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Xspect Solutions/Wenzel Appoints Rick Johnson New Regional Sales Director for the Northeastern Region of the United States

March 3, 2009

The appointment of Rick Johnson as the new regional sales director for the northeast region of States is announced by Keith Mills, president of Xspect Solutions/Wenzel, Inc. Mr. Johnson comes to Xspect Solutions from Comau, Inc. where he worked for thirteen years, primarily as the director of the former PICO... Read More

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Meade Instruments Announces Resignation of Steven Muellner

March 3, 2009

IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 5, 2009 -- Meade Instruments Corp. (Nasdaq:MEAD), a leading designer and manufacturer of optical products, including telescopes and binoculars, today announced that Steven Muellner has resigned from his position as President and Chief Executive Officer and as a director of the Company in order... Read More

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Industrial Controls Distributors Welcomes Michael Giordano as an Account Manager for It's New England Office

March 3, 2009

Wanamassa, NJ - January 28, 2009 - Industrial Controls Distributors LLC, the leading distributor of HVAC, process instrumentation and valves, has hired Michael Giordano as an Account Manager in the New England Region. A resident of West Granby, CT and a Graduate of the University of Connecticut, Michael brings over... Read More

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Trans Tech Expands Digital Business Unit with Technical Sales Manager and Process Technician Additions.

March 3, 2009

(January 26, 2009, Carol Stream, Illinois) Trans Tech, the leader in providing three dimensional product decorating technologies, is pleased to announce the addition of Chris DeMell, Technical Sales Manager and Jerry Gabiga, Process Technician, into the growing Trans Tech On-Demand Business Unit. As Technical Sales... Read More

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ComNet Expands; Adds Western Region Sales Manager

March 2, 2009

Rick Acle appointed Western Regional Sales Manager Danbury, CT. December 23, 2008, Communication Networks of Danbury, Connecticut, doing business as ComNet(TM), a leading manufacturer of fiber optic transmission and networking equipment, has hired Rick Acle to fill a role in managing the company's Western United... Read More

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Jerry Weidmann, President of Wisconsin Lift Truck, Elected to Serve as Membership Chairman of National Trade Association

February 27, 2009

BROOKFIELD, WI - Wisconsin Lift Truck Corp. has announced that Jerry Weidmann, President, has been elected to serve as Membership Chairman of the Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA). Jerry, has been with Wisconsin Lift Truck Corp. for 17 years. Prior to being named President in 2007, he... Read More

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Mazak Appoints General Manager for Midwest Region

February 27, 2009

Florence, Kentucky, February 26, 2009 - Mazak is pleased to announce the appointment of Tim Fara to the position of General Manager for the company's Midwest Headquarters and Technology Center in Schaumburg, Illinois. Mr. Fara recently joined Mazak from Kennametal (Extrude Hone), where he served as the Global Market... Read More

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ComNet Names New Business Development VP

February 27, 2009

Adds Bruce Berman to Develop New Markets for ComNet Products Danbury, CT. January 22, 2009, Communication Networks of Danbury, Connecticut, doing business as ComNet(TM), a leading manufacturer of fiber optic transmission and networking equipment, has hired Bruce M. Berman to be the company's Vice President of New... Read More

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AMRI Appoints Director of Global Project Management

February 27, 2009

ALBANY, N.Y. -- AMRI (NASDAQ: AMRI) has named Michael D. Ironside, Ph.D. as director of global project management reporting to Dr. Steven Hagen, vice president of pharmaceutical development and manufacturing. In this newly created role, Dr. Ironside will be responsible for overseeing all project management... Read More

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AMRI Names Senior Director, Analytical and Quality Services

February 27, 2009

ALBANY, N.Y. -- AMRI (NASDAQ: AMRI) announced today that Junan Guo, Ph.D. has joined the company as senior director, analytical and quality services. Dr. Guo fills the role vacated by Dr. Steven Hagen, who was promoted to vice president of pharmaceutical development and manufacturing in September 2008. Dr. Guo will... Read More

