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Metalformer Pursuing Medical-Device Registration

Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Connecticut Spring & Stamping, Farmington, CT, expects to become registered later this year to the ISO 13485 standard for quality management for design and manufacture of medical devices. The firm already is registered to AS9100, governing quality management for supplying the aerospace industry;

Motch & Eichele Acquires NC Distributor of Machine Tools and Metrology Equipment

Monday, September 16, 2013
Machine-tool distributor and turnkey system provider Motch & Eichele Co., Cuyahoga Falls, OH, has acquired Crotts & Saunders Engineering, Inc., Winston-Salem, NC. Now known as Crotts & Saunders, LLC, the firm distributes metal-cutting and grinding equipment, as well as metrology equipment such as coordinate-measuring machines, vision systems and optical comparators; Motch & Eichele is online at

Metalforming Industry Movers & Shakers

Monday, September 16, 2013
Swedish metalforming-equipment manufacturer AP&T has a new CEO. After 20 yr., Tord Andersson handed over the reins of the company to Magnus Baarman;

United Performance Metals, Hamilton, OH, made several personnel moves. The service-center organization promoted Ward Sutton to supply chain manager; Brian Bick to director of sales; Brian Romans to director of business operations; and Kathy Esquerra to inside sales manager for its facility in California;

Metal fabricator Ohio Laser, Plain City, OH, appointed Albert Wittkopp chief operating officer. The firm provides laser tube-, pipe- and plate-cutting services, as well as welding, bending, machining, waterjet-cutting and other metal-fabricating services;

The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) has begun to search for a replacement for executive director/CEO Mark Tomlinson. As Tomlinson’s tenure winds down, he’ll continue to manage SME’s day-to-day operations and serve as an industry spokesperson;

Bunting Magnetics, Newton, KS, manufacturer of magnetic products for separation, material handling and other industrial applications, made several hires. Joining its team: Sultan Shaaban, design engineer for separation equipment; Isaac Castro and Eric Johnson, design engineers for material-handling equipment; and Mark McGovern, inside sales representative for separation equipment;


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