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Fives Cincinnati Names New President

Steve Thiry, Fives Cincinnati As the new president of Fives Cincinnati, he brings over 30 years of international and domestic manufacturing experience, and most recently served as chief executive officer of Fives Landis Ltd, in the UK.
Steve Thiry now leads both Fives Cincinnati and their Global Services division.

Sapa Opens French Fabrication Facility

Attending the opening of the new machine shop in Le Garric were local and regional authorities Christian Vedel (far left), Nadia Pellefigue (second from left) and Claire Fita (second from right) participated in the ribbon-cutting ceremony, together with Sapa France leaders Gilles Le Bouquin (center) and Thierry Frayssinet (far right).
The 2,400 sq m machine shop in Le Garric helps them offer more complex parts to consolidate their position in the aluminium extrusion sector in France.

Roll-Kraft Expands Organization

Matthew Shuck, Roll-Kraft In his new role as director of continuous improvement, he will focus on meeting the company’s performance goals and will oversee their rework facilities in Frankfort, IL, and Houston, TX.
The manufacturer of tooling for the tube and pipe and roll forming adds several positions across three of their locations.

Mayfran Names New COO

Frank Sraj, Mayfran International In his new role as chief operating officer, he will report directly to the chief executive officer of Mayfran’s parent company, Tsubaki Group, and is responsible for the pursuit of opportunities that meet and grow the company’s revenue and profit goals.
Frank Sraj is tasked with expanding their market share in the machine tool industry.

GTI Spindle Technology Opens New Facility

The North Carolina plant repairs and rebuilds spindles from Makino, Mazak, Kessler, Gamfior, Enshu, OKK and others.

Allen Benjamin Appoints Brand Manager

Rick Rath, Allen Benjamin As brand manager, he assists industrial distributors and their sales teams and customers in addressing and solving tapping and threading issues.
Rick Rath is a tapping applications expert that can help shops address and solve tapping and threading issues.

Dorner Appoints Northwest Regional Sales Manager

Hank Baptiste, Dorner Manufacturing "The quality of our innovative range of products and our commitment to customer service is what attracted me to this company. I’m excited to put my skills to work for new and existing customers and sales channel partners in the Pacific Northwest region.”
Hank Baptiste will help grow their industrial and sanitary conveyor business in the Pacific Northwest U.S.

CI Expands Direct Sales Operations

Pat King, Cincinnati Incorporated Has assumed his role as the regional sales engineer for Oklahoma and Arkansas.
Pat King is their new sales engineer for Oklahoma and Arkansas, while Craig Barbeck and Ken Satryb now handle the Pennsylvania, Maryland and DC areas formerly serviced by distributors.

North American Schools Win Grants from Hypertherm

Each winning school in the 2016 Spark Something Great program receives equipment and training.

GMTA Appoints New Project Manager

Dan Thomas, GMTA In his new role, he is responsible for end-to-end coordination of projects, from initial contact through commissioning of machines and systems onsite, involving machining centers, integrated laser-based work cells, fully-automated parts washing lines and related tooling that focus primarily on gear, spline and other power transmission components.
Dan Thomas coordinates end-to-end project flow from initial contact to commissioning of machines and systems onsite.