Authors by Popularity

Here are the top contributing authors to The Fabricator.


Tim Heston

Tim Heston

Senior Editor
FMA Communications Inc.
2135 Point Blvd
Elgin, IL 60123
Dan Davis

Dan Davis


FMA Communications Inc.
2135 Point Blvd
Elgin, IL 60123
Vicki Bell

Vicki Bell


FMA Communications Inc.
2135 Point Blvd
Elgin, IL 60123
Eric Lundin

Eric Lundin


FMA Communications Inc.
2135 Point Blvd
Elgin, IL 60123
Amanda Carlson

Amanda Carlson


FMA Communications Inc.
2135 Point Blvd
Elgin, IL 60123
Art Hedrick

Art Hedrick

Contributing Writer
Dieology LLC
8730 10 Mile Rd. SE.
Rockford, MI 49341


Phone: 616-894-6855
www.dieology.com
Contact via email
Author of the "Die Science" column in STAMPING Journal®, Art also has written technical articles on stamping die design and build for a number of trade publications. A recipient of many training awards, he is active in metal stamping training and consulting worldwide.

Content by Art Hedrick

Gerald Davis

Gerald Davis

Contributing Writer
Gerald Davis Design and Consulting
Kate Bachman

Kate Bachman


FMA Communications Inc.
2135 Point Blvd
Elgin, IL 60123
Josh Welton

Josh Welton

Owner
Brown Dog Welding
Detroit, MI 48208

Frank Armao

Contributing Writer
The Lincoln Electric Company
22801 St. Clair Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44117


Phone: 216-481-8100
Fax: 216-486-1751
www.lincolnelectric.com
Contact via email
He is a member of the AWS D1 Committee, chairman of the AWS D1 Aluminum Subcommittee, and vice chairman of the AWS D8G Automotive Aluminum Arc Welding Committee.

Content by Frank Armao

Steve Benson

Steve Benson

President
ASMA LLC
2952 Doaks Ferry Road N.W.
Salem, OR 97301-4468


Phone: 503-399-7514
Fax: 503-399-7514
www.theartofpressbrake.com
Contact via email
Steve Benson is a member and former chair of the Precision Sheet Metal Technology Council of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association International®. He is the president of ASMA LLC, 2952 Doaks Ferry Road NW, Salem, OR 97301, steve@theartofpressbrake.com. Benson also conducts FMA’s Precision Press Brake Certificate Program, which is held at locations across the country. For more information, visit www.fmanet.org/training, or call 888-394-4362. For more information on bending, check out Benson’s new book, The Art of Press Brake: the Digital Handbook for Precision Sheet Metal Fabrication, © 2014, available at www.theartofpressbrake.com.

Content by Steve Benson

Paul Cameron


Braun Intertec
4210 Highway 14 East
Rochester, MN 55904
Marty Rice

Marty Rice

Contributing Writer
High School Career Center in Texas



Marty Rice is a welding instructor at a high school career center in Texas. He is an honorary member of the Ironworkers Local 263.

 

Questions for the author can be e-mailed to vickib@thefabricator.com

Content by Marty Rice

Stephanie Vaughan

Stephanie Vaughan

Contributing Writer



Taylan Altan, Ph.D.

Professor and Director, ERC/NSM
The Ohio State University
1971 Neil Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210


Phone: 614-292-5063
www.cpforming.org
Contact via email
Professor R. Carlisle

Professor R. Carlisle "Carl" Smith

AWS CWI, CWE, NDE Level III
Weld Inspection & Consulting
PO Box 841
St. Albans, WV 25177


Phone: 304-549-5606
Contact via email
Dick Kallage

Dick Kallage





Dick Kallage was a management consultant to the metal fabricating industry. Kallage was the author of The FABRICATOR's "Improvement Insights" column from May 2012 to March 2016.

Content by Dick Kallage

Thomas Vacca

Director of Tooling and Design Engineering
Micro Stamping Corp.
Has a shop floor stamping or tool and die question stumped you? If so, send your questions to kateb@thefabricator.com to be answered by Thomas Vacca, director of tooling and design engineering at Micro Stamping Corp.

Content by Thomas Vacca

Nick Martin

Nick Martin


Barnes MetalCrafters Inc.
113 Walnut St. West
Wilson, 27893

Nino Mascalco

Application Engineering Manager
ESAB Welding & Cutting Products
411 S. Ebenezer Rd.
Florence, South Carolina 29501


Phone: 636-485-2253
www.esabna.com

Dr. John H. Olsen

Dr. John H. Olsen

Contributing Writer
OMAX Corp.
21409 72nd Ave. S.
Kent, WA 98032


Phone: 253-872-2300
www.omax.com
Contact via email
Bernard Swiecki

Bernard Swiecki

Contributing Writer
Center for Automotive Research
1000 Victors Way
Suite 200
Ann Arbor, MI 48108


Phone: 734-929-0484
www.cargroup.org
Contact via email
The Center for Automotive Research focuses on the future of the international automotive industry. Its overall objectives are to provide industry research and analysis, communication forums, and informational resources that respond to the changing needs of the international automotive and automotive-related industries.

Content by Bernard Swiecki

Rob Koltz

Application Engineer
ESAB Welding & Cutting Products
411 S. Ebenezer Rd.
Florence, South Carolina 29501


Phone: 636-485-2253
www.esabna.com

Steve Sigler

Application Engineer
ESAB Welding & Cutting Products
411 S. Ebenezer Rd.
Florence, South Carolina 29501


Phone: 636-485-2253
www.esabna.com

Stephen Barlas

Stephen Barlas

Contributing Writer
Stephen Barlas is a freelance writer that has more than 30 years of experience covering Congress, the White House, and the many regulatory agencies found in Washington, D.C. He has covered issues affecting the metal fabricating industry for The FABRICATOR for more than a decade.

Content by Stephen Barlas

James R. Koelsch

Contributing Editor



Daniel J. Schaeffler

Daniel J. Schaeffler

President
Engineering Quality Solutions Inc.
P.O. Box 187
Southfield, Michigan 48037


Phone: 248-539-0162
www.eqsgroup.com
Contact via email
Engineering Quality Solutions Inc. is a provider of practical solutions for sheet metal forming challenges.

Content by Daniel J. Schaeffler

George Winton

George Winton


Winton Machine Co.
3644 Burnette Road
Suwanee, GA 30024
Michael Bishop

Michael Bishop

Contributing Writer



Lincoln Brunner

Contributing Writer



Jerry Mathison

Senior Sales Application Engineer
ESAB Welding & Cutting Products
411 S. Ebenezer Road
Florence, SC 29501


Phone: 843-669-4411
www.esabna.com

Sue Roberts

Sue Roberts


FMA Communications Inc.
2135 Point Blvd
Elgin, IL 60123

Jay Ginder

Senior Sales Application Engineer
ESAB Welding & Cutting Products
Filler Metal Manufacturing Center
801 Wilson Ave.
Hanover, PA 17331

Elia Levi

Contributing Writer

W.B. "Bud" Graham

President
Welded Tube Pros
P.O. Box 202
Doylestown, OH 44230
Welded Tube Pros is a consulting firm that provides engineering products and services to the welded tube manufacturing, roll forming, and stamping industries.

Content by W.B. "Bud" Graham

Bob Capudean

Bob Capudean

Contributing Writer
Back Alley Customs
Waterford, MI
He is a welding instructor at Oakland Community College, Auburn Hills, MI.

Content by Bob Capudean

Art Klein

Contributing Editor



Margaret B. Von Steeg

Contributing Editor



Jim Colt

Applications Technology Manager
Hypertherm Inc.
P.O. Box 5010
21 Great Hollow Road
Hanover, NH 03755
David Bell

David Bell

President
Witt Gas Controls LP
380 Winkler Drive
Suite 200
Alpharetta, GA 30004


Phone: 770-664-4447
wittgas.com
Contact via email
He also is a member of the Practical Welding Today® Editorial Review Committee.

Content by David Bell

Gary Conner

Contributing Writer
Lean Enterprise Training
145 Mystic Mountain Drive
Sparks , NV 89441
Award-winning author Gary Conner is president of Lean Enterprise Training.

Content by Gary Conner

Jim Berge

Jim Berge

Contributing Writer
Berge Robotics
Sherveport, LA

Jeff Sipes

Principal
Back2Basics LLC
9250 Eagle Meadow Dr.
Indianapolis, IN 46234


Phone: (317) 439-7960
www.back2basics-lean.com

Bob Rausch, Ph.D.

Bob Rausch, Ph.D.

Contributing Writer



Dennis Cattell


The Minster Machine Co.
240 W. Fifth St.
Minster, OH 45865


Phone: 419-628-2331
www.minster.com
Contact via email

Michael Tolinski

Contributing Editor



John DiGiacomo

Director, Procurement Technical Assistance Center
Rock Valley College
605 Fulton
Rockford, IL 61103


Phone: 815-921-2091
www.wingovcon.com
Contact via email

Bill Frahm

President
4M Partners LLC
P.O. Box 71191
Rochester Hills, MI 48307
Brad Jeffery

Brad Jeffery

Contributing Writer
IRMCO
2117 Greenleaf St.
Evanston, IL 60202


Phone: 847-864-0255
Fax: 847-864-0012
www.irmco.com
Contact via email
IRMCO develops and manufactures dry, fluid, and gel lubricants; performs laboratory testing; and provides consulting services to the metal forming and fabricating industry.

Content by Brad Jeffery

Ali Fallahiarezoodar

Graduate Research Associate
Center for Precision Forming at The Ohio State University
1971 Neil Ave.
Columbus, 43210


Phone: 614-292-5063
www.cpforming.org
Contact via email

Gary Morphy

Project Engineer
Excella Technologies
425 Hespeler Rd
Suite 521
Cambridge, ON N1R 8J6
Canada


Phone: (519) 772 - 5748 x101

Contact via email
Kelly Langdon

Kelly Langdon

Safety Coordinator
Aeroglide Corp.
100 Aeroglide Drive
Cary, NC


Phone: 919-851-2000
www.aeroglide.com
Contact via email

Jim Kleckner

Owner
Government Contracting Assistance
2168 Spaulding Ave.
West Dundee, IL 60118


Phone: 847-426-7003
Contact via email

Tony Anderson

CEng
ESAB Welding & Cutting Products
411 S. Ebenezer Road
Florence, SC 29501


Phone: 800-372-2123
Fax: 231-941-9154
www.esabna.com
Contact via email
Tony has a background as a certified welding inspector, welding engineer-quality manager, and NDT manager. He also serves as chairman of The Aluminum Association Technical Advisory Panel for Welding and Joining, vice chairman of the AWS D1G Subcommittee 7 on Welded Aluminum Structures, and a member of Practical Welding Today's Editorial Review Committee.

Content by Tony Anderson

Phil Evans

Contributing Writer
54309 Jamie Drive.
Callahan, FL 32011-7628

Edmund Herman

President
Creative Concepts Co.
P.O. Box 183072
Shelby Township, MI 48315


Phone: 586-532-0063
Contact via email

Shannon DeCamp


TechneTrain Inc.
140 Wooster Pike
Milford, OH 45150
Kathleen McLaughlin

Kathleen McLaughlin

Contributing Writer



Jack Fulcer

Contributing Writer
Weldcraft
2741 N. Roemer Road
Appleton, WI 54911


Phone: 800-752-7620
www.weldcraft.com
Contact via email

Richard Green

Contributing Writer
CONCOA
1501 Harpers Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23454


Phone: 800-225-0473
www.concoa.com
Contact via email
Scot Stevens

Scot Stevens

Contributing Writer

Bob Butchart

Contributing Writer
Press Brake & Shear Clinic
254 Somers Loop
Reidsville, NC 27320


Phone: 336-342-4393
Fax: 336-342-4129
Contact via email

John Karpus

Application Specialist
CONCOA (Controls Corporation of America)
1501 Harpers Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23454


Phone: 800-225-0473
www.concoa.com

Ken Shoop

Contributing Writer
Braner USA Inc.
9301 W. Bernice
Schiller Park, IL 60176


Phone: 847-671-6210
Fax: 847-671-0537
www.braner.com
Contact via email
Braner designs and builds high-production coil processing equipment and systems.

Content by Ken Shoop

Keith Packard

Marketing Segment Manager - Oil and Gas
Hobart Brothers Co.
101 Trade Square East
Troy, OH 45373

Bill Giese

Contributing Writer
Bernard
449 W. Corning Road
Beecher, IL 60401
Eric Theis

Eric Theis


PA



Diane L. Hallum

Contributing Editor



Benjamin Howell

President
Kemper America and Forster
5910 Shiloh Rd. E, Suite 114
Alpharetta, GA 30005

Jeff Heagey


ESAB Welding & Cutting Products
Hanover, PA


Phone: 717-630-3445
Contact via email

Bob Want


Tools for Bending Inc.
194 W. Dakota Ave.
Denver, CO 80223

Ajay Yadav

Graduate Research Associate, ERC/NSM
The Ohio State University
1971 Neil Ave.
1971 Neil Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210


Phone: 614-292-5063
www.cpforming.org

Mike Sammons

Contributing Writer
Weldcraft
2741 N. Roemer Road
Appleton, WI 54911

Jennifer Simpson


Arc-Zone.com Inc.
2091 Las Palmas Drive
Suite C
Carlsbad, CA 92011


Phone: 760-931-1500
Contact via email

Jeffrey Noruk

President
Servo-Robot Corp.
P.O. Box 69
Mequon , WI 53092

Jim Russell

Contributing Writer
Chicago Slitter
1025 W. Thorndale Ave.
Itasca, IL 60143

John Pavelec

Vice President
BetaRam Inc.
P.O. Box 334
Troy, MI 48099


Phone: 248-853-0446
www.betaram.com
Contact via email

W.F. Garth Stapon

Marketing Manager, Metal Fabrication
Praxair Inc.
39 Old Ridgebury Road
Danbury, CT 06810

David Bishop

Business Development
Wila USA
9135 Guilford Road
Columbia, MD 21046


Phone: 301-490-9652
www.wilausa.com
Contact via email

William Q. Tingley III


Bend Tooling Inc.
1009 Ottawa Ave. N.W.
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Gary Morphy

Project Engineer
Excella Technologies
425 Hespeler Rd
Suite 521
Cambridge, ON N1R 8J6
Canada


Phone: (519) 772 - 5748 x101
Contact via email

Dennis Boerger


AIDA-America Corp.
7660 Center Point 70 Blvd.
Dayton, OH 45424

Dona Z. Meilach

Contributing Writer
Carlsbad, CA
Dona Z. Meilach's early book, Decorative and Sculptural Ironwork, was a driving force in the renaissance of modern ironwork. Her more recent books include The Contemporary Blacksmith, Architectural Ironwork, Fireplace Accessories, and Direct Metal Sculpture, all published by Schiffer Books.

Content by Dona Z. Meilach

Frank J. Arteaga

Head of Product Marketing, Market Region NAFTA
Bystronic Inc.
200 Airport Road
Elgin, IL 60123

Jim Watson

Founder and CEO of Arc-Zone.com®
2091 Las Palmas Drive, Suite F
Carlsbad, CA 92011


Phone: 760-931-1500
www.arc-zone.com
Contact via email

Serhat Kaya

Graduate Research Assistant, ERC/NSM
The Ohio State University
1971 Neil Ave.
1971 Neil Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210


Phone: 614-292-9267
nsmwww.eng.ohio-state.edu

Robert Fox

Welding Engineer
Hobart Brothers Co.
101 Trade Square East
Troy, OH 45373

Bob Nichols

Contributing Writer



Dennis Lowry

Custom Engineering Manager
Mate Precision Tooling
1295 Lund Blvd.
Anoka, MN 55303


Phone: 800-328-4492
www.mate.com

Jeff Hahn


MC Machinery Systems Inc./ Mitsubishi Laser
1500 Michael Drive
Wood Dale, IL 61091


Phone: 630-616-5920
www.mcmachinery.com

Steve Lowery

Vice President and Director of Sales
Tower Oil & Technology Co.
4300 South Tripp Ave.
Chicago, IL 60606


Phone: 773-927-6161
www.toweroil.com
Contact via email

Todd Bridigum

Welding Instructor
Minneapolis Community and Technical College
1501 Hennepin Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55403


Phone: 612-659-6000
www.minneapolis.edu

Michael Ostaffe

Michael Ostaffe


ESAB Welding & Cutting Products
Filler Metal Manufacturing Center, 801 Wilson Ave.
P.O. Box 517
Hanover, PA 17331



Kevin Cole

Contributing Writer



Adria Iles

Vice President
Lantek Systems Inc.
Mason Technical Center
5155 Financial Way
Mason, OH 45040


Phone: 903-258-9422
www.lanteksms.com
Contact via email

David Cook

Contributing Writer



Nakhleh Hussary, Ph.D.

Chief Science Engineer
Victor Technologies International
16052 Swingley Ridge Road
Suite #300
St. Louis, MO 63017


Phone: 636-728-3000

Paul LeTang

Press Brake Product Manager
Bystronic Inc.
200 Airport Road
Elgin, IL 60123


Phone: 800-247-3332
www.bystronicusa.com

Casey Schlachter


MC Machinery Systems Inc.
1500 Michael Drive
Wood Dale, IL 60191


Phone: 630-616-2970
www.mcmachinery.com

Steve Purnell

Sales Manager
Orbimatic GmbH
P.O. Box 416
Welbeck Way
Peterborough, PE7 3FT



Phone: 49-6408-90260
Fax: +49-6408-902650
www.orbimatic.com
Contact via email

Pierre Huot


Xiris Automation Inc.
1016 Sutton Drive
C5
Burlington, ON Canada
Canada


Phone: 905-331-6660
www.xiris.com
Contact via email

Blaine Guy

Aapplications Welding Engineer
Hobart Brothers Compan
101 Trade Square East
Troy, OH 45373

John Luck

Contributing Writer
Miller Electric Mfg. Co.
1635 W. Spencer St.
P.O. Box 1079
Appleton, WI 54912


Phone: 800-426-4553
www.millerwelds.com

Geoff Shannon

Manager, Advanced Technology
Amada Miyachi America


Phone: 626-303-5676
www.amadamiyachi.com

Douglas Shuda

Director of Marketing - Global Cutting Technologies
ESAB Welding & Cutting Products
411 S. Ebenezer Road
Florence, SC 29501


Phone: 843-669-4411
www.esabna.com
Contact via email

Carl Jean

Service Manager
Greenerd Press & Machine Company Inc.
41 Crown St.
P.O. Box 886
Nashua, NH 03031


Phone: 603-889-4101
www.greenerd.com

Richard Sutherlin

Contributing Writer



Kevin Lyttle

Development Scientist
Praxair Technology Center
175 E. Park Drive
Tonawanda, NY 14150


Phone: 716-879-7290
www.praxair.com

Bob Hollingsworth

Contributing Writer



He is a member of the Practical Welding Today editorial advisory board. He taught welding, safety, and health at Western Washington University, Bellingham, Wash., and traveled with the 2006 WWU Mini Baja team as faculty adviser.

Content by Bob Hollingsworth

Mark Hansen

Co-Owner
3-D Solutions Design Service LLC/T-Sim Solutions
598 Byrne Industrial Dr
Rockford, MI 49341

Richard G. Green

Contributing Editor



Chris Hoff

Lean Consultant
Value Added
1083 A St.
Springfield, OR 97477


Phone: 541-607-1314
Contact via email

Andy Monk

Product Manager
Bernard
449 W. Corning Road
P.O. Box 667
Beecher, IL 60401

Greg Miller

Contributing Editor



Bruce Morrett

Contributing Writer



Mark Paulson

Vice President of Operations
Aeroglide Corp.
100 Aeroglide Drive
Cary, NC 27511


Phone: 919-851-2000
Contact via email

Jim Ward

Sales Manager
Coe Press Equipment
40549 Brentwood
Sterling Heights, MI 48310


Phone: 586-979-4400
www.cpec.com
Contact via email
Coe Press Equipment manufactures and installs both new equipment and retrofits.

Content by Jim Ward

Jeffrey Dean

Contributing Writer

Walter Sperko, P.E.

