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GMTA Names Scott Knoy Vice President

December 12, 2016

Walter Friedrich, President of GMTA (German Machine Tools of America) recently announced the promotion of Scott Knoy to Vice President for the company. Scott joined GMTA on July 1st, 2005, back when the company was known as American Wera. Since then, Scott has played a large role in the growth of the organization. GMTA is a leading supplier of machine tools, lasers and parts washers to the... Read More

Bob Heidenrich Joins HED as VP Sales & Marketing

December 10, 2016

HED is pleased to announce the hiring of Bob Heidenrich as VP Sales & Marketing. Bob He has over 25 years of sales and marketing leadership experience in the electronics arena. Prior to HED, Bob had a long career moving up through all levels of the sales organization at Xymox Technologies (Milwaukee, WI). Bob will lead sales, customer service, application engineering, and product management... Read More

Eco-Site Appoints former American Tower Executive to Lead Site Development and Operations

December 9, 2016

Scott Lewis Joins as Senior Vice President of Site Development and Operations

Durham, N.C., Dec. 8, 2016-Eco-Site, Inc. (, a North Carolina-based wireless tower and densification solutions company, announces the appointment of Scott Lewis to the position of senior vice president, site development and operations. Lewis brings more... Read More

Axon Promotes Jose Arroyo to Latin American Sales and Customer Support Manager

December 9, 2016

Arroyo will support Latin American sales and aftermarket efforts and utilize the resources of the Pro Mach Shared Services facility to provide optimal sales service activities for a rapidly growing customer base.

RALEIGH, NC - Axon, powered by Pro Mach, announced today that Jose Arroyo has been promoted to Latin American Sales and Customer Support Manager. Axon is a leading manufacturer... Read More

Scott Jordan Named Head of Photonics by PI

December 8, 2016

Jordan was key contributor to PI’s award-winning photonics systems, the Fast Multi-Channel Photonics Alignment (FMPA) system.

December 2016, Auburn, MA – PI (Physik Instrumente), a leading provider of photonics alignment, nanopositioning, and precision motion control systems has appoint Scott Jordan as Head of the Photonics Market Segment.

Jordan, a PI Fellow, holds a... Read More

Bill St. Thomas Joins Lindberg/MPH

December 3, 2016

Thursday, December 1, 2016 - We are pleased to announce Bill St. Thomas has rejoined Lindberg/MPH as Business Development Manager. Bill began his career in the heat treat industry with Lindberg and brings 40 years of experience relative to custom designed heat treating furnace systems. Bill is based in the Detroit, MI area and will be supporting our customers, sales team and staff in North... Read More

Unilux to Provide Local Sales Support for Customers in the West

December 2, 2016

Rod Ambrose joins growing team of local reps with significant industrial experience.

Saddle Brook, NJ DECEMBER 1, 2016 Unilux, the world's leading designer and manufacturer of strobe lights for inspection, today announced the addition of Rod Ambrose Industrial Sales to their worldwide sales network. Mr. Ambrose will be the exclusive Unilux representative in Arizona, California and... Read More

VSI Hires New Director of Human Resources and Continual Improvement

December 2, 2016

Green Bay, WI ( November 30 , 2016 ) – Vehicle Security Innovators (VSI) , Inc. a supplier of fleet security and mechanical locking systems to the OEM Heavy Truck market is pleased to announce and welcome back Tina Van De Ven as Director of Human Resources and Continual Improvement.

Mrs. Van De Ven comes to VSI with over 14 years of Human Resource and Lean Manufacturing knowledge. She... Read More

Future Electronics and President Robert Miller Recognize Laikram Singh for 40 Years of Service

December 2, 2016

Pointe Claire, Quebec December 1, 2016 - Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components with corporate headquarters in Montreal, Quebec, and the company's President, Robert Miller, recently thanked Laikram Singh for 40 years of service with the company.

Mr. Singh started with Future Electronics in September of 1976, in the Purchasing department. Over the... Read More

Powerstorm ESS, a Global Humanitarian Technology Company, Announces an Expansion to their Advisory Board Members - Nick Moelders

December 1, 2016

As another key advisor, Nick Moelders will provide significant strategic advice and vital complementary skills required to take the company’s business to the next level.

