Morris Midwest names Mike James as Sales Manager

Milwaukee, WI - Morris Midwest recently appointed Mike James to the position of Sales Manager for northern Illinois. Morris Midwest is the exclusive distributor of Okuma, Bridgeport, Hardinge, and Tsugami machine tools in Wisconsin, northern Illinois, and Michigan’s western peninsula.

“Mike’s mechanical and technical skills plus exceptionally high commitment to customer service make him a great addition to our team,” stated John Murphy, President of Morris Midwest. “His prior experience in manufacturing and machine tool sales is a perfect fit for this position.”

Mike possesses more than 27 years of experience in machining, metalworking, and technical sales, with more than 15 years devoted to machine tool and metal fab equipment sales. He began his career with a four-year apprenticeship to become a tool & die maker. He went on to learn the ropes of CNC machining at A. Finkl & Sons and later S&C Electric where he worked as a machinist and subsequently, inside sales specialist, and project manager. Moving into machine tool sales was a natural next step in Mike's career.

Most recently, Mike was vice president of an area machine shop where he learned first-hand about the challenges manufacturers face everyday.  Mike may be reached via e-mail at


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