Saturday, March 1, 2008
Schuler Inc., Canton, MI, promoted Andreas Kinzyk to director of metalforming systems sales; appointed Andrew Osborn director of metalforming systems product management; and named Rainer Egelhof key account manager of metalforming systems. Osborn and Egelhof transferred to Schuler from Mueller Weingarten Corp., formerly of Madison Heights, MI.

Bomco, Inc., Gloucester, MA, a manufacturer of metalformed components for aerospace and other commercial companies, promoted Patricia M. O’Neill to office manager, and Paul L. Hubbard to vice president. O’Neill will oversee quoting, order processing, customer service and inside sales. Hubbard assumes responsibilities for long-range planning, plant restructuring and expansion, and cultivation of new-customer relationships, and will continue to lead the firm’s engineering department.

The Lincoln Electric Co., Cleveland, OH, elected George D. Blankenship vice president, Cleveland operations. Blankenship also serves as the firm’s vice president, global engineering.

Beckwood Press Co., St. Louis, MO, hired Josh Schroeder as manufacturing manager. Schroeder, a Six Sigma Black Belt, comes from St. Clair Die Casting, where he was advance manufacturing engineering manager. The firm, which manufactures hydraulic presses, also promoted Lance Nevois to production manager—he’ll coordinate the company’s production and oversee its Zero Defects Initiative.

Brian Doyle has joined Panasonic Factory Solutions Co. of America, Buffalo Grove, IL, as national sales manager, welding and robotics. The firm provides arc-welding robots and power supplies, peripheral devices and integrated automation cells.

De-Sta-Co, Auburn Hills, MI, appointed Pamela Okopny marketing communications manager. The firm manufactures clamping, gripping, transfer and robotic tooling.

Automotive-fastener manufacturer Continental Midland, LLC, hired David Masha as account manager/sales engineer, and Jonathan L. Myatt as account manager/sales engineer for its sales group in Livonia, MI.

TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, CT, named Claudio Schultz director of spare parts for North America. He’ll lead a team of customer-service representatives, buyers and planners, and stockroom and return-authorization groups.


See also: Beckwood Press Company, Destaco, Lincoln Electric Co., , Schuler Incorporated, TRUMPF Inc., Mueller Weingarten AG

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