Monday, September 1, 2008
Hendrick Manufacturing Co., Carbondale, PA, moved plant manager Tony Rovinski to the position of general manager. He takes over for Malcolm Sheppard, vice president and general manager, who retired in July. Hendrick is a metal-perforating and -fabricating company.

Casey SchlachterMC Machinery Systems, Wood Dale, IL, named Casey Schlachter national sales manager for its Toyokoki division, which manufactures electric and hybrid press brakes.

German-based Strothmann expanded its international sales network by hiring Donnie McCook as its new U.S. sales representative. McCook will work out of an office in Atlanta, GA.

The American Welding Society (AWS) Miami, FL, appointed Monica Pfarr corporate director of the AWS Foundation Solutions Opportunity Squad (SOS). The SOS aims to consult with and build strategies for AWS Sections, businesses and other organizations with specific workforce-development needs.

Southern Aluminum Finishing (SAF), Atlanta, GA, promoted Phil Anderson to fabrication project manager.

Pacific Press Technologies, Mt. Carmel, IL, appointed Steve Schurman director of sales and marketing; and Dan Peach productivity-enhancement-program sales manager. Schurman will aim to expand the firm’s international presence and developing marketing programs. Peach will lead a program to update the firm’s machines in the field with new power units, hydraulic and electrical systems, etc.

LAI Intl., Scottsdale, AZ, a supplier of precision components and subassemblies, named Darcy Dodge director of strategic products, including turbine nozzles requiring LAI’s advanced technologies.

McNeil Industries, Paines-ville, OH, named Jordan L. Owens executive vice president, business development.

Australia-based BlueScope Steel announced that Brian Kruger, president of Blue-Scope North America Corporate Strategy and Innovation, intends to leave the company, to be replaced by Mark Vassella, chief executive of BlueScope’s Australian Distribution and Solutions business. Vassella will operate from the company’s U.S. headquarters in Kansas City, MO.

MC Machinery Systems, Inc., Wood Dale, IL, hired Mike Rows as regional manager for MC Machinery Systems Canada.


See also: , McNeil Industries, American Welding Society (AWS) Headquarters, Pacific Press Technologies

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