President
Sperko Engineering Services Inc.
4803 Archwood Drive
Greensboro, NC 27406

Tony Granelli

Director
SWR America
1501 E. Sheldon
Idlewild, MI 49642


Phone: 231-745-9696
swr-togr.com
Contact via email

Susan DeJesus

Coordinadora de Ventas
Continental Pipe and Tube Cutoff Machines
325 S. Fairbanks St.
Addison, IL 60101

Dave Petrack

Contributing Writer
Proto-1 Manufacturing LLC
10 Tower Road
P.O. Box 399
Winneconne, WI 54986


Phone: 920-582-4491
Fax: 920-582-4492
www.proto1mfg.com
Contact via email
Proto-1 Mfg. LLC manufactures cutoff, end forming, and deburring equipment for straight and bent tube.

Content by Dave Petrack

Bruce Grant

Contributing Writer



Mike Kroll

TruPunch Product Manager
TRUMPF Inc
Farmington Industrial Park
Farmington, CT 06032


Phone: 860-255-6068
www.us.trumpf.com

Eren Billur

Research Assistant, ERC/NSM
The Ohio State University
1971 Neil Ave.
1971 Neil Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210
David Hass

David Hass

Principal Engineer
Wyle Aerospace Group
2701 Liberty Parkway, Suite 306
Midwest City, OK 73110


Phone: 405-458-6069
www.wyle.com
Contact via email

Terry White

Contributing Writer



Kevin Enos

Contributing Writer



Woodruff Imberman

President
Imberman & de Forest Inc.
990 Grove St., Suite 404
Evanston, IL 60201


Phone: 847-733-0071
www.imbdef.com
Contact via email

Mike Pelham


International Chemical Co.
2628-48 N. Mascher St.
Philadelphia, PA 19133


Phone: 215-739-2313
www.e-icc.com
Contact via email

Frank Fenton

Contributing Writer
Rath Manufacturing Co.
2505 Foster Avenue
Janesville, WI 53547-0389


Phone: 800-367-7284
Fax: 608-754-0889
www.rathmfg.com
Contact via email
Mr. Fenton joined Rath Manufacturing in 1992. He has a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from Kansas State University. His experience includes many years of technical and management experience, primarily in manufacture of equipment for the process industry. Rath Manufacturing Company manufactures welded, full finished stainless, duplex, and nickel alloy pipe and tubing for the most demanding service in food, dairy, chemical, petrochemical, and other process environments.

Content by Frank Fenton

Pat Campbell


Wilson Tool International® Inc.
12912 Farnham Ave.
White Bear Lake, MN 55110

Andreas Rueter

Contributing Writer
Knoll Inc.
4300 36th St.
P.O. Box 8829
Grand Rapids, MI 49518-8829


Phone: 616-957-7398
Fax: 616-957-7678
www.knoll.com
Contact via email
Knoll is a worldwide designer and manufacturer of furnishings for office and residential use. The company operates four manufacturing sites in North America East Greenville, Pa.; Grand Rapids and Muskegon, MI; and Toronto, Ont. The company also has plants in Foligno and Graffignana, Italy. All Knoll plants are registered under ISO 9000, an internationally developed set of quality criteria for manufacturing operations. Knoll headquarters are in East Greenville, Pa.

Content by Andreas Rueter

Robert Kotynski

Contributing Writer



Hanhui Li


Worthington Armstrong Venture (WAVE)
9 Old Lincoln Highway
Suite 200
Malvern, PA 19355

Derek Baker

Technical Product Specialist for welding, powered and supplied air respiratory products
3M Occupational Health and Environmental Safety Division
3M Center
St. Paul, MN 55144-1000

John Ripka

Applications Technician
Mate Precision Tooling
1295 Lund Blvd.
Anoka, MN 55303


Phone: 763-421-0230
www.mate.com

Tom Carroll

Contributing Writer
CS Unitec Inc.
22 Harbor Ave.
Norwalk, CT 06850


Phone: 800-700-5919
www.csunitec.com

Barbara K. Henon

Ph.D.
Arc Machines Inc.
10500 Orbital Way
Pacoima, CA 91331


Phone: 206-546-9601
www.arcmachines.com

Tony Hufford

Category Manager, Welding and Fabrication
Weiler Corp.
1 Weiler Drive
Cresco, PA 18326


Phone: 570-595-7495
www.weilercorp.com

William Whiteside

Fabrication Consultant
15016 Rural Access Drive
Woodford, VA 22580-2942


Phone: 804-633-9505
Contact via email

Dave Bird


Balluff USA
8125 Holton Drive
Florence, KY 41042


Phone: 800-543-8390
www.balluff.com
Contact via email

Geoff Lipnevicius


The Lincoln Electric Company
22801 St. Clair Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44117


Phone: 216-481-8100
www.lincolnelectric.com

Sabine Neff


Lang USA
12055 Universal Drive
Taylor, MI 48180


Phone: 734-946-0417
www.lang-usa.com
Contact via email
Jim O’Leary

Jim O’Leary

Tool Engineer
Bob’s Design Engineering Inc.
3325 S.W. 229th Ave.
Hillsboro, OR 97007


Phone: 971-235-8787
www.bdeinc.com
Contact via email

Brad Hemmert

Welding Engineer
Miller Electric Manufacturing Co.
1635 W. Spencer St.
P.O. Box 1079
Appleton, WI 54912


Phone: 800-426-4553
www.millerwelds.com

Mark Kadlec

Welding Engineer
Miller Electric Mfg. Co.
1635 W. Spencer St.
Appleton, WI 54912


Phone: 800-426-4553
www.millerwelds.com.

Brian Roberts

Vice President
Advanced Kiffer Systems Inc.
15666 Snow Road
Cleveland, OH 44142


Phone: 216-267-8181
www.kiffer.com

Richard Herzfeld

Contributing Writer



Ryan Lizotte

Field Technical Support Specialist
Tregaskiss
2570 North Talbot Road
Windsor, Ontario N0R 1L0
Canada

Dean C. Phillips

Contributing Writer
Hobart Brothers Co.
101 Trade Square
Troy, OH 45373


Phone: 937-332-4000
www.hobartbrothers.com

Cheryl Henderson

CSP
Shape Corporation
Grand Haven, Michigan


Phone: 616-846-8700
Contact via email
Cheryl Henderson, CSP, is health, safety, and environmental manager of Shape Corp.

Content by Cheryl Henderson

Richard Klipp

President
Behringer Saws Inc.
721 Hemlock Road
Morgantown, PA 19543


Phone: 610-286-9777
www.behringersaws.com

Herb Kamphausen

Contributing Writer
Metal fx
Herb Kamphausen is a manufacturing engineer with an emphasis in tooling, stamping, and D.F.M. He has more than 20 years of experience in tool and die design and building. Metalfx is a full service sheet metal fabricator. primarily for the electronics and telecommunications industry. The company's services range from prototype to soft tool production all the way through production stamping.

Content by Herb Kamphausen

Bruce Hagenau

President
Metcam Inc.
305 Tidwell Circle
Alpharetta, GA 30004


Phone: 770-475-9633
www.metcam.com/index.html

Davis Marquard

President
SuperFlash Compress Gas Equipment
28825 Ranney Parkway
Cleveland, 44145


Phone: 440-716-9960
www.oxyfuelsafety.com

Chris Miller

Vice President of Engineering
Addison Machine Engineering Inc.
1301 Industrial St.
Reedsburg, WI 53959


Phone: 608-524-6454
www.ameinc.com

Roger Cloutier

Senior Product Safety Engineer
Saint-Gobain Abrasives Inc.
One New Bond St.
P.O. Box 15008, M.S. 301-411
Worcester, MA 01615-0008

John J. Pavelec

Vice President
BetaRam Inc.
P.O. Box 334
Troy, MI 48099


Phone: 248-853-0446
www.betaram.com
Contact via email

Tex Whiting


Hypertherm
Two Technology Drive
West Lebanon, NH 03784


Phone: 800-752-7623
www.centricut.com

Shrinivas Patil

Product Manager
AIDA-America
7660 Center Point 70 Blvd.
1971 Neil Ave.
Dayton, OH 45424

Daniel Hunter

Contributing Writer



David Prokop

Contributing Writer
International Technologies Inc.
634 Pratt Ave. N.
Schaumburg, IL 60193

Pieter Schwarzenbach

Vice President of Laser Technology
PRIMA North America, Inc.
711 E. Main St.
Chicopee, MA 01020


Phone: 413-598-5200
www.prima-na.com

Steven Rainwater

Contributing Writer
Orlando, FL

Dave Lechleitner

Senior Manager, Product Marketing (Manufacturing)
Epicor Software Corp.


Phone: 952-417-5077
www.epicor.com
Contact via email
Epicor Software is a provider of business software solutions.

Content by Dave Lechleitner

Shawn Shultz

OEM Business Development Manager
Wilson Tool International
2912 Farnham Ave.
White Bear Lake, MN 55110


Phone: 800-445-4518
www.wilsontool.com

Douglas Goetz





Thomas Lavoie





Jim Landowski

Vice President
Komatsu America Industries LLC
1701 Golf Road
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008

Mark Ernst


Ernst Enterprises LLC
PO Box 1075 , CA
Artesia, CA 90702


Phone: 714-329-2228
www.eellc.us
Contact via email

Kyle Jorgenson

President
JMT USA
2895 S. 300 W.
Salt Lake City, UT 84115


Phone: 855-773-7727
www.jmtusa.com

Karl Hoes

Welding Instructor
The Lincoln Electric Co.
22801 St. Clair Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44117


Phone: 888-935-3876
www.lincolnelectric.com

Brian Landry

Contributing Writer
Perfecto Industries Inc.
1729 W. High St.
Piqua, OH 45356
Brian Landry is regional sales manager with Perfecto Industries Inc., 1729 W. High St., Piqua, OH 45356, 937-778-1900, www.perfectoindustries.com .

Content by Brian Landry

Kent Swart

Contributing Writer
Thermadyne's Thermal Dynamics® brand of plasma systems
16052 Swingley Ridge Road
Suite 300
St. Louis, MO 63017


Phone: 636-728-3000
Contact via email

Henry Llop

President
UniPunch Products Inc.
311 5th St. NW
Clear Lake, WI 54005


Phone: 800-828-7061
www.unipunch.com/whyuseunipunch

Travis Haynam


United Air Specialists
4440 Creek Road
Cincinnati, OH 45242-2832


Phone: 800-252-4647
www.uasinc.com
Contact via email

Adam Popson


Diamond Saw Works Inc.
12290 Olean Road
Chaffee, NY 14030

Don Letourneau

Contributing Writer
Comeq
P.O. Box 207
White Marsh, MD 21162


Phone: 410-933-8500
Fax: 410-933-1600
www.comeq.com
Contact via email

Gary Gathen


G Corp.
21 Elm Park Blvd.
Pleasant Ridge, MI 48069

Ron Demonet


Atlas Technologies Inc.
3100 Copper Ave.
Fenton, MI 48430


Phone: 810-629-6663
www.atlastechnologies.com

Brent Williams

Marketing Manager
Miller Electric Mfg. Co.
1635 W. Spencer St.
P.O. Box 1079
Appleton, WI 54912

George Spilka


George Spilka and Associates
Suite 301
Castle Town Square South
Allison Park, PA 15101

Samantha Noland

Sales Engineer
nexAir
363 Walnut St.,
Memphis, TN 38126


Phone: 888-639-2474
Contact via email

John Uccellini

Contributing Writer



Stephanie Lowney

Contributing Writer



Tom Snow


T. J. Snow Co. Inc.
6207 Jim Snow Way
P.O. Box 22847
Chattanooga, TN 37422


Phone: 423-894-6234
www.tjsnow.com

Rob Driver


Midwest Tool & Die
327 Ley Road
Fort Wayne, IN 46825

David Jescovitch

Business Development Manager – Metal Fabrication
Weiler Corp.
One Weiler Drive
Cresco, Pa 18326


Phone: 570-595-7495
www.weilercorp.com

David Havrilla


TRUMPF Inc.
47711 Clipper St.
Plymouth, MI 48170


Phone: 734-454-7213
www.us.trumpf.com
Contact via email

Andy Spence-Parsons

Contributing Writer
Mate Precision Tooling
1295 Lund Blvd.
Anoka, MN 55303


Phone: 800-328-4492
www.mate.com
Contact via email

Dr. Yehuda Baskin

President
Superior Flux & Manufacturing Co.
6615 Parkland Blvd.
Cleveland, OH 44139

Paul Williams


Hill Engineering Inc.
373 Randy Road
Carol Stream, IL 60188

Simon Wainwright

Contributing Writer
WALTER Surface Technologies
810 Day Hill Road
Windsor, CT 06095

Frank G. Rubury

Contributing Writer
The Rubury Co.
P.O. Box 1240
Dover, NJ 07802


Phone: 973-726-9007
Contact via email

Ron Wood

Director of Human Resources
ThermaSys Corporation
2776 Gunter Park Drive E.
Suites R-S
Montgomery, AL 36109


Phone: 334-244-9240
www.thermasys.com
Contact via email

A. Erman Tekkaya, Dr.-Ing.

Professor of the Chair of the Institut für Umformtechnik und Leichtbau (IUL)
Technischen Universität Dortmund
Baroper Strasse 301
Dortmund, 44227
Germany


Phone: 49-231-755-2681
www.iul.eu/iul

Martin Bailey

Marketing Manager
JETCAM International s.a.r.l.
"Millenium" 9C
9 Boulevard Charles III
MC98000
Monaco


Phone: 44-870-760-6469
www.jetcam.com

Martin is also the author of books covering marketing and technology, which can be found at www.marketingyour.biz.

Content by Martin Bailey

Mike Bollheimer

Product Manager of Tube Bending & Fabricating
Wayne Trail Technologies Inc.
203 E. Park St.
Fort Loramie, OH 45845

Prof. Dr.-Ing. H.c. Klaus Siegert

Contributing Writer



Mike Roth

Contributing Writer
Induction Technology, for Miller Electric Mfg. Co.
1635 W. Spencer St.
Appleton, WI 54912-1079


Phone: 800-426-4553
Fax: 920-735-4168
www.MillerWelds.com
Contact via email
Miller Electric Mfg. Co. is a manufacturer and provider of welding supplies and equipment for light to heavy industrial applications.

Content by Mike Roth

Helen Gallagher

Contributing Writer
She is a freelance writer based in Chicago.

Content by Helen Gallagher

Heinz Becker

President
Press Technology Corp.
Canada



Tom Ulrich

Senior Consultant
DiePM
28200 Ursuline St.
St. Clair Shores, MI 48081


Phone: 586-943-4376
www.diepm.com
Contact via email

Dave Burkhart

Contributing Writer



Robert Sladky

Vice President - Tube Mill Engineering
Mill-Tech, a Division of Roll-Kraft Inc.
10940 North 142nd
Waverly, NE 68462


Phone: 402-786-2601

Tony Carroll

Contributing Writer
Blue Bell, PA

Dr. Ghafoor Khodayari

Senior Project Leader, Metal Forming
Industrial Research & Development Institute
649 Prospect Blvd.
Midland, ON L4R 4L3
Canada


Phone: 705-526-2163
www.irdi.com
Contact via email

Thomas Vacca

Director of Engineering
Micro Co.



Has a shop floor stamping or tool and die question stumped you? If so, send your questions to kateb@thefabricator.com to be answered by Thomas Vacca, director of engineering at Micro Co.

Content by Thomas Vacca

Brian Schmidt

Contributing Writer
Miller Electric Mfg. Co.
1635 W. Spencer St.
Appleton, WI 54912-1049


Phone: 930-734-9821
Fax: 920-735-4147
www.MillerWelds.com
Contact via email
Miller Electric is a manufacturer and provider of plasma cutting and welding equipment and supplies for light to heavy industrial applications.

Content by Brian Schmidt

Karen D. Hamel

Contributing Writer



Mary Kay Morel

Contributing Writer



Hafiz Mohd

Contributing Writer



Ray Cagganello

Contributing Writer



S. Manivannan

Contributing Writer



Brian Kopack

Senior Sales Engineer
Formtek Inc.
4899 Commerce Parkway
Warrensville Heights , OH 44128

Richard Stokes

Application Engineer
Lincoln Electric Co
22221 St. Clair Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44117


Phone: 216-481-8100
www.lincolnelectric.com

Robert Kloczkowski

Industry Specialist, Fabrication
Rofin-Sinar Inc.
482 Lakewood Farms Drive
Loveland, OH 45140, OH 45140


Phone: 513-677-3310
www.rofin-inc.com
Contact via email

Ross Fleischmann

Senior Brand Manager
Victor Technologies®
16052 Swingley Ridge Road, Suite 300
St. Louis, MO 63017


Phone: 800-426-1888
www.victortechnologies.com

David Benson

Applications Engineer
Hobart Brothers Co.
101 Trade Square East
Troy, OH 45373


Phone: 937-332-4000
www.hobartbrothers.com

Kevin Bartels

Regional Sales Manager
Salvagnini America Inc.
27 Bicentennial Court
Hamilton, OH 45015


Phone: 513-874-8284

Jurgen Jost

Vice President & CEO
ARKU Coil Systems Inc.
11405 Grooms Road
Cincinnati, OH 45242


Phone: 513-985-0500
www.us.arku.com

John Wold

President
Fab Supply Inc.
1775A Cortland Court
Addison, IL 60101


Phone: 630-691-8665
www.fabsupplyinc.com

Michael Pfeifer

Ph.D., P.E., President
Industrial Metallurgists LLC
900 Hawthorne Lane
Northbrook, IL 60062


Phone: 847-528-3467
www.imetllc.com

His company offers online metallurgy training courses and engineering consulting. Pfeifer is also the author of Materials Enabled Design, which discusses product development and manufacturing from a materials engineering perspective.

Content by Michael Pfeifer

John Heuring


Feed Lease Corp.

Wim Serruys

Director of Engineering
LVD Group
Nijverheidslaan 2
Gullegem, B-8560
Belgium


Phone: 32- 56-43-05-11
www.lvdgroup.com
Contact via email

Dan Zimmerman





Randy Dull

Director of Engineering and Arc Welding
Edison Welding Institute
1250 Arthur E. Adams Drive
Columbus, OH 43221


Phone: 614-688-5095
www.ewi.org
Contact via email

Jerold Jay

Contributing Writer



Robert Vackar

Contributing Author



Douglas Raff

Owner
Paragon Industrial Controls Inc.
18001 Irvine Blvd., Suite 202
Tustin, CA 92780

John Mackowski


Eriez Magnetics
John Mackowski is manager-magnamation division with Eriez Magnetics.

Content by John Mackowski

Michelle Avila

Public Relations Manager
Hypertherm Inc.
2 Technology Drive
West Lebanon, NH 03784


Phone: 603-643-3441 ext. 1145
www.hypertherm.com
Contact via email

Teresa Fisher

Contributing Writer
Omni-X Co.
2751 W. Mansfield Ave.
Englewood, CO 80110


Phone: 303-789-3575
Fax: 303-789-4755
www.omnibend.com
Contact via email
Omni-X manufactures die sets, mandrels, wiper dies, and end-finishing tools. INCONEL is a trademark of Special Metals Corp.

Content by Teresa Fisher

Mel Burke

Contributing Writer
Lakewood, OH

Kristy Giebe

Product Manager
Kimberly-Clark Professional
1400 Holcomb Bridge Road,
Roswell, GA 30076


Phone: 800-255-6401
www.kc-safety.com

Elizabeth Kautzmann

Elizabeth Kautzmann


Salvagnini America Inc.
27 Bicentennial Court
Hamilton, OH 45015


Phone: 513-874-8284

Dirk Ott

Vice President, Global Plasma Automation
Victor Technologies International
16052 Swingley Ridge Road
Suite #300
St. Louis, MO 63017


Phone: 636-728-3000
www.thermadyne.com

David Fischer

Engineering Manager, Hilma Division
Carr Lane Roemheld Manufacturing Co.
6345 Westwoods Business Park Drive
Ellisville, MO 63021


Phone: 636-386-8022
www.clrh.com/hilma

Joe Gitter

Product Manager
Miller Electric Mfg. Co.



