Movers & Shakers: Schaeffler’s 70 years, new EPLAN CEO

July 28, 2016

The Schaeffler Group’s rapid rise began in 1949 with the invention of the INA needle roller cage by Dr. Georg Schaeffler.

Acquisitions, expansions & partnerships

Exova acquires Jones Environmental Forensics Ltd

Exova Group plc acquired Jones Environmental Forensics Ltd. (Jones), a North Wales-based independent environmental laboratory business. Jones is the U.K.’s market leader in contaminated land analysis and a specialist in environmental forensics, with an excellent reputation for both quality and service.

Dynamic Systems Inc. & Northlake Partners announce a joint venture

Dynamic Systems Inc. and Northlake Partners announce a joint venture integrating their applications to provide a fully automated ERP solution for meat and poultry processors that collects real-time production traceability and shipping information. The result is a powerful system that will increase productivity, lower costs and improve revenues.

Nulogy accelerates its development in contract packaging solutions

Nulogy, announced the completion of a $14 million investment by Tola Capital. Tola Capital, a venture capital firm with deep knowledge in enterprise software platforms and products, invests in next generation enterprise software companies.

Nulogy’s platform offers brands and their network of suppliers an unprecedented level of collaboration, control and visibility over their supply chains. Nulogy’s deep focus on the contract packaging industry has resulted in purpose-built solutions that solve contract packaging challenges in production control and better coordination with customers.

Jeco Plastic Products CEO discusses export sales at U.S. Conference of Mayors

Jeco Plastic Products was featured at the recent U.S. Conference of Mayors in Indianapolis. During Jeco CEO Craig Carson’s speech, Carson gave examples of how his export business has grown as a direct result of the bank programs. In May, Jeco received the U.S. Department of Commerce Export E award, recognizing recent export sales growth.

Lightweight Containers to open new KeyKeg production line in Germany

Lightweight Containers will open a new production plant in Grossbreitenbach, Germany this year. The fully automated production line has a capacity of 400 KeyKeg Slimlines per hour. The line can produce all the members of the KeyKeg Slimline family of kegs. Production partner PET-Verpackungen Deutschland will manage the day-to-day production.

Bruce Rodewald. Image courtesy of EPLAN Americas


Bruce Rodewald joins EPLAN Americas as new president & CEO

EPLAN Software & Services appointed Bruce Rodewald as president and CEO of EPLAN Americas. He succeeds the retiring Raymond Gaynor, who had led the Americas division since 2011.

Rodewald brings to EPLAN more than 24 years in industrial business development and corporate sales leadership.

John Poehler. Image courtesy of Camfil APC

Camfil appoints director of reseller/rep sales, reorganizes internal sales support group

Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC) appointed John Poehler as director of reseller/rep sales. In the newly created post, Poehler will oversee the company’s regional sales managers and extensive network of dust, mist and fume collection equipment distributors and representatives in the U.S. and Canada. Poehler will also manage a reorganized internal group designed to support the company’s growing customer and market base.

Matt Caulfield, an 8-year veteran of Camfil APC, was named director of mining/pharma. Caulfield will oversee the dedicated sales teams that currently serve two of Camfil APC’s key focus markets, mining and pharmaceutical dust collection. In addition, Kevin Tucker will serve as automotive market manager, a new post created in response to growing demand from the automotive industry for Camfil APC’s line of Handte mist collectors for machining processes.

Sam Glover. Image courtesy of SPX Flow

SPX FLOW appoints Sam Glover to global product manager

SPX FLOW Inc. hired Sam Glover as its new global product manager — food & beverage equipment. Glover will lead strategic initiatives that will support and grow SPX FLOW product lines serving the food and beverage industries. His extensive background in managing commercial rollouts and developing product line strategies will be an asset to the SPX FLOW Food and Beverage team. He will be located at SPX FLOW’s headquarters in Charlotte.

Matt Price. Image courtesy of Baldor

Baldor Electric Co. hires new food & beverage industry business manager

Baldor Electric Co. named Matt Price its new food and beverage industry business manager. In this role, Price and his team are responsible for gaining specification and preference at key food and beverage accounts for Baldor•Reliance motors, Baldor•Dodge mechanical power transmission products and ABB robots and drives. The team will also drive the development of industry strategies, relationships, corporate agreements and sales demand.

ABB appoints Chris Shigas as U.S. director of media relations

ABB appointed veteran communications professional Chris Shigas as director of media relations, United States. Shigas will be based in ABB’s North American Headquarters in Cary, North Carolina.

Shigas will be responsible for expanding ABB’s media relations in North America and serve as the company’s lead communications spokesperson for North America, working with global teams and business units.

Adents hires Chuck Sailer as solutions expert

Adents hired Chuck Sailer as a serialization solutions expert. With more than 20 years of supply chain and track and trace experience, Sailer brings a wealth of expertise to his new role.

Sailer will work to ensure that Adents Pharma Suite retains its exceptional performance as an easily deployable, highly scalable and exceptionally flexible solution for helping pharmaceutical manufacturers achieve compliance with present and future serialization mandates.

Anthony Hernandez. Image courtesy of Asahi/America

Asahi/America welcomes new sales team member

Asahi/America Inc. announced the addition of Anthony Hernandez to its sales team. Hernandez brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Asahi/America team.

Hernandez, who will represent Asahi/America in eastern Pennsylvania, Long Island, New York City, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, northern Virginia and Washington, DC, has nearly a decade of experience in the thermoplastics industry.

