Saturday, October 1, 2011

Tella Tool & Manufacturing Co., Lombard, IL, appointed Bob McLaughlin tooling engineer, and Kurt Meissner senior account manager. The firm, which also operates a facility in Brownsville, TX, manufactures precision metal stampings and assemblies, fabricated and machined components.

Jagemann Stamping Co., Manitowoc, WI, appointed Mike Jagemann manufacturing manager, responsible for managing ammunition-product activities including engineering, manufacturing and product development. The firm manufactures deep-drawn and progressive-die stampings.

Feed Lease Corp., Rochester Hills, MI, appointed Joe Fox sales manager. The firm manufactures coil-feeding lines, powered straighteners, servo feeds, air feeds, coil reels, coil cradles and more.

Bunting Magnetics Co., Newton, KS, hired Jana L. Davis as chief financial officer. She’ll be responsible for all financial operations of Bunting Magnetics and its wholly owned subsidiary Magnet Applications Group.

Anchor Danly, Farmington Hills, MI, promoted Ray Osborne to director of engineering. Osborne, who previously served as mechanical engineer/business development manager, will lead the firm’s development of new products and oversee its current product offerings.

Beckwood Press Co., St. Louis, MO, hired Rick Winkler as manufacturing manager, to oversee the firm’s engineering and manufacturing departments as they design, construct and test custom hydraulic-press systems.

Woodlawn Manufacturing, Marshall, TX, named Cory Mayo plant manager. The firm provides high-volume precision parts and assemblies to the U.S. military (rocket warhead bodies and other ammunition) and customers in the oil and gas, aerospace, automotive and HVAC industries.

United Performance Metals, Hamilton, OH, named Jeff Schacheris regional sales manager for the East Coast, and welcomed three new members to its outside sales team: Yan Lebas, Europe; Mike Moss, California; and Brian Schumpp, Midwestern United States. The company also added Carl Vosberg to its supply-chain department as contract planner, and named Christopher Cannon customer and supplier quality lead. The firm supplies specialty stainless-steel and high-temperature alloys.

Eriez, Erie, PA, promoted Dan Zimmerman to director of business development and appointed Barry Nehis general manager for the firm’s new Hydroflow Filtration Systems business. Andrew Kloecker was promoted to manager, metalworking distributor sales, having previously served as technical sales representative. Eriez manufactures magnetic, vibratory and inspection equipment.

The American Welding Society and its standing committee the Welding Equipment Manufacturers Committee (WEMCO) appointed Phillip Wittke, director of marketing for The Lincoln Electric Co., chair of the Image of Welding Committee. Wittke also will serve on WEMCO’s executive board.

Stewart EFI, LLC, Thomaston, CT, has hired Ly Nguyen as plant manager for its Stewart EFI Finishing operations in El Paso, TX. The firm offers deep-drawn, progressive-die and slideformed metal stampings, wire forms and automated and secondary assembly, as well as metal plating and finishing services.

Lincoln Electric, Cleveland, OH, a manufacturer of arc-welding products, named Tim Birky marketing communications manager. He’ll oversee the company’s U.S. creative services, marketing communications, events and tradeshow teams. Christopher L. Mapes has been elected chief operating officer of Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc.


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