St. Paul, MN (September 22, 2015) — Matsuura Machinery USA, an innovator in the development of high speed machining and the manufacture of automated, unmanned high accuracy CNC machine tools, has announced the appointment of Craig St. John as the company’s new President.

The announcement was made recently to employees at the company’s headquarters in St. Paul, MN by Frank Bolieiro, Matsuura Machinery USA’s interim president.

“The selection of Craig St. John as president is a strategic component of our corporate organizational plan. Craig’s expertise in many aspects of the machine tool industry, his wealth of experience and his comprehensive industry knowledge indicates our organization’s extensive commitment to our customers,” Bolieiro said.

St. John’s professional experience encompasses 40 years in the machine tool and automation industry. Prior to joining Matsuura Machinery USA, St. John served as President of C St John Capital Equipment Consulting in Brea, CA. As a consultant in all areas of CNC Machine Tool and Robotic Automation, St. John provided services to many machine tool distributors, builders and end-users.

St. John also held a variety of leadership positions with Ellison Technologies, including President of the company’s Minneapolis office, President of Ellison’s Rebuild and Used Machinery operation, Corporate Director of Business Development, Executive VP of Ellison’s LA office and two years each with Ellison’s automation and accessories divisions.

“I am honored and excited to join Matsuura Machinery USA, an organization I greatly admire and respect. I look forward to Matsuura USA’s continued success and working with the Matsuura team and our distributor network to market and support Matsuura products,” St. John said.

Matsuura’s high-accuracy machining equipment, including multi-pallet and multi-tasking machine tools provides manufacturing solutions to a wide range of industries around the globe. The company’s automation capabilities and industry leading 5-Axis capabilities can simplify the production process, reduce cycle time and provide unmanned machining capabilities.

Matsuura Machinery USA provides full 5-axis, vertical and horizontal CNC machine tools and has been the forerunner in designing innovative technology for the manufacturing industry.

The company’s 40,000 sq. ft. facility in St. Paul, MN includes a large showroom and demonstration area, conference and training rooms, machine storage areas, accessories and spare parts, as well as administrative, service, and engineering application support.

Matsuura Machinery USA markets and supports Matsuura equipment users through local distributors, making certain that customers have the engineering and service support they require. 

Since 1935, Matsuura has been a leader in developing and manufacturing innovative machining equipment to ensure that manufacturing professionals always have the tools they need to create high quality parts. As the U.S. subsidiary of Matsuura Machinery Corporation in Japan, Matsuura USA provides the premium service, applications, and technical field support that have always been the Matsuura standard for business.

For more information on Matsuura products, contact:
Matsuura Machinery USA, Inc.                                                                
325 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55102