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AMRI Appoints New General Manager of Large Scale Manufacturing

February 27, 2009

ALBANY, N.Y.--AMRI (NASDAQ: AMRI) has named Richard A. Saffee as general manager of large scale manufacturing reporting to Dr. Steven Hagen, vice president of pharmaceutical development and manufacturing. Mr. Saffee will assume responsibility for all large scale manufacturing operations in Rensselaer, New York... Read More

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Rampone and Reynolds Promoted at Ferraz Shawmut

February 27, 2009

Fred Rampone, Vice President, Distributor Sales Stephen Reynolds, Vice President, Strategic Accounts NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (February 5, 2009) - Ferraz Shawmut, a global leader in the field of electrical protection, recently announced the promotion of Fred Rampone to vice president, distributor sales and Stephen... Read More

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Thwing-Albert is Proud to Announce Steve Berg as Vice President of Sales & Marketing

February 26, 2009

Thwing-Albert Instrument Company today announced that it has appointed Steven J. Berg to be Vice President of Sales & Marketing. As Vice President of Sales & Marketing,, Steve will be responsible for managing the worldwide sales team, with an emphasis on new client acquisition and customer satisfaction. Steve is... Read More

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ABB Appoints Rick Dolezal to Manage Americas Channel Partner Marketing

February 26, 2009

Wickliffe, Ohio, February 24, 2009 -ABB announced today that it has appointed Rick Dolezal as Channel Partner Marketing Manager in the Americas region. In his new role, Dolezal will be responsible for developing and implementing marketing plans and strategies for ABB's wide range of control solutions and products... Read More

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Zivney to Lead Panel on Security Standards

February 25, 2009

Security Industry Leader Rob Zivney to Moderate Panel of Experts at TechSec Solutions SANTA ANA, CA, (February 19, 2009) - Rob Zivney, vice president of marketing at Hirsch Electronics, a leading manufacturer of security management solutions, will moderate a panel of security experts at the upcoming TechSec... Read More

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Building Systems R&D Manager Appointed to ICRI TAC Committee

February 25, 2009

Frank Apicella to represent BASF with three year term on ICRI Technical Activities Committee SHAKOPEE, MN, February 23, 2009 -- Frank Apicella, R&D Manager for BASF Construction Chemicals, has been appointed to a three year term on the Technical Activities Committee (TAC) of the International Concrete Repair... Read More

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Promotion of Ron Wright

February 25, 2009

SCHUNK, a world leader in Automation, Workholding and Toolholding Technology, is pleased to announce the promotion of Ron Wright to General Manager of SCHUNK Intec. Canada. SCHUNK Canada opened its doors in 2006 and has experienced exceptional growth. "Mr. Wright is the right person for the job to take SCHUNK... Read More

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Paul McEllin Joins FlexLink Americas as General Manager, Western United States and Healthcare Business Unit

February 24, 2009

Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - Paul McEllin, a 20 year FlexLink employee, has moved into a newly created position as General Manager for the Western United States territory and Healthcare business unit, including Optical, based out of the FlexLink Dallas facility. During Paul's tenure with FlexLink, he has held... Read More

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Timbercon Starts the New Year with New Faces

February 24, 2009

LAKE OSWEGO, OR - January 14, 2009 - Timbercon, Inc., a fiber optic product and solution manufacturing company, announced new hires and a promotion to start the New Year. The current economic climate has not deterred certain key industries from experiencing growth, and as a result, additional customer service... Read More

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Timbercon Adds Scott Christian to Account Management Team

February 24, 2009

LAKE OSWEGO, OR - December 10, 2008 - Timbercon, Inc., a fiber optic product and solution manufacturing company providing a vast array of connectivity solutions, today announced the appointment of Scott A. Christian as a Key Account Manager. Mr. Christian will be serving prime contractors in the military and defense... Read More