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stamping, laser cutting, CNC machining and other process- es, has earned ISO 9001 and AS9100 registrations.
leaders in its industrial prod- ucts practice: Michael Tomera, metals leader; Charles Marx, aerospace and defense leader; Pamela Schlosser, chemicals leader; and Jennifer Fahey, busi- ness and professional servic- es leader.
T&D Metal products, Wat- seka, IL, hired Keith O’Brien as COO. The firm provides metal fabricating and stamp- ing services, design and proto- type development, tool and die manufacturing and value- added operations.
including Tooling U-SME, Advanced Manufacturing Media, the SME Education Foundation, SME’s Events and Membership.
The Machine Technology Program at Indian Hills Com- munity College, Ottumwa, IA, has earned accreditation from the National Institute of Metal- working Skills (NIMS). Accredi- tation required an onsite eval- uation and facility inspection, along with interviews with stu- dents and faculty. The NIMS national skill standards for machining address program- ming, setup and operation of CNC milling and turning equip- ment, as well as job planning, measurement and safety.
Tebis America, Troy, MI, appointed Naren Suryade- vara technical support man- ager. The firm, part of Tebis AG, develops CAD/CAM soft- ware for the tool and die, mold and other industries.
SME, Dearborn, MI, named Jeffrey M. Krause executive director and chief executive officer, effective December 15, 2014. Krause joins SME from Intraco, where he served as vice president of opera- tions. He also has held various manufacturing, sales and strategy roles at Delphi and General Motors. Krause will be responsible for setting the strategic direction of SME, while leading day-to-day oper- ations and working closely with customers and stake- holders. He also will oversee its strategic business units,
Batesville Tool & Die (BTD), Batesville, IN, promoted Dave Lynch from tooling manager to vice president of tooling. During his 25-yr. stint at the company, Lynch also has served as a die-maintenance associate and tooling group leader, and helped establish the toolroom at Troqueladora Batesville de Mexico, in Queretaro.
Coe Press Equipment, Ster- ling Heights, MI, has reorgan- ized its management team, starting with the appointment of Hunter Coe as president, replacing John Coe who remains as CEO. Also, the firm named Jim Ward director of engineering, and Jeff Grivas director of sales.
Mazak Optonics, Elgin, IL, a supplier laser-cutting systems, named Art Weinerman regional sales manager for the Southeastern United States. He’ll cover Virginia, North and South Carolina, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Florida.
PwC US, the U.S. member firm of PricewaterhouseC- oopers LLP, named four new
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