Heidenhain Hires North American Product Manager for Controls
February 10, 2014—Heidenhain Corporation recently announced the new hire of John Parker as the North American Product Manager for Controls. Bringing nearly 30 years of experience in the machine tool industry to this position, Parker will serve as Heidenhain’s point person for the Computer Numerical Control (CNC) product lines (both Heidenhain and Acu-Rite brands), as well as serve as a liaison between the company’s sales and marketing and engineering departments. Parker holds an electronics degree from Devry Institute of Technology. He then started his career at Acu-Rite Inc. in the 1980s where he initially served in field and customer service. Moving into a product specialist position, Parker also helped to introduce the well-known Acu-Rite MILLPWR control in 1994. In recent years, Parker has been employed by a machine tool dealership on the East Coast, representing Heidenhain and Acu-Rite brand products. Heidenhain is now pleased to bring him into the corporate family.