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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

Solar Data Systems, Inc., Manufacturer of Solar-Log®, Appoints New President

November 5, 2016

BETHEL, Conn., Nov. 1, 2016 - Solar Data Systems, Inc., manufacturer of Solar-Log®, announced that Anthony Conklin has been appointed President of the North American Headquarters, effective immediately. As company President, Conklin will oversee all Solar-Log® sales and business in North America. He will report directly to Dr. Frank Schlichting, CEO of Solar Data Systems' parent company,... Read More

ASCO Sintering Co. Opens Powdered Metal Part Sales Office in Cape Town, South Africa.

November 5, 2016

ASCO Sintering Co. has announced the appointment of Carlo Coenraad as the African sales manager in their new office located in Cape Town South Africa, where he will be offering advanced powdered metal sintering solutions to ASCO clients and companies located throughout the African continent. Mr. Coenraad has over 25 years of experience in the precision tooling and engineering sectors in... Read More

Organizational Announcement: ASCO Sintering Co Adds New Quality Assurance Manager.

November 5, 2016

ASCO Sintering, Commerce CA is pleased to announce that Gerald Blythe has joined as Manager of Quality Assurance.

ASCO Sintering is a manufacturer of complex, highly engineered Powder Metallurgy components. When interviewed, ASCO President/CEO Neil Moore stated that “Gerald brings (25) years of hands on experience in Powder Metallurgy manufacturing. He is a great fit for the custom... Read More

Indium Corporation VP of Technology to Lead High-Reliability Solder Materials Workshop at LED A.R.T. Symposium

November 5, 2016

Indium Corporation’s Dr. Ning-Cheng Lee, Vice President of Technology, will lead a workshop titled Materials Considerations for Achieving High-Reliability Lead-Free Soldering at the LED Assembly, Reliability & Testing Symposium in Atlanta, Georgia on Dec. 1.

As the electronics industry rapidly advances toward miniaturization, two drivers dictate manufacturer success: low-cost and... Read More

Bob Peacock - Winner of EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016 Award

November 5, 2016

Brampton, ON - October 31, 2016 - Bob Peacock, President of ALMAG Aluminum, wins EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016 Award in the Manufacturing Category at the 2016 EY Ontario Awards Gala held in Toronto October 27th, 2016.

ALMAG has built a 63 year long reputation of striving to be the best employer for our employees, the best supplier for our customers and the best customer for our... Read More

Viega Announces John Sullivan as Chief Financial Officer

October 31, 2016

BROOMFIELD, Col. - October 2016 - Viega LLC announced John Sullivan as its new chief financial officer. As CFO, Sullivan is responsible for overseeing, managing and planning strategy for all of Viega’s accounting, financial and IT initiatives. Sullivan has more than 25 years of experience in executive leadership for the industrial, pharmaceutical, healthcare and technology industries. He... Read More

Stéphane Busa Appointed Physik Instrumente Vice President of Sales & Marketing

October 27, 2016

Bussa’s focus is on solution-centered customer consultations, initially technology-agnostic, as key to PI’s global success and continued growth as an industry leader. October 2016, Auburn, MA - Motion control and nanopositioning solutions expert PI (Physik Instrumente) has named Stéphane Bussa as Vice President, Sales Marketing, in Karlsruhe, Germany Bussa’s focus is on the customer.... Read More

American Polarizers Names Jeffrey Snyder President as Company Expands Focus on New Product Innovation

October 26, 2016

Reading, PA (October 2016) - Nicholas Bentley, CEO of American Polarizers, Inc. (API) announced that it has named Jeffrey Snyder as its new president. Mr. Snyder joined API in 2014 and has served as the company’s product engineering manager since that time. “Over his short tenure with the company, Jeff has been instrumental in helping us bring new products and capabilities to market that... Read More