Mike Ruppenthal, left, is the new general manager at OMAX, and Steve Ulmer has a new role as vice president of sales. COURTESY PHOTO, OMAX

Mike Ruppenthal, left, is the new general manager at OMAX, and Steve Ulmer has a new role as vice president of sales. COURTESY PHOTO, OMAX

Kent-based OMAX announces two promotions within management team

For the Kent Reporter

OMAX Corporation has announced two changes to its management team. Mike Ruppenthal has been promoted from vice president of North American sales to OMAX’s general manager. Steve Ulmer has been promoted from vice president of international sales to vice president of sales.

For the past seven years, Ruppenthal has served as OMAX’s VP of North American Sales responsible for developing sales strategy throughout the United States and Canada. Prior to coming to OMAX, he worked at Flow International for 11 years in sales and marketing. As OMAX’s GM, Ruppenthal will oversee day-to-day operations of the Kent-based organization.

“I’ve been fortunate to have worked with the exemplary talent here at OMAX,” Ruppenthal said, “and it’s an honor to lead the OMAX team as its general manager.”

Ulmer has been the VP of international sales at OMAX for more than 10 years. Before that, he worked five years in a variety of territories selling OMAX products and managing distributors as a regional sales manager. In his new role, Ulmer will oversee all of OMAX’s sales divisions, internationally and domestically.

“I am excited to be appointed to this position and look forward to all the positive potential of having OMAX product sales together under one division,” Ulmer said. “This will allow all of our groups to work together to better sell OMAX.”

Both shifts in the management team come after the merger of Hypertherm and OMAX Corp. The merger combined OMAX’s industry-leading direct drive pumps, software and applications technologies with Hypertherm’s portfolio of intensifier-based pumps, abrasive recycling systems and AccuStream consumables to form the leading product and technology offering in the industry.

About OMAX Corporation

OMAX Corporation is a leading manufacturer of advanced abrasive waterjet systems. The company designs waterjet systems that feature intuitive software, efficient pump technology and a wide range of accessories.

For more information, visit OMAX.com or connect with the company on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.


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