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Douglas Machines Corp. Names New President/CEO

Claro to Lead Through Next Phase of Growth Clearwater, Fl, June 14, 2019 — Paul Claro has been named as the new President and CEO of Douglas Machines Corp., replacing the retiring David Ward. Claro possesses over 18 years of experience in industries ranging from product distribution, equipment manufacturing, industrial services, and engineering.  He has served as president, general manager and...

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OMRON Microscan Appoints Andy Zosel as President and Chief Executive Officer

Andy Zosel, previously serving as Senior Vice President of Engineering and Commercial Operations for OMRON Microscan, has been appointed as the new President & CEO of OMRON Microscan. Hoffman Estates, IL., June 18, 2019 – OMRON announced that as of June 17, 2019, Andy Zosel has been appointed as the new President & CEO of its OMRON Microscan business located in Renton WA. Andy Zosel joined...

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Derek Ottman Transitions to DMP Director of Sales - Central

SPRINGFIELD, MO — June 17, 2019 -- DMP is pleased to announce to promotion of Derek Ottman to Director of Sales - Central. Derek has been with DMP for over four years. During his tenure, Derek’s reputation for teamwork, subject matter expertise, and sales leadership made this transition a natural decision. In addition to his sales director duties, Derek continues to serve dealers in the...

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FOR-A Corporation of America Names Mike Buchanan to Lead Sales Effort in Western U.S.

Cypress, CA, June 17, 2019 – FOR-A Corporation of America announces the appointment of Mike Buchanan as Western Regional Sales Manager. Buchanan was most recently an executive with the Burbank-based systems integration firm, SIT Group, and was previously with Kramer Electronics. He will be based out of FOR-A’s Cypress, California office. In his new role, Buchanan will be responsible for...

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Paul Wassem Moves to DMP Director of Sales - West

SPRINGFIELD, MO — June 14, 2019 -- DMP is pleased to announce to promotion of Paul Wassem to Director of Sales - West. Paul joined DMP four years ago as the Dealer Development Manager for the Northern California territory. He will continue to play a pivotal role with many of DMP’s most valued clients in California. During his tenure, Paul has proven himself to be a team builder and always...

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Mr. Ken Hoffer inducted Into Measurement, Control and Automation Hall of Fame

Poquoson, Virginia – May 15, 2019 -- The Measurement, Control and Automation Hall of Fame was established by MCAA to recognize individuals whose body of work has contributed to the instrumentation and control industry in a significant and memorable way. On Wednesday, May 1, during the Association’s Industry Forum in Tucson, AZ, the distinguished achievement award was presented to Ken Hoffer,...

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Dave Strand Retires After 33 Years at Wisconsin Oven

East Troy, WI – June 7th, 2019 – In 1986, Dave Strand was hired by Wisconsin Oven Corporation as a shop worker. In 2019, he retires as President & CEO of Thermal Product Solutions, LLC, the parent company of Wisconsin Oven. Dave Strand has dedicated 33 years to the continued growth of Wisconsin Oven Corporation. His presence at Wisconsin Oven will be greatly missed by the employees,...

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New CEO Helps Position Aitech Group for Future Growth

Realigned business processes fuel company-wide global initiatives Chatsworth, Calif. June 2019 – By appointing business veteran Yaron Mund as CEO, Aitech Group is positioned to provide enhanced engineering and technical support to its worldwide customer base. With Mund at the helm, Aitech will continue to be a leading global manufacturer of embedded systems for military, defense, space and...

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Aphena Announces Two Leadership Changes

Chaudhury Named CFO, Hambleton VP of Quality and Regulatory Affairs COOKEVILLE, Tenn. — Aphena Pharma Solutions recently announced two exciting changes to its leadership lineup. Sitakant Chaudhury has been named the company’s chief financial officer (CFO), and Patti Hambleton has been promoted to VP of quality and regulatory affairs. Chaudhury is a native of India, where he attained an...

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Yamazaki Mazak Corporation Announces Leadership Transition

Florence, Ky., June 11, 2019 – Manufacturing technology leader Yamazaki Mazak Corporation has announced that President Tomohisa Yamazaki will become the company’s chairman while Vice President Takashi Yamazaki has been named the new president. The transition, which will take effect June 24 and coincides with the company’s 100th anniversary, is the result of a long-planned leadership...

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