Kemppi appoints new vice president

Kemppi appointed Gerben van den Berg vice president, markets. Van den Berg will lead Kemppi’s global sales organization from the Netherlands. He has extensive work experience within international sales, sales channel and business management. Van den Berg joins Kemppi from the Dyson EMEA sales organization where he has worked as general manager for Europe, Middle East… Continued

HIWT names member to board

Hobart Institute of Welding Technology (HIWT) announced Kevin Garman as the newest member of the board of directors. Garman is the director of supply chain for Henny Penny Corp., headquartered in Eaton, Ohio. “I am thrilled to be joining the board of HIWT, which in my opinion is the best welding school in the nation,”… Continued

Trumpf announces laser manager

Trumpf Inc. named Brett Thompson TruLaser technology and sales consultancy manager for the TruLaser product group. In his expanded role, Thompson will work closely with customers on their buying decisions. He will also work to provide a detailed technical understanding of sheet metal manufacturing solutions for cutting, bending and welding. Thompson will also support the… Continued

Teradyne names new UR president

Teradyne Inc. appointed Kim Povlsen president of Universal Robots (UR). Povlsen brings global executive leadership from a high-tech and commercial perspective and will lead UR’s next stage of growth and innovation. “I have been impressed with Universal Robots for some time,” he said. “The company not only pioneered the category of collaborative robots, created an… Continued

Welding award nominations open

Through April 30, the Welding Equipment Manufacturers Committee (WEMCO), in partnership with the American Welding Society Foundation, is accepting nominations for the 2021 Excellence in Welding Awards. These awards recognize individuals, organizations and educators who have gone above and beyond to promote welding and the skilled trades industries. Membership is not required; all welding industry… Continued

Fanuc and Rockwell Automation develop apprenticeship programs

Fanuc America Corp. and Rockwell Automation formed a coalition to kick off accelerated work and learn apprenticeship programs designed to upskill current and future workers for jobs in advanced manufacturing, robotics and automation. The coalition has developed new apprenticeship programs offering people opportunities to gain credentials that include fundamental robotics (robot operator) and automation (PLC… Continued

Fanuc launches cobot website

Fanuc America Corp. launched a new e-learning website to educate the industry about its CRX collaborative robot. The site provides online training modules, a deep look into a range of peripheral device and tooling partners, and the latest product information about the CRX cobot lineup. Currently, three online tutorials cover a product overview with features,… Continued

IWDC launches digital resource

Independent Welding Distributors Cooperative (IWDC) announced it has built out its Product Information Management (PIM) system to supply member companies with enriched product content, via a subscription service, to support their evolving digital needs. This includes e-commerce, digital/print catalogs, member company websites and ERP product structure. “We have a lot more to do in 2021, including… Continued

Novarc names business development manager

Novarc Technologies Inc. announced David Harris joined the North American sales team as business development manager. Harris started his career in capital equipment sales roughly 18 years ago and has considerable knowledge of the pipe fabrication industry due extensive experience selling pipe cutting equipment and machines throughout the United States. His experience over the years… Continued

Bernard and Tregaskiss reveal new website

Bernard and Tregaskiss launched a new joint website for its semi-automatic, fixed automatic and robotic MIG gun and consumables solutions. The website includes a new look with improved mobile experience and fully featured search functions to find MIG welding information. A new Support page provides access to customer service, technical support and welding distributors, along with answers to… Continued

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