UK motion control specialist Kinesys is opening a new operation – Kinesys USA Inc, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia and headed up by industry veteran David Martin.
Kinesys and its robust, reliable, flexible and user-friendly products have surged in popularity in the US over the last two years, and the move is part of the company’s medium term expansion strategy to optimise sales, technical support and after-sales service for all Kinesys owners and users.
The brand is serious about consolidating the level of support for its US clients and enhancing its presence in the Americas. Kinesys USA will also be a commercial hub for business in Canada, central and South America.
David will co-ordinate the technical sales and support in all these regions and work in close collaboration with the relevant departments at Kinesys’ global headquarters in London, UK.
This bilateral support is intended to push the brand forward, and Martin will be looking to expand the US-based sales team as the process gets underway.
Technical support is at the core of Kinesys’ values, so it was important to find the right person to head up the new US venture. Martin has an impressive resume and impeccable credentials which include working for the US military on the iconic Black Hawk helicopter – where he learned a vast amount about automation control.
After leaving the military, he worked as a freelance production rigger and toured worldwide with a number of top artists. He has also worked for leading rental and installation companies and as operations director for specialty labour provider Rhino Services.
Most recently he worked on rigging and automation at Dragone’s renowned House of Dancing Water installation in Macau. Later he worked for Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas before moving to Atlanta Rigging where he was a project manager in the automation and special projects division.
Martin is excited about the new role: “I’m looking forward to being part of such a talented team of people and helping to build a positive and successful future for the brand in the US,’ he says.
“I am delighted that the next step in our expansion strategy is underway and as a consequence we can provide all the benefits that only a US company can offer. With someone as experienced as Martin at the helm of our US operation we now have the ability to pass on knowledge of Kinesys products at a much more personal and local level,’ concludes Kinesys CEO Dave Weatherhead.