Thursday, May 1, 2008
Mate Precision Tooling, Anoka, MN, a manufacturer
Jim Thomas
of CNC punch-press tooling, appointed Jim Thomas vice president of international sales.

Hydraulic-press manufacturer Beckwood Press Co., St. Louis, MO, added Travis Tilley to its structural-engineering team. Tilley will create and coordinate structural drawings and approvals, and contribute to the firm’s finite-element-analysis program.

Plexus Systems, Auburn Hills, MI, named Bob Stosz solutions engineer, responsible for analyzing and meeting the needs of prospective Western-region customers for manufacturing-systems support. Plexus provides on-demand software for the manufacturing enterprise.

Rotation Engineering & Manufacturing Co., Brooklyn Park, MN, hired Kent Dunham as director of sales. The metal-stamping company provides design support and prototyping as well as tool design, production and maintenance.

To strengthen its market presence in laser-welding and -cutting systems, robotics-based welding and fixturing and automation systems, ne Trail Technologies, Fort Loramie, OH, hired Dave Guastaferri as regional sales manager: laser, robotics, welding and fixturing. Based near Los Angeles, CA, Guastaferri will cover the central and western regions of the United States, as well as western Canada.

Precision Marshall Steel Co., Washington, PA, a producer of precision-ground flat stock and tool-steel and alloy plates, welcomed three new employees:

Candace Rae Mooney, manufacturing engineer and 5S leader; Jack G. Scarborough, manager of materials; and John M. Barrett, customer service manager at the firm’s national distribution center in Bolingbrook, IL.

Rankin Industries, San Diego, CA, hired Brian Caddell as sales manager. The firm produces welding materials for hardfacing and buildup applications used in maintenance and repair.


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