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Webinar Shines Light on Welding-Process Modelling

Friday, December 15, 2017
Engineers and product designers tasked with developing and optimizing resistance-welding processes will want to attend this 45-min. webinar, scheduled for 10 a.m. EST on Tuesday, December 19, presenting new welding-process finite-element-analysis (FEA) modeling software. Promising to reduce the time from CAD to welding-simulation results by 50 to 90 percent, the software automates the modeling of clamps, fixtures, bearing pads and more. Register here.

Industry Movers & Shakers

Thursday, December 14, 2017

The Wagner Companies, a manufacturer and global supplier of architectural railing systems and custom metal products for industrial applications, announced the hiring of Michael Dover as the company’s new president. Dover, assumes the position previously held by Rick Kettler, who retired after an 18-year career with the company and a nine-year tenure as president. Bob Wagner remains in the role of chief executive officer (CEO).

Dover brings 26 years of manufacturing, sales and marketing experience to the company. For the last 10 years, he served as president of Scan-Pac Manufacturing, a producer of industrial friction products targeting the drilling, mining, agricultural and transportation industries. Previously he worked at Precision Industries Corporation, where he served in various leadership and management positions for more than a decade. He has developed, implemented and maintained innovative procedures to drive company growth, aid the supply-chain, and identify strategies for sustained improvement.

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Industry Movers & Shakers

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Lapham-Hickey Steel Corp., Bedford Park, IL, a full-line carbon steel service center, has announced that it will transition its management structure to the fourth generation of the Hickey family effective Jan. 1, when Brian Hickey becomes president. Brian has been with the organization for 15 years, most recently as vice president of operations and general manager of the Chicago location. Will Hickey will be promoted to chief commercial officer, overseeing all sales functions. Will has been with the company for 18 years, most recently as vice president of corporate marketing and sales manager for the Minnesota location.
Bill Hickey, who has been president of Lapham-Hickey for nearly 40 years, will transition to chairman of the company. Steve Ford, also with the company for over 40 years, will transition to executive vice president.

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