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Fourth Generation Joins Union Tool

Aug 14, 2017

The Union Tool Corporation proudly welcomes another member of the fourth generation to its family-owned business, started by Karl J. Heinzelman in 1944. Nick Simpson joins Union Tool after working several years in hospitality sales in Bloomington, IN for a leading hospitality company. During that time, Simpson was promoted to several roles including sales manager, senior sales manager, and... Read More

Nick Lykon Becomes A&A’s New GM

Aug 14, 2017

Morrisville, PA - Locally owned A&A Machinery Moving announced on Monday July 10th, 2017, Nick Lykon was promoted to General Manager. In this position, Nick Lykon will be responsible for all day-today operations of the company along with playing a pivotal role in identifying and implementing strategic growth plans.

Nick Lykon has been with A&A Machinery Moving for the past twenty-one... Read More

Tim Cromwell Elected Board Rep. for MDNA Philly Chapter

Aug 14, 2017

Morrisville, PA – Local Philadelphia Chapter of the Machinery Dealers National Association (MDNA) has a new Board Representative. Tim Cromwell of A&A Machinery Moving, Inc. has been named the new board representative for the MDNA Philadelphia Chapter.

The MDNA is an international nonprofit trade association, established to promote the used machinery industry. The MDNA currently has... Read More

SCHUNK Announces New Vice President

Aug 11, 2017

SCHUNK is proud to announce Bo Shomaker as the Vice President of Sales, Tooling and Workholding.

Mr. Shomaker brings 27 years of experience in the metalworking industry to SCHUNK. His extensive background includes engineering, technical sales, sales management, general management and strategic account management. Bo started his career in engineering and quickly moved into technical... Read More

Astro Pak Names Ken Carroll as President

Aug 09, 2017

COSTA MESA, Calif. - February 16, 2016­­ - Astro Pak Corporation is pleased to announce the appointment of Ken Carroll as President. Mr. Carroll is responsible for overseeing the growth of the corporation and day to day operations at Astro Pak Corporation.

Before becoming President, Mr. Carroll held the position of Chief Financial Officer at Astro Pak. During that time Astro Pak... Read More

Ajax TOCCO Announces New Manager - Tubular Products

Aug 08, 2017

Ajax TOCCO Magnethermic (ATM) announces the promotion of Donald Gibeaut to “Manager Tubular Products.” Don has worked in the induction industry for over 36 years and has achieved great success in the pipe and tube markets.

In his new position, Don will work with all ATM brands to promote and increase market share in the tubular industry including Heat Treat, Quench and Temper lines,... Read More

TRP/Norlux Appoints Brandon Cartwright as Director of New Business Development

Aug 04, 2017

Elgin, Illinois August 3, 2017 - Thomas Research Products/Norlux has appointed Brandon Cartwright as the company's Director of New Business Development. The company, part of Hubbell Lighting Components, manufactures complete LED power and control solutions for OEMs and retrofitters.

Mr. Cartwright engages with lighting customers that include OEMs, ESCOs, retrofitters, engineers and... Read More

Palmer Holland Announces Changes at CEO and President Positions

Aug 04, 2017

Cleveland, OH - Effective March 27, 2017 - Palmer Holland, a leading specialty chemical distributor, is proud to announce that it has named C. Bradley Steven as President. Bryn Irvine will assume a new role as Chief Executive Officer.

C. Bradley Steven brings many years of experience leading and managing companies as President and Vice President. Most recently, he was the President of... Read More

Eriez-Australia Announces New Sales Director

Jul 28, 2017

Erie, PA - Eriez® has named Ezio Viti as the new Sales Director at Eriez-Australia. Viti, a mechanical engineer with more than 30 years of experience applying process solutions into the mining, resources recovery, waste water and general process industries, will manage the sales team for Eriez-Australia.

Before joining Eriez, Viti served as a business development consultant. In this... Read More

QCMI Corp. is Proud to Announce the Addition of Another Quality Control Employee Hired in Our China Factories

Jul 28, 2017

Lei Zhao a graduate of the Career Technical College in Botou, China, with an emphasis in Machinery Manufacturing. He brings 10 years of manufacturing experience and is primarily involved in the quality control of our large casting projects.

