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Genesis Systems Establishes Japanese Sales Office

Friday, November 30, 2012
Robotic-system integrator Genesis Systems Group, Davenport, IA, has opened a sales office in Nagoya, Japan, to serve its Japanese clients and strengthen its global footprint. Leading the firm’s sales efforts in Japan are Tadaji Seko (formerly of Toyota) and Junko Fukutome, employed by Genesis since 2005 (most recently as the firm’s liaison in Japan) and formerly employed by Denso Corp. Learn more at

Metalforming Industry Movers & Shakers

Thursday, November 29, 2012
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. The move becomes effective January 1, 2013. 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;

Lucas-Milhaupt Acquires Polish Maker of Metal Alloys

Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Brazing-materials supplier Lucas-Milhaupt, Inc., Milwaukee, WI, has acquired Inmet Metal Processing, Gliwice, Poland. Inmet manufactures silver-, copper- and nickel-based materials in strip, wire, plate, anode and rivet form for specialized applications including metal joining, electrical contacts and plating. Learn more at


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