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New chief at Karl Mayer North America

Greensboro based subsidiary of leading German machine builder names Mariano Amezcua as new President.

27th February 2023

Knitting Industry
 |  Greensboro, NC, USA

Sports/​Activewear, Technical Textiles

Karl Mayer North America has named industry veteran Mariano Amezcua as President. Amezcua will oversee overall business operations and strategic initiatives for the American subsidiary of the Karl Mayer Group.

Mariano Amezcua comes to Karl Mayer North America with a solid track record in the textiles industry. He is a seasoned leader with more than 25 years of experience delivering Sales and Professional Services for industrial automation and software applications. His primary focus has been the development and implementation of manufacturing strategies for Cut & Sew Operations for the automotive, furniture, technical textiles, and fashion sectors.

Amezcua previously served as President & CEO for DAP America, Inc. A graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, he served in the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment as a Platoon Leader during Operation Desert Storm. After his military service, Mariano directed Sales and Service teams for companies such as PTC, Varian, Danaher, and Lectra. He also holds an MBA degree in Management of Technology from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Tony Hooimeijer hands over his position at the helm of Karl Mayer North America to Mariano Amezcua. © Karl Mayer Group

“The Karl Mayer North America team is deeply talented and motivated to deliver advanced technologies that provide superior performance for our customers,” Amezcua says. “I look forward to contributing to the continued growth and success of the company."

After having led Karl Mayer North America for close to twenty years, Tony Hooimeijer, Mariano’s predecessor, will go into retirement on 1 March 2023.

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