Dru Schwartz

National Laser Product Manager
Mitsubishi Laser/MC Machinery
1500 Michael Drive
Wood Dale, IL 60191


Phone: 630-616-5920
www.mcmachinery.com

Richard Kallage

Principal
KDC & Associates Ltd.
522 S. Northwest Highway
Suite UL-8
Barrington, IL 60010


Phone: 847-525-6109
www.kdcconsultants.com

Patrice A. Kelly

Contributing Writer



Suwat Jirathearanat

Graduate Research Assistant, ERC/NSM
The Ohio State University
1971 Neil Ave.
1971 Neil Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210


Phone: 614-292-9267
nsmwww.eng.ohio-state.edu

Bernie Olguin

Laser Consumables Expert, Consumable Products Group
MC Machinery Systems Inc./ Mitsubishi Laser
1500 Michael Drive
Wood Dale, IL 60191


Phone: 630-616-5920
www.mcmachinery.com

Troy Turnbull

President
Industrial Innovations Inc
2650 Thornwood St.
Wyoming, MI 49519


Phone: 616-249-1525
www.industrialinnovations.com

Stephen Thacker

Director of Sales
Meta Vision Systems Inc.
8084 Trans Canada
Montreal , QE H4S 1M5
Canada


Phone: 514-333-0140, ext. 302
Contact via email

Paul Hogendoorn


OES Inc.
4056 Blakie Road
London, ON N6L 1P7
Canada


Phone: 519-652-5833
www.oes-inc.com
Contact via email

Jan Komsta

Manager, New Technology Simulations
Bosch Rexroth Corp.
14001 S. Lakes Drive
Charlotte, NC 28273


Phone: 800-739-7684
www.boschrexroth-us.com

Vic Lubieniecki

Product Specialist
Tregaskiss
2570 N. Talbot Road
Oldcastle (Windsor), Ontario N0R 1L0
Canada


Phone: 519-737-3000
Contact via email
John Packard

John Packard

Founder
Steel Market Update

John Packard is the founder and publisher of “Steel Market Update” a steel industry newsletter and website dedicated to the flat-rolled steel industry in North America. He spent the first 31 years of his career selling flat-rolled steel products to the manufacturing and distribution communities.

“Steel Market Update” will conduct a mini version of its popular Steel 101: Introduction to Steel Making & Market Fundamentals on Nov. 18 at FABTECH® in Las Vegas.

Content by John Packard

Dan Robinson

Contributing Writer
PRC Laser Corp.
350 N. Frontage Road
Landing, NJ 07850


Phone: 973-347-0100
www.prclaser.com
Contact via email

Clifford Frey

Contributing Writer



Jeff Jeffery

CEO
IRMCO®
2117 Greenleaf St.
Evanston, IL 60202


Phone: 800-323-2933
www.irmco.com
Contact via email

James Landowski

Contributing Writer



Steve Staedler

Steve Staedler

Senior Account Executive
LePoidevin Marketing
245 S. Executive Drive, Ste 365
Brookfield, WI 53005

Robert White

Contributing Writer
PMC Industries
29100 Lakeland Blvd.
Wickliffe, OH 44092


Phone: 440-943-3300
Fax: 440-944-1974
www.pmcindustries.com
Contact via email

Chiranjib K. Mukherjee

Director of Process Engineering and Metallurgy
Superior Tube Co.

Pat Ontrop

Contributing Writer



Roger Griffiths

Chairman, WTIA Project Panel #1 (Pressure Vessels), Inspection and Integrity manager
BP Refinery (Bulwer Island) Pty Ltd.
Tingira Street
Pinkenba, QLD 4008
Australia


Phone: +61-7-3243-7333
www.bp.com
Contact via email

Marcia Sommer

TCP Trainer and Application Engineer
ESAB Welding & Cutting Products
411 S. Ebenezer Road
Florence, SC 29501

Max Linder

Technical Sales Manager
Bihler of America Inc.
85 Industrial Drive
Phillipsburg, NJ 08865


Phone: 908-329-9116
www.bihler.com
Contact via email

Nick Tarkany

Contributing Writer



Anthony Manos

Catalyst
Profero Inc., affiliate company of 5S Supply
9270 Corsair Road, Suite 18
Frankfort, IL 60423

Glen Stapleton

Contributing Writer
Stapleton Engineering
2822 Forest View Way
Carlsbad, CA 92008


Phone: 760-434-4224
Contact via email

Rick Costello

Contributing Writer



Charlie McCarthy

Contributing Writer



Charlie, now retired from CNA, was the original underwriter for the FMA/CNA business insurance program and continued in that role until his retirement. He serves on the FMA/CNA Safety Committee.

Content by Charlie McCarthy

Michael Korneli

Contributing Writer



Matt Moore

Eastern Regional Sales Manager
JMT USA
2895 South 300 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84115


Phone: 801-214-7346
www.jmtusa.com.
Contact via email

George Halmos

Contributing Writer



Tim Nacey

Contributing Writer



Tom Oswald

Contributing Writer



Harrison Horan

Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Banker Wire
600 Perkins Drive
Mukwonago, WI 53149

Rick Wester

Vice President
RAS Systems, LLC
1135 Dividend Court
Peachtree City, GA 30269

Greg Dickerson

Contributing Writer



Dave Byrley

Director of New Product Development & Quality
The M.K. Morse Co.
P.O. Box 8677
Canton, OH 44711


Phone: 330-453-8187
mkmorse.com
Contact via email

Jeremy Barr

Contributing Writer



Werner Wolf

Project Engineer, Press Industry
Bosch Rexroth Corp.
14001 S. Lakes Drive
Charlotte, NC 28273


Phone: 800-739-7684
www.boschrexroth-us.com

William Corbett

Contributing Writer



Michael Long

Contributing Writer



Robert Colman

Contributing Writer

Jeff Grube

Manager, Press Group
Bosch Rexroth Corp.
14001 S. Lakes Drive
Charlotte, NC 28273


Phone: 800-739-7684
www.boschrexroth-us.com

Josh Delson

Metalworking Market Specialist
Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC)


Phone: 870-933-8048
www.camfilapc.com

Ronald R. Stange


Tools for Bending Inc.
194 W. Dakota Ave.
Denver, CO 80223

Fred Goronzy

Contributing Writer
Roland Industrial Electronics L.P.
20126 Jefferson Court
Cleveland, OH 44149

Yingyot Aue-u-lan

Graduate Research Assistant, ERC/NSM
The Ohio State University
1971 Neil Ave.
1971 Neil Ave.
Columbus, IN 43210


Phone: 614-292-9267
nsmwww.eng.ohio-state.edu

Prashant Soman

Production Engineer
Schuler Hydroforming Inc.
7145 Commerce Blvd.
Canton, MI 48187

David Diaz Infante

Graduate Research Associate
Center for Precision Forming at The Ohio State University
1971 Neil Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210

Bruce Konopinski is

Regional Sales Manager
Dayton Progress Corp.
500 Progress Road
Dayton, OH 45449
Shane Strowski

Shane Strowski

President
Precision Waterjet & Laser
880 W Crowther Ave.
Placentia, CA 92870


Phone: (888) 538-9287
www.h2ojet.com
Contact via email

Rich Dapp

Contributing Writer



Bill Atkinson

Marketing Communications Director
Tri Tool Inc.
3041 Sunrise Blvd.
Rancho Cardova, CA 95742


Phone: 800-345-5015
www.tritool.com

Chris Anderson

Welding Product Marketing Manager
Yaskawa Motoman
100 Automation Way
Miamisburg, OH 45342

Tim Hensley

Distribution Support Manager
Tubular Wire Division, Hobart Brothers
101 Trade Square East
Troy, OH 45373

Randy Kissell

Contributing Writer
TGB Partnership
1325 Farmview Road
Hillsborough, NC 27278


Phone: 919-644-8250
Fax: 919-644-8252
Contact via email
TGB is an engineering firm that specializes in aluminum structural design. Kissell is the secretary of the Engineering Advisory Committee of The Aluminum Association, chairman of the ASME B96 Committee for Welded Aluminum Alloy Storage Tanks, secretary of the American Welding Society's Subcommittee on Aluminum Structures, and a member of the ASTM Light Metal Alloys Committee and the American Society of Civil Engineers Load Standards committee.

Content by Randy Kissell

Jeff Henderson





Mike Barrett

Applications Engineer
Lincoln Electric
22801 St. Clair Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44117


Phone: 216-481-8100
www.lincolnelectric.com

Enrique Pano

Press Automation Manager
ABB Inc.
201 Westcreek Blvd.
Brampton, ON L6T 5S6
Canada

Al Hilbert

Product Manager
Miller Electric Mfg. Co.
1635 W. Spencer St.
P.O. Box 1079
Appleton, WI 54912

Bob Southwell

Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Aida America Corp
7660 Center Point 70 Blvd.
Dayton, OH 45424

Joe Ciringione

National Sales Manager
North America – Cable Carrier Systems at Igus®
50 N. Broadway
Rumford, RI 02916


Phone: 800-521-2747
www.igus.com
Contact via email

Mark Oxlade

Arc Welding Manager
ABB
1250 Brown Road
Auburn Hills, MI 48326


Phone: 248-391-9000
www.abb
Contact via email

Mark King

Esimating Manager
Albina Pipe Bending Co. Inc.
12080 SW Myslony St.
Tualatin, OR 97062

Chris Hsu


Nelson Stud Welding, a Doncaster's Group Co. Ltd.
7900 W. Ridge Road
Elyria, OH 44036


Phone: 440-329-0475
www.nelsonstudwelding.com

Richard L. Fisher


EddyTech Systems Inc.
17830 Englewood Drive, Unit 17
Middleburg Heights, OH 44130


Phone: 440-234-4809
www.eddytech.com
Contact via email

Nick Peterson

Contributing Writer



Gene Ramsdell

Manager
R&D Saws-North America, The L.S. Starrett Co.,
121 Crescent St.
Athol, MA 01331


Phone: 978-249-3551
www.starrett.com

Frank Truckly





Tom Vacca

Director of Tooling and Design Engineering
Micro Co.
140 Belmont Drive
Somerset, New Jersey 08873


Phone: 732-302-0800
Contact via email

David Lucas

Inspector
Nutec Inspection
1350 Sycamore St.
Terre Haute, IN 47807

Michael Mirtsch

Graduate Research Assistant, ERC/NSM
The Ohio State University
1971 Neil Ave.
1971 Neil Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210


Phone: 614-292-9267
nsmwww.eng.ohio-state.edu

Mitch Machelski


Cone Drive, a Textron Co.
240 E. 12th St.
Traverse City, MI 49685


Phone: 231-929-8355
www.conedrive.com
Contact via email

Bill Schubert


Century Roll Forming Inc.

Giovanni Spampinato

Graduate Research Assistant, ERC/NSM
The Ohio State University
1971 Neil Ave.
Columbus, OH


Phone: 614-292-9267
nsmwww.eng.ohio-state.edu

John Leisner

Contributing Writer
Miller Electric Mfg. Co.

Amy Hudson


FMA Communications Inc.
2135 Point Blvd
Elgin, IL 60123

Klaus Hertell

Director of Engineering
Schuler Inc.
7145 Commerce Blvd.
Canton, MI 48187

Roger Patton

New Product Development and In-Die Engineer
PennEngineering®
5190 Old Easton Road
Danboro, PA 18916


Phone: 215-766-8853
www.pemnet.com
Contact via email

Eric Kam


AutoForm Engineering USA
500 Kirts Blvd.
Suite 113
Troy, MI 48084

Scott McLaughlin


McLaughlin & Associates Thermal Spray Inc.
Naperville, IL 60564


Phone: 630-922-7198
Contact via email

Jeff Pierson

Systems Product Director
Thermatool Corp.
31 Commerce St.
East Haven, CT 06512

Dale Kroskey


Metalforming Inc.
100 International Drive
Peachtree City, GA 30269


Phone: 770-631-0002
www.metalforming-usa.com

Thierry Renault

Principal Arc Process Engineer
Victor Technologies International
16052 Swingley Ridge Road
Suite 300
St. Louis, MO 63017


Phone: 636-728-3000
www.thermadyne.com

Doug Knapke


Wayne Trail Technologies Inc.
203 E. Park St.
Fort Loramie, OH 45845

Tony Udelhoven


TURCK Sensors Div.
3000 Campus Drive
Plymouth, MN 55441


Phone: 763-553-7300
www.turck-usa.com
Contact via email

John Kemp

Product Manager, Bending
Bystronic Inc.
185 Commerce Drive
Hauppauge, NY 11788


Phone: 631-231-1212
www.bystronic.com

Julie Copeland

Contributing Writer
Arbill Glove and Safety Products
10450 Drummond Road
Philadelphia, PA 19154


Phone: 800-664-9908
Fax: 800-426-5808
www.arbill.com

Arbill Glove and Safety Products is a supplier and manufacturer of safety products and services.

Content by Julie Copeland

Christopher King

LazerSafe Product Manager
OMRON Scientific Technologies
6550 Dumbarton Circle
Fremont, CA 94555

Joe Mayer

President
Mayer Business Group LLC
7330 Royal Portrush Drive
Solon, OH 44139


Phone: 216-408-6324
Contact via email

John Glessman

Manager, Welding System Products
Swagelok Company
31500 Aurora Road
Solon, OH 44138


Phone: 440-349-5934
www.swagelok.com
Contact via email

Nathan Moyer

Welding and Automation Specialist
Airgas, Inc.
1590 McClain Road
Lima, OH 45804


Phone: 419-228-2828
Contact via email

Geoffrey Putnam

Principal Engineering Associate
Victor Technologies
16052 Swingley Ridge Road
Suite 300
St. Louis, MO 63017


Phone: 636-728-3000
www.thermadyne.com

Tony McCue

President
AM Machinery Sales Inc.
114 Camars Drive
Warminster , PA 18974

Thomas Burdel





Dr. Per Stenius

Joona Koponen



Jerry Dwyer


Impax Tooling Solutions, a division of Wilson Tool International® Inc.
12912 Farnham Ave.
White Bear Lake, MN 55110


Phone: 800-944-4671
www.impaxtoolingsolutions.com

Ed Craig

Contributing Writer



Frank Arteaga

Head of Product Marketing, Market Region NAFTA,
Bystronic Inc.
200 Airport Road
Elgin, IL 60123


Phone: 800-247-3332
www.bystronicusa.com

Frank Laberi

Account Manager
Bernard
449 W Corning Road
Beecher, IL 60401



Gerry Overstreet


LENOX®
301 Chestnut St.
East Longmeadow, MA 01028


Phone: 800-628-8810
www.LENOXsaw.com

Nick Hajewski

Vice President of Marketing
Peddinghaus Corp.
300 N. Washington Ave.
Bradley, IL 60915


Phone: 815-937-3800
www.peddinghaus.com

Phil Evans, CWI


218 Deerfield Lane
Pulaski, TN 38478


Phone: 913-292-6017
Contact via email

Phillip S. Waldrop

Ph.D



Aaron Continelli

President
Cre8tive Technology and Design
5075 Shoreham Pl
San Diego, CA 92122


Phone: 858-457-2786
www.ctnd.com/
Contact via email

Joe Bundy

Research and Design Engineering Manager
Hobart Brothers Co.
101 Trade Square E.
Troy, OH 45373


Phone: 800-424-1543
www.hobartbrothers.com

Richard Marando


Graebener Group Technologies Inc.
476 E. Riverview Ave.
Napoleon, OH 43545


Phone: 610-621-2536
www.graebtec.com
Contact via email

Dave Long

Director of Marketing & Strategy
Norton Abrasives
1 New Bond St
Worcester, MA 01606


Phone: 800-446-1119
www.nortonabrasives.com

Derek Weston

Contributing Writer
Hypertherm
22 West Main St.
Lockport, NY 14094

Doug Wood

Director, Sales and Service
Radan-A Planit Co.
25 N. Lake St., Suite 220,
Forest Lake, MN 55025


Phone: 800-875-7232
www.radan.com

Ricardo Pereira


Schuler Inc.
7145 Commerce Blvd.
Canton, MI 48187

Terry Tuerk

Senior Product Manager
Metabo Corp.
1231 Wilson Drive
West Chester, PA 19380


Phone: 800-638-2264
www.metabousa.com
Contact via email

Wynn H. Kearns

Regional Sales Manager
Indiana Tube Corp.
2100 Lexington Road
Evansville, IN 47720


Phone: 812-424-9028
www.indianatube.com

Laurence Shaheen


Tube Methods Inc.



Don Keddell

Contributing Writer
Miller Electric Manufacturing Co.
1635 W. Spencer St.
Appleton, WI 54912-1079


Phone: 920-734-9821
www.millerwelds.com

Anthony Marzullo


Strippit/LVD
12975 Clarence Center Road
Akron, NY 14001


Phone: 716-542-4511
www.lvd group.com
Contact via email

Paul Bosler Jr.

Michael Brown



Scott Ottens

Product Manager
Amada America Inc.
180 Amada Court
Schaumburg , IL 60173


Phone: 800-451-3997
www.amada.com

Chad Wagner

Product Line Manager, Wires
Sulzer Metco (US) Inc.
1101 Prospect Ave.
Westbury , NY 11590


Phone: 800-638-2699
www.sulzermetco.com

John Reinhart

Manager of Product Development
Superior Tube Co. Inc.
3900 Germantown Pike
Collegeville, PA 19426


Phone: 610-489-5296
www.superiortube.com

Michael Riehn


Beckwood Press Co.
889 Horan Drive
St. Louis, MO 63026
Beckwood Press Co. company manufactures hydraulic presses.

Content by Michael Riehn

Aanandita Katre

Graduate Research Associate
Center for Precision Forming at The Ohio State University
1971 Neil Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210

Mike Burns

National Sales Manager
Techni Waterjet
15301 W. 109th St.
Lenexa, KS 66219


Phone: 888-832-4643
www.techniwaterjet.com

David Pryor

Director of Engineering
Victor Technologies International


Phone: 940-381-1253
Contact via email

Steve Szczesniak





Andy Allman


AMS Controls Inc.
12180 Prichard Farm Road
Maryland Heights, MO 63043

Mike Dorcey

Contributing Writer



Jeff Fredline

Machine Repair Division Manager
Columbia Machine Works
1940 Oakland Parkway
Columbia, TN 38401

John Schwochert


Proto-1 Manufacturing LLC
10 Tower Road
Winneconne, WI 54986


Phone: 920-582-4491
Contact via email

Chris Pilcher

Senior Mechanical Engineer
Liburdi Pulsweld Corp.
23814 Michigan Ave., Suite 315
Dearborn, MI 49124


Phone: 313-278-3507
www.liburdi.com

James Finnerty

Product Manager, ShopFloorConnect
Wintriss Controls Group LLC
100 Discovery Way, Unit 110
Acton, MA 01720-4483


Phone: 800-586-8324
www.shopfloorconnect.com

Patrick Carroll

Coated Products Manager
Norton Abrasives
1 New Bond St.
Worcester, MA 01606

Jeff Day


Bystronic Inc.
185 Commerce Drive
Hauppauge, NY 11788


Phone: 800-247-3332
www.bystronicusa.com

Albert Nerino

Freelance Writer and Intern
Superior Tube Co. Inc.
3900 Germantown Pike
Collegeville, PA 19426


Phone: 610-489-5296
www.superiortube.com

Richard Wilhelm

Contributing Writer
Helm Instrument Co. Inc.
361 Dussel Drive
Maumee, OH 43537


Phone: 419-893-4356
Fax: 419-893-1371
www.helminstrument.com
Contact via email
Helm Instrument designs and supplies specialized process control monitors and sensors for the manufacturing industry.

