Mr Marcus Burton, currently Managing Director of Yamazaki Mazak UK Ltd, will be the new Group Managing Director Europe from 1st January 2010. He succeeds Dr David Jack who has been responsible for Mazak’s European business since 2004 and who has reached retirement age.
Mr Tomohisa Yamazaki, President of Yamazaki Mazak Corporation, comments that continuity has a high priority within Mazak. “Mr Burton has sound knowledge and understanding of the machine tool business and the Mazak organisation and he will build on the firm foundations of our European operations.”
Mr Burton joined Yamazaki Mazak in 2005, as Business Development Director for Europe, having previously held various senior positions with Brown and Sharpe, the US owned metrology company. He has a master’s degree in machine tool technology and an MBA from the University of Birmingham, England.