Mahr Inc. announced that Bill Taylor has joined the company as General Manager, Sales, for the U.S. and Canada. In addition to field sales, he will oversee the marketing, product management, application engineering, service, customer resource center and distribution teams.

Taylor has more than 20 years of industrial experience and has held leadership positions with companies including Kistler Instrument, Kokusia Inc. and Wellman Thermal Systems. He also served as a Commander in the U.S. Army during deployment in Afghanistan and served in the National Guard. Bill graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology.

“Bill’s extensive experience will help drive the Mahr sales team forward as the company regains its focus on growth in the coming months,” said Bryan Orr, vice president sales Americas and executive director, Mahr Inc. “Our team remains committed to providing customers with the service and support needed, in whatever format necessary, to help solve their unique metrology solution requirements.”

Mahr’s focus on growth also encompasses continued innovation. For example, the company recently launched the newly updated MarSurf CM mobile portable optical surface metrology tool. Multiple new updates ensure optimum contrast for highly dynamic surfaces, while maintaining the robust performance and low noise-to-signal ratio that customers have come to expect from MarSurf CM products. The updated CM mobile also offers the highest acquisition speed and highest-resolution confocal measurements on the shop floor or in the field.

The company also recently announced the new MarSurf M 310 mobile surface measurement system. The successor to the MarSurf M 300, the M 310 brings ease-of-use to new levels with a large, illuminated, rotatable 4.3” high-resolution touch screen built into the unit. It is designed to provide high-precision measurements to test surface roughness on small and large workpieces. More new products will also be announced in the coming weeks.

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