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The laser cutting technology area has information on 2-D and 3-D cutting machines, optics, resonators, cutting gases, and automated material handling systems. In addition to conventional CO2 systems, it has information on solid-state fiber and disk lasers.

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Bystronic announces North American appointments

October 3, 2006

Bystronic has announced several new appointments to its Strategic Management Team.James Johnson has been named vice president, sales and is responsible for all sales and distribution activities within the North American market region. Johnson has more than 20 years' experience in the machine tool...

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TRUMPF honors sales achievement award winners

September 12, 2006

TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., presented its 2006 sales achievement awards to Advanced Fabricating Machinery, Hart Machine Tool Inc., and TECSA at its annual distributor meeting.Advanced Fabricating Machinery, Mississauga, Ont., received the outstanding distributor performance award in recognition...

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Schuler AG appoints chairman, board of management

September 8, 2006

Schuler AG's supervisory board has appointed Jrgen Tonn as chairman of the board of management, effective October 1, 2006.In his last position, Tonn was president and CEO of DS Technologie GmbH in Mnchengladbach, Germany. The internationally experienced engineering graduate brings expertise in...

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Bystronic receives Global Excellence award

August 9, 2006

Frost & Sullivan, a global growth consulting company, presented Bystronic with the 2006 Global Excellence in Customer Value Leadership of the Year Award in the laser cutting tools industry at last week's 2006 Global Excellence Awards ceremony.Frost & Sullivan recognized "Bystronic's ability to...

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TRUMPF Inc. names vice president, laser

July 18, 2006

Dr. Holger Schlueter has been appointed as vice president, laser for TRUMPF Inc., a subsidiary of the TRUMPF Group.In this new role, Schlueter oversees all laser-related manufacturing, research, and development at TRUMPF Inc. Laser Assembly Manager Steve Tower, Laser Development Manager Jochen...

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INTECH North America challenges fabricators

June 13, 2006

TRUMPF Inc. brought 80 people from 60 companies representing 23 states, Mexico, and Canada to its INTECH North America 2006 in-house "tradeshow" and educational conference, held May 2-4 at its Farmington, Conn., North American headquarters.In addition to product demonstrations and seminars, the...

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TRUMPF names regional managers

June 13, 2006

TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., has appointed Dan Hoff and Carl Freehauf as regional managers.Hoff is responsible for Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, western Wisconsin, and western Iowa, while Freehauf oversees northern Illinois, eastern Iowa, and eastern Wisconsin. Both men manage...

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Strippit promotes two

June 13, 2006

Strippit/LVD, Akron, N.Y., has named Don Grochocki as customer service manager-punch presses and Dan Caprio as product specialist-punching machinery.Grochocki oversees field service efforts, addressing customer service requirements and working with field service support staff. He has been with the...

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Schuler hires vice president, marketing manager

June 13, 2006

Schuler Hydroforming Inc., Canton, Mich., has named Harry Singh as vice president. Singh is responsible for all sales and operations, reporting to the board of directors.It has also named Kellie Treppa as manager of marketing communications for Schuler...

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Prima to hold open house

May 9, 2006

Prima North America is holding an open house May 23 - 24 at its Chicopee, Mass., Technology Center to debut its new Syncrono laser cutting machine.Visitors also will be able to view demonstrations of the company's 2-D/3-D laser systems (Platino, Domino, Rapido); its automatic load/unload system...

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MC Machinery Systems names marketing manager

May 9, 2006

MC Machinery Systems Inc., Wood Dale, Ill., has hired Patrick Simon as marketing manager to lead marketing efforts for all product divisions and provide support to the sales staff.Simon was previously the vice president of business to business at LoSasso Advertising. While at the firm he served as...

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TRUMPF presents Laser Champion Award

May 9, 2006

The TRUMPF Laser Technology Center, Plymouth, Mich., has presented Frank DiPietro with the first Laser Champion Award for his lifetime achievements in advancing the use of laser technology in industrial manufacturing.DiPietro founded the Automotive Laser Application Workshop (ALAW) in 1992 and...

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Airgas names new regional presidents, acquires Byrne Specialty Gases

May 9, 2006

Airgas Inc., Radnor, Pa., has named Dan Tatro as president of Airgas Nor Pac and Doug Jones as his replacement as president of Airgas Intermountain, two of 13 regional distribution companies. It has also announced the acquisition of Byrne Specialty Gases Inc., Seattle.Tatro spent six years at two...

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Strippit appoints laser product specialist

May 9, 2006

Strippit/LVD, Akron, N.Y., has promoted J. Matt Keever to product specialist-lasers.Keever advises and trains customers and sales representatives in the use and application of laser cutting equipment and conducts on-site customer application training. He joined the company in 2005 as a laser field...

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MC Machinery Systems Canada opens new facility

April 11, 2006

MC Machinery Systems Canada Inc. has opened a new technology center in Richmond Hill, Ont.The facility showcases technology from Mitsubishi EDM, Mitsubishi Laser, Roku-Roku vertical machining centers, and Toyokoki press...

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