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Niagara Gear Names New GM

Paul Andruszko is now the general manager of the company's Niagara Gear division.

Ruble Devaluation Shifts Mill Demand

MMK reports record production at Mill 2000, positioned to grow domestic market share in automotive sheet.

Lean Culture at ATW

The companies are proud of their lean manufacturing culture with a focus on process control, data-driven decisions and lean tools and concepts.

D&S Manufacturing Adds Fiber Optic Cutting System

The BySprint Pro 4020 6 kW Fiber Laser cutting system is equipped with two 80 ft by 160 ft tables. While the fiber optic cutter requires a full enclosure, it also offers the potential to add load and unload automation to provide for lights out operation. As D&S continues to analyze cutting requirements it will be able to take advantage of this feature.
This is one of the first U.S. installations of a new 6 kW fiber laser cutting system from Bystronic.

Camfil APC Adds to Sales Management

John Dauber, who joined the company in 1998 and most recently headed up the U.S./Canada sales team, is taking on the role of Handte product manager for the Americas.
John Dauber, Matt Caulfield, Rick Kreczmer and Greg Schreier have been promoted.

ThyssenKrupp Expands in Mexico

A new Schuler line in the Silao plant will blank both aluminum and carbon steel for automotive applications.

New Head of Global Automation at Lincoln Electric

As president of the global automation organization, Steve Hedlund will oversee the implementation of all strategic, operational and commercial aspects of automation as part of the ‘2020 Vision and Strategy’ that targets accelerated growth in sales, profitability and returns by 2020.
Steve Hedlund is focused on achieving $500 million in revenue from automated arc welding and cutting solutions by 2020.

Okuma America Adds Controls Specialist

Brad Klippstein is responsible for training customers and distributors on the PC-based, open architecture THINC®-OSP CNC control.

Concept Technical Sales Moves and Expands

The VORTEX HP 160 horizontal machining center is the newest result of continuous investment in the development of new machining systems for aerospace applications. The machine features a symmetrical-base-column integrated construction that delivers high-precision, high-speed 5-axis machining on a large vertically oriented worktable that is quickly loaded while in a horizontal position.
The new larger facility allows for demonstrations of machining systems geared toward the area’s aerospace manufacturers.

Dayton Lamina Names New VP

Bill Mills Mills has responsibility for all U.S. sales and marketing functions for the company’s varied divisions, including Dayton Progress, Lamina, Danly, IEM, and Lempco.
Bill Mills is the new vice president of U.S. sales and marketing operations.