Doug Pierce to oversee continued growth and development of DMG/Mori Seiki University.

DMG/Mori Seiki USA hired Doug Pierce as the new chief learning officer for the company. In his new position, Mr. Pierce will oversee all functions of the online university (Education On Demand), instructor-led classes and the apprentice programs of DMG/Mori Seiki University (DMSU). Formerly, Pierce served as the manager of educational operations. 

“This opportunity is very exciting,” Mr. Pierce says. “What excites me most is the chance to build on a terrific foundation established at the University by Rod Jones and the rest of the staff here at DMSU.” 

Mr. Pierce will lead the expansion of student engagement at DMSU, building on the university’s recent growth. DMSU was responsible for delivering 170,000 hours of global training last year—more than the previous 5 years combined—and that number is growing this year. He attributes the growth to supply and demand.

“We are seeing a demand for employee, distributor and machine-customer training, so we increased the availability and efficiency of the university systems—specifically with online curriculum offerings,” Mr. Pierce says.   

Another member of the DMSU team, Rod Jones, has assumed a new role. As the senior advisor of business development, Mr. Jones will use his years of experience in sales management and consulting to develop the company's strategic sales and marketing support process. He will also act as a consultant for DMSU.