Mazak appoints sales manager

Mazak Optonics, Elgin, Ill., appointed Al Bohlen to the newly created position of national sales manager. >

LIA awards chairman

The Laser Institute of America awarded Berthold Leibinger, chairman of the Trumpf Group Supervisory Boards, Ditzingen, Germany, the Arthur L. Schawlow Award. >

Rio Tinto Alcan appoints chairman

Jean Simon was appointed chairman of the Aluminum Association's executive committee. >

Direct Metals hires sales professional

Direct Metals Co. LLC, Kennesaw, Ga., hired Jorge Reyes to its inside sales team. >

Omax hires sales VP

Omax Corp., Kent, Wash., appointed Michael Ruppenthal vice president of North American sales. >

DoAll hires VP

DoAll Co. Inc., Wheeling, Ill., hired Kurt Plechaty as executive vice president in charge of plant operations at Continental Machines. >

Aluminum Association elects board member

The Arlington, Va.-based Aluminum Association elected K. Alan Dick, executive vice president and president of rolled products North America for Beachwood, Ohio-based Aleris, to its board of directors. >

TigerStop hires VP

TigerStop LLC, Vancouver, Wash., hired Jack Ragan as vice president of sales and service. ...>

MultiCam promotes operations manager

MultiCam Inc., Dallas, promoted Tony McGrew to operations manager. ...>

Sapa appoints CEO

Sapa, with North American headquarters in Rosemont, Ill., appointed Svein Tore Holsether CEO. ...>

DeFelsko founder and president dies

Frank Koch, president and founder of DeFelsko Corp., Ogdensburg, N.Y., died on Aug. 8 at the age of 77. ...>

Universal Metals hires CFO

Universal Metals LLC, Toledo, Ohio, hired Harold A. Brown as CFO. ... >

Bradbury adds to sales team

The Bradbury Co., Moundridge, Kan., appointed Brad Foster to its automated production systems sales and applications team. ... >

STINA appoints HSS director

The Steel Tube Institute of North America, Glenview, Ill., appointed Mark P. Bula HSS director. ... >

Olympic Steel promotes team members

Olympic Steel Inc., Cleveland, promoted Andrew S. Greiff to president of specialty metals. ... >

Almetals hires assistant production manager

Almetals Inc., Wixom, Mich., hired David Foley as assistant production manager. ... >

Sapa appoints sales manager

Sapa Extrusions, Portland, Ore., appointed Steven Koch architectural products sales manager. ... >

Direct Metals hires sales rep

Direct Metals Co. LLC, Kennesaw, Ga., hired Chris Alcott as the sales representative. ... >

O'Neal promotes manager

O’Neal Steel, Birmingham, Ala., promoted Jeff Burleson to corporate logistics manager. ... >

O'Neal makes staff changes

O’Neal Steel, Birmingham, Ala., promoted Bobby Jackson to the position of regional manager–Mid-Atlantic. ...>

MultiCam appoints application specialist

MultiCam Inc., DFW Airport, Texas, appointed Julio Pierre application specialist. ...>

Eriez promotes to newly created position

Eriez, Erie, Pa., promoted John Mackowski to the newly created position of metalworking project manager. ...>

Aluminum association president to retire

Aluminum Association President  J. Stephen Larkin will retire at the end of 2011. ...>

Marmon/Keystone promoted Jeffrey Black

Marmon/Keystone promoted Jeffrey Black to value-added manager of the West Coast District...>

Copper & Brass Servicenter Association elects corporate member leaders

Members of the Overland Park, Kan.-based Copper & Brass Servicenter Association elected corporate member leaders...>

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