Content by Richard Wilhelm

Mark Deaver

Mechanical Engineer
Superior Tube Co. Inc.
3900 Germantown Pike
Collegeville, PA 19426


Phone: 610-489-5296
www.superiortube.com

Chris Nagele

Manufacturing Engineer
Superior Tube Co. Inc.
3900 Germantown Pike
Collegeville, PA 19426


Phone: 610-489-5296
www.supriortube.com

Rodney Plowe

Electrical Engineer
Koike Aronson Inc./Ransome
635 W. Main St.
Arcade, NY 14009


Phone: 585-492-2400
www.koike.com/index.aspx

Scott Allen

President
Kalamazoo Industries
6856 East K Ave.
Kalamazoo, MI 49048

Jack Thornton

Contributing Writer
Mindfeed Marcomm
P.O. Box 22366
Santa Fe, NM 87501


Phone: 888-607-4718
Contact via email

Jim Poe

Consultant
Jim Poe works with companies wanting to improve their manufacturing processes.

Content by Jim Poe

Tom Gerbe

Military Data Analyst
BidLink.net
29313 Clemens Road
#2-A
Westlake, OH 44145


Phone: 866-226-4488
Contact via email

Erin Chasse


TRUMPF Inc.
111 Hyde Road
Farmington, CT 06032


Phone: 860-255-6000
Fax: 724-352-1504
www.us.trumpf.com

Some information for this article was provided by Tom Neff, regional managerAmericas for II-VI Infrared, 724-352-1504, www.iiviinfrared.com .

Content by Erin Chasse

Richard Allman

Contributing Editor



Jonathan W. Michael, JD

Shareholder
Burke, Warren, MacKay & Serritella, P.C.
330 N. Wabash Ave., Suite 2100
Chicago, IL 60611


Phone: 312-840-7000
www.burkelaw.com

Jerry Rush

Contributing Writer



Baicheng Wen

Contributing Writer



L.R. Standifer

Contributing Writer



Ed Crum

Segment Market Manager, Advanced Manufacturing,
Miller Electric Mfg. Co.
1635 W. Spencer St.
Appleton, WI 54912


Phone: 800-426-4553
www.millerwelds.com

Michael Sosnoski

Director of Operations
Wilson Tool International®
12912 Farnham Ave.
White Bear Lake, MN 55110


Phone: 651-286-6000
www.wilsontool.com

Chip Burnham

Vice President of Global Marketing
Flow Intl. Corp.


Phone: 203-267-1963
www.flowwaterjet.com

Jamy Bulan

Senior Product Manager—Welding Group
The Lincoln Electric Co.
22801 St. Clair Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44117

David Goodreau

Contributing writer


Phone: 818-242-7658
Contact via email
David Goodreau is the chairman of the Small Manufacturers Association of California (SMAC), 1603 Don Carlos Ave., Glendale, CA 91208.

Content by David Goodreau

Galen White

Senior Welding Engineer
Hobart Brothers
101 Trade Square East
Troy, OH 45373


Phone: 937-332-4000
www.hobartbrothers.com

Glen Shuldes

Senior Application Engineer
Wilson Tool International
12912 Farnham Ave.
White Bear Lake, MN 55110


Phone: 651-286-6000
www.wilsontool.com

Ronald W. Schneider P.E.

Contributing Writer



Larry Dunville

Contributing Writer
Dearborn Crane & Engineering Co.
1133 E. 5th St.
Mishawaka, IN 46544


Phone: 574-259-2444
Fax: 574-256-6612
www.dearborncrane.com
Contact via email

David McCorry

President
Structural Machinery Solutions Inc.
6775 Inwood Drive
Columbus, OH 47201


Phone: 800-TALK-SAW
www.smscolumbus.com/

Greg Flaherty

Design Engineer and Press Brake Specialist
Wilson Tool International®
12912 Farnham Ave.
White Bear Lake, MN 55110


Phone: 651-286-6000
www.wilsontool.com

Steve Zlotnicki

Product Manager, Cutting,
ESAB Welding & Cutting Products
411 S. Ebenezer Road
Florence, SC 29501


Phone: 843-664-4394
www.esabna.com
Contact via email

John Leibert

Contributing Writer
FACTIVITY Inc.
23400 Mercantile Road
Cleveland, OH 44122


Phone: 216-514-5141
Fax: 216-514-5142
www.factivity.com
Contact via email
Factivity has been implementing manufacturing and business systems for manufacturers for more than 20 years.

Content by John Leibert

James Dyla

Contributing Writer



Bob Jackson

Contributing Writer



Gerry Timms

Contributing Writer



Michelle Howell

Chief Marketing Officer
Förster America
5910 Shiloh Road E., Suite 116
Alpharetta, GA 30005


Phone: 470-239-1999
www.forsteramerica.com

John Cooper

Contributing Writer
Whitby, ON Canada

Lew Warren

Contributing Writer
Warren Consulting


Phone: 801-225-0052
Contact via email
Lew Warren is a professional engineer and consultant, Warren Consulting, P.O. Box 1512, Orem, UT 84059, 801-225-0052.

Content by Lew Warren

Steve Ebel

President
Roll Form Solutions
1347 Madison
Grand Haven, MI 49417

Dan Caprio

Punching Product Sales Manager
LVD Strippit
12975 Clarence Center Road
Akron, NY 14001


Phone: 716-542-4511
www.lvdgroup.com

David Withrow

Contributing Writer



Mickey Lawson





Dan Mennecke

Contributing Writer



Long Ju

Graduate Research Associate, ERC/NSM
The Ohio State University
1971 Neil Ave.
Columbus, Ohio 43210

James Rogowski


2D laser cutting machines at TRUMPF Inc.
111 Hyde Road
Farmington, CT 06032

Heather Schultz

Creative Marketing Director
Sharpe Products
2550 S. 170th St.
New Berlin, WI 53151


Phone: 800-879-4418
www.sharpeproducts.com

Steve Barhorst

Contributing Writer



Ronald D. Czerski

Contributing Editor



Tim Malarky

Contributing Writer



Young Seo

Contributing Writer



Stacy Cramer

Vice President
Sharpe Products
2550 S. 170th St.
New Berlin, WI 53151


Phone: 800-879-4418
www.sharpeproducts.com

Zeming Yin

Graduate Research Associate, ERC/NSM
The Ohio State University
1971 Neil Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210


Phone: 614-292-5063
www.cpforming.org, www.ercnsm.org

Gerry Nord

President
American Engineering Network Inc.
6939 Copperfield Road
Evansville, IN 47711


Phone: 812-867-0018
Contact via email

Michael Cardew-Hall

Peter Hodgson



Linda Baldwin

Contributing Writer



Werner Wasmer

Contributing Writer



James Kaszynski

Contributing Writer



Robert W. Harper

Contributing Writer



Eric Patty

Contributing Writer



Cliff Dixon

Contributing Writer



Gunter Glocker

President
Wila USA
7380 Coca Cola Drive
Hanover, MD 21076


Phone: 443-459-5511
www.wilausa.com
Contact via email

David Smith

Contributing Writer
Metabo Corp.
1231 Wilson Drive.
West Chester, PA 19380


Phone: 610-436-5900
Contact via email

Edward Jones

Marketing Manager
John Evans' Sons
1 Spring Ave.
Lansdale, PA 19446

Stu Johnson

Director of Product Marketing
Plex Systems Inc.


Phone: 888-454-7539
www.plex.com

Caleb Haven


Hobart
101 Trade Square E.
Troy, OH 45373

Chason Thompson

Tooling and Applications Specialist
Quickmill Inc.
60 Rye St.
Peterborough, ON K9J 6W9
Canada


Phone: 800-295-0509
www.quickmill.com.

Frank Mohar

Powder Systems Specialist
Nordson Corp.
28601 Clemens Road
Westlake, OH 44145


Phone: 440-892-1580
www.nordson.com

Gene Barsaleau

Director of Engineering Services
MTI Systems Inc.
59 Interstate Drive
West Springfield, WA 01089


Phone: 413-733-1972
www.mtisystems.com

Artur Pyrda

Contributing Editor



Borek Dvorak

Engineering Manager AT design
Benteler Mechanical Engineering, Automotive Design

Dietmar Schoellhammer





Paul Kwiatkowski

Sales Manager
PythonX, a Lincoln Electric Company
63 Innovation Drive
Hamilton, ON L9H 7L8
Canada


Phone: 905-689-7771
www.pythonx.com

Drew Locher

Managing Director
Change Management Associates
31 Lexington Court
Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054

Dale Moody

Process Engineer
Plasma Powders & Systems Inc.
228 Boundary Road
Marlboro, NJ 07746


Phone: 732-431-0992
www.plasmapowders.com

Peter Foy

President
Plasma Powders & Systems Inc.
228 Boundary Road
Marlboro, NJ 07746


Phone: 732-431-0992
www.plasmapowders.com

Melissa Stanz

Contributing Writer



Drew Stevens

Contributing Writer
Balluff USA
8125 Holton Drive
Florence, KY 41042

Martin Brennan

Welding Automation Sales Manager
ESAB Welding & Cutting Products
411 S. Ebenezer Road
Florence, SC 29501


Phone: 843-669-4411
www.esabna.com
Contact via email

Michael Sweet

President
Fidelis Partners Inc.

Jeremiah Wann

President/CEO
Imperial Systems Inc.


Phone: 724-662-2802
www.isystemsweb.com

Dipl.-ing. Albert Sedlmaier

Contributing Editor



Tom Boyer

Contributing Writer



Han Xiong Xiao

Ph.D.



H. N. Udall

Contributing Editor



Mike Nelson

President and Owner
Nelson Tool Corp.


Phone: 740-965-1894
Contact via email

Gary Tydings

Coating Specialist
Eutectic Canada
428 Aimé-Vincent
Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC J7V 5V5
Canada


Phone: 800-361-9439
www.eutectic.ca

Dale Harper

Coating Business Manager
Eutectic Canada
428 Aimé-Vincent
Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC J7V 5V5
Canada


Phone: 800-361-9439
www.eutectic.ca

Dave Knoll

Chief Financial Officer
Anderson Dahlen


Phone: 763-852-4700
www.andersondahlen.com

L. Ray Osborne

Mechanical Engineer and Business Development Manage
Anchor Danly Co.
Nashville, TN

Tom Morris

Product Manager, Mechanical Solutions,
Walter Surface Technologies
810 Day Hill Road
Windsor, CT 06095


Phone: 800-522-0321
www.walter.com

Michael Verdi

Senior Technical Representative
LORD Corporation
201 Lord Drive
Cary, NC 27511


Phone: 919-469-2500
www.lord.com

R. K. Nichols

Contributing Editor



Pradeep Nambiath, PhD

Senior Research Engineer
KMT Waterjet Systems


Phone: 800-826-9274
www.kmtwater jet.com

Sean Moran, SCWI

Product Business Manager, solid wire and subarc products
ESAB Welding & Cutting Products
801 Wilson Ave.
Hanover, PA 17331


Phone: 717-630-3528
www.esabna.com
Contact via email

Matthew Scott, PE, CMA, MBA

Director of Operations and Strategic Development
TR Electronic North America
200 E. Big Beaver Road
Troy, MI 48083

Tim Tuttle

Applications Engineering Manager
Oriimec Corp. of America
1840 Airport Exchange Blvd., No. 200
Erlanger, KY 41018


Phone: 859-746-3318, Ext. 28
www.oriimec.com
Contact via email

Ben Pauzus

General Manager
Bilsing Automation North America
22287 Starks Drive
Clinton Township, MI 48036


Phone: 586-463-0686
www.bilsing-automation.com

Steve Richardson


The Minster Machine Co.

Bob Gunst


Jacar Systems LLC,


Phone: (586) 321-1401
Contact via email

Sascha Becker


ARKU Maschinenbau GmbH
Siemensstrasse 11
Baden-Baden, OH 76532


Phone: 49-7221-5009-35
www.arku.de
Contact via email

Jackie McBain

Exposition Marketing Manager
Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Int'l,
a co-sponsor of FABTECH

Nicholas Miller

Technical Director
ARKU Coil Systems Inc.


Phone: 513-985-0500
www.arku.com
Contact via email

Jeff Cox

Lean Scrap Manager
Shapiro Metals
9338 Olive Blvd. Suite 200
St. Louis, MO 63132


Phone: 314-218-6808
www.shapirometals.com

Joe Daniel

Manager in Software Dvelopment
The Lincoln Electric Co.
22801 St. Clair Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44117


Phone: 216-481-8100
www.lincolnelectric.com

Rocky S. Adams

Contributing Editor



Tom Bailey

Sales Engineer
TRUMPF Inc.
Farmington Industrial Park
111 Hyde Road
Farmington, CT 06032


Phone: 860-255-6000
www.us.trumpf.com
Contact via email

Mike Marshall

Technical Sales & Marketing
CS Unitec
22 Harbor Ave.
Norwalk, CT 06850


Phone: 800-700-5919
www.csunitec.com

James Brooks

Undergraduate Intern
Superior Tube Co.
900 Germantown Pike
Collegeville, PA 19426

Gary Stubblefield

Welding Accessories Sales Specialist
Miller Electric Mfg. Co.
1635 W. Spencer St.
P.O. Box 1079
Appleton, WI 54912


Phone: 920-734-9821

John Galich

Marketing Manager
Mate Precision Tooling
1295 Lund Blvd.
Anoka , MN 55303


Phone: 800-328-4492
www.mate.com

Rob Sweeney

Founder and CEO
WorkplaceAware
8600 NW 64th St., Ste. 204
Parkville, MO 64152


Phone: 816-268-2585
www.workplaceaware.com

Shawn Schultz

OEM business development manager
Wilson Tool International
12912 Farnham Ave.
White Bear Lake, MN 55110


Phone: 800-445-4518
www.wilsontool.com

Bob Farrell

Marketing Communications Consultant
Farrell MarCom Services LLC,


Phone: 513-284-2618
www.farrellmarcom.com

John Dittus

Sales Manager
COMEQ Inc.
10521 Industrial Park East Road
White Marsh, MD 21162


Phone: 410-933-8500
www.comeq.com
Contact via email

Brian Fredrickson

Laser Service Manager
MC Machinery Systems Inc./Mitsubishi Laser
1500 Michael Drive
Wood Dale, IL 60191


Phone: 630-860-4210
www.mcmachinery.com

Tom Litwiller

Stamping Engineering Manager
Eagle Wings Industries Inc.
400 Shelhouse Drive
Rantoul, IL 61866


Phone: 217-892-4322
www.ewiusa.com

Mal Bollman

General Manager
Feed Lease Corp
2600 Crooks Road
Rochester Hills, MI 48309


Phone: 248-852-6660
www.feedlease.com

Joe Fox

Sales Manager
Feed Lease Corp.
2600 Crooks Road
Rochester Hills, MI 48309


Phone: 248-852-6660
www.feedlease.com

Steven Ort

Product Line Manager, Equipment Business
Sulzer Metco (US) Inc.
1101 Prospect Ave.
Westbury , NY 11590


Phone: 800-638-2699
www.sulzermetco.com

Stuart Kleven

Quality Engineer
Alloyweld Inspection Co. Inc.
796 Maple Lane
Bensenville, IL 60106

Tre’ Heflin-King

Welding Engineer – Applications
Hobart Brothers Co.



Kirt Boston

Program Manager
Donaldson Torit
1400 W 94th St.
Bloomington , MN 55431


Phone: 800-365-1331
www.donaldsontorit.com

Bob Walters

Senior Regional Sales Engineer
Donaldson Torit
1400 W 94th St.
Bloomington, MN 55431


Phone: 800-365-1331
www.donaldsontorit.com

Peter Stephan

Senior Industry Marketing, Program Manager
FANUC Robotics America Corp.
3900 W. Hamlin Road
Rochester Hills, MI 48309


Phone: 248-377-7000
www.fanucrobotics.com

Tiejun Ma

R&D manager
Bernard and Tregaskiss



Justin Masterman

Commercial Loan Officer
American Midwest Bank
1985 DeKalb Ave.
Sycamore, IL 60178

David Klemm

Press Department Supervisor
Solon Manufacturing Co.
425 Center St.
Chardon, OH 44024


Phone: 440-286-714
www.solonmfg.com
Contact via email

Richard Oleson

Senior Design Engineer
Big Ass Fan Company
800 Winchester Road
Lexington, KY 40505


Phone: 877-244-3267
www.bigassfans.com

Robert Allred i

Sales and Marketing Manager for Automation Division
Nidec Minster Corp.
240 W. Fifth St.
Minster, Ohio 45865


Phone: 419-628-2331
www.minster.com
Contact via email

Kyle Billin

Territory Sales Manager
Unist Inc.
4134 36th St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512


Phone: 800-253-5462
www.unist.com
Contact via email

Greg Schreier

Metalworking Market Manager
Camfil Farr Air Pollution Control (APC)
3505 S. Airport Road
Jonesboro, AR 72401


Phone: 800-479-6801
ww.farrapc.com
Contact via email

Andrew Swary

Applications Engineer and Off-line Programming Specialist
Miller Welding Automation
281 E. Lies Road
Carol Stream, IL 60188


Phone: 630-653-6819
www.millerwelds.com/automation

Pierre Slabber

Owner and President
SecturaSOFT LLC


Phone: 513-813-8111
www.sectura soft.com

Erin Holaday Ziegler

Copywriter
Big Ass Fan Company
800 Winchester Road
Lexington, KY 40505


Phone: 877-244-3267
www.bigassfans.com

Amanda D'Arcy

Welding Engineer Applications Specialist, Heavy Equipment Segment
Hobart Brothers
101 Trade Square East
Troy, OH 45373


Phone: 937-332-4000
www.hobartbrothers.com

Tom Wermert

Product Manager
Thermadyne Industries Inc.
16052 Swingley Ridge Road Suite 300
St. Louis, Mo 63017

Tim Walker

Vice President, Business Development
Unist Inc
4134 36th St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512-2903


Phone: 616-949-0853
www.unist.com

Sev Johansson

Consumable Development Engineer
Lincoln Electric Co
22801 St. Clair Ave.
Cleveland , OH 44117


Phone: 216-481-8100
www.lincolnelectric.com

Jad Tawk

Global Sales Manager, Hot Forming Technology, division automotive, Business Unit Mechanical Engineering
Benteler Mechanical Engineering, Automotive Design

Aitor Ormaetxea

Managing Director of the Hot-forming Division
Fagor Arrasate S. Coop.
P.O Box 18, San Andrés Auzoa, 20
Arrasate-Mondragón, Gipuzkoa, 20500
Spain

Paul Cunningham

President
Weldsale Co.


