck maintenance, as if you do not know your grip force you cannot optimize your machine tool to produce the maximum amount of parts safely.”

Johnston will be servicing and supporting a wide range of customers for the company including: end-users, OEMs, machine tool distributors and cutting tool distributors for the Kitagawa workholding and chuck offering. With over 30 years of metalworking industry experience, Johnston has an extensive and broad background. Throughout his career in metalworking and machining, he has worked in several capacities including: CNC programming, design engineering, applications engineering, machine tool sales and accessories sales, as well as owned a machine shop focused on machining parts for the Medical industry. Most recently Mr. Johnston was a regional sales manager for workholding manufacturer ATS Systems.

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