Thursday, January 1, 2015

PwC US, the U.S. member firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, named four new leaders in its industrial products practice: Michael Tomera, metals leader; Charles Marx, aerospace and defense leader; Pamela Schlosser, chemicals leader; and Jennifer Fahey, business and professional services leader.

Tebis America, Troy, MI, appointed Naren Suryadevara technical support manager. The firm, part of Tebis AG, develops CAD/CAM software for the tool and die, mold and other industries.

Coe Press Equipment, Sterling Heights, MI, has reorganized its management team, starting with the appointment of Hunter Coe as president, replacing John Coe who remains as CEO. Also, the firm named Jim Ward director of engineering, and Jeff Grivas director of sales.

T&D Metal products, Watseka, IL, hired Keith O’Brien as COO. The firm provides metal fabricating and stamping services, design and prototype development, tool and die manufacturing and value-added operations.

SME, Dearborn, MI, named Jeffrey M. Krause executive director and chief executive officer, effective December 15, 2014. Krause joins SME from Intraco, where he served as vice president of operations. He also has held various manufacturing, sales and strategy roles at Delphi and General Motors. Krause will be responsible for setting the strategic direction of SME, while leading day-to-day operations and working closely with customers and stakeholders. He also will oversee its strategic business units, including Tooling U-SME, Advanced Manufacturing Media, the SME Education Foundation, SME’s Events and Membership.

Batesville Tool & Die (BTD), Batesville, IN, promoted Dave Lynch from tooling manager to vice president of tooling. During his 25-yr. stint at the company, Lynch also has served as a die-maintenance associate and tooling group leader, and helped establish the toolroom at Troqueladora Batesville de Mexico, in Queretaro.

Mazak Optonics, Elgin, IL, a supplier laser-cutting systems, named Art Weinerman regional sales manager for the Southeastern United States. He’ll cover Virginia, North and South Carolina, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Florida.


See also: Tebis America, Inc., Coe Press Equipment Corporation, Mazak Optonics Corporation

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