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Schneider Electric's Ivonne Valdes Named to HITEC Foundation Board, Honored on Top 100 List

Nov 15, 2017

- Recognition marks the fifth year Valdes has been named to the Top 100

- HITEC 100 highlights outstanding professionals who excel in IT and inspire students and professionals to pursue STEM careers

ANDOVER, Mass., Nov. 14, 2017 - Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, today announced Ivonne Valdes, vice president of global strategic... Read More

SDP/SI Announces New Senior Sales Engineer

Nov 15, 2017

Michael Yandolino Joins the SDP/SI Sales Engineering Staff in Key Leadership Role

HICKSVILLE, NY - NOVEMBER 14, 2017 Stock Drive Products/Sterling Instrument (SDP/SI), a leader in comprehensive motion control and small power transmission solutions, announces the appointment of Michael Yandolino to Sr. Sales Engineer.

Michael Yandolino is an industry leader with a wealth of... Read More

WAGO Names North American Distribution Channel Manager

Nov 11, 2017

Germantown, WI - October, 2017 - WAGO has named John Bukowski as its new Distribution Channel Manager of North America. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Technology and Automated Manufacturing from the ITT Technical Institute. Professionally, he brings a wealth of experience to WAGO having worked in technical sales for over 30 years in companies such as Eaton, Pepperl + Fuchs, Inc. and... Read More

L.H. Dottie Appoints New National Sales Manager

Nov 09, 2017

Roger Smith moves to a national role

Commerce, CA- The L.H. Dottie Company is proud to announce that Roger Smith has been promoted to National Sales Manager. Smith will oversee a team of Regional Sales Managers, Representatives, and Account Managers across the country. Formerly he served as the Western Regional Sales Manager and has been instrumental in fostering strong relationships... Read More

Schneider Electric Names Santiago Perez to Lead U.S. Solutions & Services Business

Nov 08, 2017

  • Named Senior Vice President, Solutions & Services, U.S., Schneider Electric
  • Provides leadership, drives growth and delivers exceptional service through innovative strategies in electrical distribution and energy management

ANDOVER, Mass., Nov. 7, 2017 - Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, announced the appointment of... Read More

WAGO Appoints Regional Sales Manager for Utah

Nov 08, 2017

Germantown, WI - October, 2017 - Tyson Horne has been named the Regional Sales Manager for Utah, which will also cover parts of Idaho, Wyoming and Montana. Horne has a degree from Weber State University in Technical Sales and has since gained extensive experience in the field. He has worked in sales for companies such as ProMold, Crum Electric, and Walter Surface Technologies. He looks forward... Read More

WAGO Appoints New Regional Sales Manager for British Colombia

Nov 02, 2017

Germantown, WI - October, 2017 - WAGO North America has appointed Shaun Nagi as Regional Sales Manager for British Colombia. Nagi brings both technical knowledge and a sales background to WAGO. He holds a Diploma in Industrial Instrumentation and Control and has extensive experience in sales; he worked for 4 years in Industrial Sales for Wesco Distribution 3 years as an Automation tech for... Read More

ATS Announces Appointment of New Director

Oct 24, 2017

CAMBRIDGE, ON, Oct. 23, 2017 - ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc. (TSX: ATA) ("ATS" or the "Company") today announced that its board of directors has expanded its membership to eight directors and appointed Ms. Kirsten Lange as a new director, effective October 23, 2017.

Ms. Lange, a German citizen, has 27 years of business experience in top management and in consulting, across many of... Read More

TricorBraun Names New President and CEO

Oct 21, 2017

Keith Strope To Become Executive Chairman

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 20, 2017 - TricorBraun, a global packaging solutions leader, is pleased to announce that Court Carruthers will become the company's President and CEO effective October 30, 2017. He succeeds the company's long-serving President and CEO, Keith Strope, who will become Executive Chairman.

Strope noted the move is part... Read More

Tradetec Skyline Expands Project Team

Oct 18, 2017

Lombard, IL - TradeTec Skyline, a full-service B2B exhibit house specializing in trade show displays and services is pleased to announce the recent expansion of their project team.

