Production Machining

MAY 2018

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Royal Hires Regional Business Manager Royal Products has hired Zak Lyon as a regional business manager. Based in Columbus, Ohio, Mr. Lyon will support Royal's distribu- tion network and end-user customer base throughout Ohio, Kentucky, Western Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. Mr. Lyon comes to Royal with 10 years of industry experience, having held posi- tions in applications engineering and sales management with several major machine tool builders. He possesses extensive manufacturing knowledge and has a proven record of optimizing his custom- ers' applications through the proper use of productivity-enhancing machine tool accessories. :: Royal Products 631-273-1010, :: ITS Appoints New President International Thermal Systems (ITS), a manufacturer of thermal processing ovens, furnaces and aqueous washers, has appointed Tom Stricker as president. Mr. Stricker joined ITS in 2015 as the gen- eral manager of the metal packaging and parts washer product groups and brings more than 20 years of experience to his new role. Also, Marshall Joas will now assume the role of general manager, metal packaging and industrial products division, and Mat- thew Zea has been promoted to general manager, battery division. :: International Thermal Systems LLC 414-672-7700, internationalthermal- DVS Takes Multiple Stakes in rbc Fördertechnik GmbH The DVS Technology Group is extending its machine tools and automation sector. DVS will be taking multiple stakes in rbc Fördertechnik GmbH backdated to Janu- ary 1 this year. The company, based in Bad Camberg, Hesse/Germany, specializes in automation, including camera-guided robot systems for machine tools. "The collaboration with the DVS Technology Group will give us a very good basis for further continued growth," says Director Stefan Becker. Director Frank Götz says, "Alongside project-specific synergies with the me- chanical engineers at DVS, we will also be able to present ourselves better on an international level." Certified as a system partner by industrial robot manufacturers such as ABB and Kuka, the medium-sized company has been able to make a name for itself as a specialist for camera- supported automation solutions over the past few years and strengthen the house brand rbc robotics. :: ABB Inc. 800-435-7365, :: KUKA Robotics Corp. 586-569-2082, Röhm Hires Sales Managers for Canada Röhm Products of America has expanded its sales team with the addition of Steven Onik as national sales manager and Yusuf Ali as regional sales manager for Canada. Both are responsible for supporting the company's chucks, centers, vises, tool clamping and automation systems as well as customized solutions for turning, milling, drilling and grinding. As national sales manager, Mr. Onik will lead Röhm's entire sales team including its regional sales managers and inside sales associates. He is responsible for managing growth and profitability for the company's varied product lines and selection of workholding solutions. Mr. Ali also brings sales experience, including specific workholding knowledge, to Röhm and its customers. :: Röhm Products of America 770-963-8440, :: Mahr Promotes Director of Operations Mahr Inc. has promoted Don Foisy to di- rector of operations to support continued company growth. In his new position, Mr. Foisy will be responsible for overseeing the engineering, manufacturing, planning and Absolute Machine Tools Celebrates 30th Year Absolute Machine Tools Inc. is marking its 30th year as a machine tool importer and distributor in North America. Absolute now has direct full-service technical centers in Lorain, Ohio; Livonia, Michigan; Mason, Ohio; and Elgin, Illinois. In addition to vastly expanding the selection of machine tools it provides, the company increasingly offers engineering services. Chief Marketing Officer Court- ney Ortner says, "Absolute's business has changed from customers simply buying a standard machine and applying it them- selves—to purchasing more complete turnkey systems for a certain application or family of parts. We help customers be flex- ible and profitable with their investment." Absolute Machine Tools evolved from a small garage to four fully-staffed techni- cal centers and a distribution network that spans all of the U.S., Canada and Mexico. "Now, it's many more than just us, and there's a responsibility that goes along with that. We are never complacent with our success. We keep striving every day to provide advanced technology and services to our customers," Mrs. Ortner says. :: Absolute Machine Tools Inc. 800-852-7825, NEWS 12 PRODUCTION MACHINING :: MAY 2018

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