Who is Alan Mucklow, Mazak’s new Director for UK and Ireland Sales?
Global leader in the manufacture of advanced technology solutions, Yamazaki Mazak, has appointed Alan Mucklow as the Head of UK and Ireland Sales Division, responsible for all sales, applications, project engineering and service.
Mucklow has worked for Mazak, as it is known outside of Japan, since 2010, promoted to Group Product Manager Europe in 2012, at which point he spearheaded the development of the European Product Group. He introduced a number of machine innovations including Mazak’s hybrid full 5-axis additive and subtractive machine tool, the INTEGREX i-400AM, and SMOOTH technology, the world’s fastest CNC.
Mucklow studied mechanical engineering at North East Worcestershire College for four years before achieving both a BA and an MBA in Business at the University of Birmingham. He has two decades of engineering experience behind him, and will now be responsible for overseeing the UK sales and service support strategy, as well as maintaining a strong presence across key market sectors in the region. He succeeds Richard Smith.
European Group Managing Director, Marcus Burton said of Mucklow’s appointment: “Alan has been instrumental to the development of Mazak’s position in the European market. His leadership of the Product Group has ensured that our R&D and new product development in both Japan and the UK has been in line with the needs of our customers in Europe.”
He continued: “This new role will enable Alan to take on an even more customer-focused role with direct sales responsibilities. His experience and knowledge of Mazak’s machine range and different applications will enable him to provide invaluable support to our UK customer base.”