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Precision Metalforming Association Appoints David Klotz as President
The Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) has announced the appointment of its new president, David C. Klotz. Already well-known with- in PMA, the 25-yr. member will direct strategic planning, engage in membership devel- opment and outreach, man- age finances, and lead domes- tic and international advocacy efforts for the 800-member- company organization.
David Klotz
 Klotz comes to PMA after
serving as president and executive vice president of sales and marketing for Tebis America, a developer of CAD and CAM software for the tool, die and mold manufacturing indus- tries. Previously, he was senior manager of the Plex Automo- tive & Industrial Mid-Market sales team for eight years, and was a manager at Dallas Industries, Inc. for 12 years.
“I am very excited to join the PMA team,” says Klotz. “As a long-time PMA member, I’ve seen firsthand how PMA’s strong networking community helps members develop and share ideas that they can take back to their own companies, strengthening the entire metal forming industry. I look for- ward to helping PMA grow, and continue to introduce its unique programs, such as METALFORM EDU, a 550 course- strong, new comprehensive online training system designed specifically for the metal forming industry.”
As a metal forming industry professional, Klotz has served as a member of PMA’s board of directors, Executive Commit- tee, and as chair and treasurer of the PMA East Michigan Dis- trict. He also served as chair of PMA’s Tool & Die Division, was a founding member of PMA’s Next Generation networking group, and has been actively engaged in PMA’s programs and services in many other capacities.
“We are delighted to welcome David Klotz as PMA’s presi- dent,” says PMA Chairman Troy Roberts. “David comes from our industry and has served in several PMA leadership posi- tions at the district and national levels for many years. As a long-standing, active member of PMA, he knows the mem- bers and the challenges faced by our industry. He has the managerial, leadership and customer sensitive skill sets required to lead PMA and represent our industry and its mem- bers. I thank Bill Gaskin, who came out of retirement to serve as interim president over the past several months, and look forward to working with David, Bill and the entire PMA staff on the many exciting PMA programs planned for 2019.”
 Business Notes
KMC Global’s Controls & Automation Division Serving Outside Markets
KMC Global, a Kalamazoo, MI-based group of wholly owned, autonomous compa- nies including Prab Inc., has announced the expansion of its Controls & Automation divi- sion to serve outside markets.
This technology-based compa- ny provides control panels for industrial equipment plus automation and integration with remote and onsite sup- port capability.
Seyi Increases Customer Service Staff
Seyi America, Inc., a press manufacturer based in Tulla- homa, TN and Irvine, CA, has increased its service presence by locating service staff in Cal- ifornia to offer maintenance and troubleshooting support to West Coast and northwest Mexico customers. Company officials say the move will pro- vide customers with faster response time.
Mayville Engineering Buys Defiance Metal
Mayville Engineering Com- pany (MEC), Inc., Mayville, WI, has acquired Defiance Metal Products (DMP), a Defiance, OH-based manufacturer of metal products for the com- mercial vehicle, agriculture,
construction and military industries. A full-service metal fabricator and contract manu- facturer, DMP has two plant locations in Defiance, one in Heber Springs, AR, and anoth- er in Bedford, PA.
MEC, with 16 facilities in Wisconsin, Michigan, Virginia, South Carolina and Mississippi, provides prototyping, produc- tion manufacturing, fabricat- ing, tube forming, coating and assembly services for indus- tries including commercial and recreational vehicle, agricul- ture, construction, military, turf care, mining and medical.
Asia Gains
Its First Schuler Laser Blanking Line
Ansteel, a China-based pro- ducer of steel and aluminum coils for the automotive indus- try, has become Schuler’s first Asian customer to install a laser-blanking line. The system reportedly is the first to fea- ture two cutting heads for the processing of coil material in widths to 74 in.
Coe Press Equipment Delivers New Cut-to- Length Line
Coe Press Equipment, Ster- ling Heights, MI, announced that it has designed, shipped and installed a cut-to-length (CTL) line to a manufacturer of custom air-handling equip- ment in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. The 66-in.-wide line, comprised of a Coe servo roll feed, a 4 by 66-in. power straightener, a 66 by 14-in. dual threading table, a 20,000-lb. by 60-in. coil reel, and a 66-in.-wide hydraulic production shear, produces blanks in sizes from 24 to 192 in. in length and from 24 to 60 in. wide. Capable of process- ing stainless, galvanized or
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