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Sara Zimmerman, PMP, Promoted to Director of Business Development – Gearmotors, for Sumitomo Machinery Corporation of America

October 17, 2013
Hollis Murphy
Chesapeake, VA

The U.S. headquarters for Sumitomo Drive Technologies, Sumitomo Machinery Corporation of America (SMA), headquartered in Chesapeake, Virginia, is pleased to announce the promotion of Mrs. Sara Zimmerman, PMP, to the newly created position of Director of Business Development - Gearmotors. Mrs. Zimmerman will be responsible for developing and leading strategies to increase SMA's strength in the gearmotor markets and ensure customer satisfaction goals are met for our product lines.

Mrs. Zimmerman's experience with Sumitomo spans 16 years and includes the key technical and leadership roles of Electrical Product Specialist, Project Manager for large international projects, Product Manager, Industry Manager, and most recently, Strategic Marketing Manager. In these roles, Mrs. Zimmerman has implemented international parcel handling projects, contributed to new product development and managed multiple product launches for SMA's North and South American markets. Her career experience in sales, project management, product management, and international business give Mrs. Zimmerman a unique perspective and extensive knowledge base to strengthen our capabilities and enhance our customer partnerships.

In addition to her PMP certification by the Project Management Institute, Mrs. Zimmerman holds a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from Old Dominion University.

SMA is continuously improving our organization to increase our value to our customers, both internal and external.  This move is another example of our drive to strengthen our foundation of business excellence.  For additional information on the promotion of Mrs. Sara Zimmerman, PMP, to the position of Director of Gearmotor Business Development for SMA, contact marketing@suminet.com.

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