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Coldwater appoints sales manager

Coldwater Machine Co. named Benjamin Dawson regional sales manager for Michigan Dawson will focus on developing business with automotive and aerospace OEM and Tier companies in the region. Located at the company’s Troy, Mich., regional sales office, Dawson will bring project management skills across a range of manufacturing technologies, including welding, automation, injection molding and… Continued

Walter Surface announces promotions

walter surface promotions

Walter Surface Technologies Inc. promoted three of its directors. Phillip Tanious is vice president of operations and will oversee several key areas of business operations, including inventory, production and logistics, as well as purchasing for Walter’s international offices. Josée Contu is vice president of finance and will be responsible for Walter’s finance, human resources and information… Continued

Pferd names pipeline account manager

Pferd - Michael Roche

Pferd Inc. named Michael Roche account manager, pipeline market. In this position, Roche will be responsible for developing strong working relationships with pipeline-channel customers in the United States and Canada by providing technical solutions. He is returning to the company after some time away. Roche will promote and educate users on solutions for their specific… Continued

A3 reports best opening half for robotics

According to the Association for Advancing Automation (A3), the North American robotics market had its best opening half ever to begin 2017, setting new records in order units, order revenue, shipment units and shipment revenue. In total, 19,331 robots valued at approximately $1.031 billion were sold in North America during the first half of 2017,… Continued

Abicor Binzel names district sales manager

Abicor - Andy Schuk

Abicor Binzel announced a new sales territory in the Midwest and Andy Schuk as the new district sales manager. Schuk’s district will stretch from the Chicago region to Wisconsin and western Michigan. He has more than 30 years of experience as a welding industry professional with positions at Bohler Welding, ESAB, Red-D-Arc and AirGas. Schuk… Continued

Yaskawa Motoman appoints VP of sales and marketing

Yaskawa - Doug Burnside

Yaskawa Motoman named Doug Burnside vice president of North American sales and marketing. Burnside will be responsible for establishing and executing strategic business direction to drive growth in the North American market as well as leadership for all sales and marketing activities. Joining Yaskawa Motoman in 2005, Burnside was previously vice president of customer satisfaction… Continued

Miller announces all-in-one machine

Miller Bobcat 200

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. introduced the Bobcat 200 Air Pak, an all-in-one payload-saving machine that offers compressed air, generator power, battery charging/crank assist and stick welding capabilities – all while the work truck’s engine is turned off. The machine delivers compressed air at 28 cfm to efficiently power tools. It can operate truck-mounted electric/hydraulic cranes with… Continued

Chemetall expands aluminum center

Surface treatment supplier Chemetall expanded its Aluminum Competence Center in Hamm, Germany. The new facility meets the quality requirements of the aluminum finishing industry. “This extension of the Competence Center and investment in ultra-modern technology further supports our global presence in this key industry,” said Martin Ings, global segment manager aluminum finishing. The Hamm site… Continued

UTI launches new welding program

Universal Technical Institute (UTI) launched a new welding technology program at its Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., campus. The 36-week program, built in collaboration with The Lincoln Electric Co., trains students for AWS certification and is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges. Courses will include principles of welding, including GMAW and SMAW, pipe welding, safety and… Continued

A3 to hold three conferences this fall

The Association for Advancing Automation (A3) will hold a series of events this fall to address disciplines central to automation. The National Robot Safety Conference, held Oct. 10-12, in Pittsburgh, will help businesses reduce risk by ensuring personnel are familiar with robot and machine safety and robot safety standards. The MCMA TechCon, held Oct. 16-18… Continued

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