Phone: 215-739-7474
www.weldsale.com

Patric Wahlen

Global Energy Segment Manager
Lincoln Electric Co
22801 St. Clair Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44117


Phone: 216-481-8100
www.lincolnelectric.com

Jonathan Martin

Equity Partner
Constangy, Brooks, Smith and Prophete


Phone: 478-621-2407
www.constangy.com

Cornel TerreBlanche

Marketing Manager
SigmaTEK
445 Kemper Meadow Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45240-1637


Phone: 513-674-0005
www.sigmanest.com
Contact via email

Lou Kren

Contributing Writer
1300 Sloane Ave. #1 ,
Lakewood, Ohio 44107

Gorka Ibañez

Export Manager
for Fagor Arrasate S. Coop.
P.O Box 18, San Andrés Auzoa, 20
Arrasate-Mondragón, Gipuzkoa, 20500
Spain

Johnson H. Cutchin Sr

President
Palmetto Plating Co. Inc.
510 Saco-Lowell Road
Easley, SC 29640


Phone: 864-859-9314
palmettoplating.com

Phil Mosquera

Phil Mosquera

Senior Applications Engineer
OTC – DAIHEN Inc.
Tipp City, OH

Robert Ryan, P. Eng., MBA

Product Manager, Automation Group
Tregaskiss
2570 N. Talbot Road
Windsor, ON N0R 1L0
Canada

Madhu Jampala

Director of Engineering
Detroit Engineered Products
850 E. Long Lake Road
Troy, MI 48085


Phone: 248-227-8919
madhu_j@depusa.com

Brett Mandes

Vice President
AM Machinery Sales Inc.
114 Camars Drive
Warminster, PA 18974


Phone: 215-293-0333
Contact via email

David J. Stone

Product Manager, CNC Division
Amada America Inc.
7025 Firestone Blvd.
Buena Park, CA 90621


Phone: 714-739-2111
www.amada.com

Dannah Rodriguez

Associate
Constangy, Brooks, Smith and Prophete


Phone: 478-621-2407
www.constangy.com

John Leuzinger

Director, Consulting Services
SigmaTEK
1445 Kemper Meadow Dr.
Cincinnati, OH 45240-1637


Phone: 513-674-0005
www.sigmanest.com
Contact via email

Nicholas Maropis

Owner
Maropis Tehcnical Enterprises Inc.
1010 State St.
Baden , PA 15005


Phone: 724-869-3010
Contact via email

Greg Farnum

Contributing Writer
540 Brookview Ct. #204
Auburn Hills, MI 48326

Monty Brown

Project Manager and Consultant
SigmaTEK Systems LLC
1445 Kemper Meadow Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45240


Phone: 513-500-4267
www.sigmanest.com
Contact via email

Mike Sweezy

Director of Sales
Filter 1 Clean Air Consultants
2525 National Drive
Garland, TX


Phone: 972-278-2664
www.filter-1.com

Gary Maddock

Technical Manager
Zapp Tooling Alloys Inc.
475 International Circle
Summerville, SC 29483


Phone: 888-928-9927
www.zapp.com

Paul Blizel

Vice President
Ncell Systems, Inc.
1907 E. Wayzata Blvd.
Suite 230
Wayzata, MN 55391


Phone: (952) 746-5125
www.ncell.com

Mike Albrecht

National Sales Manager
Scotchman® Industries
180 E. Hwy. 14
P.O. Box 850
Philip, SD 57567


Phone: 800-843-8844
www.scotchman.com

Joshua Sprinkle

Regional Sales Manager
Weldcraft
2741 N. Roemer Road
Appleton, WI 54911


Phone: 920-882-6800
www.weldcraft.com
Contact via email

Harold Klempner

Business Development Manager
Brandt Engineered Products Ltd.
302 Mill St.
Regina, SK S4P 3E1
Canada

William Haponski

Contributing Editor



Steve Pettyjohn

President
Quality Assist Consulting

Paul Severloh

R&D Application Engineer
Miyachi Unitek Corp
1820 S. Myrtle Ave
Monrovia , CA 91017


Phone: 626-303-5676
www.muc.miyachi.com

Catherine Cline

Camera Sales Manager
Xiris Automation Inc.


Phone: 905-331-6660
www.xiris.com

Mike Sweet

Owner
Fidelis Partners Inc.
P.O. Box 23002
Cleveland, OH 44123

David Veverka

Senior Process and Training Welding Engineer
ESAB Welding & Cutting Products
411 S. Ebenezer Road
Florence, SC 29501


Phone: 716-941-5499
Contact via email

Mark Scanlan


PFA Inc.
N118W18251 Bunsen Drive
Germantown, WI 53022


Phone: 262-250-4410
www.pfa-inc.com
Contact via email

Russ Butchko

Contributing Writer
Nutron Nameplate Inc.
P.O. Box 487
North Olmsted, OH 44070


Phone: 440-777-6660
Fax: 440-777-6664
www.nutronnameplate.com

Nutron Nameplate Inc. is a producer member of the ANSI-Z535 Committee on Safety Signs and Colors and an FMA Safety Council member. Nutron also has served in leadership capacities with SPI, NADCA, RWMA, and other associations in the area of safety guideline development.

Content by Russ Butchko

Colin McLoughlin





Dr. Jesse A. Grantham


Welding & Joining Management Group
1070 W. 124th Ave.
Suite 800
Westminster, CO 80234


Phone: 303-451-6759
www.wjmg.com
Contact via email
Welding & Joining Management Group, West, provides technology to solve welding problems; develops NDT procedures and failure analysis; offers training for NDT inspectors, welders, engineers, and supervisors; and provides testing and metallurgical laboratory services.

Content by Dr. Jesse A. Grantham

Jeferson Valério


Schuler Inc.
7145 Commerce Blvd.
Canton, MI 48187

Gary Conner

Senior Consultant
Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership (OMEP)
12909 SW 68th Pkwy., Suite 140
Portland, OR 97223


Phone: 503-406-3770
www.omep.org

Nancy Olson

Contributing Writer



Jim Donaldson

FMA certification and in-plant training manager



Gary M. Hutter

P.E. C.S.P.



Logan O’Hara

Summer Intern
FCC Commercial Furniture



Charles Foley

Contributing Editor



Steve Aamodt


SICK Inc.
6900 W. 110th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55438


Phone: 952-941-6780
www.sickusa.com

Brownie Cox


The Bradbury Co. Inc.



Myron T. Havis





Greg Yahn


Advanced Finishing USA
7401 Klier Drive
Fairview, PA 16415


Phone: 814-474-5200
www.afusa.net
Contact via email

Herb Friedrich


Eagle Precision Technologies Ltd.
4 Edmondson St.
Brantford, ON N3R 7J3
Canada


Phone: 519-756-5223
www.eaglept.com
Contact via email

Franck Hirschmann


ARKU Coil Systems Inc.
10865 Millington Court
Cincinnati, OH 45242


Phone: 513-985-0500
www.arku-coil-systems.com

Michael Monaghan


Mitsubishi Laser, MC Machinery Systems
1500 Michael Drive
Wood Dale, IL 60191


Phone: 630-860-4210
www.mcmachinery.com

Simon Engel


HDE Technologies Inc.
2339 W. Hammer Lane
C-240
Stockton, CA 95209


Phone: 916-714-4944
Contact via email

Keith Honhart


Atlas Welding Accessories Inc.
501 Stephenson Hwy.
Troy, MI 48083


Phone: 800-962-9353
Fax: 248-588-2706
www.atlasweld.com
Contact via email
Atlas Welding Accessories Inc. is a manufacturer of welders' chipping hammers and offers a line of welding accessories, including benchtop rotary welding positioners.

Content by Keith Honhart

Jens Schmitt

Manager, Stamping Presses
Bosch Rexroth Corp.
2315 City Line Road
Bethlehem, PA 18017


Phone: 610-694-8300
www.boschrexroth-us.com

Tom Brizek

President
TAB Industries LLC
2525 N. 12th St.
Reading, PA 19605


Phone: 610-921-0012
www.tabwrapper.com

Richard Brasch


Houghton International Inc.
Madison and Van Buren Avenues
Valley Forge, PA 19482


Phone: 610-666-4000
www.houghtonintl.com

Jim Caudle


J & B Specialty Tool Inc.
526A Paradise Way West
Greenwood, IN 46143


Phone: 317-883-1849
www.beamgaugetool.com

Ed Romaine


Remstar
41 Eisenhower Drive
Westbrook, ME 04092


Phone: 908-537-7201
www.remstar.com
Contact via email

John Emmerson

President
Magnatech LLC
6 Kripes Road
East Granby, CT 06026

Anders Lindh

Director of Strategy, ESAB
ESAB Welding & Cutting Products

Rick Neff


Cincinnati Incorporated
Box 11111
Cincinnati, OH 45211


Phone: 513-367-7100
www.e-ci.com
Contact via email

Brett Krause


Bohler-Uddeholm Corp.
2505 Milennium Drive
Elgin, IL 60124


Phone: 800-652-2520
www.bucorp.com
Contact via email

Scott Miller


LORD Industrial Assembly and Components
111 Lord Drive
Cary, NC 27511
LORD Corp. formulates and produces general-purpose and specialty adhesives and coatings.

Content by Scott Miller

Raymond Proeber


Accurate Die Design Inc.
12835 W. Verona Drive
New Berlin, WI 53151
Accurate Die Design Inc. provides 3-D software, training, and support to tool and die and metal stamping industries and is the U.S. Technical Center for Logopress3.

Content by Raymond Proeber

John Harrison


John Harrison worked 14 years as a sales engineer for Fox Machinery Associates.

Content by John Harrison

Wesley Doneth





Richard J. Gerth

Ph.D.



Jeff Miller

Engineering Manager
Hougen Manufacturing Inc
3001 Hougen Drive
Swartz Creek , MI 48473


Phone: 810-635-7111
www.hougen.com
Contact via email

Edward J. Phillips, PE

Contributing Editor



Don Knight

District Manager
Miller Electric Mfg. Co.
1635 W. Spencer St.
P.O. Box 1079
Appleton, WI 54912

Mike DiDonato

Systems Product Manager
Thermatool Corp.
31 Commerce St.
East Haven, CT 06512

Bob Rochelle

North American sales manager
Kawasaki Robotics (USA) Inc.
28140 Lakeview Drive
Wixom, MI 48393

Mike Morissette

Contributing Editor



Y.K. Tan

Managing Director
Kanyon Engineering Pte. Ltd.
Singapore

Erik Kettenhofen

Applications Engineer
Optimation Inc.
18600 E. 37th Terrace S.
Independence, MO 64057


Phone: 816-228-2100
www.optinest.com

Bernard Janoss

Global Segment Manager, Forming and Molding
IHI Ionbond Inc.


Phone: 248-398-9100 x 2203
www.ionbond.com

Lonnie McGrew


AddisonMckee
1637 Kingsview Drive
Lebanon, OH 45036


Phone: 513-228-7000
www.addisonmckee.com

Edmond D. Adamczyk

Contributing Editor



John Montgomery

Contributing Editor



Lee Morgan

Contributing Editor



Ryan Holt, P. Eng.


LJ Welding Automation
4747 76th Ave.
Edmonton, T6B 0A3
Canada


Phone: 1-780-466-6658
www.ljwelding.com/

George F. Schrader, PhD

Contributing Editor



Seijiro Oshima

President
APT Giken
3052-1 Moto-oshima
Matsukawa, Shimoina, Nagano 399-3303
Japan

Bernard Accou

Service Manager
LVD Strippit
12975 Clarence Center Road
Akron, NY 14001


Phone: 716-542-4511
www.lvdgroup.com

Jon Creese

Salesman
Lane Steel Co. Inc
4 River Road
McKees Rocks, PA 15136


Phone: 412-777-1700
www. lanesteel.com

Wayne Swift

President
Auto­mated Robotic Systems LLC
12 Rutgers Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15205


Phone: 412-605-2803
www.arsrobotics.us

Ahmad K. Elshennawy, PhD

Contributing Editor



Grant Hagedorn

Assistant Training Manager
TRUMPF Inc.
Farmington Industrial Park
111 Hyde Road
Farmington, CT 06032


Phone: 860-255-6000
www.us.trumpf.com

Philip Durham

Contributing Editor



Jeff Hale

Director of Marketing
Gema USA Inc.


Phone: 317-298-5000
www.gemapowdercoating.com

Carsten Tripscha

Marketing Manager
3R Software Solutions
Münsterstr. 5
Hamm, 59065
Germany


Phone: 49 2381 9724 763
Contact via email

Glenn Tatro

Director, Technical Sales
LENOX
301 Chestnut St.
East Longmeadow, MA 01028


Phone: 800-642-0010
www.lenoxtools.com

Magnetic Products Inc.


P.O. Box 529
Highland, MI 48357


Phone: 248-887-5600
www.mpimagnet.com

Joe Chase

Sales and Marketing Manager
Nex Solutions
900 S. Anderson Road
Litchfield, MI 49252


Phone: 517-542-0105
www.nexsolutions.com

Paul Rieder, P. Eng.

Senior Engineer
LJ Welding Automation
4747 76th Ave.
Edmonton, AB T6B 0A3
Canada


Phone: 1-780-466-6658
www.ljwelding.com/

Jeffrey Grube

Press Group Manager
Bosch Rexroth Corp.
2315 City Line Road
Bethlehem, PA 18017


Phone: 610-694-8300
www.boschrexroth-us.com

Kevin Fradette

Laser Applications Engineer
TRUMPF Inc.
Farmington Industrial Park
Farmington, CT 06032


Phone: 860-255-6000
www.us.trumpf.com

Jon Ertmer

Contributing Writer



Spencer Dick

Founder, President, and CEO,
TigerStop LLC


Phone: 360-254-0661
www.tigerstop.com

Cary B. Long

Product Application Specialist
Nordson EFD
40 Catamore Blvd.
East Providence, RI 02914

Jon Bowers


Diamond Ground Products
2550 Azurite Circle
Newbury Park, CA 91320


Phone: 805-498-3837
www.diamondground.com

Seth McGuire

Marketing Manager
Innerspec Technologies Inc.
2940 Perrowville Road
Forest, VA 24551


Phone: 434-948-1301
www.innerspec.com
Contact via email

George Schreck

Product Manager
Komatsu America Industries LLC
1701 Golf Rd.
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008

Tom Adams

Consultant
Sonoscan Inc.
2149 E. Pratt Blvd.
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007


Phone: 847-437-6400
www.sonoscan.com

Lars Hedman


Logic Design Corp.
161 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Suite 2E
Pewaukee, WI 53072-3468


Phone: 262-695-1300
www.ldcglobal.com

Ed Warzyniec

Contributing Editor



Robert Stasalovich





Joe Berkmanns, PhD

Contributing Editor



Stephen Luckowski





James L. Dillard





Dipl.-Ing. Juergen Tann

Contributing Editor



Thomas Jaeger


Tregaskiss
2570 N. Talbot Road
Windsor, ON N0R 1L0
Canada

Allen Garrett


National Coil Coating Association (NCCA)
1300 Sumner Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44115
The NCCA and its members can assist stampers and fabricators in the conversion from a postpaint to prepaint system.

Content by Allen Garrett

Stan Whitaker

Continuous Improvement Facilitator
Camfil APC
3505 S. Airport Road
Jonesboro, AR 72401


Phone: 870-933-8048
www.camfilapc.com

Bob Rochelle

Territory Sales Manager, South East
Güdel Inc.


Phone: 734-214-0000, Ext. 9048
www.gudel.com/us.
Contact via email

Rick Nicholson


AP&T North America Inc.
4817 Persimmon Court
Monroe, NC 28110


Phone: 704-292-2900
www.apt-usa.com
Contact via email
AP&T conducts a hot stamping seminar.

Content by Rick Nicholson

Kent Lancaster


Oak Press Solutions Inc.
504 Wade St.
Sturgis, MI 49091
Oak Press Solutions manufactures high-speed mechanical presses.

Content by Kent Lancaster

Timothy McFadden





Darrell Quander Jr.

Sales and Product Manager
Hyson Metal Forming Solutions
10367 Brecksville Road
Brecksville, OH 44141

Dr. Markus Thomma





Thomas Brenne





Paul Stirrett





Ernest A. Benway


Swagelok Co.
31500 Aurora Road
Solon, OH 44139


Phone: 440-349-5934
www.swagelok.com

Andrew Glaser

Vice President of Sales
Yaskawa America Inc., Motoman Robotics Division
100 Automation Way
Miamisburg, OH 45342


Phone: 773-255-0866
www.motoman.com
Contact via email

Girish Kelkar

Ph.D



Lloyd Wolf


Wolf Consulting Inc.
3875 Franklin Towne Court
Suite 110
Murrysville, PA 15668


Phone: 724-325-2900
www.materialoptimization.com

Dr. S. Ramasamy

Contributing Editor



Franz-Xaver Kuerzinger

Contributing Editor



Becky McCarty





Kyle Stuart


Thermadyne Industries Inc.
16052 Swingley Ridge Road
Suite 300
St. Louis, MO 63017


Phone: 636-728-3000
Contact via email

Richard Meyer


Airam Press Co. Ltd.
2065 Industrial Court
P.O. Box 9
Covington, OH 45318-0009


Phone: 800-842-4726
www.airam.com.
Contact via email

Michael Reihn





Patrick Ward

Contributing Editor



Adam Urbano

Application Engineer
Fronius USA LLC


Phone: 219-734-5500
www.fronius-usa.com

Mark Norfolk

CEO
Fabrisonic LLC


Phone: 614-688-5197
www.fabrisonic.com

By Steve Hidden





Ian R. Williamson

Contributing Editor



Rhonda Zatezalo

Contributing Writer
Crearies Marketing Design


Phone: 248-783-6085
www.crearies.com

Steve A. Norsworthy

Lean Manufacturing Consultant

Mike Carlson


Banner Engineering Corp.
9714 Tenth Ave. N.
Minneapolis, MN 55441


Phone: 763-544-3164
www.bannerengineering.com

Tom Adams

Technical Services Manager
Unison Tube LLC


Phone: 828-633-3190
www.unisonltd.com
Contact via email

Tom Danowski


CE Metal Fabrication
North, 2632 N. Hendrickson Dr.
Kalama, WA 98625

Mark Costello

Contributing Editor



Patrick Courtney


Henkel Corp.
1001 Trout Brook Crossing
Rocky Hill, CT 06067


Phone: 860-571-5100
www.loctite.com
Contact via email

Orest Protch

Teaches Seminars in Basic Welding and Machining Metallurgy

James D. Jantzi

President
New-Form Tools Ltd.
Stafford, Ontario Canada



Vincent Bozzone

President
Delta Dynamics Inc.
Bloomfield Hills, MI



Michelle Chamberlain

Global Product Manager, Manual Plasma
ESAB Welding & Cutting Products
411 S. Ebenezer Road
Florence, SC 29501


Phone: 800-372-2123
www.esab.com

Dan Deanovic


Exact JobBOSS®
7701 York Ave. S.
Suite 350
Minneapolis, MN 55435


Phone: 800-777-4334

Ron Vogt Sr.


Weiler Corp.

Larry Zimmer

Contributing Editor



Kim Boyll

Contributing Editor



Chris Kuzma

Plasma Automation Specialist
Thermal Dynamics

Eric Chalmers


AccuStream Inc.
4757 Mustang Circle
St. Paul, MN 55112

Robert Farrell

Contract Writer
Cincinnati Incorporated

Bernhard Loske





Trish Harbaugh

Vice President
Schwartz Aviation LLC
6010 S. 39th Place
Rogers, AR 72758

Tim Qualls

Regional Sales Manager
P/A Industries Inc.
522 Cottage Grove Road
Bloomfield, CT 06002


Phone: 887-243-1959

Mike Millette

Laser Product Manager
Prima Power North America Inc.
555 W. Algonquin Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60005


Phone: 847-952-6550
www.primapower.com

Rohan B. Raut

Sales Engineer
BDS Maschinen GmbH, business partner to CS Unitec Inc.


Phone: 800-700-5919 / 203-853-9522
www.csunitec.com

Rhonda Lubinski

Contributing Writer
Crearies Marketing Design



Shaun Relyea

Tech Support Manager
Fronius USA LLC
6797 Fronius Drive
Portage, IN



Jim Reid

General Manager
RoboVent
37900 Mound Road
Sterling Heights, MI 48310


Phone: 888-762-6836
www.robovent.com
Contact via email

Lutz Ehrlich

Punching and Automation Product Manager
Prima Power North America Inc.
555 W. Algonquin Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60005


Phone: 847-952-6550
www.primapower.com

Alberto Caletti

Technical Sales Manager
OTO S.p.A.
Via Domenico Marchesi 4
Zona Industriale Rondello
Boretto, 42022
Italy


Phone: 39-0522-481211
www.otocompany.com
Contact via email

Andrea Anesi

Technical Manager
OTO S.p.A.
Via Domenico Marchesi 4
Zona Industriale Rondello
Boretto, 42022
Italy


Phone: 39-0522-481211
www.otocompany.com
Contact via email

Don Schwemmer

President
AMET Inc.
355 Dividend Drive
Rexburg, ID 83440


Phone: 208-356-7274
www.ametinc.com

Steven Parrow

Sales Manager
Bend Tooling Inc.
1009 Ottawa Ave. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Bruce Renfro

Senior Project Manager
SigmaTEK Systems LLC
1445 Kemper Meadow Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45240


Phone: 513-674-0005
www.sigmanest.com

Soroush Karimzadeh

CEO
Novarc Technologies

Zane Michael

Contributing Editor



John Sockman

Director, Market Management
Weiler Corp.
One Weiler Drive
Cresco, PA 18326


Phone: 800-835-9999
www.weilercorp.com

David Ferguson

President/CEO
MIE Solutions
13252 Garden Grove Blvd., #215
Garden Grove, CA 92843


Phone: 714-786-6230
www.mie-solutions.com

Greg Stueve

General Manager, Packaging Group
Nidec Minster Corp.


