St. Paul, MN (November 23, 2015) — Matsuura Machinery USA, an innovator in the development of high speed machining and the manufacture of automated, unmanned high accuracy CNC machine tools, announced Barker Hollingsworth has joined the Matsuura USA Sales Team as Regional Sales Manager.

“Maintaining an employee base with experienced, competent and motivated individuals with strong skill sets is crucial to taking advantage of new opportunities in the industry,” said Matsuura USA President Craig St. John.

Hollingsworth has more than 29 years of professional CNC Machine Tool Sales, Project Management and Sales Management. He will be responsible for the Southeastern US, where he will reach out to existing Matsuura USA customers to ensure their needs are met, while also developing new partners within the region.  He is known for building top-producing sales organizations through strategic marketing, sales training and key account management.

“Hollingsworth is a dynamic sales and management professional with tremendous knowledge in sales management, marketing and the selling of manufacturing machine tools, QC and other related products within manufacturing markets in Southeastern US,” St. John added.

He was most recently Southeastern Regional Technical Sales Manager for 5ME, LLC, where he was responsible for managing sales generation and the service group.  His prior role was with Cragg Machine Tool, where he was Sales Manager.

Hollingsworth is a graduate of Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business & Economics. He holds many accreditations in professional Sales and Management Training and he is CMTSE (Certified Machine Tool Sales Engineer) accredited.

“Hollingsworth is a great fit for this position and we are confident that his experience and knowledge will help cultivate our customer relationships and drive our company goals. We are delighted to have him onboard as a key contributor,” 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
[email protected]