Seika Machinery Promotes Industry and SMTA Advocate to Senior Sales Manager: Article

Seika Machinery, Inc., a leading provider of advanced machinery, materials and engineering services, announces the promotion of Michelle Ogihara to Senior Sales Manager.

Michelle joined Seika Machinery’s sales department in November of 1998. She has served as the company’s Sales & Marketing Manager for the past six years. In her new role, Michelle will oversee the sales department and the national sales, marketing and distribution of Seika equipment throughout North and South America.  

“Seika Machinery has provided me with ample opportunities to develop my knowledge and experience in the PCB assembly industry. In my new role, I hope to expand our excellent sales network by providing relevant solutions and first-class service to our customers,” said Ogihara.

Ogihara has more than ten years of experience in the PCB equipment industry. She is an active member of the SMTA with various board positions as a chapter leader, Co-Chairs the MSD Council and serves on several committees on the national level. Additionally, Michelle is a past recipient of the SMTA “Excellence in Leadership Award.”  She has chaired technical sessions at SMTAI conferences and lead break-out sessions during past SMTA Leadership Forums on numerous chapter involved topics. Michelle recently was elected to the SMTA Board of Directors.  

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