Production Machining

NOV 2017

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Jtekt Toyoda Americas Unveils Technical Center sales performance of Walter U.S., includ- ing responsibility for financial planning, target setting, negotiating group agree- ments and management of stakeholder relations that ensure achievement of the overall company strategy. He will report directly to Mr. Tanriverdi. Previously, Mr. Shelton was sales direc- tor for Sandvik Hyperion and prior to that had worked for more than 10 years within Sandvik Machining Solutions. :: Walter USA LLC, 262-347-2400 :: William L. Clippard, III Receives Lifetime Achievement Award William L. Clippard, chairman of the board, Clippard Instrument Laboratory Inc., recently received the prestigious Stillman Robinson Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the Department of Mechan- ical and Aerospace Engineering of The Ohio State University for his commitment to the field of engineering. The award honors retired or emeritus alumni who have distinguished themselves over their lifetimes by contributing to the advancement of their chosen profession. :: Clippard Instrument Laboratory Inc. 877-245-6247, :: Kyocera Acquires Ownership of Senco Kyocera Corp. has acquired 100 percent ownership of fastener and tool manufac- turer Senco Holdings Inc., based in Cincin- nati, Ohio, as of Aug. 7. The enterprise has been renamed Kyocera Senco Industrial Tools Inc. With the acquisition of Senco, Kyocera plans to increase its sales of fastening tools and fasteners to about $361 million by the fiscal year ending March 31, 2021. :: Kyocera Corp. Jtekt Toyoda Americas Corp. celebrated the grand unveiling of its Great Lakes Technical Center earlier in 2017. Nestled at the heart of the U.S. automotive industry and less than 40 miles from the Canadian border, Toyoda's Wixom, Michi- gan-based tech center provides local sales application, turnkey and service support to manufacturers in the Great Lakes region. "Toyoda customers will benefit from the (Great Lakes) facility, which will serve as our service hub for Michigan, as well as an area for current and future custom- ers to view the machine capabilities we offer," says Michigan & Windsor Regional Manager Austin Sievers. "Our doors are open for all area manufacturers; please coordinate visits with your local distributor representative or myself. We will also be hosting training seminars in the near fu- ture for grinding, gear skiving and specific machining applications." There will be no shortage of Toyoda ex- pertise in service and engineering, as the tech center shares the 75,000-square- foot facility with Toyoda's remanufactured products division (RPD). Dedicated much to the repairing and remanufacturing of machines since the 1970s, RPD will con- tinue to specialize in returning overworked machining centers to OEM specifications. :: Toyoda Americas Corp. 847-253-0340, Absolute Machine Tools Hires GM of Ohio Technical Center Absolute Machine Tools Inc. has hired Jeff Sturtevant as general manager of its Mason Technical Center in Mason, Ohio. He will oversee all sales and operations for southern Ohio and Indiana and the state of Kentucky. Mr. Sturtevant comes to Absolute from DMG Mori USA, where he was vice president in charge of operations in Ohio and Kentucky for sales, engineered solutions, service and parts. Mr. Sturtevant began his career in 1979 as a machine operator and pro- grammer at Ingersoll Milling Machine. He joined Cincinnati Milacron in 1985 as sales engineer and later became V.P. of APMD - National Sales. He next opened his own distributorship and contract machine shop specializing in machin- ing stainless steel exhaust components for Tier 1 and 2 suppliers to automotive OEMs. After much of that work moved overseas, Mr. Sturtevant went to work for DMG America. He joined Absolute Ma- chine Tools in August 2017 and brings a unique perspective as a builder, distributor and user of machine tools. :: Absolute Machine Tools Inc. 800-852-7825, :: Walter Appoints New Managing Director Walter USA LLC has appointed Dan Shelton as managing director, U.S. The an- nouncement was made by Muff Tanriverdi, president World West Region, which includes the U.S. In his position, Mr. Shelton will be responsible for leading and managing the NEWS 12 PRODUCTION MACHINING :: NOVEMBER 2017

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