Florian Kloes
DALLAS—Schneider Optical Machines has appointed Florian Kloes as service manager for North America. Kloes, who previously served in senior technical leadership and product management roles, has been with the company for 15 years. He began his tenure assembling the machines at the German factory and came to the U.S. as a key technical team member in 2008.

“Flo is one of the top technical experts in our industry and has proven his leadership skills with the U.S. team and our customer base for the last nine years. He will be an invaluable resource in this new leadership role dedicated to satisfying our customers’ technical needs,” said Trey Hoegenauer, director of operations for Schneider.

As service manager, Kloes will be responsible for leadership of the technical team as well as providing a key resource for all the service needs of the customer. Kurt Atchison, Schneider’s president added, “Flo adds a key contact level to our growing team. He has been invaluable to virtually every Schneider customer for many years now and has proven his ability to lead a first-class team into the future. His unsurpassed technical skills combined with tremendous experience with what labs need to be successful promise to continue our great success and even reach new levels of excellence.”

In 2004, Kloes received his degree in mechatronics engineering from Heinrich Kleyer School in Frankfurt, Germany before joining Schneider.