Robotics Industry News
Tom Schockman Named Vice-President, Finance and Accounting, and Chief Financial Officer for Motoman Inc.
Yaskawa America, Inc. Posted 11/05/2008
Dayton, Ohio — Motoman Inc. is pleased to announce that Thomas J. Schockman has joined Motoman as Vice-President, Finance and Accounting, and Chief Financial Officer (CFO). He succeeds Steve Barhorst, who took over the top leadership role as Motoman’s President and Chief Operations Officer (COO) in July 2008.
Prior to joining Motoman, Schockman’s career encompassed key senior financial roles in manufacturing and public accounting for more than 22 years. Most recently, he worked as Director of Financial Planning and Analysis and Corporate Controller for Robbins & Myers, Inc. (Dayton, Ohio), a $750 million public company that designs and manufactures capital equipment used in a variety of industries. Prior to that, Schockman was Vice-President, Controller for Spinnaker Coating, Inc. (Troy, Ohio). His early career was with Ernst & Young LLP (Dayton, Ohio), where he was an Audit Senior Manager.
Schockman earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration (BSBA) from Ohio Northern University in 1986. He became a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in 1987. Schockman and his family reside in Dayton, Ohio.
Motoman provides robots and complete robotic automation for virtually every application and industry. Founded in 1989, Motoman has continually gained market share and is now one of the largest robotic solution providers in North and South America with more than 29,000 robotic installations. Motoman’s parent, Yaskawa Electric Corporation, is the world’s leading robot manufacturer with an installed base of over 200,000 robots.
For information on Motoman products and services, visit the corporate web site at www.motoman.com, call 937.847.6200, or write to Motoman Inc., 805 Liberty Lane, West Carrollton, Ohio, USA 45449.