Production Machining

MAY 2016

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The Technology and Manufacturing Association (TMA) elected Jim Carr as its 79th chairman of the board. Mr. Carr is president and owner of Elk Grove Village, Illinois-based Carr Machine & Tool Inc. "It's a great honor for me to be selected by my peers for this important assign- ment," Mr. Carr says. "I look forward to working with my fellow board members and TMA staf to continue our commit- ment to be the foremost manufacturing association in Illinois." Mr. Carr was sworn in at TMA's 90th annual meeting on March 3 at TMA headquarters in Schaumburg, Illinois, and formally introduced to members and guests assembled for TMA's annual dinner Saturday at Softel Chicago Water Tower Hotel. He replaces outgoing Chairman Fernando Ortiz, Jr. TMA also elected three new board members: Jason Zenger, president of Zenger's Industrial Supply and partner in Camfast; Bill Downey, president and CEO of Hi-Grade Welding and Manufactur- ing; and Rich Hoster, president and COO of Smith & Richardson. These men will serve three-year terms. Retiring from the board are Stacey Bales, Brian Panek and Paul Prikos. TMA Elects Jim Carr as Chairman Röhm Expands Service in Mexico with New Ofce Röhm Products Mexico S. de R.L. de C.V., the subsidiary of Röhm GmbH, celebrated the opening of its new ofce in Mexico with a ribbon cutting ceremony in February. Located in Monterrey, the facility expands the company's sales, service and support capabilities to meet increasing demand for high-quality clamping and gripping technology as the metalworking industry continues to grow throughout Mexico and Central America. "This new ofce positions us to grow our team that serves customers in Mexico and Central America and to more efciently help local customers get the maximum return on their Röhm purchases," says Ro- dolfo Espeleta, managing director of Röhm Products Mexico. :: Röhm Products of America 800-445-7646 :: Autodesk and Siemens Agree to Increase Software Interoperability for Users Autodesk Inc. and Siemens signed an interoperability agreement aimed at helping manufacturers decrease the costs associ- ated with incompatibility among product development software applications and avoid potential data integrity problems. Through this agreement, Autodesk and Siemens' product lifecycle management (PLM) software business will take steps to improve the interoperability between their companies' respective software oferings. The agreement brings together two CAD software leaders with the common goal of streamlining data sharing and reduc- ing costs in organizations with multi-CAD environments. Under the terms of the agreement, both companies will share toolkit technology and exchange end-user software applications to build and market interoperable products. :: Autodesk Inc. 415-507-5000 :: Siemens Industry Inc. 800-879-8079 :: Destaco Aligns Sub-Brands, Rolls Out Plan for Continued Growth Destaco has implemented an initiative that will bring the sub-brands compos- ing its product line to market under the Destaco brand name. These brands include Camco (indexers), Robohand (grippers) and Central Research Laboratory (remote handling) products. This will allow the organization to leverage its R&D and engineering capabilities to best position each product group to help manufacturers optimize production in their facilities. :: De-Sta-Co 888-337-8226 :: Wells Fargo Awards Workshops for Warriors $75,000 Grant Workshops for Warriors—a nonproft school assisting veterans who are transi- tioning into civilian life through advanced manufacturing training, certifcation and career coaching—received a $75,000 grant from Wells Fargo. "We're extremely grateful to Wells Fargo for its commitment to social re- sponsibility and for selecting our organiza- tion as a grant recipient. These funds are vital to our being able to provide training to veterans seeking to make a better life for themselves," says Hernàn Luis y Prado, founder of Workshop for Warriors. :: Workshops for Warriors NEWS 12 PRODUCTION MACHINING :: MAY 2016

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