Chris Harris new Canadian sales manager for MC Machinery CanadaClick image to enlarge

Chris Harris is the new Canadian Sales Manager for MC Machinery Systems Canada.

Most recently territory manager for Duramill Industrial Supplies, he has 25 years of experience in the metalworking industry. He completed his apprenticeship for tool and die at Sheridan College in Oakville.

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