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA. November 30, 2016. CEO and Chairman Mike Freni of Powerstorm ESS announced today the appointment of Nick Moelders to the company’s Advisory Board.

In this role, Nick will be sharing... Read More

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Driven to Succeed

November 30, 2016

Kennametal partners with EWS Tool Technologies, a global provider of precision lathe tooling. A wide variety of KM tooling for multitasking machines, machining centers, and mill-turn lathes is readily available, improving productivity in any machining application.

Multitasking and mill-turn centers were once considered high-end specialty machines, found only in shops with the financial... Read More

Columbia Steel Welcomes Chris Hagan as New Northeast Region District Manager

November 30, 2016

Columbia Steel is pleased to announce that Chris Hagan will be taking the helm of District Manager, Northeast US Region. His territory includes Connecticut, Delaware, New Hampshire, New York, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

Hagan comes to Columbia from his prior position as National Sales Director with Delta Screens, based out of Houston, TX. He... Read More

Brian Childers Joins ART Metals Group

November 30, 2016

Brian Childers has joined ART Metals Group as Sales & Marketing Director. Brian’s extensive experience in Automotive, Industrial and Oil & Gas Industries will be used in selling ART’s stamping and bearing capabilities. Complementing his sales background, he has a strong technical background in APQP, Quality, and Operations. Brian has an Industrial Engineering Technology degree from the... Read More

Viega Announces Santanu (Sean) Debnath as Vice President of Sales and Marketing

November 21, 2016

BROOMFIELD, Colo. - October 2016 - Viega LLC has announced Sean Debnath as its new vice president of sales and marketing, responsible for overseeing and managing Viega’s sales, marketing, inside sales, customer services and customer relations departments.

Debnath has more than 20 years of industry experience. He started his career as a hands-on scientist and gradually transitioned... Read More

Carla Wing Named President and CEO of American Flexible Products

November 18, 2016

ST. PAUL, Minn., Nov. 17, 2016 - Carla Wing, a 22-year veteran of Minnesota-based industrial gasket manufacturer American Flexible Products, has been named president and CEO of the 34-employee company.

Carla, 41, was formerly vice president of operations for the firm, which is an employee-owned company and was formed in 1990 by Butch Givens, Scott McDougall and Nolan Grimm, all of whom... Read More

Viega Promotes Bob Murphy to Regional Sales Manager for Greater Philadelphia Region

November 18, 2016

Viega expands sales strategy to focus on key metropolitan areas.

BROOMFIELD, Colo. - November 2016 - Viega LLC promotes Bob Murphy to regional sales manager for the newly created Greater Philadelphia region.

In this position, Murphy’s responsibilities include implementing and managing Viega’s sales strategies throughout the Greater Philadelphia region which includes parts... Read More


November 17, 2016

Fristam Pumps USA is pleased to announce Priscilla Pruitt has joined the company as a Customer Service Representative. In her new position, Priscilla is responsible for aiding customers with technical support and customer service. Priscilla comes to us with 10+ years of years of customer service and sales experience. Fristam Pumps USA, Middleton, WI, is a leading global manufacturer of... Read More

Future Electronics and President Robert Miller Recognize Krutika Patel for 30 Years of Service

November 13, 2016

Pointe Claire, Quebec (thomasnet) November 7, 2016 - Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components with corporate headquarters in Montreal, Quebec, and President Robert Miller recently recognized Krutika Patel on the occasion of her 30th year of employment with the company.

Ms. Patel was hired in September of 1986 and began working for Future Electronics in... Read More

B&D Industrial Vice President Honored with Industry Award

November 13, 2016

Serving as a company leader for over 40 years, Linda Miller is honored by the Power Transmission Distributors Association for her accomplishments

Macon, GA (November 9, 2016) – Linda Miller, long-time B&D Industrial Vice President, recently received the Wendy B. McDonald Award at the Power Transmission Distributors Association Industry Summit in San Diego, CA. The Wendi B. McDonald... Read More

DESTACO Announces New President

November 5, 2016

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Nov. 1, 2016 - DESTACO, the industry's leading global provider of high-performance automation, workholding and containment solutions, today announced Byron J. Paul has been appointed president, effective immediately.

Prior to joining DESTACO, Byron served as managing director, Asia Pacific at John Crane - a leading provider of engineered products and services... Read More