Friday, June 1, 2012

Defiance Metal Products, Defiance, OH, named Steve Mance chief executive officer. Mance will oversee sales and marketing, operations, finance, human resources, engineering and purchasing functions for the company. Defiance Metal Products is a full-service metal stamper and fabricator of medium-volume components and assemblies for the military and commercial vehicle, construction equipment and agricultural equipment markets.

AutoForm Engineering GmbH, a provider of die-making and metalforming software, announced the departure of COO Dr. Volker Steininger, replaced on a temporary basis by CEO Dr. Waldemar Kubli.

Mate Precision Tooling, Anoka, MN, a manufacturer of CNC punch-press tooling, appointed Arkadiusz Skolyszewski European sales manager. He’ll manage dealer and direct sales in Poland, the Baltics, CIS countries, Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Hungary, Rumania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Israel.

Lubricant manufacturer Irmco, Evanston, IL, announced several personnel changes. President Jeff Jeffery moves to CEO, and CFO Jennifer Kalas becomes the company’s new president. Also, the firm promoted Frank Kenny to vice president; Kenny previously led its research and development efforts. Lastly, Irmco hired Mark Mrozik as national sales manager, and Revilee Lake as a research scientist in its R & D center.

Prima Power Laserdyne, Champlin, MN, appointed Allan Callander market sales manager, as part of the company’s expansion of its laser-systems business to include industries such as medical devices, electronics and precision mechanical components. He’ll be tasked with growing sales of the Laserdyne 430 multi-axis laser-cutting, welding and drilling system.

Tella Tool & Manufacturing Co., a supplier of precision metal stampings, assemblies, fabricated-metal products and machined components, appointed Rich Wilke quality manager, and Bob Mikl project manager at its facility in Lombard, IL.

Abtex Corp., Victor, NY, hired Larry Johnson to manage inside sales and marketing. The firm manufactures abrasive-filament brushes and automated machines for deburring and finishing of metal parts.

Cincinnati Inc., Cincinnati, OH, added Kent Dixon as senior sales engineer for the state of Texas and named Matt Garbarino marketing manager. The firm manufactures laser-cutting systems and automatic load/ unload equipment, as well as press brakes and tooling, shears and conveyor systems.

IMS Systems, Mars, PA, a manufacturer of measuring systems used to gauge the length, width, thickness and other characteristics of metal-alloy strip and plate coming off of cold mills, appointed Vince Meneice as sales engineer, to service steel-mill and service-center customers.

Mazak Optonics, Elgin, IL, appointed Al Bohlen national sales manager. He’ll oversee all North American sales operations, including distributors, regional sales managers and outside sales people. The firm manufactures laser-cutting machines.

Tella Tool & Manufacturing Co., Lombard, IL, has named Scott Prince president and COO, and appointed Jack Brewer quality engineer at its main operation in Lombard, IL. The firm also hired Appolinar Navarro as tooling supervisor for its plant in Brownsville, TX. Tella Tool manufactures precision metal stampings, assemblies, and fabricated and machined components.


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