Production Machining

JUN 2018

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TDM Systems Appoints Director of Business TDM Systems has appointed Gregg R. Bigleman, Ph.D. as director, business North America. In his position, Mr. Bigleman will be responsible for leading and managing the sales performance of TDM Systems including service, administration and man- agement of stakeholder relations in North America to ensure achievement of the overall company strategy. He will report directly to the vice president of sales and be based in South Carolina. :: TDM Systems Inc. 847-605-1269, tdmsystems.com :: Index Corp. Announces 5 New Distributors Index Corp. has partnered with five new distributors and has realigned sales territo- ries. Technical Equipment Sales (Cincinnati, Ohio) represents Index and Traub precision turning machines in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. Marcus Machinery (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) expands its representation of Index into West Virginia. Premier Machine Tool Midwest LLC (Hartland, Wisconsin) represents Index in Wisconsin. Integrated Machinery Solutions (Itasca, Illinois) repre- sents Index and Traub in Northern Illinois. CNC Solutions (Milpitas, California) com- bines the talent of more than 60 years in the machine tool industry with experience including service, applications and sales. :: Index Corp. 317-770-6300, indextraub.com :: New Global Sales and Marketing Director Pascal Forrer has joined Rego-Fix's Tennik- en, Switzerland-based management team as its new global sales and marketing director. A 15-year veteran of the manufacturing industry, Mr. Forrer brings his expertise with automation, pro- cess safety and cost- effective production to his additional role as a member of the Rego-Fix executive board. :: Rego-Fix Tool Corp. 317-870-5959, rego-fix.com :: Mazak Expands Leadership Roles As Mazak Corp. continues to make North American shops more productive with its advanced manufacturing technology, the company has leveraged its rising sales to further support the growth of its custom- ers across the continent. Chuck Birkle, who will continue in his role as V.P. of sales and marketing, will oversee the Midwest, Southwest, West and Mexico regions. Greg Papke will man- age the North Central, Northeast and Southeast regions and play a larger role in the marketing of Kentucky-produced models. Terry Peer, previously sales man- ager for Southern Ohio, will replace Mr. Papke as general manager for the North Central region. Mr. Peer will oversee the North Central region, including applications, service and sales. :: Mazak Corp. 800-231-1456, mazakusa.com :: Boston Centerless Celebrates 60th Anniversary This year, Boston Centerless celebrates its 60th anniversary. The company was founded in 1958 by Len Tamasi with a single centerless grinder, initially providing through-feed centerless grinding services. Today, the AccuRod Division supplies preci- sion ground bar materials, the GrindAll Di- vision provides through-feed and in-feed centerless grinding services on customer supplied components and material, and the PinGage Division manufactures ultra- precise gages. The company's corporate location is a 45,000-square-foot facility in Woburn, Massachusetts. :: Boston Centerless 781-994-5000, bostoncenterless.com New Regional Sales Big Kaiser Celebrates 70 Years Big Kaiser, founded by Heinz Kaiser in R├╝mlang, Switzerland, celebrates its 70th anniversary this year. In 1948, the 25-year-old Mr. Kaiser decided to give up his permanent job and start his own business near Zurich, Swit- zerland. His vision was to advance the de- velopment of high-quality tools needed to keep pace with the increasing productivity of machine tool technology at that time. Mr. Kaiser had clear goals in mind: modern tools, manufactured in his own workshop, meeting high requirements. That meant designing tools which were strong, well balanced and capable of boring precise holes with high accuracy and surface quality. The result was a com- plete range of CKB (KAB) tool and clamp- ing systems for boring, milling, drilling and external turning that are still widely used in industries around the world today. It has been 70 years since Mr. Kaiser started his success story with strong will, much faith and a little bit of luck. Many things have changed in the world of man- ufacturing and technology, but the quality standards of Big Kaiser Precision Tooling are unchanged, the company says. :: Big Kaiser 888-866-5776, bigkaiser.com NEWS 12 PRODUCTION MACHINING :: JUNE 2018

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