Accurate Perforating, Chicago, IL, named Gary E. Huppert marketing manager. Chris Abrey also was named director of operational excellence. Abrey will focus on establishing a company infrastructure to sustain its lean and continuous-improvement activities. The firm supplies perforated-metal and formed and fabricated products to the architectural, acoustical, lighting and other industries.
Welding-equipment manufacturer Fronius USA, Brighton, MI, added Rick Whitfield as area sales manager, working out of Chattanooga, TN. The firm provides arc-, resistance-, and plasma-welding equipment, automation products and welding accessories.
Coe Press Equipment, Sterling Heights, MI, a supplier of coil-handling equipment, named Benjamin Goers quality manager, a new position within the company. He’ll oversee the firm’s quality-management system and implementation of ISO 9001.
Nucor Corp., Charlotte, NC, announced that CEO Daniel R. DiMicco will step down to become executive chairman of the steelmaker, and pass the title of CEO on to current president and COO John J. Ferriola, a 20-yr. Nucor employee. Nucor manufactures carbon- and alloy-steel bars, beams, sheet and plate, as well as steel piling and joists, decking and other products.Carl Zeiss, Maple Grove, MN, appointed Mark Smith vice president of sales for the firm’s industrial metrology group in North America. The firm manufactures CMMs, sensors, software and related metrology products.
TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, CT, named Christopher Gildehaus northwest direct sales representative, responsible for machine- and power-tool sales in the Northwest United States, particularly Northern California and Northern Nevada.Steel-service center MidWest Materials, Perry, OH, named Kerrie A. Rusnak logistics manager. She’ll plan and execute daily dispatch of truck, rail and driver assignments. The firm, a distributor of hot-rolled, cold-rolled and coated steel products, also named Mike Alley Jr. logistics coordinator.
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