Methods Machine Tools Inc. announced the appointment of Fernando R. Garcia as general manager, West Coast Operations, to head all Methods’ operations in California, Oregon and Washington.
“We’re very pleased to have Fernando join Methods,” says Bryon Deysher, president and CEO of Methods Machine Tools Inc. “He brings a wealth of experience and leadership in the machine tool industry and will play a critical role in our West Coast expansion plans moving forward.”
Methods will soon be opening a technology center in the Northern California region, where Mr. Garcia will be based. The new facility will have the latest machine tools and automation technology with application experts on-site. Machines will include Methods' new line of Yasda precision tools machining centers, FEELER machining centers, FANUC RoboDrill VMCs and wire EDM machines, KIWA-Japan HMCs, metrology solutions including VisionGauge digital optical comparators, tooling, spare parts and more. Mr. Garcia will also be expanding Methods’ sales, service and applications presence throughout the entire West Coast region.
Beginning as a machinist, Mr. Garcia has been fully involved in the manufacturing industry throughout his career. Prior to joining Methods, Mr. Garcia was president of Ellison Technologies/DMG/Mori Seiki – Northern California, since 2009 and held various executive and sales positions, primarily with Ellison, for more than 20 years. He was also a board of directors member of AMTDA / AMT.