August 25, 2015 - The board of directors of Sapa AS has appointed Egil Hogna as the company's new president and chief executive officer. He will replace Svein Tore Holsether on September 1, 2015.

August 24, 2015 - JMT recently hired three new Regional Sales Managers who will work out of local offices to better serve customers across the country.

August 19, 2015 - Dallas Industries has announced the appointment of John Heuring as Regional Sales Manager. Heuring will join the sales team in promoting Dallas’ equipment to both end-users and OEMs, as well as developing future marketing plans for the company.

August 18, 2015 - In this newly created position, he will assume the global leadership of Houghton specialty product lines for the major metal industries, including steel and aluminum.

August 13, 2015 - Quality Industries Inc., a precision metalworks company headquartered in La Vergne, Tenn., has named Mike Swift as production manager for its Tennessee operations and Ricky Chaney as plant manager for its expanding operations in Texas.

August 11, 2015 - Romeiser has more than 30 years of experience in manufacturing. In that time, he rose from a tool and die shop apprentice to President of the U.S. subsidiary of Spanish-based machine tool manufacturer ONA EDM

August 11, 2015 - Mr. Zahner joins Metals Inc with over 23 years of professional experience in the metals industry, most recently serving as General Manager at Ryerson, a leading global distributor and processor of metals.

August 7, 2015 - Jeff Albee will be responsible for the sales and service centers in the eastern region for Bohler-Uddeholm Corp. He will be based in our new Middleburgh Heights, Ohio, service center.

August 7, 2015 - The company is pleased to announce that Colin Osborne will be joining its Manufacturing Division as President, Samuel Manufacturing effective August 4. Current President John Morton will be retiring as of May 1, 2016 and during the transition period leading up to his retirement, John will play a valuable role focusing on Samuel’s strategic initiatives for the manufacturing division of Samuel.

August 6, 2015 - BLM GROUP USA has announced the appointment of Jeff Ahrstrom as President and Chief Operating Officer. Ahrstrom comes to BLM GROUP USA with over 30 years experience in positions of within the machine tool industry.

July 31, 2015 - Terrence Norris joins Fronius as Application Technician for the Portage, Ind., headquarters

July 30, 2015 - Since joining Formtek in 2006, Jack began as a member of our sales team and soon after was promoted to the Director of Sales and Marketing.

July 28, 2015 - O’Neal Steel Inc. has announced the promotion of Clay Hosmer to Sales Manager for its Dallas location. He will be relocating to Dallas from O’Neal Steel in Knoxville, Tenn., where he served as Inside Sales Manager

July 22, 2015 - TimkenSteel recently promoted Carolee Vanicek to director of tube manufacturing. Vanicek will lead all aspects of Gambrinus Steel Plant’s operations.

July 15, 2015 - Spykerman was most recently head of SpykerMedia, where his focus was on creating and executing digital strategies and execution on behalf of a broad client base which included Smith-Root, Adventist Health, Clark College and Clark Public Utilities. British-born Spykerman will focus on TigerStop’s marketing and information assets efforts in the digital landscape.

July 13, 2015 - Following the retirement of Executive Director Dave Lurie, the Powder Coating Institute has hired Goyer Management International (GMI) to provide complete management services of the association. Additionally, Goyer Management has hired, and the PCI Board of Directors has approved, Trena Benson as the new Executive Director of the Powder Coating Institute.

July 13, 2015 - Aleris announced today that its board of directors has appointed Sean Stack to the position of chief executive officer. Stack most recently served as executive vice president and CEO, Aleris North America. With his appointment, Stack was also elected to the Aleris Board of Directors.

June 23, 2015 - Effective July 1, 2015, Annette Doyle will take on the role of Managing Director of Trumpf Limited, the UK subsidiary of the Trumpf Group, located in Luton, Bedfordshire. She succeeds Mr. Scott Simpson who will leave Trumpf after more than 20 years to pursue his own individual projects.

June 23, 2015 - Jim Conte joins Tubelite Inc. as a client development manager in the Mid-Atlantic territory concentrating on clients in Maryland, Delaware, northern Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, D.C.

June 22, 2015 - With more than 20 years of sales leadership experience for both public and private companies, Jordan will be responsible for building customer relationships by developing team capabilities and tying strategy to customer needs.

June 17, 2015 - John Malack of Quakertown, Pa., has joined Laboratory Testing Inc. as a Customer Service Representative.

June 17, 2015 - Techni Waterjet has named Katherine Herbert as Inventory Controller for our North American operations.

June 15, 2015 - Wei will support the company’s distribution partners and serve customers throughout China and Taiwan who rely on Omax equipment for the fast, precise cutting of various materials, including exotic alloys, glass, rubber, stone and wood.

June 11, 2015 - Johntanna Messer joined JMT as a laser sales engineer and Chase Walker was promoted to the position of laser product specialist.

June 10, 2015 - Chicago Tube and Iron Co. is pleased to announce that Joel Winters has been promoted to outside sales manager and Ron Chalos added as assistant general manager at the Indianapolis Division.

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