Phone: 419-628-2331
www.minster.com
Contact via email

Dan Weimer

Engineering Lab Technician
Bernard
449 W. Corning Road
Beecher, IL 60401


Phone: 708-946-2281
www.bernardwelds.com

Tina Geraghty

Marketing Specialist
Phoenix International Inc.
8711 W. Port Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53224


Phone: 414-973-3400
www.phx-international.com

Bill Weston

Application Manager, Tube and Profile
TRUMPF Inc.
47711 Clipper St.
Plymouth Township, MI 48170


Phone: 734-354-9770
www.us.trumpf.com

Kristi Endries

Heating Solutions Specialist
Miller Electric Mfg. Co.
1635 W. Spencer St.
Appleton,, WI 54912

Edward Dunn Jr.

Certified Public Accountants
Koch Siedhoff Hand & Dunn LLP


Phone: 316-943-0286
www.kshd.com

Marty Weil

Contributing Writer
28 Crabapple Lane
Asheville, NC 28804

Tom Whitter

Technical Support Specialist
Tregaskiss
2570 North Talbot Rd.
Windsor, Ontario N0R 1L0
Canada


Phone: 1-855-644-9353
tregaskiss.com
Contact via email

Eric Taylor

Remanufacturing Services Manager
Eriez
2200 Asbury Road
Erie, PA 16506


Phone: 814-835-6000
www.eriez.com
Contact via email

Sarah Evans

Virtual Solutions Product Manager
The Lincoln Electric Co.
22801 St. Clair Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44117


Phone: 216-481-8100
www.lincolnelectric.com

Zak Stapp

Welding Engineer
Miller Electric Mfg. Co.



John Kubit

Vice President of Sales
MIE Solutions
13252 Garden Grove Blvd., #215
Garden Grove, CA 92843


Phone: 714-786-6230
www.mie-solutions.com

Bryan Elmore

Certified Public Accountants
Koch Siedhoff Hand & Dunn LLP


Phone: 316-943-0286
www.kshd.com

Dr. Peter H.T. Liu

Senior Scientist
OMAX® Corp.
1409 72nd Ave. South
Kent, WA 98032


Phone: 253-872-2300

Shawn Eeles

General Manager
Five Star Tooling
19 Allaura Blvd.
Aurora, ON L4G 3N2
Canada


Phone: 905-841-8233

Frank Rajk

Vice President
Wilson Tool Canada, Press Brake Division
120 Van Kirk Drive
Brampton, ON L7A 1B1
Canada


Phone: 651-286-6000
www.wilsontool.com

Dave Fox

Vice Pesident
Slatpro LLC


Phone: 763-452-4550
www.lasergrating.com

William Q. Tingley

General Manager
Bend Tooling Inc.
1009 Ottawa Ave. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Kurt Tarkany

Global Sales Manager
SuperFlash Compressed Gas Equipment
28825 Ranney Parkway
Cleveland, 44145


Phone: 440-716-9960
www.oxyfuelsafety.com

Don Burgart

Welding Product Manager
Koike Aronson Inc./Ransome
635 W. Main St.
Arcade, NY 14009


Phone: 585-492-2400
www.koike.com

Theresa Dittbenner

Director of Marketing
The Caldwell Group Inc.
5055 26th Ave.
Rockford, IL 61109


Phone: 815-229-5667
www.caldwellinc.com

Dr.-Ing. Volker Schauder

Managing Director of Projects, R&D
HKS-Prozesstechnik GmbH
H.-Damerow-Str. 2
06120 Halle (Saale), Germany

Jerry Herrell

Contributing Editor



Jim Ofria

President
Automec Inc.
82 Calvary St.
Waltham, MA 02453


Phone: 781-893-3403
Contact via email

Dave Gearing

Vice President of Advanced Forming
Interlaken Technology Corp.
8175 Century Blvd.
Chaska, MN 55318

Todd Soma

Vice President/Partner
Williams-Manny
555 S. Perryville Road
Rockford, IL 61125


Phone: 815-398-6800
www.williamsmanny.com

Allen M. Agin

Midwest Regional Sales Manager
Weld Systems Integrators Inc.


Phone: 216-475-5629
wsiweld.com
Contact via email

Shannon Bennett

Implementation and Sales Engineer
Visual Knowledge Share Ltd.
Chateauguay, Quebec, Canada

Simon Spencer

Solutions Architect
Visual Knowledge Share Ltd.
Chateauguay, Quebec, Canada

Bob Kollins

Senior Applications Engineer
Technical Sales & Solutions LLC


Phone: 614-793-9612
www.tsssales.com
Contact via email

Susan Conley

Tube and Pipe Product Manager
Quaker Chemical Corp.
901 E. Hector St.
Conshohocken, PA 19428


Phone: 610-832-4000
www.quakerchem.com

Leon Rebodos

Vice President/Partner
Williams-Manny
555 S. Perryville Road
Rockford, IL 61125


Phone: 815-398-6800
www.williamsmanny.com

Brian Coyle

Vice President/Partner
Williams-Manny
555 S. Perryville Road
Rockford, IL 61125


Phone: 815-398-6800
www.williamsmanny.com

Dale Petts

Global Product Manager, Metal Products
Simonds International
135 Intervale Road
Fitchburg, MA 01420


Phone: 978-424-0100
www.simondsint.com

Michael Hornbaker

Technical Sales Support Manager
Wagner Systems Inc.
300 Airport Road, Unit 1
Elgin, IL 60123


Phone: 630-503-2400
www.wagnersystemsinc.com

Eric Chalmers


Slatpro LLC

Eric Esson

National Sales and Marketing Manager
Frommelt Safety Products
8900 N. Arbon Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53223


Phone: 866-852-1500
www.frommeltsafety.com

Ed Ravert

Senior Application Engineer
United Air Specialists Inc.
4440 Creek Road
Cincinnati, OH 45242


Phone: 800-252-4647
www.uasinc.com
Contact via email

Douglas Hixon

Robotic Welding And Laser Cutting Specialist
ABB Inc.
1250 Brown Road
Auburn Hills, MI 48326


Phone: 248-391-8400
www.abb.com/robotics

Kodi Welch

Welding Engineer
Miller Electric Mfg. Co.
1635 W. Spencer St.
Appleton, WI 54912

Jeff Keen

Quality Control Manager, Fabrication
Shapiro & Duncan Inc.
14620 Rothgeb Drive
Rockville, MD 20850


Phone: 301-315-6260
www.shapiroandduncan.com

Mark Jeans

Technical Sales
Slatpro LLC


Phone: 763-452-4550
www.lasergrating.com

Mike Canter

Fabrication Shop Manager
Shapiro & Duncan Inc.
14620 Rothgeb Drive
Rockville, MD 20850


Phone: 301-315-6260
www.shapiroandduncan.com

Loren Keene

Regional Sales Manager
Wagner Systems Inc.
300 Airport Road, Unit 1
Elgin, IL 60123


Phone: 630-503-2400
www.wagnersystemsinc.com

Mark Prasek

Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Rafter Equipment Corp.
12430 Alameda Drive
Strongsville, OH 44149

Randy Krawiec

Liquid Technician
Wagner Systems Inc.,
300 Airport Road, Unit 1
Elgin, IL 60123


Phone: 630-503-2400
www.wagnersystemsinc.com

Dave Marquard


SuperFlash Compressed Gas Equipment
28825 Ranney Parkway
Cleveland, 44145


Phone: 440-716-9960
www.oxyfuelsafety.com

Todd Wilken

Service and Powder Lab Supervisor
Wagner Systems Inc.,
300 Airport Road, Unit 1
Elgin, IL 60123


Phone: 630-503-2400
www.wagnersystemsinc.com

John DeLalio

Mechanical Engineer and Director of Business Development
EB Industries


Phone: 888-205-0361
www.ebindustries.com

Ruzgar Peker

Graduate Research Associate, ERC/NSM
The Ohio State University
1971 Neil Ave.
Columbus, Ohio 43210

Jamie Crandall

TruBend and TruPunch Sales Engineer
TRUMPF Inc.
Farmington Industrial Park
Farmington, CT 06032


Phone: 860-255-6000
www.us.trumpf.com

Gregory Doria

Director, Global Sales and Technical Service
Lincoln Electric Co.
22801 St. Clair Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44117

Craig Downing

Senior Director, Cloud-Deployed Epicor
Epicor Software Corp.
804 Las Cimas Parkway
Austin, TX 78746


Phone: 512-328-2300
www.epicor.com

Larry Savage

Founder
Torrent Systems LLC
28417 Glenview Drive
Elkhart, IN 46514


Phone: 574-226-0224
www.torrentsystemsllc.com

Jon Ladwig

Metal Industry Specialist
Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC)
3505 S. Airport Road,
Jonesboro, AR 72401


Phone: 870-933-8048
www.camfilapc.com
Contact via email

Jerome Parker

Core Product Manager
Bernard and Tregaskiss
Beecher, IL


Phone: 708-946-2281
www.bernardwelds.com

Matt Lacroix

Director of Marketing
LENOX Industrial Products & Services
301 Chestnut St.
East Longmeadow, MA 01028


Phone: 413-525-3961
www.lenox tools.com

Primoz Eiselt

Managing Director
Plasmait
13 Moorfield Road
Manchester, M20 2UZ



Phone: 44-7810-810-656
plasmait.com
Contact via email

Greenerd Press & Machine Co.




Phone: 603-889-4101
www.greenerd.com

Bill Ritchie

President
Tempus Institute
P.O. Box 41171
Dayton, OH 45441

Jeff Stapel

Human Resources Director,
Shickel Corp.,
115 Dry River Road
Bridgewater, VA 22812


Phone: 540-828-2536
www.shickel.com

Shane Hatfield

Sales Manager
Advanced Machine & Engineering Co.
2500 Latham St.
Rockford, IL 61103


Phone: 815-962-6076
www.ame.com
Contact via email

Matt Goss

Director, Technology Intensive Manufacturing Service Center
Blue Ridge Community College
One College Lane
Weyers Cave, VA 24486


Phone: 540-234-9261
www.brcc.edu

R. Randolph Rapple

President
Barton International
Six Warren St.
Glens Falls, NY 12801


Phone: 518-798-5462
www.barton.com

Kevin McArdle

President
McArdle Business Advisors
102 Wildwood Bay Drive
St. Paul, MN 55115


Phone: 866-210-6434
mcardlebusinessadvisors.com

Chris Depew

Product business manager, carbon/low-alloy steel MIG wire
ESAB Welding & Cutting Products Filler Metal Manufacturing Center
801 Wilson Ave.
Hanover, PA 17331

Igor Rogelj

Commercial Director
Plasmait
13 Moorfield Road
Manchester, M20 2UZ



Phone: 44-7810-810-656
plasmait.com
Contact via email

Federico Sciammerella

Assistant Professor
Northern Illinois University
College of Engineering & Engineering Technology Macro/Micro Manufacturing Lab
DeKalb, IL 60115-2854


Phone: (815) 753-1288
www.niu.edu/m3lab
Contact via email

Allan Hilbert

Contributing Writer



Jesse Tyler

Marketing Manager
Hypertherm Inc.
21 Great Hollow Road
Hanover, NH 03755


Phone: 603-643-3441
www.hypertherm.com

John Reynolds

Vice President, Engineering,
SigmaTEK Systems LLC
1445 Kemper Meadow Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45240


Phone: 513-674-0005
www.sigmanest.com

Dr. Jan Antonis

Managing Director
InspecVision Ltd.


Phone: 44-2890-844-012
www.inspecvision.com

Jim Finnerty

Product Manager
Wintriss Controls Group LLC
100 Discovery Way, Unit 110
Acton, MA 01720


Phone: 978-268-2721
www.wintriss.com
Contact via email

Caleb Krisher

Involved in Welding Information Management
Miller Electric Mfg. Co.
1635 W. Spencer St.
Appleton, WI 54912


Phone: 920-734-9821
www.millerwelds.com

Daniel Johns

Technical Manager
Kinkelder USA
4931 26th Ave.
Rockford, IL 61109

Todd Hohn

Global Director of Workplace Health and Safety
Underwriters Laboratories Inc.
333 Pfingsten Road
Northbrook, IL 60062


Phone: 847-272-8800
www.ul.com

Jon Peters

Mechanized Plasma Engineers
Hypertherm Inc.
21 Great Hollow Road
Hanover, NH 03755


Phone: 603-643-3441
www.hypertherm.com

Steve Liebold

Mechanized Plasma Engineers
Hypertherm Inc.
21 Great Hollow Road
Hanover, NH 03755


Phone: 603-643-3441
www.hypertherm.com

Dan Marino

President
Marrino Associates LLC
110 Greenwood Lane East
Windsor, CT 06088

Rob Pitera

Global Product Director for End Effectors
De-Sta-Co Industries
691 N. Squirrel Road, Suite 250
Auburn Hills, MI 48326


Phone: 866-726-3599
www.destaco.com

Jeff Middlebrooks

Sales Engineers
Wilson Tool International®
12912 Farnham Ave.
White Bear Lake, MN 55110


Phone: 866-752-6531
www.wilsontool.com

Steve Brown

Press Brake Internal Sales and Design Supervisor
Wilson Tool International®
12912 Farnham Ave.
White Bear Lake, MN 55110


Phone: 866-752-6531
www.wilsontool.com

John Waller

Sales Engineers
Wilson Tool International®
12912 Farnham Ave.
White Bear Lake, MN 55110


Phone: 866-752-6531
www.wilsontool.com

Michael Streepey

Powder Systems Specialist
Nordson Corp.
300 Nordson Drive
Amherst, OH 44001


Phone: 440-985-5000
www.nordson.com

David Kuch

Account Manager
Atlas Technologies
3100 Copper Ave.
Fenton, MI 48430

Shari Loushin

Senior Technical Service Specialist – Industrial Adhesives and Tapes
3M Industrial Adhesives & Tapes – Adhesives and Sealants Business Unit
3M Center, 220-5E-06
St. Paul, MN 55144


Phone: 1-800-362-3550
www.3m.com/beyond

Anthony Manos

Catalyst with Profero Inc. and Founder of affiliate company 5S Supply
9270 Corsair Road, Suite 18
Frankfort, IL 60423

Rob Centner

Design Engineer
Bernard
449 W. Corning Road
Beecher, IL 60401

Dan D. Kohane


Hurwitz & Fine PC
Buffalo, NY


Phone: 716-849-8900

Harry F. Mooney


Hurwitz & Fine PC
Buffalo, NY


Phone: 716-849-8900

Andrea Bustreo

Product Engineer, Research and Development
Gasparini Industries


Phone: 440-937-0081
www.gasparininorthamerica.com

Michael F. Perley


Hurwitz & Fine PC
Buffalo, NY


Phone: 716-849-8900

Robert J. McNamee

Application Engineer
Norton Abrasives/Saint-Gobain
1 New Bond St.
Worcester, MA 01615


Phone: 800-962-9379
www.norton abrasives.com

Alyson Schoenung

Marketing Coordinator
SigmaTEK Systems LLC


Phone: 513-674-0005
www.sigmanest.com

Jon Canfield

Director of Product and Business Development
Pines Engineering and H&H Tooling
29100 Lakeland Blvd.
Wickliffe, OH 44092


Phone: 440-278-7200
www.pines-eng.com
Contact via email

Berk Aykas

Graduate Research Associate
Center for Precision Forming at The Ohio State University
1971 Neil Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210

Suraj Appachu

Graduate Research Associate, ERC/NSM
The Ohio State University
1971 Neil Ave.
Columbus, Ohio 43210


Phone: 614-292-5063
www.cpforming.org

David Gailey

Manager of Specialty Products
Harris Products Group, a Lincoln Electric Company
4501 Quality Place
Mason, OH 45040


Phone: 513-754-2000
www.harrisproducts group.com.

Thom Romer

Manager, Scrap and Secondary Products
Worthington Industries

Robert Henson

Technical Director
Harris Products Group, a Lincoln Electric Company
4501 Quality Place
Mason, OH 45040


Phone: 513-754-2000
www.harrisproducts group.com

Mark R. Allphin

Business Manager - Steel, North America
Tekla Inc
1075 Big Shanty Road N.W.
Kennesaw, GA 30144


Phone: 877-835-5265
www.tekla.com

Lori Payne

Vice President, Product Management
KeyedIn® Solutions
5001 American Blvd. West Suite 1010,
Minneapolis, MN 55437


Phone: 877-932-4402
www.keyedin.com

Bill Hodges

Product Application Manager for Plasma Solutions
Lincoln Electric
4130 Carolina Commerce Parkway
Ladson, SC 29456


Phone: 800-321-8072
www.lincolnelectric.com

Jeremy Neil

Development Manager
Macrodyne Technologies Inc.
311 Connie Crescent
Concord, ON L4K 5R2
Canada

Marcel Fiedler

Applications Engineer
Bystronic Inc.


Phone: 800-247-3332

Chris Madison

Contributing Writer

Claudio Schutz

Vice President and General Manager, Industrial Services
Richardson Electronics
40W267 Keslinger Road
La Fox, IL 60147


Phone: 630-208-2300
www.rell.com

Dan Hernandez

Regional Sales Specialist
Miller Electric Mfg. Co.
1635 W. Spencer St.
Appleton, WI 54912


Phone: 920-734-9821
www.millerwelds.com

Andrew Kirk

President
Macrodyne Technologies Inc.
311 Connie Crescent
Concord, ON L4K 5R2
Canada

Dan Imus

Technical Specialists
Tregaskiss Ltd
2570 N. Talbot Road
Windsor, ON N0R 1L0
Canada


Phone: 519-737-3000
www.tregaskiss.com

Michael Ferreri

Owner
Advanced Tubular Solutions LLC
145 Main St.
Pennsburg, PA 18073

Peter Nawfel

Vice President of Length and Speed Systems
Polytec Inc.
16400 Bake Pkwy.
Irvine, CA 92618


Phone: 949-943-3033
www.polytec.com
Contact via email

Josh Kurtz

Senior Vice President of Sales
Orion Energy Systems, Inc.
2210 Woodland Drive
Manitowoc, WI 54220


Phone: 800-660-9340
www.oesx.com

Jim Fields

National Sales Manager, U.S.
TECHNI Waterjet


Phone: 913-492-3700
www.techniwaterjet.com

Al Bohlen

Vice President and General Manager
Mazak Optonics Corp
2725 Galvin Court
Elgin, IL 60124

Ingo Heiland

Vice President
LISSMAC Corp.


Phone: 518-326-9094
www.lissmac.com

Dwight Myers

Product Business Manager, Filler Metals, North America,
ESAB Welding & Cutting Products


Phone: 800-372-2123
www.esabna.com

Jim Larson

President
Kalamazoo Machine Tool


Phone: 269-321-8860
www.kmtsaw.com

Will Healy III

Strategic Marketing Manager
Balluff Inc.


Phone: 859-727-2200
www.balluff.us

Dan Cruz

Director of Sales
CONCOA
1501 Harpers Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23454


Phone: 757-422-8330
www.concoa.com
Contact via email

Judah Henry

Engineer, Machine Research and Power Wave Weld Development
The Lincoln Electric Co.
22801 St. Clair Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44117


Phone: 216-481-8100
www.lincolnelectric.com

Rajan Suri

Emeritus Professor and Founding Director
Center for Quick Response Manufacturing, University of Wisconsin-Madison
3160 Engineering Centers Building
1550 Engineering Drive
Madison, WI 53706


Phone: 608-262-4709
www.qrmcenter.org
Contact via email

Scott Tacheny

Specials Applications Engineer
Wilson Tool International®
12912 Farnham Ave.,
White Bear Lake, MN 55110


Phone: 800-328-9646
www.wilsontool.com

Chad Vincent

Director of Lean Manufacturing
American Railcar Industries Inc.