We are very excited to welcome Lei to our staff and look forward to her working with our existing Quality Control team to ensure the best quality... Read More

MBK Tape Solutions Hires a Certified Quality Manager

Jul 28, 2017

MBK Tape Solutions – Chatsworth, CA - July 2017 - MBK Tape Solutions is pleased to announce the hiring of Jaymin Chauhan for the Quality Manager position. Jaymin is currently finishing up his Master degree in Manufacturing System Engineering & Quality Management at California State University in Northridge, California. MBK is thrilled to have a Certified Lean and Six Sigma Quality Control... Read More

Johnson Controls Expands Role of Chief Procurement Officer Michael Bartschat to Include Leadership of its Operating System

Jul 27, 2017

MILWAUKEE, July 26, 2017 - Johnson Controls announced today it has named Michael Bartschat Vice President of the Johnson Controls Operating System (JCOS) in addition to his current role as Chief Procurement Officer, reporting to Chairman and CEO Alex Molinaroli.

In this new role, Bartschat will lead the majority of the functions in the JCOS, including engineering, procurement,... Read More

TricorBraun Hires New Industrial Designer

Jul 25, 2017

OAK BROOK, Ill., July 24, 2017 - TricorBraun Design & Engineering Group today announced that Collin Akemann has joined the company as Industrial Designer. He reports to Industrial Design Manager Samantha Juna and is based in Oak Brook, Illinois.

In this role, Akemann designs and develops custom rigid packaging solutions for TricorBraun's consumer packaged goods (CPG) brand owners... Read More

Guill Tool Appoints New Quality Engineer Extrusion Tooling Leader Strengthens Resources as it Expands Globally

Jul 24, 2017

West Warwick, RI: Rhode Island-based Guill Tool & Engineering Company (www.guill.com) announced today that Amandio Bartolo has joined the company to support its growing extrusion and defense divisions. Amandio brings more than thirty years of experience in quality assurance to Guill.

While spending the last 8 years at General Cable, Amandio minimized... Read More

Monroe Electronics' Edward Czarnecki Appointed to FEMA National Advisory Council IPAWS Subcommittee

Jul 24, 2017

Monroe Electronics Will Provide FEMA With Broad Range of Expertise in Emergency Information Distribution

LYNDONVILLE, N.Y. - July 20, 2017 - Monroe Electronics, a leading provider of emergency information solutions for cable, IPTV, broadcast, government, and university users, today announced that Senior Director for Strategic and Government Affairs Edward Czarnecki has been appointed to... Read More

Rocky Pinheiro Joins PennEngineering® as Global Vice President of Quality

Jul 21, 2017

DANBORO, PA, USA, July 20, 2017 – Rocky Pinheiro has joined PennEngineering® as Global Vice President of Quality, it was announced today by the Company. Pinheiro will be responsible for driving enterprise-wide quality systems improvement, excellence, and evolution and will function as a corporate source matter expert with PennEngineering’s established quality teams in each plant and... Read More

KROHNE Announces Hiring of Jan-Marc Featherston

Jul 14, 2017

Featherston hired as new Sales Manager for Temperature Products

Peabody, MA: KROHNE, Inc. announces the hiring of Jan-Marc Featherston as the new Sales Manager for INOR Temperature Products. With over 20 years of industry experience, Featherston brings a great deal of knowledge and expertise about temperature and process instrumentation to the role. INOR is a wholly owned subsidiary of... Read More

Ship & Shore Environmental, Inc. Names Anu D. Vij Chief Operating Officer

Jul 13, 2017

Los Angeles, CA, July 12, 2017- Anu D. Vij, a seasoned Global operations & technical leader has joined Ship & Shore Environmental Inc., as Chief Operating Officer. Ship & Shore, a leading U.S. environmental, pollution abatement and energy solutions firm specializing in air pollution capture and control systems for industrial applications, considers Vij a key addition to the company's... Read More

Acromag Modernizes Sales Department Structure and Adds Business Development Manager and Vice President of Sales Positions

Jul 11, 2017

Wixom, Michigan: Acromag, Inc. (Dave Wolfe, President/COO) recently announced a reorganization of their Embedded Solutions and Process Automation Divisions. This reorganization will better align product planning with customer needs and to strengthen the sales channels. As part of the restructure, Mr. Russell J. Nieves accepted the position of Vice President of Sales and Mr. Robert M.... Read More

California Boiler Announces International Combustion and Controls Division

Jul 11, 2017

California Boiler announces Robert A. Youmans as Director of Business Development for newly established International Combustion and Controls division.

Huntington Beach, California, July 10, 2017 - California Boiler Inc. recently appointed Robert A. Youmans to the position of Director of Business Development for the company’s new International Combustion and Controls division.

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