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Bunting Magnetics Announces New Hire, Scholarships

Bunting Magnetics Co. announced Wendy Doll as its new territory manager. Doll will support customers in parts of California and Nevada along with all of Oregon, Washington, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Utah and Colorado. Doll brings 15 years of experience in manufacturing sales and support. In other news, Bunting Magnetics announced 12 the recipients of the… Continued

Lincoln Electric Makes Position Announcements

Lincoln Electric

The Lincoln Electric Co. promoted Michele Kuhrt (top) to executive vice president and chief information officer. As CIO, Kuhrt will oversee the company’s enterprise IT systems and manage a global team and a range of global IT initiatives. The company also promoted John Bronstrup (middle) to president of business development for the Americas’ Welding segment. Bronstrup… Continued

Fanuc Names President and CEO

FANUC_Mike Cicco

Fanuc America Corp. named Mike Cicco (shown) president and CEO. Cicco will have responsibility for all of the company’s operations in North and South America. Rick Schneider was named chairman and will continue in his role as a board member of parent company, Fanuc Corp. With the company since 1999, Schneider has held a variety… Continued

Comau Receives GM Platinum Award

Comau was recently awarded the GM Platinum Award during GM’s annual supplier IMPACT meeting. The award recognizes Comau’s continuous efforts to make diversity spending a priority on customer programs. The company is a corporate member of the Michigan Minority Business Development Council and attends diversity related events such as the Hispanic Business Expo and the… Continued

GMTA announces new appointment

German Machine Tools of America (GMTA) appointed Dan Thomas project manager. Thomas will be responsible for the end-to-end coordination of the project flow at GMTA, from initial contact through commissioning of machines and systems onsite. GMTA represents various lines of German machine tools and metal fabricating equipment, including laser welding, surface grinding and deburring machines,… Continued

Dengensha adds two engineers

Dengensha America increased its resistance welding customer support capability in the United States and Canada by adding Brandon Malec as sales engineer. Malec will assist customers in product application, sales, installation and service. Hideyuki “Yuki” Taguchi joined Dengensha America as senior engineer. Previously, Taguchi worked for Dengensha Japan as a mechanical engineer and has nearly… Continued

Bunting adds advisory board member

Bunting Magnetics Co. appointed Kevin Bowen to its advisory board. The board meets quarterly to provide insight on the company’s strategic growth plan and initiatives. Bowen brings a wealth of corporate strategic development and manufacturing expertise to the company. His manufacturing career spans more than 40 years, most of which was spent at Coperion K-Tron.… Continued

Emag opens laser welding lab

Emag Llc announced the grand opening of its new Laser Welding Laboratory this past June at its Farmington Hills, Mich., location. The lab offers customers process development and prototyping for laser welding of powertrain components, state-of-the-art equipment, skilled experienced lab personnel and individual consulting for all laser welding needs. The addition of the laboratory allows… Continued

Amada Miyachi opens new headquarters

Amada Miyachi America Inc. celebrated the opening of its new headquarters this past April. The new $13.5 million, 85,000-sq.-ft. facility includes a new technical center with 11 application-specific product demonstration labs, a state-of-the-art training room, a technology showroom as well as a manufacturing facility with a 1,400-sq.-ft. Class 10000 clean room and six customer test… Continued

Lincoln Electric acquires robotic integrator

Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. acquired Vizient Mfg. Solutions, a privately held robotic integrator specializing in custom engineered tooling and automated arc welding systems for general and heavy fabrication applications. Vizient is headquartered in Bettendorf, Iowa, and has operations in Brazil. Annual sales are approximately $40 million. The company will help diversify Lincoln’s end market exposure and broaden… Continued

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