Dr. Boy GmbH & Co. KG, the German maker of small injection presses, is realigning its North American operation, Boy Machines Inc. in Exton, Pa. resulting in a change in top management.
Boy hired Marko Koorneef as vice president of sales and service of Boy Machines, a newly created position. After a management transition period, Robert Koch, who has served as Boy Machines president for the past eight years, will be reassigned. Koch will relocate back to his hometown of Cleveland, where he will remain with Boy to handle special assignments and oversee sales in the Midwest region.
Carl Schiffer, managing partner and a co-owner of Dr. Boy in Fernthal, Germany, now holds the title of president of the U.S. operation.
Schiffer announced the realignment on June 17. It had been under way for some time, the company said. Korneef was hired on June 14.
Tony Lengetti remains as vice president of finance and reports directly to the company's owners.
The long-term realignment plan will streamline the management structure and enable Boy to respond efficiently and effectively to changing North American market conditions, company officials said.
Boy has been selling and servicing machines in North American for 40 years.
Schiffer thanked Koch for his long service to the company, and is looking forward to his contributions in the future.
Koch originally worked for Boy Machines as national sales manager from 1982 through 1987, then left to become an independent machinery sales representative. He rejoined Boy as president in 2002.
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