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Pacesetter Steel Service Earns Certification as Female-Owned, -Operated Business

Friday, March 20, 2015
Pacesetter Steel Service, Inc., Kennesaw, GA, has received national certification as a Women's Business Enterprise by the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), making it one of largest companies in the steel industry to receive this distinction, according to Pacesetter officials. The certification process confirms that the business is at least 51-percent owned, operated and controlled by a woman or women via an in-depth review of a business and its legal and financial documents, as well as an in-depth site inspection. Pacesetter began the certification process following the announcement of Aviva Leebow's accession as its new chief executive officer in September 2014.
Pacesetter's new status helps other companies achieve supplier and vendor diversity objectives by providing a WBENC-certified steel service center with whom they can partner.
“At Pacesetter, we have a shared vision of leading the industry in innovation and becoming a genuinely collaborative partner with our customers, our suppliers and our community,” says Leebow. “Our certification will allow us to add even more value to our current customers, helping them reach new markets and their supplier diversity initiatives.”
Pacesetter owns and operates service centers outside of Atlanta, Chicago and in Houston, and processes and supplies cold-rolled, galvanized, galvannealed, galvalume, aluminized and prepainted steel. Services include coil slitting, cut-to-length, precision blanking and CNC punching. For more, visit

Nidec Minster Announces Management Changes

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Effective June 1, David Winch will be assuming the role of chief executive officer and vice chairman of the board of directors for press-technology company Nidec Minster, Minster, OH. John Winch will be stepping down as CEO and president, but will continue to assist in a consulting role.
“For nearly 120 years, we have maintained a proud tradition of innovation, quality and commitment to our customers,” says David Winch. “These changes will help us focus on providing the global products and services our customers need to grow.”
Steve Gruber will assume his new position as president and chief operating officer, reporting to David Winch. Gruber will be responsible for Nidec Minster’s activities in the Machinery, Automation, Midwest/Operations and Services divisions as well as Human Resources. He will focus on growth in new and existing markets, as well as new products and continuous operational improvements.
Ron Arling will serve as executive vice president and chief financial officer, reporting to David Winch. He will continue overall responsibility for internal company functions focusing on managing the financial wellness, compliance and information technology. In addition, Arling will assume overall responsibility for mergers and acquisitions along with integration of new companies.
Rick Schwartz will become vice president of Nidec Minster’s Machinery and Automation divisions, continuing his focus on sales, engineering, marketing and purchasing for those divisions. Managing director Tim Fletcher will assume responsibility for the Services division.
For more on the company’s products and services, visit

Metalforming Industry Movers & Shakers

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Tebis America (, Troy, MI, has announced Mike Arndt as business development manager and Matt O’Donnell as applications specialist. The software company specializes in CAD/CAM systems for design and manufacturing servicing tool, die, mold, automotive and aerospace manufacturing industries. 


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