MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Weinig Holz-Her USA has announced the promotion of Donnie Kirkland to manager of automation and digital business development. Kirkland will oversee the automation enablement of Weinig and Holz-Her systems, and will be an integral part of future product development objectives.

“We are very excited to announce this new position for Donnie,” said Jason Howell, president of Weinig Holz-Her USA. “His background and ambition will prove to be key drivers to our success in this area of growing importance for our company and our customers”

Kirkland joined the company in 2005 as a parts research specialist and has worked in a variety of roles including his most recent as manager of IT & Software Development.

Over his tenure, Kirkland most notably has written and co-developed many of the ancillary applications that are a part of the MillVision / EnVision suite of products. He is the primary contributor to the development of applications for multi-machine systems based data communication as well as being the architect behind numerous internal business applications during his time with the company.

Kirkland and his team will implement automation development across solid wood and panel processing systems. “As a natural extension of our new business unit Automation & Digital Business, this move dedicates a domestic market-centric solution to our customers” Howell said. See http://www.weinigusa.com

Contact: Christian Smedberg, www.weinigusa.com, Email: Christian.smedberg@weinig.com, phone: 704-799-0100 x 7438

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