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Channellock Inc. Appoints New Vice President of Manufacturing and Engineering

MEADVILLE, Pa.Â-  – Channellock Inc., a family- owned and -operated plier and hand tool manufacturer dedicated to American craftsmanship since 1886, has named Michael Smith as its vice president of manufacturing and engineering, effective March 30, 2015. Smith was previously the division manager of Associated Spring, a business of Barnes Group Inc., in Corry, Pa. He has been hired to...

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Pirtek Announces Winners of its 17th Annual Franchise Owner Conference Awards Pirtek Leaders Gathered to Celebrate 2014 Success

Pirtek Leaders Gathered to Celebrate 2014 Success Rockledge, Fla. — Pirtek, an industry leader in fluid power system hose repair, recently held its annual awards ceremony in Melbourne, Fla. Franchise owners and corporate leaders from around the country met to celebrate the brand’s achievements, learn best practices and review key initiatives for 2015. Awards ranged from “Most...

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Eriez® Appoints New Executive Vice President of Global Strategy and Development

Erie, PAÂ- – Eriez® President and CEO Tim Shuttleworth announces the appointment of Lukas Guenthardt as Executive Vice President of Global Strategy Development. Guenthardt recently joined Eriez in anticipation of Andy Lewis’ retirement from the role of Vice President-International on April 10, 2015, according to Shuttleworth. Lewis will continue on as Chairman of the Board for...

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Michelman Hires New Group Director for Printing and Packaging Group

CINCINNATI, OHÂ-  – Michelman is pleased to announce the hiring of Bill Magee, as Group Director, Printing Packaging. The Printing Packaging Group is one of three Michelman global Strategic Business Groups that were formed in January of 2015 as the company improved and streamlined its organizational structure. According to Mr. Steve Shifman, President and CEO at Michelman, “Bill has a...

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Hydra-Flex, Inc. Names Tim Loughrey Director of Sales

New Position Will Direct Sales Teams, Expansion Into New Markets Burnsville, MN – Hydra-Flex, Inc., manufacturer of innovative fluid handling equipment, has named Tim Loughrey its new Director of Sales. Tim brings over 20 years of sales and sales management experience from the chemical, paper, equipment, and food processing industries. Most recently, Tim was a Sr. Corporate Account Manager at...

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Joseph Giacinto Joins the LEWCO Engineering Team

LEWCO, Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Joseph Giacinto as Service Engineer for the Industrial Oven Team. Giacinto earned his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Case Western University in 1991 and joins LEWCO with 10 years of field engineering experience and over 20 years in the industry. Prior to joining LEWCO, Giacinto provided field sight management for projects...

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Q-Lab's Gary Cornell Elected as Vice-Chair of SAE Committee

Q-Lab, the worldwide leader in accelerated weathering equipment and outdoor exposure test services, is pleased to announce that Mr. Gary Cornell was recently elected as Vice-Chair of the Society for Automotive Engineering (SAE) Textile and Flexible Plastics Committee. Some of the important weathering standards covered by this committee are: SAE J2412 (xenon arc weathering of automotive...

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Luther Peoples Appointed Vecoplan Electrical Department Manager

Luther, “Luke”, Peoples has been named Electrical Department Manager at Vecoplan, LLC. All of Vecoplan’s control panels and systems for their shredders, recycling, waste-to-fuel, and secure destruction systems are produced in Vecoplan’s UL508 shop. As well, Vecoplan’s Electrical Department designs and produces control panels and integrated industrial control systems for VIC (Vecoplan...

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Eriez® Promotes Mike Mankosa to Executive Vice President-Global Technology

Erie, PA - Eriez® President and CEO Tim Shuttleworth announces the promotion of Mike Mankosa to Executive Vice President-Global Technology. Mankosa was previously Eriez’ Vice President of Operations, a role he held since 2004. In his new position, Mankosa will focus his efforts on leveraging Eriez’ technology to advance both domestic and international operations while exploring global...

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Saline Lectronics Appoints New Director of Quality and Continuous Improvements

SALINE, MIÂ- – Saline Lectronics Inc., a leading electronics contract manufacturer, is pleased to announce the addition of Margaret Murdock as its Director of Quality and Continuous Improvements. Hiring new and experienced talent is an integral part of Saline Lectronics’ overall plan to cement its role as a proactive assembly partner to its customers. With an extensive engineering and...

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