St. Paul, MN (January 1, 2022) — Matsuura Machinery USA announced David Hudson was promoted to President, effective January 1, 2022, in accordance with the company’s management succession plan.
With strong capabilities, vision, and leadership, David most recently served as Matsuura’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Prior to 2017, David was Matsuura Machinery USA Inc.’s Western Regional Sales Manager, a role he maintained since 2013.
“We look forward to David’s ongoing contributions in supporting our customers’ success, maintaining our market leadership, and driving growth across our business,” said Katsutoshi Matsuura, President of Matsuura Machinery Corporation.
“David maintains a deep understanding of Matsuura’s innovative technology and manufacturing solutions and has the solid leadership skills to deliver strong results,” Matsuura continued.
David previously served as Senior Sales Consultant for Selway Machine Tool, Inc. and as President of Mil-O-Matic Inc., a Southern California aerospace machine shop which his father, Milo Hudson, founded in 1972.
David replaces Craig St, John, who announced his retirement from Matsuura Machinery USA in December 2021.
“David is a steward of our corporate values and has a proven track record achieving significant growth in sales and profitability. He has an engaging leadership style, a customer-first approach, a strategic mindset, and strong relationships with our distributor partners,” Matsuura added.
With David assuming the role of President, Billy Bogue was promoted to Vice President of Sales & Marketing. Billy most recently served as National Sales Manager.
With a career spanning more than 35 years, Billy brings senior-level leadership experience and a proven track record in the machine tool industry.
“Billy is the right person for this significant role given his demonstrated success in building strong customer partnerships. He is an invaluable addition to Matsuura’s executive team, and I look forward to working more closely with him in his expanded leadership capacity,” Matsuura explained.
“During his time as National Sales Manager, Billy’s leadership, his established relationships with customers and his in-depth industry knowledge have been a driving force behind Matsuura Machinery USA’s strong sales growth and commitment to customer satisfaction,” Matsuura concluded.
In addition to his broad professional experience, Billy holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Saint Leo University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Columbia College.
Matsuura Machinery USA, Inc., located in St. Paul, MN is the U.S. subsidiary of Matsuura Machinery Corporation in Japan. Since 1935, Matsuura has been the forerunner in designing innovative technology and manufacturing solutions to a variety of industries around the globe. Matsuura Machinery USA, Inc. delivers unmatched excellence in 5-axis, vertical, horizontal, linear motor, multi-tasking CNC machine tools and machines with a powder bed metal AM platform with machining capability. Matsuura Machinery USA, Inc. provides the service, applications and technical field support that have always been the Matsuura standard for business.
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