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Tamron Realigns Sales Regions

Commack, N.Y. — Tamron USA said Monday it has restructured the company’s U.S. operations, merging the responsibilities of the previously separate consumer and industrial sales under two new regional sales managers.

Under the new structure, recently appointed senior managers Gregg Maniaci and Daniel Davies are now responsible for both the photo imaging optics and the industrial optics divisions of Tamron USA.

Maniaci was promoted to senior manager, Eastern region, and Daniel Davies was promoted to senior manager, Western region, each of whom will oversee sales activity for both the photo imaging and industrial optics divisions in their respective territories.

 “As the pace of business in both the B-to-C and B-to-B areas of our operations quickens, we have streamlined the company to a structure that allows sales and profit management of both divisions under one senior manager for each region,” said Tak Inoue, Tamron USA president and CEO. “This change will allow us to react more quickly to the changing business climates in both areas and will provide the company with even better management of profits and customer relations to ensure a healthy outlook in the coming years.”

Maniaci is a 26-year photo industry veteran. He first joined Tamron USA as the New York Metro photo imaging sales representative in May 1995 after several years of photo specialty retail experience.

He was promoted to Eastern regional sales manager of the photo imaging division in December 1998, and in 2009 he also assumed the role of Mid-Western Regional sales manager until the two regions were combined in January this year.

Davies joined Tamron’s Japanese headquarters in February 2010 as a mechanical design engineer for the industrial optics division. After six months of training in lens design and manufacture, he was sent to the San Francisco sales office to assume responsibility for OEM industrial optics sales in North America. In his new role, Davies will oversee sales of photo imaging optics and industrial optics for the western half of the U.S. from Tamron USA’s San Francisco sales office.

Ruth Cox, Western regional sales manager of the photo imaging optics division, will report to Davies.