Mahr Inc., a global manufacturer of precision measurement equipment used for dimensional metrology, announced multiple strategic new hires including Regan Jones, Area Channel Manager for the Midwest, North Central and Western regions; Tucker Rae, District Sales Manager, Northeast Region; Jon Sojka, Mechanical Design Engineer; and Gail Esker and Tom Locke, who both join the company’s Applications Engineering team. The new additions bring added expertise to the knowledgeable, experienced team that has continually made Mahr a leader in precision measurement.
Mahr continues to build its seasoned team of industry experts to help support the company’s focus on growth and commitment to providing customers with the service and support needed to help solve unique metrology requirements. The company has added a total of 12 new employees in 2021.
Jones brings a wealth of knowledge in business-to-business sales, OEM and distribution industry experience to Mahr. He will play a key role in implementing Mahr’s national distribution strategy; manage and develop both existing and new regional partners; and assist with national partners. He will also work closely with Mahr’s sales leadership to further develop the distribution channel nationwide. Rae joins Mahr from OptiPro, Inc., bringing an extensive understanding of the precision optics manufacturing and metrology space to the company. He will manage sales in the regions of upstate New York and Western Pennsylvania.
Soijka previously served as a Product Designer for Anvil International. Esker brings more than 16 years of applications engineering experience and joins Mahr from Brooks Utility Products. Locke joins Mahr from Jenoptik, where he worked for more than 15 years as an ASQ certified Field Service Technician.
“There continues to be incredible technological advancements in the metrology industry, and as a leading manufacturer in the precision instrumentation industry, it is critical that we continue to expand our team with subject matter experts in the field to help customers take full advantage of these improvements,” said Bryan Orr, Vice President Sales Americas and Executive Director, Mahr Inc. “The addition of Regan, Tucker, Gail, Jon, and Tom will help us continue to build on Mahr’s unparalleled level of expertise, quality and customer service.”
The company also recently combined its two Providence centers into one location to create larger demo and training areas and bring its team under one roof to enhance collaboration. The upgraded facility includes a new factory layout designed to optimize production processes, incorporating a reorganization of assembly areas to improve material flow along with the standardization of workspaces. Mahr has also made investments in new manufacturing machines and employed breakthrough intelligent part programming to produce standard air plugs and configurations more efficiently. This will result in faster deliveries to customers and is ultimately designed to enable its customers to improve manufacturing quality with faster throughput and higher accuracy for the broadest range of applications.