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Harbour Results Adds Consultant

Monday, November 21, 2016

Harbour Results, Inc. (HRI), Southfield, MI, an advisor to the manufacturing industry, announced plans to expand its team with the hiring of a new consultant, Joseph Chebby. He joins HRI as an associate consultant, with extensive experience in data analytics, implementing Lean Six Sigma improvement tools and working with industrial statistics.

“With his experience as a research analyst and in process improvement, Chebby brings a unique perspective to Harbour Results,” says HRI president and CEO Laurie Harbour. “His work will focus on assessing cultural and operational issues impacting improvement and using data-driven problem analysis tools to drive action.”

In his role, Chebby will work with manufacturing companies to develop market insights, conduct benchmarking and drive improvement in client business and manufacturing operations. Additionally, Chebby will support the HRI team in organizing, planning and directing activities for Harbour IQTM, a business-intelligence tool.

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Metalforming Industry Movers & Shakers

Friday, November 11, 2016

Mazak Optonics Corp., Elgin, IL, supplier of laser-cutting systems, announced that Al Bohlen has been promoted to president of North American operations. He had been vice president and general manager since 2013. For more on Mazak Optonics, visit

Global Shop Solutions, The Woodlands, TX, a developer of enterprise resource-planning software, has named Nick Knight as its senior director of customer services. He previously served as a member of the company’s service team, as consulting project manager and most recently as director of consulting. For more, visit

Guarding System from Sick Wins Innovation Award

Thursday, November 10, 2016

The LaserGuardian Intrusion Detection System and The HawkEye Effect software from Sick, Minneapolis, MN, has been named a 2016 winner of the Benchmark magazine Innovation Award. The award highlights advances in security technology by recognizing innovative thinking and the delivery of benefits through advanced security solutions, according to the magazine.

The LaserGuardian system combines laser-scanning technology with security cameras and software to prevent unauthorized entry to a facility or structure and minimize false alarms. Via GPS mapping technology, the system and software provide the ability to know the exact location of an intrusion and pinpoint it on an overview of the facility or interior blueprint. This allows building operations to quickly ascertain the location of the intrusion for a faster response time. The system’s image-stitching technology combines cameras and laser scanners to track the threat in real time, enhancing visual verification. The LaserGuardian system also incorporates technology to eliminate false alarms due to environmental conditions.

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