Morris Midwest hires Productivity Engineer

March 28, 2012 - Windsor, CT - Morris Midwest ( of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Chicago, Illinois, recently hired Jurgen O. Bettray to the position of Productivity Engineer. Bettray will work with manufacturers in Wisconsin, Northern Illinois, and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula where Morris Midwest is the exclusive distributor of OkumaHardinge, Bridgeport, and Tsugami CNC machine tools. 

In this new position, Bettray will help customers increase the productivity and machining process efficiencies of their CNC machine tools by assessing current practices and recommending and sourcing advanced tooling and accessories. Morris Midwest partners with leading suppliers of tooling and accessories, including Kennametal, Sandvik Coromant, WTO,  Schunk, Zoller, Brown & Sharpe, and ROMER, plus Caron Engineering, Renishaw, FANUC Robotics, MP Systems, and Velocity Products.

“Integration of the proper tooling, accessories, software, and peripherals is a key component of our commitment to provide complete machining solutions for our customers,” stated John Murphy, President of Morris Midwest.  “Mr. Bettray possesses a wealth of tooling experience and expertise that will benefit our customers.” 

Bettray completed an apprenticeship as a machine mechanic and obtained a degree in mechanical engineering in his native country, Germany, before moving to the U.S.  A Certified Machine Tool Sales Engineer, Bettray was employed by Hainbuch America Corp. from 2000 to 2010.  At Hainbuch, he managed and developed new workholding products and later advanced into a regional sales management role.  Most recently, Bettray was Regional Sales Manager for Zoller, Inc. where he gained valuable knowledge of pre-setters, measuring machines, heat shrinking and balancing machines, as well as tool management software systems. 

Jurgen O. Bettray may be contacted via e-mail at

About Morris Midwest

Founded in 2006, Morris Midwest is the authorized distributor for Okuma, Tsugami, Hardinge, Bridgeport, Kellenberger, Jones & Shipman, Brown & Sharpe® and Romer® in Northern Illinois, Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.  Morris Midwest is a division of Morris Group, Inc.

Morris Group, Inc. ( is a privately held company which owns and operates fourteen divisions that supply high performance manufacturing technology and related engineering and support services to manufacturers throughout the Eastern half of the United States. 

For more information regarding Morris Midwest, or contact Morris Midwest via phone at 414-586-0450 (WI and MI UP) or 630-351-1091 (IL).