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Dillon Chuck Jaws Achieves ISO Certification Almost 2 Years Early Dillon Chuck Jaws achieved ISO 9001- 2015 certification almost two years ahead of the deadline. In upgrading from ISO 9001-2008, they join elite companies, as fewer than 5,000 facilities have achieved this distinction. The scope of site reg- istration includes top jaw products and modifications of top jaw catalog products to customer specifications. "By achieving this level of certification, we continue to demonstrate our ability and desire to effectively and efficiently provide a quality management system while con- tinuously improving our products and ser- vices as well as our internal processes," says Dillon President Joe Shoulvin. "Dillon's ISO 9001 Quality Management System will continue to facilitate our ongoing commit- ment to achieve customer satisfaction and improve productivity in all aspects of our business." :: Dillon Manufacturing Inc. 800-428-1133, dillonmfg.com :: Komet to be Renamed Ceratizit Chicago Komet's company name changed as of July 27, from Komet of America Inc. to Ceratizit Chicago Inc. The new name reflects Kom- et's recent acquisition and integration into the global Ceratizit Group. Nevertheless, this name change will not impact ongoing terms and contracts. The company says its commitment to customers and partners remains its highest priority, and it is keeping the brand name Komet. : :KOMET of America, Inc. 800-865-6638, komet.com :: Hexagon Acquires Spring Technologies Hexagon AB has acquired Spring Tech- nologies, a software provider specializing in integrated solutions for optimizing the machining workflow through machine tool simulation, toolpath verification and opti- mization and machine tool management. "Manufacturing must be 'smart' if it's to produce the next generation of products at reduced costs. The acquisition of Spring Tech- nologies further strengthens our Autonomous Connected Ecosystem (ACE) strategy, which will ultimately enable the smart factory," says Ola Rollén, Hexagon president and CEO. "Machining simulation is essential to connecting the physical world with the digital and achieving autonomy—both of which are prerequisites to delivering smart factory solutions." :: Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence 800-283-3600, tesatechnology.com :: Spring Technologies Inc. 617-401-2197, ncsimul.com :: Methods Announces Key Management Appointments Methods Machine Tools Inc. has announced two key management appointments. Company President Jerry Rex has been named president and CEO, and Dale Hedberg has been promoted to vice president of operations. Methods' board of directors re- cently appointed Mr. Rex as president and CEO of the company, after having served as president over the past year. Mr. Rex has been president of Meth- ods since April 2017 and prior to that, was Methods' COO. Dale Hedberg, now vice president of operations, is responsible for all of Methods' operations including production, shipping/receiving, inside sales, trade shows and continuous improvement. A machine tool industry veteran, Hedberg has been a Methods' employee for almost 20 years in engi- neering positions, and most recently as product manager for a high perfor- mance CNC machining line. Prior to Methods, Hedberg was production manager at a tooling systems company for 10 years. :: Methods Machine Tools Inc. 978-443-5388, methodsmachine.com Eriez Appoints Director of Global Marketing and Communications Eriez President and CEO Tim Shuttleworth and V.P. of Sales and Marketing Charlie Ingram announce the promotion of John Blicha to the newly created position of director of global marketing and commu- nications. Mr. Blicha joined Eriez in 2012 as manager of marketing communications and served most recently as director of corporate communications. In his expanded role, Mr. Blicha will direct Eriez' global marketing strategy and programs, manage internal and external communication campaigns, design new product commercialization programs and coordinate marketing objectives with Eriez' subsidiaries around the world. He will also continue to manage the com- pany's global website and oversee all direct advertising, public relations and promo- tional activities. Mr. Shuttleworth says, "As director of global marketing and communications, John will create and implement a more cohesive global marketing approach to increase Eriez' market share. He will also provide strategic and operational direction to our international teams in develop- ing and executing localized world-class marketing programs, which align with our corporate strategies and objectives." :: Eriez Manufacturing Co. 814-835-6000, eriez.com NEWS 12 PRODUCTION MACHINING :: SEPTEMBER 2018

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