Production Machining

JUL 2013

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NEWS Haas Factory Outlet Names V.P. of Technical Operations operations and sales, Mr. Simons says, Boston Centerless Achieves ISO 13485 Certifcation :: Hardinge Inc. Boston Centerless has received ISO 13485 certifcation from ABS Quality Evaluations. Hardinge's machine tool manufacturing :: Haas Factory Outlet This standard certifes that the company employs a quality management system that demonstrates its ability to meet the Midwest has named Hainbuch America Names New President stringent requirements of customers in the staf of 30 people in applications engi- Hainbuch America our existing ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100 neering, feld service, inside service sup- Corporation has certifcations, reassuring our customers port, and spare parts. "Dave is uniquely appointed James that Boston Centerless works to meet or qualifed to take on this role with his deep Woods as presi- exceed internationally recognized qual- technical background and will provide dent. Mr. Woods ity benchmarks in one of the most highly David M. Kerr to the position of V.P. of technical operations. He is responsible for managing a technical medical equipment and device industry. "ISO 13485 certifcation complements efective leadership for the growth of our previously served as V.P. of sales for the regulated industries in the world," says Dave business," says David L. Tucker, president company. Mersereau, V.P. of operations at Boston of Midwest Manufacturing Resources. An executive in the machine tool in- Centerless. dustry for 23 years, Mr. Woods served as :: Boston Centerless general manager of HFO Chicago. the president and CEO of a $50 million, :: Haas Automation 250-employee company beginning in 1997. After successfully negotiating the Most recently, Mr. Kerr was V.P. and :: ment group in 2005, he remained as CEO LMC Workholding Partners with Tecnologie FRB Hardinge Inc. Acquires Forkardt Operations through 2008 to transition the business LMC Workholding is no longer partnering to the new ownership group. with Neidlein Spannzeuge GmbH for the Hardinge Inc. has entered into a defni- :: Hainbuch America production of face drivers and centers. The tive agreement to acquire Forkardt from partnership between the two companies :: sale of the business to a private invest- Illinois Tool Works for $34 million in a ended in 2012. LMC has decided to enter negotiated transaction. into a partnership with Tecnologie FRB and is now producing face drivers and live centers. "Our acquisition of Forkardt will strengthen and expand our leadership position in specialty workholding solutions around the world," says Richard L. Simons, chairman, president and CEO of Hardinge. Engis Corporation Celebrates Anniversaries Around the World "Our strategy is to diversify our product Engis Corporation celebrates its 75th an- oferings in workholding, accessories and niversary this year. The group says it prides spare parts as a means of reducing the itself in not only supplying systems for fne impact of the highly cyclical nature of fnishing, but also the technical know-how machine tool sales." through their Process Development Labo- Forkardt's revenue in 2012 was $47 million. Hardinge expects the acquisition ratories in the U.S. and Japan. "Engis would like to thank its custom- to be accretive this year. Concurrent with ers, employees, afliates and distribution the acquisition, William Sepanik, formerly partners for working with us to establish tions, and we will build upon this success Group General Manager of Forkardt, will the company as the leaders in superabra- by continuing to advance our diamond be appointed V.P. of Forkardt and will sives fnishing systems," says Stephen expertise and working hand-in-hand with report to Hardinge's president and CEO. Grifn, president of Engis Corporation. end-users." "We earned this position by solving :: Engis Corporation problems and developing custom solu- The design, manufacturing, sales and distribution of Forkardt's accessory products will be completely separate from 10 PRODUCTION MACHINING :: JULY 2013

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