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Plex Recognized for its Workplace Culture

Monday, December 3, 2012
Four organizations have separately recognized Plex Systems Inc., Troy, MI, provider of the Plex Online cloud-based ERP solution, for its workplace culture. For the fourth consecutive year, Plex landed on the Detroit Free Press Top Workplaces list (placing eighth in 2012 within the midsize category). And, Plex is ranked sixth in Crain’s Detroit Business Cool Places to Work in Michigan in the small-business category. Also, the National Association for Business Resources named Plex to its list of National Best & Brightest Companies to Work For. Lastly, for the fourth consecutive year Plex was named to Metropolitan Detroit’s 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For, while earning Elite recognition for employee enrichment, engagement and retention. More at

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;


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