Okuma America recognizes Reid Gibson of The Robert E. Morris Company

Reid Gibson, Vice President of Operations, was awarded The Larry Schwartz award for Excellence in Customer Service.

Windsor, Conn. (March 25, 2014) The Robert E. Morris Company, a division of Morris Group, Inc., is proud to announce that Reid Gibson, Vice President of Operations, was recently named recipient of The Larry Schwartz Award by Okuma America Corporation of Charlotte, North Carolina. 

Reid, who joined The Robert E. Morris Company in 1990, was cited for “Excellence in Customer Service” by Okuma America.  The awards are presented to employees of Okuma America and its exclusive distributors who best represent the characteristics of its namesake, retired president Larry Schwartz.  As leader of Okuma in North America , Schwartz was both a visionary and trailblazer. He helped set Okuma's standards for excellence in leadership, customer service, sales, and engineering.

“Reid Gibson exhibits exceptional standards and dedication that we chose to recognize with this award,” said Ira Busman, Vice President of Customer Service at Okuma and presenter of the award.  “We are not obligated to select recipients for the Larry Schwartz award every year.  We only do so when we recognize those rare traits in an individual like Reid.”

Past recipients from Morris Group, Inc. companies include Brad Morris, President of Morris Group, Inc., recognized for excellence in leadership, and Craig Cottrell, Executive Vice President of The Robert E. Morris Company, cited for excellence in sales, both in 2012.


About The Robert E. Morris Company

Founded in 1941, The Robert E. Morris Company (www.robertemorris.com) of Windsor, Connecticut is the exclusive distributor of Okuma, Tsugami, Hardinge and Bridgeport machine tools as well as Trumpf TruMark marking lasers in New England, Northern New Jersey, and Eastern New York State including Long Island.  In addition to new machine tools the company sells tooling, accessories, measurement and inspection equipment, and provides related engineering and support services.

About Morris Group, Inc.

Morris Group, Inc.(www.morrisgroupinc.com), one of North America’s largest machine tool supply networks, owns and operates fourteen divisions located throughout the eastern half of the U.S.  It supplies  CNC machine tools and related technology and services  to manufacturers representing virtually every industry segment.  Morris Group, Inc. is headquartered in Windsor, Connecticut, home of its founding company, The Robert E. Morris Company.

About Okuma America Corporation

Okuma America Corporation (www.okuma.com/americas) is the U.S.-based sales and service affiliate of Okuma Corporation, a world leader in CNC (computer numeric control) machine tools, founded in 1898 in Nagoya, Japan. The company is the industry’s only single-source provider, with the CNC machine, drive, motors, encoders, spindle and CNC control all manufactured by Okuma. Okuma’s innovative and reliable technology, paired with comprehensive, localized service protection, allows users to run continuously with confidence – maximizing profitability.  Along with its industry-leading distribution network (largest in the Americas), and Partners in THINC, Okuma facilitates quality, productivity and efficiency, empowering the customer and enabling competitive advantage in today’s demanding manufacturing environment.