Krista McCloud, who joined TradeTec as an account coordinator in October 2015 has been promoted to the role of Account Manager. Before TradeTec, Krista worked on the client side of the industry where she... Read More

WAGO Names New General Manager for Mexico

Oct 13, 2017

Germantown, WI - October, 2017 - WAGO North America has named Daniel Hernandez as the new general manager for Mexico. Hernandez holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering, as well as, a Masters of Business Administration. He worked in varying management roles for IMI Norgren, an automation company, before becoming General Manager for CKD, a Japanese automation company, in which he was... Read More

TFGUSA Welcomes John Hua

Oct 13, 2017

The Federal Group is pleased to welcome John Hua. He brings a wealth of knowledge to the team with 5 plus years of experience in many fields as well as working directly for Daimler Automotive Group. Additionally, he is returning to the Federal Group with a Master’s degree in Supply Chain from the University of Texas.

As our Supply Chain Manager his main responsibility will be overseas... Read More

Montalvo Expands Inside Sales & Support Team

Oct 10, 2017

October, 2017, Gorham, ME, USA - Cristine Vickery has joined The Montalvo Corporation, international specialists in web tension control, as their new Inside Sales Representative. Mrs. Vickey's primary responsibilities include assisting customers in all capacities, from quoting, product recommendations, application assistance, and general support as well working with Montalvo's outside... Read More

Brent McKinley joins AEMC Instruments as North Central District Sales Engineer

Oct 10, 2017

October 5, 2017 - Brent McKinley joins AEMC® Instruments as North Central District Sales Engineer.

Foxborough, MA - AEMC® Instruments announces the appointment of Brent McKinley as its North Central District Sales Engineer. He will be responsible for sales covering the northern central territory of (MI, IN, OH and KY). Brent will be based out of the Dayton, Ohio area and will report... Read More

Hillman Announces Key Management Change

Oct 07, 2017

Robert (Rocky) Kraft Appointed As Chief Financial Officer

CINCINNATI, Oct. 6, 2017 - The Hillman Companies, Inc. (NYSE-AMEX: HLM.PR) and The Hillman Group, Inc. (collectively, "Hillman" or the "Company") announced today that Robert (Rocky) Kraft will join Hillman as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer on November 1, 2017.

Mr. Kraft, age 47, is a seasoned business executive with... Read More

Jaime Harris - President & CEO of Hydra-Flex - Named Executive of the Year at 2017 Minnesota Manufacturing Awards

Oct 07, 2017

September 28, 2017 - Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN - Jaime Harris, President and CEO of Hydra-Flex, Inc. - manufacturer of innovative fluid handling equipment - has been named the winner of the Executive of the Year category in the 2017 Minnesota Manufacturing Awards.

Award winners were determined based on a panel of judges from highly recognized firms in Minnesota's manufacturing... Read More

Josee Lepore joins Delta Prevention as Business Development Manager

Oct 02, 2017

Chambly,QC, September 5th, 2017 - Delta Prevention is proud to announce the nomination of Josee Lepore as Business Development Manager for Canada and the United States. With more than 15 years of experience in health and safety and fall protection, Mme Lepore will be in charge of developing the distribution network for the Canadian manufacturer of collective fall protection equipment. Josee... Read More

Christina Wegner Joins Vollrath Company as Vice President of Marketing

Sep 29, 2017

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. - September 25, 2017 - The Vollrath Company, LLC, announces Christina Wegner has accepted the position of vice president of marketing.

Wegner will be responsible for the development and execution of marketing communications and branding strategies across all Vollrath businesses - domestic and international. She will report to Paul Bartelt, president and CEO.

... Read More

Toby Thomann Named President of WAGO North America

Sep 16, 2017

Germantown, WI - August, 2017 - WAGO has named Toby Thomann as President of North American headquarters in Germantown, WI. Thomann has been with WAGO for 23 years and has worked as Regional Sales Manager, Zone Manager, Marketing Manager and most recently Vice President of Sales.

“I am excited and honored to now be leading our team in North America. We are looking to expand our... Read More

Entegris Appoints Susan Rice as Senior Vice President Human Resources

Sep 15, 2017

BILLERICA, Mass., Sept. 14, 2017 - Entegris, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENTG), a leading specialty materials provider, today announced that Susan Rice has been appointed Senior Vice President of Human Resources. Ms. Rice is responsible for driving the enterprise-wide human resources strategy for Entegris' 3,500 global team members and replaces Joseph Murphy, who retired earlier this summer. She is part... Read More