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Doosan Machine Tools names new CEO of North America division


James Kim is the new CEO of Doosan Machine Tools North America. Photo: Doosan

Doosan Machine Tools has appointed James Kim as the new CEO of its North American operations.

Kim has spent the past 37 years at the CNC machine tools manufacturer, including the last 18 at Doosan Machine Tools America.

Prior to that, he was based in Doosan’s South Korea headquarters as marketing team leader for the machine tool business group at Daewoo Heavy Industries.

After moving to North America, Kim has taken on many roles, including sales management director, vice-president of strategy and planning and corporate secretary (also a VP role).

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“We’re very excited to see James in this new role,” says Jim Shiner, vice-president of sales and marketing at Doosan Machine Tools America.

“He has always been an open communicator who works to establish trust and build authentic relationships.”