Medina, Ohio based, Okada America, Inc. has announced the promotion of Jim Brown to the position of President. Brown, who has replaced Tony Neikirk, previously served as the Executive Vice President of Okada America, Inc. being appointed to that position in 2015.
Neikirk, who steps down after 20 years of service to Okada in many managerial capacities, will continue to serve as a consultant to Okada America, Inc. throughthe transition.
Brown brings a wealth of construction and mining equipment experience spanning 30 plus years. He has brought a "focused, pro-active customer philosophy" to Okada as he has extensive expertise at the manufacturing level and recognizes the importance of putting the customer first.
His previous experience includes engineering, general management and outside sales of construction and mining equipment. He has served in upper management for engineering personnel, national accounts, product marketing, service center facilities and sales and service departments.
As President, Brown will establish both company and individual sales goals while maintaining and strengthening the Distributor network. In the top position, Brown will oversee the operations of one of the most respected construction equipment attachment manufacturers in the North American market.
Brown looks "to meet the changing market challenges by building on the ‘Okada tradition' of great products and customer-oriented product support".
The native of Ohio, who is a graduate of both the Kent State University and the University of Notre Dame, has been actively involved with the Associated Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) having served previously as the Chairman of the Mounted Breakers Manufacturers Bureau (MBMB).