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Announcement of Personnel Changes

Jan 19, 2018

Millennium Die Group (Milwaukee, WI and Three Rivers, MA) is pleased to announce two personnel changes in our Milwaukee facility, effective immediately.

Eric Poster has taken over the role of Customer Service Manager. In this role he will supervise order processing including contract negotiation, pricing dies for quotation and order placement, and the company personnel carrying out... Read More

Robert Palmer Joins Dymax Corporation as Global Electronic Business Development Director

Jan 18, 2018

Torrington, Connecticut – January 16, 2018 - Dymax Corporation is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert Palmer as the new Director, Business Development – Electronics, Global. While reporting to Dymax’ Business Development Officer, Jason Maupin, Palmer will be responsible for leading the global business development and product leadership efforts through the development of new... Read More

PFERD Inc. Appoints New Sales Manager for its West Region

Jan 16, 2018

Milwaukee, WI - PFERD INC., a global manufacturer of abrasives, brushes and power tools, has announced the appointment of John Hibbard as the new Regional Sales Manager, West U.S. Hibbard will report to Jon-Michael Raymond, Vice President, Sales. The announcement was made by Gene Huegin, President.

In this position, Hibbard will be responsible for all sales management efforts including... Read More

Printed Circuits Adds Engineering Manager Paul Peters and New Plating Capability in 2018

Jan 12, 2018

Flex and rigid flex circuit board manufacturer, Printed Circuits has started 2018 with a few enhancements to their wet processing department, starting with the appointment of Paul Peters to engineering manager of their plating and wet processing departments.

"Paul Peters brings a wealth of wet processing talent and experience to Printed Circuits. We are delighted to have his skill set... Read More

Palmer Holland Names Wade Hutchins as West Coast Account Manager

Jan 12, 2018

Cleveland, OH - Effective January 1, 2018 – Palmer Holland is pleased to announce that it has named Wade Hutchins as a South Region Account Manager based out of Sonoma, California.

Wade brings decades of experience with him to Palmer Holland. He has been in the industry for over 38 years holding a variety of positions for California-based specialty distributor PT Hutchins Company... Read More

Bead Industries Announces CEO and CFO

Jan 10, 2018

Jill Bryant Mayer, great granddaughter of Bead Industries, Inc. founder, W. Calvin Bryant, has been promoted to CEO of the family-owned company (formerly Bead Chain Manufacturing Co.). The company’s previous CEO, Kenneth Bryant, retired in October of 2014. Most recently Corporate President, Mayer will continue to report to the board of directors. As CEO, she will be responsible for... Read More

GSM Industrial Welcomes New Leadership to Help Facilitate Continued Growth!

Jan 09, 2018

Lancaster, PA December 1, 2017: GSM Industrial, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of Robert Blauser to the leadership team and the promotions of Jeffrey Ream and Michael Towers.

Robert Blauser has been hired as the Vice President of Operations, reporting to GSM Industrial President, Brian Dombach.  Robert comes to GSM with more than 27 years of experience in fabrication,... Read More

Key Technology Appoints Ray Kramer as Senior Director of North America Sales

Jan 04, 2018

January 3, 2018 – Key Technology announces the appointment of Ray Kramer to the position of Senior Director of North America Sales. Kramer is responsible for managing Key’s sales organization in the U.S. and Canada to bring the company’s digital sorters, conveying solutions and process automation systems to food processors and other manufacturers.

“This is the perfect time to... Read More

Difference Between a Metal OD and Rubber Covered Seal

Jan 04, 2018

Over the years, customers have asked us what's the difference between a rubber O.D. and a metal O.D and are there any special considerations when replacing a metal-cased seal with a rubber covered seal. The following article provides an explanation of the differences in seals designed with a metal O.D. versus seals designed with a rubber O.D.

Most shaft seals are typically placed in... Read More

Mr. Cody Enrau, Design Engineer

Jan 03, 2018

Mr. Victor B. Afanasiev, President of Continental Fan, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Cody Unrau to the position of Design Engineer. “Cody brings a strong technical skillset to the design of Continental Fan’s fans and airflow systems. Our Engineering and Production teams will benefit from his knowledge and use of the newest design technologies and software applications,”... Read More

Alice C. Stengel to Lead Digital Marketing and New Business Development at Gibbs®

Jan 01, 2018

Gibbs has added Alice C. Stengel as V.P. of Digital Marketing and New Business Development to lead an intensive integrated plan for growth.