Jeff Austin. Image courtesy of Huffman Engineering

Huffman Engineering hires new operations manager

Huffman Engineering Inc. hired retired Navy Captain Jeff Austin as the company’s new operations manager. In his new role, Austin will oversee a skilled team of engineers and technicians who develop and execute turnkey automation projects for manufacturing and utility customers.

Leading consultancy appoints business development coordinator

Corporate Risk Associates (CRA) announced Anthony Bell, the company’s consultant, will step up to the role of business development coordinator to support in developing new business opportunities as the company enters into new markets, as well as enhancing existing client relationships.

Bell has been with the Warrington-based office of the company since 2012 and will now provide assistance to CRA’s CEO, Jasbir Sidhu, in formulating CRA’s business development strategy and implementing this throughout the company.

John Daniel. Image courtesy of Oiles America Corp.

Oiles America Corp. welcomes new VP of marketing & sales

Oiles America Corp. announces John Daniel as the new vice president of marketing and sales.

Daniel began his career over 25 years ago as a design engineer and has since advanced to lead global sales and marketing groups in the automotive, energy, aerospace, defense, medical and industrial markets. His product experience includes engineered components, which are used in power train and industrial application.

Arash Hassanian. Image courtesy of Hoover Container Solutions

Hoover Container Solutions appoints new senior vice president roles

Hoover Container Solutions announced three new changes to its senior management team, supporting its continued global growth. Joseph Levy was appointed senior vice president and chief financial officer; Johan Wramsby was appointed to the senior vice president and chief operating officer role; and Arash Hassanian was appointed senior vice president, global sales and marketing.

Sintex-Wausaukee Composites president-CEO announces retirement

Sintex Industries of Kalol, India announced that Edward Trueman, CEO, President and Director of the Sintex-Wausaukee Division will retire in 2016 pending the selection and transition of a new CEO.

Trueman has over 37 years of executive leadership in polymer manufacturing, biofiber composites and clean technology. His comprehensive background includes executive management and operating leadership with authoritative expertise in industrial composites and polymer manufacturing. He has extensive experience in the commercialization of composite technology products for global markets.

Awards, milestones & celebrations

70 years of Schaeffler

The Schaeffler Group is celebrating its 70th anniversary. Dr. Wilhelm Schaeffler and his brother Dr.-Ing. E.h. Georg Schaeffler laid the foundation for today’s company when they founded Industrie GmbH in Herzogenaurach in 1946. The Schaeffler Group’s headquarters have been located there ever since. The company’s rapid rise began in 1949 with the invention of the INA needle roller cage by Dr. Georg Schaeffler. Schaeffler soon produced cage-guided needle roller bearings in large quantities, particularly for the German automobile industry. Today, the Schaeffler Group is a globally active, integrated automotive and
industrial supplier with around 84,000 employees worldwide.

Honeywell UOP CEO Rebecca Liebert recognized as a ‘Woman Worth Watching’

Honeywell UOP’s president and CEO Rebecca Liebert was named by Profiles in Diversity Journal its 15th annual Women Worth Watching Awards.

Liebert became president and CEO in April, and previously served as vice president and general manager of UOP’s Catalysts, Adsorbents and Specialties business. Prior to that, she was vice president and general manager of the company’s Gas Processing and Hydrogen business, where she was highly successful.

Bunting Magnetics Co. announces 2016-2017 academic scholarship recipients

Bunting Magnetics Co. announced 12 students were selected to receive 2016-2017 scholarships in memory of the company’s founders, Walter F. and June A. Bunting.

The 12 recipients, each receiving $500 each to go toward tuition and related expenses, bring the total amount donated to $83,000 since the fund’s inception in 2000.

The 2016 to 2017 recipients are: Chance W. Berschauer, Nicholas C. Buller, Seth W. Davis, Brandon M. Guilles, Gage W. McNolty, Ashleigh C. Pulaski, Trey K. Schmidt, Claire M. Stahl, Kelly A. Stahl, Jeffrey H. Stahl, Page N. Suholaski and Joseph D. Wilks.

MRS and TMS announce 2016-2017 Congressional Science & Engineering Fellow

The Materials Research Society (MRS) and The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) selected Aaron Dunn of the Georgia Institute of Technology as the 2016-2017 MRS/TMS Congressional Science and Engineering Fellow. Dunn will serve a one-year term working as a special legislative assistant on the staff of a member of Congress or congressional committee.

PrecisionHawk named Technology Pioneer by World Economic Forum

Eric Hogarth accepts GE Aviation’s award from Hexagon President and CEO Ola Rollén. Image courtesy of Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence

PrecisionHawk was awarded as one of the World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneers, a selection of the world’s most innovative companies. PrecisionHawk’s ecosystem includes a drone, aerial data collection sensors, a data analytics platform and flight safety platform. These tools together provide actionable intelligence to businesses in a more efficient and cost effective way. The company, founded by, Ernest Earon and Christopher Dean, operates out of offices in Raleigh, Toronto, London and Argentina.

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence customer honored at HxGN LIVE

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence customer GE Aviation was named as an honoree in the Hexagon Shaping Smart Change Recognition Program, which recognizes customer excellence in visionary practices, global leadership, partnership and innovation. This year’s honorees were announced during the Innovation 360 event at HxGN LIVE 2016 in Anaheim with more than 3,000 people in attendance.

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