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Okuma Vice President Named Chairman of AMT Global Service Committee

Ira Busman, Okuma vice president of customer service, and chairman of the Association for Manufacturing Technology global service committee, will lead committee initiatives.

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 17, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Okuma America Corporation, a world-leading builder of CNC machine tools, announces that Ira Busman, Okuma vice president of customer service, has been named Chairman of the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT) global service committee. The committee is comprised of service professionals from AMT member companies who focus on service technology and field implementation.

"I'm honored to be named chairman of this committee, and I look forward to collaborating with the team to focus on how we can improve service standards in manufacturing and offer resources for AMT member companies," said Ira Busman, AMT global service committee chairman.

Current committee initiatives include:

  • Smart Devices - exploring the use of smart devices for service support. Smart devices provide real time connectivity to help troubleshoot and perform guided service and preventive maintenance in manufacturing.
  • Workforce development - collaborating with National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) to provide a national, industry-recognized standard credential list for machine maintenance, service and repair technicians.
  • Technician compensation - currently conducting a survey to gain insight on compensation scales, benefits, training, apprenticeship programs, and other data regarding the service workforce.

AMT represents and promotes U.S.- based manufacturing technology and its members—those who design, build, sell, and service the continuously evolving technology that lies at the heart of manufacturing.

For more information about Okuma America Corporation visit https://www.okuma.com/, and to learn more about AMT visit https://www.amtonline.org/. For more information about Ira Busman, visit https://www.linkedin.com/in/irabusman/.

About Okuma America Corporation
Okuma America Corporation is the U.S.-based sales and service affiliate of Okuma Corporation, a world leader in CNC (computer numeric control) machine tools. The company was, founded in 1898 in Nagoya, Japan, and is the industry's only single-source provider of, CNC machines, drives, motors, encoders, and spindles, all manufactured by Okuma. The company also designs its own CNC controls to integrate seamlessly with each machine tool's functionality. In 2014 Okuma launched the Okuma App Store, the industry's only centralized online marketplace for machine tool apps and related content. Along with its extensive distribution network (largest in the Americas), and Partners in THINC network of enhanced manufacturing technologies, Okuma is committed to helping users gain competitive advantages through the open possibilities of machine tools today and into the future. For more information, visit https://www.okuma.com/ or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.