Jim King currently serves as the President and COO of Okuma Corporation, having been named to the post April 1, 2011. He originally joined the Okuma organization in January, 2010, as the Senior Vice President of Sales. Before joining Okuma Corporation, Jim previously served as Director of Channel Management for Siemens Industry, based in Alpharetta, GA, Vice President-Sales and Marketing for Nematron, based in Ann Arbor, MI, and Director-Business Development for Source Alliance.com in Raleigh, NC. During his career he managed national sales, channel, marketing, and service groups, as well as directed sales planning. He began his career in 1980 as a sales representative for Rockwell Automation where he held positions of increasing responsibility in sales, marketing, and product development. Jim earned an Applied Engineering Sciences degree from Michigan State University.