Gibbs is pleased to announce the addition of Alice C. Stengel as Vice President of Digital Marketing and New Business Development. Since 2009, she led SEO & Marketing Professionals, an Integrated Marketing Company, serving metals companies... Read More

Beckwood Press Company Expands Engineering Department by 40 Percent

Dec 28, 2017

St. Louis, MO - Beckwood Press Company, a leading manufacturer of custom hydraulic presses, automation systems, and the Triform line of precision forming equipment, has recently expanded their Engineering Department to meet the exceedingly sophisticated demands of their evolving customer base. Since June 2017, they have added one structural/hydraulic engineer, four electrical/controls... Read More

AMETEK Brookfield Names Joseph Plante as Division Vice President/Business Unit Manager

Dec 21, 2017

Middleboro, MA – AMETEK Brookfield is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Joseph Plante as Division Vice President/Business Unit Manager. In his new role, Joe will have responsibility for managing the day-to-day operations while continuing to promote growth, customer satisfaction and innovation at AMETEK Brookfield.

Joe began his career 27 years ago in engineering and program... Read More

Matrix Packaging Machinery Creates Marketing Management Position

Dec 21, 2017

The New manager will help Matrix, a manufacturing industry leader in form fill seal technology, expand its business throughout the world.

SAUKVILL, Wis., December 20, 2017 – Matrix, a member of the ProMach family of brands, announced recently that Christine Duncan has been appointed Marketing Manager to handle marketing strategy and development for the company. Based out of Saukville,... Read More

Matrix Packaging Machinery Hires Sales Coordinator

Dec 21, 2017

Stephanie Verhelst will help Matrix, a manufacturing industry leader in form fill seal technology, expand and streamline its business.

SAUKVILL, Wis., December 20, 2017 – Matrix, a member of the ProMach family of brands, announced recently that Stephanie Verhelst has been appointed a Sales Coordinator. Based out of Saukville, Verhelst assists with customer contact and equipment... Read More

Kenmode Precision Metal Stamping Expands - Hires Two New Managers and Promotes Three

Dec 12, 2017

Kenmode has expanded its team in metal stamping quality, production, project management and distribution with two new managers and three employee promotions

ALGONQUIN, IL - NOVEMBER 21, 2017 - Kenmode Precision Metal Stamping has expanded its team in quality, production, project management and distribution by hiring two new managers and promoting three employees.

“Our business... Read More

Wright Named VP of Operations at Rheocast

Dec 07, 2017

Germantown, Wis. (December 6, 2017) – Rheocast Company, a contract manufacturer of high pressure brass and aluminum die castings, has promoted Charlie Wright, Jr. to VP of Operations at its Germantown facility.

Wright had been serving as the Plant Superintendent of the 40-year-old Wisconsin Company, and was previously the Sales & Marketing Manager of the firm. “Charlie’s hands-on... Read More

Jason Maupin joins Dymax Corporation as Chief Marketing and R&D Officer

Dec 06, 2017

Torrington, Connecticut – December 6, 2017 - Dymax Corporation is pleased to announce the appointment of Jason Maupin as the new Chief Business Development and R&D Officer. While reporting to Dymax’ Director and Chairman, Greg Bachman, Maupin will be responsible for leading the global business development and product leadership efforts in the oligomers, equipment, electronics, and maskant... Read More

Jeff Kiszonas Joins Graphel Carbon Products as Territory Sales Manager - SW

Nov 28, 2017

Graphel Carbon Products is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Territory Sales Manager for the Southwest, Jeff Kiszonas. Jeff joins Graphel Carbon Products with over 25 years of experience in CNC Manufacturing Sales and Marketing with emphasis in Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM) applications. Jeff will be based out of Mesa, AZ, and will have responsibility over the states of... Read More

Shat-R-Shield, Inc. Announces New VP of Sales and Marketing - Pamela Erickson

Nov 18, 2017

SALISBURY, NC – Shat-R-Shield, Inc. has announced that Pamela Erickson accepted the position of Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Formerly with NSi Industries, Erickson served as the Executive Vice President of Marketing and Business Development providing marketing and product development leadership for a portfolio of 16 product categories, including LED lighting.

Erickson has... Read More