Jamie Schell new DMG CAM AMER product specialist sales team memberClick image to enlarge

Jamie Schell has joined Autodesk as a member of the DMG CAM AMER product specialist sales team.

He will work in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and Northern Ontario. 

Prior to Autodesk, he spent 15 years as a job shop machinist working on a variety of machines from manual to six axis (mainly for aerospace) before joining Noranco, a PCC company, where he worked for more than 11 years.

At Noranco he started as a methods engineer and moved into multiple roles during his tenure including supply chain manager, manager of the engineering resource group and most recently plant manager.

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