Phone: 636-940-6000
www.americanrailcar.com

Ed Hansen

Global Product Manager
Welding Automation
411 S. Ebenezer Road
Florence, SC 29501


Phone: 843-882-5140

Jonathan Will

Product Manager
Hobart Brothers Co.
101 Trade Square East
Troy, OH 45373

Bill Bossard

President
Salvagnini America
27 Bicentennial Court
Hamilton, OH 45015

Stephanie Hitch

Project Manager
Hitch Environmental LLC
1109 Lovers Lane, Suite 2A
Bowling Green , KY 42103


Phone: 270-843-6012

Darryl Hitch

President
Hitch Environmental LLC
1109 Lovers Lane, Suite 2A
Bowling Green , KY 42103


Phone: 270-843-6012
Contact via email

Jason Ladd

Portable and Gas Apparatus Product Manager
Koike Aronson Inc./Ransome
635 W. Main St.
Arcade, NY 14009


Phone: 585-492-2400
www.koike.com
Contact via email

LaRoux K. Gillespie

Consultant
1123 Terradyne Court
Andover, KS 67002


Phone: 316-218-0249
Contact via email
LaRoux K. Gillespie is the author of SME's Deburring and Edge Finishing Handbook.

Content by LaRoux K. Gillespie

Kevin Keane

Machine Technology Manager
SigmaTEK Systems LLC
1445 Kemper Meadow Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45240


Phone: 513-674-0005
www.sigmanest.com

Scott Moody

Business Development Manager
Big Ass Solutions
2348 Innovation Drive
Lexington, KY 40511


Phone: 877-244-3267
www.bigassfans.com

Jared Parker

General Manager
Field Service Mechanical Co.
1574-10 Lakeland Avenue
Bohemia, NY 11716


Phone: 631-218-3555
www.field servicemechanical.com

Frank Kenny

Vice president and director of research and development
IRMCO
2117 Greenleaf St.
Evanston, IL 60202


Phone: 847-864-0255
www.irmco.com

John Peabody

Major Account Manager
Omron STI


Phone: 800-556-6766
www.sti.com

David Marusa

President
Laser Services
5 Tres Familias Lane
Espanola , NM 87532


Phone: 505-920-8172
Contact via email

Bruce McDuffee

Director
Manufacturing Marketing Institute


Phone: 303-953-4361
www.mmmatters.com

Dan Waldorf, Ph.D.

Professor of Industrial and Manufacturing engineering
California Polytechnic State University
1 Grand Ave.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407


Phone: 805-756-1111
www.calpoly.edu

Nancy Lauseng

Marketing Manager
Jet Edge
12070 43rd St. NE
St. Michael, MN 55376


Phone: 800-538-3343
www.jetedge.com

Jeff Schibley

Regional Manager
12070 43rd St. NE
St. Michael, MN 55376


Phone: 800-538-3343
www.jetedge.com

Mark Schwendau

CAD Technology Instructor
Kishwaukee College
21193 Malta Road
Malta, IL 60150

William E. Fristad

Business Development Manager
Henkel Corp.
32100 Stephenson Highway
Madison Heights, MI 48071


Phone: 248-588-4719
www.henkel.com
Contact via email

Cliff Hoschouer

Research and development engineer
Shiloh Industries
880 Steel Drive
Valley City, OH 44280


Phone: 330-558-2600
www.shiloh.com

Rob Thompson

President
Camtek Software
Atlanta, GA


Phone: 770-294-4017

Christine Hansen

Product Marketing Manager
Epicor Software Corp.
4120 Dublin Blvd.
Dublin, CA 94568


Phone: 925-361-9900
www.epicor.com

Jamie Sprague

Marketing Manager
Camtek Software
Atlanta, GA


Phone: 770-294-4017
www.camtek-software.com

Kaveh Vafaei

Division Manager
Precision Resource Technical Center
10 Cherry Blossom Road
Cambridge, ON N3H 4R7
Canada


Phone: 519-653-7777
www.precisionresource.com

Leon M. Attarian

Director of Global Marketing
PennEngineering® Fastening Technologies
5190 Old Easton Road
Danboro, PA 18916


Phone: 215-766-8853
www.pemnet.com

Jim Wahl


Wahl Marketing
6250 Lakota Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45243


Phone: 513-561-7301
Contact via email

Jürgen Korte

Authorized Dealer
Schwarze-Robitec GmbH
Olpener Str. 460-474
Cologne, 51109

Bert Zorn

Managing Director
Schwarze-Robitec GmbH
Olpener Str. 460-474
Cologne, 51109
Germany


Phone: 49-221-8900-80
www.schwarze-robitec.com

Francesco Massa

Senior Development Engineer
Sahinler A.S, COLE-TUVE Inc.
10521 Industrial Park Road
White Marsh, MD 21162

Z. Kent Li

Tube Rolling Expert, Manager of Rolling Technology
TMK-IPSCO


Phone: 724-709-0653
www.tmk-ipsco.com
Contact via email

Thomas F. Hazen

Flat-Rolled Leveling Consultant
701 Argonne Blvd.
Ellwood City , PA 16117


Phone: 724-752-8954
Contact via email

Todd McEllis

Involved in Welding Information Management
Miller Electric Mfg. Co.
1635 W. Spencer St.
Appleton, WI 54912


Phone: 920-734-9821
www.millerwelds.com

Peter Jeirud

Global Product Manager, Subarc Filler Metals
Miller Electric Mfg. Co
1635 W. Spencer St.
Appleton, WI 54912


Phone: 920-734-9821
www.millerwelds.com

V. John Jusionis

Sales and Project Engineer
Liburdi® Dimetrics
2599 Charlotte Hwy.
Mooresville, NC 28117

Scott Mitchell

President
Omni-X
2751 W. Mansfield Ave.
Englewood, CO 80110

Masaharu Sakaki

Contributing Editor



Steve Melcher

Safety Controls Engineer
Omron Scientific Technologies, Inc.
6550 Dumbarton Circle
Fremont, CA 94555


Phone: 510-608-3400
www.sti.com

Timm Boettcher

President and CEO
Realityworks Inc.
2709 Mondovi Road
Eau Claire, WI 54701


Phone: 800-830-1416
www.realityworks.com

Dirk Palten

President
Global Metal Spinning Solutions Inc. and DENN USA Metal Forming

Bob Sproull

Consultant
ECi Software Solutions, Inc.
4400 Alliance Gateway Fwy, Ste. 154
Fort Worth, TX 76177


Phone: 817-662-3342
Contact via email
ras8202@live.com

Content by Bob Sproull

James Brooks

Product Development Chemist
RichardsApex
4202-24 Main St.
Philadelphia, PA 19127


Phone: 215-487-1100
www.richardsapex.com

Pieter Keultjes

Global Product Manager, Subarc Equipment
Miller Electric Mfg. Co
1635 W. Spencer St.
Appleton, WI 54912


Phone: 920-734-9821
www.millerwelds.com

Martin Tellez

Business Development Manager, Tube and Pipe
Quaker Chemical Corp.
One Quaker Park, 901 Hector St.
Conshohocken, PA


Phone: 610-832-4000
www.quakerchem.com

Timothy Gittens

Business Development Manager
Liburdi® Dimetrics
2599 Charlotte Hwy
Mooresville, NC 28117

Glen May

Global MTM ManagerTube and Pipe Product Manager
Quaker Chemical Corp.
901 E. Hector St.
Conshohocken, PA 19428


Phone: 610-832-4000
www.quakerchem.com

Kevin Talbott

Marketing Manager, Industrial Division
LA-CO Industries
1201 Pratt Blvd.
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007


Phone: 847-956-7600
www.markal.com

Shreyansh Patel

Plasma Process Engineer
Hypertherm Inc.


Phone: 603-643-3441
www.hypertherm.com

Bob Geiss

Senior Consultant
Global Shop Solutions Inc
975 Evergreen Circle
The Woodlands, TX 77380


Phone: 800-364-5958
www.globalshopsolutions.com.

Harry Mellott

Senior Product Marketing Associate
Hypertherm Inc.


Phone: 603-643-3441
www.hypertherm.com.

Hartmut Stöhr

Managing Director
Schwarze-Robitec GmbH
Olpener Str. 460-474
Cologne, 51109



Phone: 49-221-8900-80
www.schwarze-robitec.com

Joe Baldauff

Manager of Field Engineering
Magnetic Analysis Corp.
535 S. 4th Ave.
Mount Vernon, NY 10550


Phone: 914-699-9450
www.mac-ndt.com

Andrew Short

Applications Engineer
MeltTools LLC
1125 E. Milham
Portage , MI 49002


Phone: 269-978-0968
Contact via email

George Gatto, Jr.

Business Development Manager
Gatto Industrial Platers Inc.
4620 W. Roosevelt Road
Chicago, IL 60644


Phone: 773-287-0100
www.gattoplaters.com

Tom Clark

Senior Vice President, Operations
Con-way Freight
2211 Old Earhart Road, Suite 100
Ann Arbor, MI 48105


Phone: 734-994-6600
www.con-way.com/fab

Gert Jan Streefland

Development Leader – Tube and Pipe
Quaker Chemical Corp.
901 E. Hector St.
Conshohocken, PA 19428


Phone: 610-832-4000
www.quakerchem.com

Rick Jackson

North American Tube Laser Product Sales Manager
LVD Strippit
12975 Clarence Center Road
Akron, NY 14001


Phone: 716-542-4511
www.lvdgroup.com

Ed Youdell

President & CEO
Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl.
833 Featherstone Road
Rockford, Ill. 61107-6302


Phone: 888-394-7702
fmanet.org
Contact via email

Bruce Edmonds

Component Technology Manager
Anchor Danly
38505 Country Club Drive Suite 100
Farmington Hills, MI 48331


Phone: 800-652-6462
www.anchordanly.com

Frank Cea

Director of Marketing Communications and Business Development,
RoboVent


Phone: 888-762-6836
www.robovent.com

Andrew Pfaller

Product Manager and Weld Engineer
TIG Solutions Group
Miller Electric Mfg. Co.
1635 W. Spencer St.
Appleton, WI 54912-1079


Phone: 920-734-9821
www.MillerWelds.com

Deron Roberts

Parts and Service Director
Jet Edge
12070 43rd St. NE
St. Michael, MN 55376


Phone: 800-538-3343
www.jetedge.com

Kevin Arnold, P.E.

Regional Sales Managers
IPG Photonics Corp.
50 Old Webster Road
Oxford, MA 01540


Phone: 877-980-1550
www.ipgphotonics.com

Dr. Ian Harris

Technology Leader, Arc Welding
EWI
1250 Arthur E. Adams Drive
Columbus, OH 43221


Phone: 614-688-5000,
www.ewi.org
Contact via email

Dave Almy


Miller Electric Mfg. Co.
1635 W. Spencer St.
Appleton, 54912


Phone: 800-426-4553
www.millerwelds.com

Brad Trees

Sales Manager of Laser Processing Technology
Precitec Inc.
28043 Center Oaks Court
Wixom, MI 49393


Phone: 248-446-8100
www.precitec.com
Contact via email

Jeff Ernst

Managing Director
Ernst Consulting Group


Phone: 877-221-8811
www.ernstcg.com
Contact via email

Bill Carver

Regional Sales Manager
Wheelabrator Group (Canada) Ltd.
1219 Corporate Drive
Burlington, ON L7L 5V5
Canada

Joe Ryan

Marketing Segment Manager – Process Pipe Welding
Miller Electric Mfg. Co.
1635 W. Spencer St.
Appleton, WI 54912

Rick Hopkins

Senior Product Manager, Welding and Fabrication
Weiler Corp.


Phone: 800-835-9999
www.weilercorp.com

Dustin Diehl

Laser Division Product Manager
Amada America Inc.


Phone: 877-262-3287
www.amada.com

Bernie Janoss

Business Unit Director
Ionbond LLC
1823 E. Whitcomb
Madison Heights, MI 48071


Phone: 800-929-1794
www.ionbond.com

Jeff Jackson

Senior Industrial Hygiene Consultant
Oregon OSHA Consultative Services
1750 NW Naito Pkwy., #112
Portland, OR 97209

Clay Nesler

Vice President, Global Energy and Sustainability
Johnson Controls
507 E. Michigan St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202


Phone: 414-524-1200
www.jci.com
Contact via email

Abel Elias

Applications Specialist
ABB Press Automation North America
1250 Brown Road
Auburn Hills, Mich. 48326

Michael Zakrzewski

Adjunct Professor
Stony Brook University, The State University of New York
100 Nicolls Road
Stony Brook, NY 11794


Phone: 631-632-6000
www.stonybrook.edu

Steven Shaffer

President
Shaffer Consulting Group

Michel Doran, P. Eng.

Director of Technical Concepts and Sales
Wheelabrator Group (Canada) Ltd.
1219 Corporate Drive
Burlington, ON L7L 5V5
Canada

Dr. Jan Koch


ARTIFEX


Phone: 315-536-7403
www.artifexusa.com

Claude Bedingfield

Welding Instructor
Gillette College, Northern Wyoming Community College District
300 W. Sinclair St.
Gillette, WY 82718


Phone: 307-686-0254
cbeningfield@sheridan.edu

Mike DelBusso

Senior Sales Engineer
Laser Mechanisms
25325 Regency Drive
Novi, MI 48375


Phone: 248-474-9480
www.lasermech.com

Michael Rohrmann, Dipl.-Wirt.-Ing.

Marketing Manager Tube Bending Technologies
Tracto-Technik GmbH & Co. KG
Hunold-Rump-Strasse 76-80
Lennestadt, 57368
Germany


Phone: 49-27-259-540
www.tracto-technik.de

Blair Longhouse, PE

Contributing Editor



Christopher Geier

Partner in Charge
Sikich Investment Banking
123 N. Wacker Drive Suite 1500
Chicago, IL 60606


Phone: 312-648-6666
www.sikich.com

Ken Lambie

President
Lambie Engineering LLC
3020 N. Sullivan Road, Suite A
Spokane Valley, WA 99216


Phone: 509-868-3100
www.lambieengineering.com

Rudy Simmons

Product Engineer
Abicor Binzel Corp.
650 Medimmune Court, Suite 110
Frederick, MD 21703


Phone: 800-542-4867
www.binzel-abicor.com

Jeremiah Treloar

Program Manager, Iowa Waste Reduction Center
University of Northern Iowa


Phone: 319-273-5352
www.iwrc.uni.edu

Matthias Hermes, Dr.-Ing.

Head of Bending Technology
Technischen Universität Dortmund
Baroper Strasse 301
Dortmund, 44227
Germany


Phone: 49-231-755-2681
www.iul.eu/iul

Armin Schmidt, Dipl.-Wirt.-Ing.

Research Fellows of Bending Technology
Lehrstuhl für Umformtechnik (UTS), Universität Siegen
Paul-Bonatz-Strasse 9-11
Siegen, 57076
Germany


Phone: 49-271-740-2756
www.uni-siegen.de

Alan Bear, CPPM, CPP

CEO
Bear Market Intelligence


Phone: 612-532-1116
www.bearm ktintel.com

Bernd Engel, Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing.

Professor of the chair of Forming Technology
Lehrstuhl für Umformtechnik (UTS), Universität Siegen
Paul-Bonatz-Strasse 9-11
Siegen, 57076
Germany


Phone: 49-271-740-2756
www.uni-siegen.de

Christian Gerlach, Dr.-Ing.

Manager Tube Bending Technologies
Tracto-Technik GmbH & Co. KG
Hunold-Rump-Strasse 76-80
Lennestadt, 57368
Germany


Phone: 49-27-259-540
www.tracto-technik.de

Christopher Kuhnhen, Dipl.-Wirt.-Ing.

Research Fellows of Bending Technology
Lehrstuhl für Umformtechnik (UTS), Universität Siegen
Paul-Bonatz-Strasse 9-11
Siegen, 57076
Germany


Phone: 49-271-740-2756
www.uni-siegen.de

Christian Mathes, Dipl.-Ing.

Research Fellows of Bending Technology
Lehrstuhl für Umformtechnik (UTS), Universität Siegen
Paul-Bonatz-Strasse 9-11
Siegen, 57076
Germany


Phone: 49-271-740-2756
www.uni-siegen.de

Richard D. Alaniz

Senior Partner
Alaniz Schraeder Linker Farris Mayes LLP
2500 CityWest Blvd., Suite 1000
Houston, TX 77042


Phone: 281-833-2200
www.alaniz-schraeder.com

Monty Kuxhaus

President
MK Services Ltd.
P.O. Box 296
South Beloit, IL 61080


Phone: 608-289-9168
Contact via email

Scott Larson

Technical Service Specialist
3M Personal Safety Div.
3M Center
St. Paul , MN 55144


Phone: 800-243-4630
www.3m.com/ppesafety

Kimberly Gates

Product Marketer, U.S. Welding Products
3M Personal Safety Div.
3M Center
St. Paul, MN 55144


Phone: 800-243-4630
Contact via email

Steve Massey

Engineering Manager, Arc Welding and Materials
EWI
1250 Arthur E. Adams Drive
Columbus, OH 43221


Phone: 614-688-5000
www.ewi.org

Romain Bournet

General Manager and CEO
Bilsing Automation N.A.
22287 Starks Drive
Clinton Township, MI 48036


Phone: 586-463-0686
www.bilsing-automation.com

Carol Herriges

Marketing Manager
Serapid Inc
5400 18 Mile Road
Sterling Heights, MI 48314


Phone: 586-274-0774
www.serapid.com
Contact via email

John Remington

QDX Sales Manager
Serapid Inc.
5400 18 Mile Road
Sterling Heights , MI 48314


Phone: 586-274-0774
www.serapid.com

Herbert Staufer 

Head of High-Power Welding
R&D group of Fronius International


Phone: 877-376-6487
www.fronius.com

Pam Farley

Marketing Manager
Strong Hand Tools
7141 Paramount Blvd.
Pico Rivera, CA 90660

Brian Welz

Product Group Manager, TruPunch and TruMatic
TRUMPF Inc.


Phone: 860-255-6000
www.us.trumpf.com

Tim Key

Contributing Editor



Frank Geyer

Product Manager
TRUMPF Inc.
Laser Technology Center
47711 Clipper St.
Plymouth Township , MI 48170


Phone: 734-454-720
www.us.trumpf.com

David Arthur

Southeast Regional Manager
Jet Edge
12070 43rd St. NE
St. Michael, MN 55376


Phone: 800-538-3343
www.jetedge.com

Brad Stropes

National Sales Manager, SigmaMRP
SigmaTEK Systems, LLC


Phone: 513-265-8741
www.sigmanest.com
Contact via email

Brian Farkas

National Sales Manager
Hobart Brothers and MAXAL

Patrick Kitchen

Roll Tooling Engineer
Dynamic Metals LLC


Phone: 888-295-5525
www.dynamicmetalsllc.com

Marc Lobit

Marketing Manager
Mazak Optonics Corp.
2725 Galvin Court
Elgin, IL 60124


Phone: 847-252-4500
www.mazakoptonics.com

Dan Turner

Welding Professor
Yuba College


Phone: 530-741-6932
yc.yccd.edu

Scott Ottens

Bending Product Manager
Amada America Inc.


Phone: 877-262-3287
www.amada.com

Paul A. Krupa

Sr. Product Manager
Norton Abrasives

Bill Meeker

Sales Representative
Walter Surface Technologies
810 Day Hill Road
Windsor, CT 06095


Phone: 860-298-1100
www.walter.com

Jeffrey E. Debus

Contributing Editor



Tim Vokes

Senior Engineer
LORD Corp.
111 Lord Drive
Cary, NC 27511


Phone: 877-275-5673
www.lord.com

Bob Zweng

Midwest Territory Account Manager
LORD Corp.
111 Lord Drive
Cary, NC 27511


Phone: 877-275-5673
www.lord.com

Raymond Chalmers

Contributing Editor



Charlie Hopewell

Pesident
Sunset Manufacturing
Tualatin, Ore



Danielle Gallo

Product Marketing Specialist
Brady North America
6555 W. Good Hope Road
Milwaukee, WI 53223


Phone: 888-250-3082
www.bradyid.com

Dave Erickson

President and CEO
Haven Manufacturing
370 Sterling Industrial Park
Brunswick, GA 31525


Phone: 912-265-7536
www.havencut.com

Ross Weber

Provides Technical Sales and Support
DACO Precision-Tool
8565 Hwy. 45
Kewaskum, WI 53040

Dave Davidson

Senior Consultants
Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership (OMEP)
12909 SW 68th Pkwy., Suite 140
Portland, OR 97223


Phone: 503-406-3770
www.omep.org

Jerry Ward

Vice President of Operations
Metcam, Inc.
305 Tidwell Circle
Alpharetta, GA 30004


Phone: 770-475-9633
www.metcam.com

Dirk Herzog

West Coast Regional Sales Manager
Simonds Intl.
135 Intervale Road
Fitchburg, MA 01420


Phone: 978-424-0100
www.simondsinternational.com

Josep Mont

Process Department
Spain-based DENN-Industrias Puigjaner s.a.

