Hardinge Inc. Hires Brooke Sykes as Director, Sales & Service – Turning/Milling Machine Group

ELMIRA, NY (November 21, 2014)  Hardinge Inc. announced today that Mr. Brooke Sykes, Jr. will join Hardinge as the new Sales & Service Director for the North American Turning & Milling Group. Mr. Sykes will report to James P. Langa, President, Turning/Milling Group.

Mr. Sykes comes to Hardinge with 30+ years of progressively responsible experience in sales, sales management, and executive leadership in the machine tool industry. Brooke began his career with J&H Machine Tools in Charlotte, NC and most recently held the position of the President of DMG Mori Ellison Technologies TN Division. He will officially join Hardinge on or about December 8th.

Mr. Langa commented, “We are very excited to have an individual of such high caliber and long tenured experience as Brooke join Hardinge. With his background and personal attributes, he will clearly help drive our success in the North American market.”

About Hardinge Inc.

Hardinge is a global designer, manufacturer and distributor of machine tools, specializing in SUPER- PRECISION(TM) and precision CNC Lathes, high performance Machining Centers, high- end cylindrical and jig Grinding machines, and technologically advanced Workholding & Rotary Products. Hardinge is also the world’s largest manufacturer of collets (5C Collets, 16C Collets, 20C Collets, Swiss Collets and other styles) for all brands of machines including custom engineered solutions. Hardinge has a very diverse customer base and serves a wide variety of end-user markets. This customer base includes metalworking manufacturers which make parts for a variety of industries, as well as a wide range of end users in the aerospace, agricultural, transportation, basic consumer goods, communications and electronics, construction, defense, energy, pharmaceutical and medical equipment, and recreation industries, among others. Hardinge has manufacturing operations in the United States, Switzerland, Taiwan, and China. For more information, please visit http://www.hardinge.com.

About Morris Group, Inc.

Morris Group, Inc.(www.morrisgroupinc.com), one of North America’s largest machine tool supply networks, owns and operates fourteen divisions located throughout the eastern half of the U.S.  It supplies  CNC machine tools and related technology and services  to manufacturers representing virtually every industry segment. Morris Group, Inc. is headquartered in Windsor, Connecticut, home of its founding company, The Robert E. Morris Company.