Mike Cybulski: new president and CEO at Festo
With more than 20 years experience in automation, Mike Cybulski joined Festo in March as its new president and CEO.
Mike Cybulski joined Festo Corp. in March as its new president and CEO. Formerly employed at ATS, Cybulski has more than 20 years experience in the automation industry. His education is in mechanical engineering; his focus has been in operations and sales. According to Festo, Cybulski’s passions include world-class customer service, technology development and skills training.
“Together, we are in an ideal position to make great strides toward our goals for growth and profitability,” said Cybulski. “I strongly believe that the American market is full of exciting opportunities and I look forward to working with everyone in establishing Festo as a market leader in the United States.”
Festo manufacturers pneumatic and electromechanical systems, components and controls for industrial automation. It also provides motion control solutions as well as training and education of current and future automation and robotics designers with simulation tools, teaching programs and on-site services.
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