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Metalforming Industry Movers and Shakers

Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Superior Die Set, Oak Creek, WI, has elected Frank Janiszewski president and chief operating officer. The firm, celebrating its 90th anniversary this year, operates four plants—two in the United States and two in Europe;

Metal service center Central Steel and Wire Co., Chicago, IL, appointed Harry Kiafoulis director of sales—east region. He’ll work out of Detroit, MI, and manage sales in lower Michigan and Northern Ohio;

IPG Photonics, Oxford, MA, a manufacturer of fiber lasers, announced three senior-management appointments. The firm promoted Trevor Ness to senior vice president worldwide sales and marketing, adding that Ness will continue to supervise the firm’s Asian operations. Also, David Gray was appointed vice president—strategic development and systems solutions; and Yuri Erokhin was appointed vice president—strategic marketing. More at

Murata Machinery, Charlotte, NC, appointed Rick Dorman western regional sales manager for the fabrication division. The firm manufactures mechanical, servo-drive, laser hybrid and punch-plasma hybrid turret punch presses;


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