September 9, 2009
Beckhoff Automation has announced the opening of a new sales and engineering center in Charlotte, N.C. The expansion is a response to heightened demand from Beckhoff customers in North Carolina and South Carolina for training courses, technical support, and sales support.
The company also announced that it has hired Ron Pryor as a customer service engineer and Les Queen as an application engineer. Both are based at the Charlotte office.
Pryor previously worked for ATC Carolina and has experience in PLC, HMI, and motion control.
Queen joined the company after working for Cross Automation and running his own systems integration company. He is skilled in developing product training courses and will be teaching classes at the company's Charlotte and Atlanta training facilities.
The Charlotte facility measures more than 3,000 square feet and features engineering, sales, and administration areas and a training room.
With the addition of the Charlotte facility, Beckhoff Automation now has seven regional offices in North America: the Burnsville, Minn. North American headquarters (Minneapolis area); San Diego; Duluth, Ga. (Atlanta area); Mill Creek, Wash. (Seattle area); Fond du Lac, Wis.; and Guelph, Ontario (Toronto area).