Beckhoff Automation hires new Central Region sales manager

Beckhoff Automation is pleased to announce that David Samdahl has been hired as sales manager for the company's Central Region. Samdahl now serves Beckhoff customers in Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, North Dakota and South Dakota. Samdahl is based in the Beckhoff Automation North American headquarters office, which is located in the Minneapolis suburb of Burnsville...

MINNEAPOLIS, June 22, 2005 -- Beckhoff Automation is pleased to announce that David Samdahl has been hired as Sales Manager for the company's Central Region. Samdahl now serves Beckhoff customers in Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, North Dakota and South Dakota. Samdahl is based in the Beckhoff Automation North American headquarters office, which is located in the Minneapolis suburb of Burnsville.

Samdahl has 20 years of electrical sales experience in Minnesota -- 15 of those years with a multi-faceted distributor/manufacturer/systems integrator. There Samdahl supported OEMs and end-user accounts by selling all major machine control components including PLCs, I/O, HMI, IPCs, drives and custom control panels. Specializing in products for the semi-conductor and medical markets, Samdahl served two years as National Sales Manager at HEI, a custom opto-electronics assembly systems manufacturer. He also spent three years at Cutler–Hammer, serving the OEM and contractor markets in Minnesota and North Dakota.

"I'm very excited that Beckhoff Automation has strengthened its sales force yet again by hiring a pro with as much experience and automation know-how as Dave," said Graham Harris, President, Beckhoff Automation. "His breadth of controls knowledge gives Beckhoff customers in the Central Region a skilled sales manager and consultant."

Samdahl and the Central Region office can be reached at:
David Samdahl
Regional Sales, Central Region
Beckhoff Automation LLC
952-890-0000; Fax: 952-890-2888
Email: d.samdahl@beckhoff.com

Beckhoff Automation (www.beckhoffautomation.com) provides advanced, open automation products based upon proven technologies so that customers can implement high performance control systems faster and at a lower overall cost than traditional PLC and motion control systems. Beckhoff's "New Automation Technology" product range includes PC based control, industrial PCs, automation controllers, operator interface, I/O, servo drives and motors. With representation in more than 60 countries, Beckhoff is well positioned to provide global sales and service to its customers. Sales and service are handled directly, with no intermediaries involved to provide faster response and improved communications.

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