Friday, November 1, 2019

The L.S. Starrett Co., an Athol, MA-based provider of precision measuring tools and gages, and metrology systems, has announced the appointment of Jon-Michael Raymond as director of sales, North America, Industrial Products. Raymond has worked in the Industrial marketspace for more than 12 years, including the past 3 years as vice president of sales for Pferd Inc.

Jenfab Cleaning Solutions, a Springfield, MO-based provider of heavy-duty and precision-cleaning aqueous-parts-washing systems, has announced to staff additions: Mark Proffitt, plant manager and Kirsten Tuter, the firm’s first quality manager. Prior to their joining Jenfab, Proffitt worked as a vice president of operations for Baker Manufacturing Co. in Alexandria, LA, while Tuter was quality manager at Jarden Plastic Solutions in Springfield, MO.

Superior Die Set Corp., an Oak Creek, WI-based provider of steel and aluminum products, has appointed its first CEO outside the Janiszewski family in the company’s 96-yr. history. Martin Girga, former vice president and general manager at Giddings and Lewis, succeeds Frank Janiszewski. After more than 40 years at Superior, Janiszewski and his brother Casey remain majority shareholders of the company and serve as co-chairmen of the board of directors.

Pferd, Inc., a Milwaukee, WI-based manufacturer of abrasives, brushes and power tools, has announced the appointment of Rafael Astacio to the position of vice president, sales. Astacio, formerly vice president, sales and marketing for Construction Robotics, Rochester, NY, will manage the overall Pferd sales operation in North America.

Weber Specialties, a Schoolcraft, MI-based provider of stampings, tooling, assemblies and fabricated components, has named Mark Siegfried, vice president of operations. Siegfried has more than 20 years of experience in the metal stamping and fabricating industry in production and quality management roles.

Almetals, Inc., Wixom, MI, has announced the following personnel additions: Tim Alexander, Southeast regional sales manager, responsible for coil and sheet metal products; Julie St. John, inside sales and marketing coordinator, responsible for marketing campaigns, social media, customer relations and account management; and Darrell Standberry, Jr., production team, responsible for learning how to assist on the slitters, lead shipping and receiving, and help in the packaging department.

Chicago Pneumatic, a manufacturer of pneumatic and cordless tools for general and heavy industrial applications, has announced the addition of Paul Olsowske as marketing manager at the company’s U.S. headquarters in Rock Hill, SC. Olsowske will oversee the launch and promotion of tools in Chicago Pneumatic's Industrial Tools segment in North America. He brings extensive experience in industrial pumps, which shares a segment of the same customer base as the company’s industrial tools.

Markus Zimmermann has been named director of the Trumpf Smart Factory in Hoffman Estates, IL. Zimmerman has held many positions at Trumpf, and most recently worked as manager for global testing and product performance to develop and install innovative and reliable solutions in the process chain for customers. His first positon was an internship with Trumpf in Germany while a graduate student at the University of Stuttgart. In his new position, he will be responsible for the operation and continuous development of the Smart Factory while leading TruConnect, automation and software sales and marketing activities for North America.

BLM Group USA, a Novi, MI-based provider of tube and sheet metal processing solutions, has announced the appointment of Michael Martin as service director. Martin brings to the position more than 25 years of experience leading service organizations and a Six Sigma and Lean background.

GF Machining Solutions, a Lincolnshire, IL-based provider of machine tools and technical solutions, announced two leadership changes. Scott Fosdick, former president and head of North and Central America market and region, has been promoted to head of sales, marketing, business development and communications for the global organization. Phil Hauser, former director of sales and head of turbine group at GF Machining Solutions USA, will assume Fosdick’s former position.


See also: L.S. Starrett Company, Superior Die Set Corp., Pferd Inc., Almetals, Inc., Chicago Pneumatic, TRUMPF Inc., BLM Group USA

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