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Hardinge Expands Management Team

Hardinge expands its management team, with Chandra Urs as COO, Tina Mashiko as CFO, Brent Bruggeman as CIO and Stephen Nunn as VP of Corporate Development.
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Hardinge Inc. has expanded its management team, naming Chandra Urs as COO, Tina Mashiko as CFO, Brent Bruggeman as CIO and Stephen Nunn as VP of Corporate Development. The company says these new hires will help position the company for immediate and long-term growth and improved profitability as it expands its manufacturing capabilities in the U.S., accelerates roll-out of customer-centric initiatives, diversifies its product portfolio and establishes new revenue streams in the precision tools manufacturing market.

"We welcome Chandra, Tina, Brent and Stephen to the Hardinge family," says Ryan Levenson, Hardinge's co-CEO. "These industry veterans have already had a tremendous impact on the company, which has helped us enhance our customers' experience. Leveraging the transformation we've accomplished in 2020, we expect 2021 to be a year of tremendous progress and acceleration. We're excited to add these talented executives with exceptional business minds to our team and look forward to achieving significant growth in 2021 and in the years to come."

COO Chandra Urs will oversee the day-to-day administrative and operational functions of Hardinge with a focus on identifying and implementing efficiencies across its global manufacturing footprint. Tina Mashiko joins as CFO, overseeing the company’s global finance organization, accounting, legal, treasury, IT and corporate matters. As CIO, Brent Bruggeman will be responsible for transforming Hardinge's global information technology organization, applications and infrastructure. Stephen Nunn joins Hardinge as the VP of Corporate Development, a role in which he will be responsible for all global M&A activities and important to the company's global growth initiatives.