SAVAGE, Minn.—Beckhoff Automation L.L.C. has hired a new Beckhoff USA regional sales manager who has a history of experience in advanced automation technology.
Jacob Schieffer will join Beckhoff USA as central regional sales manager.
"His wealth of business knowledge and valuable experience with advanced automation technologies makes him the perfect choice to lead this region into a new level of success," said Kevin Barker, president of Savage-based Beckhoff Automation L.L.C.
Beckhoff said Schieffer will be based at Beckhoff's headquarters near Minneapolis and manage the sales team for new and existing Beckhoff customers across the Midwest.
The longtime industry sales manager previously worked for Rockwell Automation; Wesco International Inc.; and Kaman Automation Inc. Schieffer received his bachelor's in mechanical engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MBA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
In other regions for Beckhoff, Graham Harris serves as East regional sales manager and Joe Martin as West regional sales manager.