Production Machining

DEC 2018

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Company Appoints New Western U.S. Territory Manager Mike Bebout has been hired in the new role of western U.S. territory manager at CNC Software Inc. to further develop the company's distribution channel and identify areas for growth and improvement. Mr. Bebout comes to CNC Software with experience managing large corporate accounts and with a wealth of experience within the CAD/CAM industry gained in roles with PTC, Vero, Autodesk and more recently, Tebis. "I am excited to start a new challenge at CNC Software, working with the sales team and the distributors in the western U.S. to further grow an already strong territory," Mr. Bebout says. "I look forward to bringing my background in manufac- turing to the Mastercam customers and the channel partners to expand our reach within the western U.S." Doug Nemeth, director of sales, Europe and the Americas, says, "As we continue to grow our brand and pres- ence, we are thrilled to have Mike join our ever-expanding team. He comes to us with not only a solid background in CAD/ CAM software sales and programs, but with experience that will help benefit CNC Software worldwide." :: Mastercam - CNC Software Inc. 860-875-5006, :: Carmex Opens New West Coast Distribution Center Carmex USA opened a new distribution center to serve the expanding west coast market. The facility in Huntington Beach, California, carries the complete Carmex line. Carmex has also added additional support staff to the west coast area. Jim Casteen, recently appointed regional manager, is responsible for the western U.S. territory. Leonard Ahumada, recently appointed territory manager, is responsible for Southern California. Mr. Ahumada brings experience to the position, having worked on the customer side. "As we look toward the future, our en- hanced staff and warehouse capabilities will enable us to serve the western market with a comprehensive tooling catalog, as well as the fastest delivery possible," says Jim White, national sales manager, Carmex. :: Carmex Precision Tools LLC 262-628-5030, :: FlexArm Breaks Ground on $4 Million Facility FlexArm broke ground on its new $4 mil- lion headquarters Sept. 17 in Wapakoneta, Ohio. Festivities included the ceremonial turning over of the first shovel, a press conference with a question and answer session and refreshments for dignitaries and guests. The company, which was founded in 1984 by current President Nick Ken- nedy's grandfather, will retain its current factory for warehousing and shipment of finished products and spare parts/ service parts. The new 53,000-square- foot facility will include R&D, engineering, customer testing/runoff, manufacturing and administration for both FlexArm and FlexCNC product lines. Mr. Kennedy says, "We're growing like crazy, and we've got people shoe-horned into the current facility. This new space will enable us to continue our growth, both in sales volume and employees, while better serving new and existing customers." :: FlexArm 800-837-2503, :: Bourn & Koch Expands Distributor Network Bourn & Koch is expanding its distributor network for these brands across the U.S. and into Canada. The company has selected CNC Solutions, Advanced Manufacturing Engi- neering, Lake Shore Machinery Sales, Ma- chine Toolworks and J.M. Grisley to expand the Bourn & Koch sales and support network across the Midwest, west and northwest U.S. as well as into Alberta, Canada. :: Bourn & Koch Inc. 815-965-4013, :: Colburn Manufacturing Receives Two ISO Certifications Colburn Manufacturing Company Inc. (Fridley, Minnesota) received both ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 13485:2016 certifications recently. Also, Liz Larson, director of operations, has furthered her education becoming a certified ISO 13485:2016 internal auditor (TPECS) through BSI Group America. :: Colburn Manufacturing Co. 763-331-0589, Marposs Acquires Blulink Marposs has acquired Blulink (Reggio Emilia, Italy), a company specializing in quality control and process management software development. With a team of 40 engineers and professionals, the acquisition of Blulink expands and strengthens Marposs' capa- bility in developing software products. This will help Marposs support its customers and move them more quickly to realizing Industry 4.0 initiatives. Established in 1990, Blulink has focused its work on the development of software solutions for the integrated management of quality and safety in the working environ- ment with a goal of helping companies to grow, be more efficient and reduce costs. :: Marposs Corp. 248-370-0404, NEWS 12 PRODUCTION MACHINING :: DECEMBER 2018

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