In 2010, Woody stepped into the role of Virtual Marketing Director for the Japanese-based machine tools manufacturing leader, which did not have an in-house marketing department. As a result, Murata’s approach to marketing was reactive. Applying proactive, strategic marketing concepts, the company has seen tremendous results during Woody’s tenure. In 2013, under Woody’s leadership, the Turning business unit experienced its best sales year in the company’s 40 year history.