TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, CT, announced several personnel changes within its laser division. The firm promoted David Havrilla, based in Plymouth, MI, to manager of products and applications. Havrilla replaced Juergen Stollhof, who relocated to the Farmington headquarters facility to become program manager of a new sales initiative focused on the photovoltaic, semiconductor and medical industries, and will work with newly named product manager Paul Graham. Other changes: Chris Pilcher was named regional sales manager for Trumpf Canada; Michael Nuessler became sales engineer for laser products, based in Queretaro, Mexico; and Bill Weston was named southwest regional sales manager. The company also appointed two new product managers for its Laser Technology Center in Plymouth, MI: Tracey Ryba is product manager—lasers, and Frank Geyer is product manager—laser systems. Both will report to David Havrilla, manager of products and applications for Trumpf’s laser division.
Ogihara America Corp., Howell, MI, a Thai Summit Group company, named Chumpol Rangson president. Rangson previously served as director of overseas operations for Thai Summit Autoparts Industry. Ogihara provides metal stamping and assembly services and tool and die design, build and refurbishment.
ABB, Auburn Hills, MI, appointed Michael Mahfet vice president and general manager of its robotics business in North America. ABB Robotics supplies industrial robots and related software and peripheral equipment, as well as modular manufacturing cells, for welding, handling, assembly, machine tending and other applications.