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Thompson Pump Employee Recognized for Lifetime Achievement in Manufacturing

December 16, 2013

PORT ORANGE, FL – Thompson Pump and Manufacturing Company, Inc. is pleased to announce that Dale Conway, Vice President of Engineering, has been awarded the Value-added Manufacturing Alliance ‘MANNY’ Award and has been inducted into the VMA Hall of Fame. The ‘MANNY’ Award recognizes an individual for lifetime... Read More

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Christopher Larocca Joins OK International as President

December 16, 2013

GARDEN GROVE – OK International today announced that Christopher Larocca will lead OK International as its President, effective immediately. Larocca will report directly to John F. Hartner, President CEO of Dover Printing & Identification. Larocca assumes the role of President in concurrence with Mark Cowell’s... Read More

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Soraa Founder Shuji Nakamura Receives Top Lighting Industry Honors

December 13, 2013

Fremont, Calif. – Soraa, the world leader in the development of gallium nitride on gallium nitride (GaN on GaN™) LED technology, announced today that one of its founders, Dr. Shuji Nakamura, was recently honored by Lux Review Magazine as their “Person of the Year” and was inducted into Electronic Design’s Hall of... Read More

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New York Stock Exchange Chief Technology Officer Joins Powerstorm Capital Corp. Board of Advisors

December 10, 2013

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA  – Powerstorm Capital Corporation (OTC:PSTO) CEO and Rancho Palos Verdes resident, Mike J. Freni, today announced the appointment Andy Booth as the company’s first member of a newly-formed Board of Advisors. Booth is the Chief Technology Officer of NYSE Euronext’s USA futures and options... Read More

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BLM Group USA Announces New Personnel Appointments in Response to Company Growth

December 9, 2013

BLM GROUP USA (Wixom, MI), a global leader in the manufacture of tube processing equipment has announced the appointment of Todd O’Brien as product manager and Matthew Bleck, PMP as continuous improvement project manager. The company has also placed four service technicians in the field in the last six... Read More

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Mepaco Announces New Sales and Account Managers

December 9, 2013

Mepaco, a manufacturer of commercial food processing equipment, adds new sales and account managers to grow national coverage and customer support. Mepaco is part of the Apache Stainless Equipment Corporation family. Beaver Dam, Wisconsin Joe Abitz and Roy Howe have an excellent background in the food manufacturing... Read More

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Albina Co., Inc. Hires New Estimator to Bid Fabrication Work

December 6, 2013

The last few years have been sensational for Albina Co., Inc.  We have seen a great deal of change in our industry and have been fortunate to recognize growth in our capabilities, capacity and in our staff (both shop and office). We are excited to introduce the newest member of our Estimating / Project Management... Read More

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Mazak Optonics Announces New Company Leader

December 5, 2013

ELGIN, Ill., – Mazak Optonics has announced that Al Bohlen will assume the leadership of the company’s North American operations as vice president/general manager. Bohlen, an existing Mazak Optonics executive, brings to the new position over 25 years of industry experience in customer service and support... Read More

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Horner Industrial Group Expands Field Service Capabilities at Louisville Operation

December 5, 2013

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Horner Industrial Group, an Indianapolis-based, industrial equipment repair maintenance provider, has increased its local electrical and mechanical field service offering by adding Wayne Ecker to its staff. Ecker brings nearly 20 years of specialized experience in troubleshooting, installation and... Read More

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Personnel Changes at TOPP Industries

December 3, 2013

Topp Industries, Inc. recently announced the appointment of JJ Lang to manage its wholesale sales business across the U.S. and Canada.  The creation of this new position at Topp Industries marks another investment in Topp’s effort to strengthen its relationships with its wholesale channel partners and independent... Read More

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Russ Bahlenhorst Appointed New Thomas Research Products Western Regional Sales Manager

December 2, 2013

Huntley, Illinois – Thomas Research Products is pleased to announce that Russ Bahlenhorst has joined the company as Western Regional Sales Manager. Thomas Research Products is a leading manufacturer of SSL solutions. Mr. Bahlenhorst brings over 25 years of successful lighting industry experience to his new... Read More

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Steinert US Welcomes New Engineering and Service Manager Troy Robertson

December 2, 2013

Walton, KY – (http://www.myprgenie.com) - Steinert US, the leading supplier of separation equipment for the material recovery and recycling industry has hired 8-year industry veteran Troy Robertson as Engineering and Service Manager. In his new position he will oversee the Service and Operations departments of... Read More

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Montalvo Names Sales Manager for Germany

December 2, 2013

Gorham, Maine - The Montalvo Corporation, international specialists in industrial web control systems, has named Dietmar Herzog as sales manager for Germany. Herzog’s primary responsibilities will include sales support in Germany, expansion of Montalvo’s customer base, and developing and servicing OEM customers... Read More

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Lighting Services Inc Announces New Metro New York Regional Sales Manager

November 29, 2013

Lighting Services Inc is pleased to announce that Sabrina Asquith is the new Regional Sales Manager for the Metro-New York area. Sabrina has been with LSI for one year and brings 8 years of experience to the already seasoned LSI Sales team. She has worked in varying Sales roles within the Lighting community... Read More

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Metallized Carbon Corporation Appoints Roxanne Andrian as Quality Assurance Manager

November 29, 2013

To continue the tradition of excellence expected from Metallized Carbon Metallized Carbon Corporation, a global leader in the manufacture of oil-free, self-lubricating, carbon-graphite materials for severe service lubrication applications, announces that Roxanne Andrian will fill the position of Quality Assurance... Read More

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Thomas Research Products Appoints Brian Johnson Midwest Regional Sales Manager

November 29, 2013

Huntley, Illinois – Thomas Research Products has announced the appointment of Brian Johnson as the company's Midwest Regional Sales Manager. Thomas Research Products is a leading manufacturer of SSL power solutions. Mr. Johnson is a lighting industry professional with over 11 years of successful experience. Most... Read More

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Aviation Electrical Systems/Module Expert Joins Powerex Team

November 27, 2013

Patrick Toops, Aviation Electrical Systems/Module Expert, recently joined the Powerex team as the new Technical Sales Lead. A graduate of the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Patrick previously worked as the Electronics Lead, Flight Control Systems for Parker... Read More

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Greg Matson Named Territory Manager for Abresist Kalenborn

November 27, 2013

Abresist Kalenborn Corporation announces Greg Matson as Territory Manager for Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and for the majority of Florida, not including the northwest counties. Matson has over thirty years of experience in the industrial maintenance and construction industries, including service and... Read More

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Technetics Group Appoints Market Managers for China, Singapore

November 26, 2013

Houston, Tex., Date – Jason Lin, Kevin Tang and Andrew Seah have joined the Technetics Group of EnPro Industries, Inc. as market managers for its OGV (oil and gas/valve) and industrial unit. Lin will manage all oil-and-gas related sales activity in China, and Tang will be responsible for valve and industrial sales... Read More

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Marlin Steel President Speaks about Worker Training at "Reinvesting in American Manufacturing" Conference

November 26, 2013

HOUSTON, Texas – Drew Greenblatt, president of Marlin Steel Wire Products in Baltimore, spoke on labor needs for manufacturing today before the “Reinvesting In American Manufacturing” conference. The two-day conference focused on ways American companies can accelerate “reshoring” of manufacturing jobs back to the... Read More