Traci Tapani

Contributing Writer
Wyoming Machine, Inc.
Stacy, MN



She is also a member of the Board of Directors of Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs: The Foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl. (FMA).

Content by Traci Tapani

Richard Grylis

Contributing Writer



Larry D. Smith

Contributing Writer



Stephen St. Hilaire

Contributing Writer



Paul Tamlin

Contributing Writer



Johannes Ulrich

Contributing Writer



David S. Luther

Contributing Writer



Mike Erickson

Contributing Writer



Chuck Summerhill

Contributing Writer



Howard Cary

Contributing Writer



Bruce Fenton

Contributing Writer



Harshad Shah

Contributing Writer



Jeff Kompare

Contributing Writer



Kathie Leonard

Contributing Writer



Mike Petersen

Contributing Writer



Lawrence Green

Contributing Writer



Steven T. Snyder

Contributing Writer



H. Arthur Link

Contributing Writer



Frank Brennan

Contributing Writer



Jenifer Sopko

Contributing Writer



Håkan Hellbergh


Bahco North America Inc.
P.O. Box 2036
Scranton, PA 18501


Phone: 800-828-9893
www.bahco.com

Jim Cox

Training Manager
Zetec Inc.
1370 NW Mall St.
P.O. Box 140
Issaquah, WA 98027


Phone: 425-392-5316
www.zetec.com

Dan DeVries

Vice President of Manufacturing
Zetec Inc.
1370 NW Mall St.
P.O. Box 140
Issaquah, WA 98027


Phone: 425-392-5316
www.zetec.com
Contact via email

Todd Bryson

Contributing Writer



Beth Miller

Light-duty Production Manager
Flexco
2525 Wisconsin Ave.
Downers Grove, IL 60515


Phone: 630-971-0150
www.flexco.com

Thomas J. Langill

Ph.D.



Gary Zunker

Contributing Writer



Brad Vigar

Contributing Writer



Michael Fleming

Contributing Writer



Ray Kuch

Regional Manager
Braner USA Inc.
9301 W. Bernice St.
Schiller Park, IL 60176


Phone: 847–671–6210
www.braner.com
Contact via email

Elmer Swank Jr.

Contributing Writer



Karen Schneider


TransFormance Group
157 Headquarters Plaza
North Tower, 8th Floor
Morristown, NJ 07960


Phone: 404-888-9628

Joanne Kelley

Managing Director
TransFormance Group
157 Headquarters Plaza
North Tower, 8th Floor
Morristown, NJ 07960


Phone: 404-888-9628
Contact via email

Satoru Asai

Keishi Taki



John Manchester

Contributing Writer



Tom Juric

Stamping Operations Manager
International Truck and Engine Corporation
349 W. County Line Road
Springfield, OH 45502
International Truck and Engine Corp. is a manufacturer of midrange diesel engines, medium trucks, heavy trucks, and severe-service vehicles.

Content by Tom Juric

Kaltenbach USA





Tom Paisley

Contributing Writer



Stan Reinke

Contributing Writer



Norwin Merens

Contributing Writer



Matt Hoppes

Contributing Writer



Dale Miller

Contributing Writer



David McKruit

Contributing Writer



Mike Serafin

Contributing Writer



Reimund Neugebauer

Matthias Putz



Steve Chamberlain

Business Development Manager
Arvin TD Center
2020 15th St.
Columbus, IN 47201


Phone: 812-378-1675
www.arvintd.com
Contact via email

Dr. Woodruff Imberman

President
Imberman and DeForest Inc.
990 Grove St., Suite 404
Evanston, IL 60201


Phone: 847-733-0071
imbdef.com
Contact via email

John R. Womer

Contributing Writer
Dalloz Safety
Dalloz Safety is a full-line manufacturer of eye, head and face, hearing, and respiratory personal protective equipment for the industrial, construction, and consumer industries.

Content by John R. Womer

J. Ernest Browning

Contributing Writer



Gerry Hermann

Applications Engineer
GSI Lumonics
19776 Haggerty Road
Livonia, MI 48152


Phone: 734-591-0101

Thomas Kugler

Applications Manager
GSI Lumonics
19776 Haggerty Road
Livonia, MI 48152


Phone: 734-591-0101

David Jenkins Jr.

Contributing Writer



William Holyoak

Past President
T-Drill Industries Inc.
1740 Corporate Drive
No. 820
Norcross, GA 30093


Phone: 770-925-0520
www.t-drill.com
Contact via email
He also is the recipient of the 2005 TPA Outstanding Contribution Award.

Content by William Holyoak

Rich Wojnarowski

Integrated Compliance Solutions Manager for Business Development
Safety-Kleen Corp.
1301 Gervais St., Suite 300
Columbia, SC 29201

Dan Ventura

Contributing Writer



Lee Kothera

Contributing Writer



Kevin Webb

Contributing Writer



William J. Wuertz

Contributing Writer



Tim Brown

Contributing Writer



Bernard N. Goldstein

P.E.



Todd Wenzel

Contributing Writer



Harry J. Walters

Contributing Writer



Greg Faucher

Contributing Writer



Rich Bravieri

Contributing Writer



David Messinger

Contributing Writer



Wade L. Ficklin

Contributing Writer



Richard A. Dunbar

Contributing Writer
Welding Engineering Associates Inc.
Dunbar is a consultant for metals joining applications, project management, automation, sales, and marketing. Welding Engineering Associates is a group of consultants, manufacturer representatives, and project managers specializing in industrial welding, brazing, metals joining, and related automated processes.

Content by Richard A. Dunbar

Jesse Grantham

Contributing Writer



Chris Van Hoven

Contributing Writer



Donald R. McNeeley

Ph.D.



John Kaikis

Contributing Writer



Jason C. Brewer

Contributing Writer



Kevin J. Coughlin

Owner
CAE Associates Inc.
2106 East St. James St., 3rd Floor
Arlington Heights, IL 60004


Phone: 847-398-8050
Contact via email

David Foscarini

Contributing Writer



Jonathan Shein

Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Niton Corp.
900 Middlesex Turnpike, Building 8
Billerica, MA 01821-3926, MA 01821


Phone: 978-670-7460
www.niton.com
Contact via email

David A. Smith

Contributing Writer



Mike Jensen

Contributing Writer



Sharon Patton

Contributing Writer



Steve Overly

Contributing Writer



Jeffrey Johnson

Owner
Gass Inc.
444 Driftwood Drive
Hobart, IN 46342


Phone: 219-947-4027
Contact via email

George J. Williams

Contributing Writer



Said Lounis

Contributing Writer



Marsha Blasengame

Contributing Writer



Mark Boudreau





Gary Sheridan

Contributing Writer



Kim Conant

Contributing Writer



Michael Passmore

Contributing Writer



Gary Johnson

Product Manager
Dallas Industries
103 Park St.
Troy, MI 48083

Todd A. Kirchoff

Contributing Writer



David Gilmore

Contributing Writer



Paul Scott

Ph.D.



Geoff Stone

Contributing Writer



Colleen Karpac





Helmut Hahn

Contributing Writer



Chuck Damore

Contributing Writer



Gary Hutter

Gary Hutter

P.E.
Meridian Engineering & Tech Inc.



He is an associate professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. A certified professional engineer, he teaches safety courses and is interested in environmental safety, ergonomics, and industrial hygiene.

Content by Gary Hutter

Stan Reineke

Contributing Writer



Chuck Smith

Engineer and Bicycle Products Manager
Worth Applied Products Inc.
2100 N. Jackson St.
Tullahoma, TN 37388

Jean-Paul Boillot

Jeffrey Noruk



Frederic Arsenault





Dr. Vladimir Kachinskiy

Contributing Writers



Ferdinand Oppel





Ronald Schneider

Contributing Writer



Joe Hoffman

Contributing Writer



Dr. Stefan Wagner

Contributing Writer



Mark Pearlman

Contributing Writer



Bob Trivett

Dale Elenteny



Carl R. Loper Jr.

Ph.D.



Michael Grabow

Contributing Writer



Debbie Gaspich

Contributing Writer



Mike Gignac

Contributing Writer



Keith M. Karbum

Contributing Writer



John Burke

Contributing Writer



Terry Swan

Contributing Writer



Richard Lawson

Contributing Writer



Darl Osborne

Sales Engineer
Genesis Systems Group
8900 Harrison St.
Davenport, IA 52806

Tim Schmidt

John Tyson and Konstantin Galanulis



Errol Neider

Account Executive
Bosch Rexroth Corp.
5150 Prairie Stone Parkway
Hoffman Estates, IL 60192


Phone: 847-645-3757
www.boschrexroth-us.com

Doug Krebs

Cored Wire Product Manager
The Lincoln Electric Co.
22801 Saint Clair Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44117

Lisa Byall

GMAW and Sub-arc Product Manager
The Lincoln Electric Co.
22801 Saint Clair Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44117

Bruce Johnson

Director of Business Development
MERILab
2390 S. Tejon St.
Englewood, CO 80110


Phone: 303-922-3775
www.merilab.com.
Contact via email

Atsushi Shirayori

Contributing Writer



Julie Villescas

Contributing Writer



Rodney Hewitt

Sales Engineer
Arvin TD Center
2020 15th St.
Columbus, IN 47201


Phone: 812-378-1675
www.arvintd.com.

Jay Baron

Director
Manufacturing Systems Group
Center for Automotive Research-Altarum
3520 Green Court, Suite 300
Ann Arbor, MI 48105


Phone: 734-302-4799
www.altarum.org
Contact via email

Ken Wesseln

Contributing Writer



Ted Sberna

Contributing Writer



Bill Isaac

Contributing Writer



Kris Hanchette





Jürgen Bruckner

Contributing Writer



Karan Shah

Graduate Research Assistant, ERC/NSM
The Ohio State University
1971 Neil Ave.
1971 Neil Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210


Phone: 614-292-9267
nsmwww.eng.ohio-state.edu

Matthias Aust





Hira Ahluwalia

Ph.D.



Donald Godfrey

Senior Manager, Hydroforming and Stamping
F & P America Manufacturing Inc.
2101 Corporate Drive
Troy, OH 45373


Phone: 937-339-0212
www.fandp.com
Contact via email

Murray Mason

Chief Engineer
F & P Mfg. Inc.
1 Nolan Road
Tottenham, OH L0G 1WO


Phone: 905-936-3435
www.fandpmfg.com
Contact via email

Justin Bruursema

Contributing Writer



Joe Harnest

Contributing Writer



Scott Huth

Quality Engineer
F & P America Manufacturing Inc.
2101 Corporate Drive
Troy, OH 45373


Phone: 937-339-0212
www.fandp.com
Contact via email

Ashok Shah

Vice President of Engineering
The Lockformer Co.
711 Ogden Ave.
Lisle, IL 60532


Phone: 630-964-8000
Contact via email
He also is a member of the FMA/CNA Safety Committee, and a member of ANSI-B11-12 and TR-4 committees.

Content by Ashok Shah

Joe Ivaska

Contributing Writer



Thomas Hillskog

Contributing Writer



George Eberl

Co-Owner
Eberl Iron Works Inc.
Buffalo, NY



George joined the FMA/CNA Safety Committee in 1993 and served as chairman from 1997 through 2001

Content by George Eberl

Don Dykstra

Contributing Writer



Daniel Kiraly

Contributing Writer



Charles C. Gaver Jr.

Contributing Writer
Belmont Metals Inc.
330 Belmont Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11207


Phone: 718-342-4900
Fax: 718-342-0175
www. belmontmetals.com
Contact via email

Ulrich Lücke





Klaus Heimerl





Andrew Pratico

Contributing Writer



Joe Dean

Contributing Writer
Aristo Machines Inc.
2400 Southeastern Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46201-4161


Phone: 877-227-4786
Fax: 317-635-1336
www.aristomachines.com
Contact via email
Aristo designs and manufactures end forming machines and inside-outside tooling for end forming applications.

Content by Joe Dean

Darrell Whittenberg

Contributing Writer
Protem USA
2700 Partnership Blvd.
Springfield, MO 65803


Phone: 800-258-0133
Fax: 417-831-9363
www.csitools.com
Contact via email
Protem USA offers cutting, beveling, facing, and severing equipment.

Content by Darrell Whittenberg

Jean-Charles Granger

Contributing Writer



Martin Marincic

Contributing Writer



Jim Regan

Regional Sales Manager
McKee Addison Tube Forming Inc.
2696 St. Rt. 73 South
Wilmington, OH 45177


Phone: 937-382-4490
www.matf.com
Contact via email

Gerald Kaye, Ph.D.

General Manager
Benetec Inc.
P.O. Box 822
Enfield, CT 06083

Christian Litke





Keith Chappell

Contributing Writer



James A. Mertens

Contributing Writer
The Dow Chemical Company
2020 Dow Center
Midland, MI 48674


Phone: 800-447-4369
www.chlorinatedsolvents.com

The Dow Chemical Company is a global science and technology-based company that develops and manufactures chemical, plastic, and agricultural products and services for customers in 170 countries.

Content by James A. Mertens

Tom Zhiqiang Zhang

Contributing Writer



Al Julian

Contributing Writer



Charles M. Hackett

Contributing Writer



Bob Kotynski

Contributing Writer



Harry Singh

Contributing Writer



Dwight Myers

Contributing Writer



John Hipchen

Contributing Writer



Raymond F. Duhamel





Jim Wilcox

Contributing Writer



Michael Pelletier





Nathan Dwyer

Contributing Writer



Bernard Mannion

Contributing Writer



R. Carter Freeman

CMC and Anthony J. Mulkern



Edward Tobolski

Contributing Writer



Paul Sulikowski

Contributing Writer
Schuler SMG GmbH & Co.

Bradley J. Claes

Contributing Writer



Terry Hays

Contributing Writer



Peter Hodgson

Georgie Kelly



David J. Wage

Contributing Writer



Greg Cozzi

Contributing Writer



Robert Stroud

Contributing Writer



Larry E. Moss

Contributing Writer



Jim Wollenberger

Contributing Writer



Srikanth Kulukuru

Graduate Research Assistant, ERC/NSM
The
1971 Neil Ave.
1971 Neil Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210


Phone: 614-292-9267
nsmwww.eng.ohio-state.edu

George Durfee

Contributing Writer



Kevin Kelleghan

Contributing Writer



Thomas Eggert

Contributing Writer



T.R. Balmer

Contributing Writer



Leonard Eaton

Contributing Writer



Bill Weber

Contributing Writer



David G. Stone

Contributing Editor



Charles P. Howes

Contributing Writer



John Micheli

Metallurgical Engineer
Liburdi Pulsweld Corp.
23814 Michigan Ave., Suite 315
Dearborn, MI 48124


Phone: 313-278-3507
www.liburdi.com

Sergei Kuchuk-Yotsenko

Contributing Writer



Jeff Tapper

Contributing Writer



Victor Shribman





Ben-Tzion Spitz





Donald N. Bugden

Christopher McAllister



Martha Tovar

Contributing Writer
Solunet: Info-Mex. Inc.®
300 E. Main
Suite 924
El Paso, TX 79901


Phone: 915-532-1166
Fax: 915-532-1232
www.solunet-infomex.com
Contact via email
Solunet: Info-Mex. Inc. is publisher of The Complete Twin Plant Guide, an international directory and software database of U.S. and foreign-owned manufacturing facilities operating in Mexico, more commonly known as maquiladoras.

Content by Martha Tovar

Larry Welty

Contributing Writer

Steve Freedman

Contributing Writer
SICK Inc.
6900 West 110th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55438


Phone: 952-941-6780
Fax: 952-941-9287
www.sickusa.com

Safety Systems Division manager at SICK Inc., a supplier of safeguarding systems. Freedman has helped many global corporations develop safeguarding strategies and is a voting member of the ANSI/RIA R15.06 Subcommittee on Safety for Industrial Robots and Robot Systems.

Content by Steve Freedman

Steve Hidden

Contributing Writer



R.L. Porter

Corrosion Engineer
RMI Titanium Co.
1000 Warren Ave.
Niles, OH 44446

C.P. Clancy

General Manager of Commercially Pure Products
RMI Titanium Co.
1000 Warren Ave.
Niles, OH 44446


Phone: 330-544-7633
www.rti-intl.com

Mustafa Ahmetoglu

Contributing Writer
Ergotron, Inc.
1181 Trapp Road
St. Paul, MN 55121


Phone: 651-905-4888
Fax: 651-681-7715
www.ergotron.com
Contact via email
Dr. Ahmetoglu received a Master of Science degree from the University of Michigan in 1987 and a Ph.D. from The Ohio State University in 1993. He worked at the Engineering Research Center for Net Shape Manufacturing at the Ohio State University for six years before joining Hydro Automotive Structures in 1999. He has been involved in numerous product and process development projects utilizing various materials. In addition, Ahmetoglu is an expert in process design for sheet metal forming, stamping, and tube hydroforming. He has authored and co-authored numerous articles in journals and conference proceedings. He is an active member of North American Deep Drawing Research Group (NADDRG), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), and American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE).

Content by Mustafa Ahmetoglu

Lincoln Electric Weld Technology Center Staff





Dianna Dearen

Contributing Writer



Brad Frank

Contributing Writer
Tulsa Tube Bending Company
4192 South Galveston
Tulsa, OK 74107


Phone: 888-882-3637
Fax: 918-446-1595
www.ttb.com
Contact via email
Tulsa Tube Bending Company produces helical pipe coils in sizes up to 8 inches and bends tube and pipe in sizes up to 28 inches OD round and 20 inches rectangular.

Content by Brad Frank

Greg Simpson

Contributing Writer
Steel Warehouse Company Inc.
2722 W. Tucker Drive
Box 1377
South Bend, IN 46624


Phone: 219-236-5100
Fax: 219-236-5154
www.steelwarehouse.com
Contact via email
Steel Warehouse Co. Inc is a steel service center specializing in processing hot-rolled coils into plate with plants in Indiana, Wisconsin, Tennessee, and Illinois.

Content by Greg Simpson

Bill Buckhout

Contributing Writer
Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks
2011 W. Sam Houston Pkwy. N.
Houston, TX 77043


Phone: 616-977-1357
Fax: 713-365-1616
www.mit-lift.com
Contact via email
Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks provides a full line of forklifts models, including internal combustion, electric, and narrow-aisle.

Content by Bill Buckhout

Jim Friery

Contributing Writer
Bendco Inc.
801 Houston Ave.
Pasadena, TX 77502


Phone: 713-473-1557
Fax: 713-473-1882
www.bendco.com
Contact via email
Bendco Bending and Coiling specializes in structural profile bends, having 20 yearsexperience in both cold and induction bending of structural steel and pipe.

Content by Jim Friery

Janez Tusek

Gabriel Rijar



Klaus Vollrath

Contributing Writer
Herne, Germany

Lee Burk

Contributing Writer
Pilz Automation Safety L.P.
7150 Commerce Blvd.
Canton, MI 48187


Phone: 734-354-0272
Fax: 734-354-3355
www.pilz.com
Contact via email
Pilz designs and manufactures safety systems for industrial machinery.

Content by Lee Burk

Frank Baeumler

Contributing Writer



Chet Strickland

Contributing Writer
Spark's Torch Repair Service


Phone: 866-223-9057
Fax: 219-764-0228
www.victortorch.com
Contact via email
Spark's Torch Repair Service is a services facility and provides oxyfuel cutting and welding equipment.

Content by Chet Strickland

Gerald Weimer





Martin Step

Contributing Writer
Kuntz Logic Systems Inc.
771 Wilson Ave.
Kitchener, ON N2C 1J1
Canada

William R. Skowronek

Metalworking Marketing Manager
Quaker Chemical Corp.
One Quaker Part
901 Hector St.
Conshohocken, PA 19428

Mark Diaz

Tube and Pipe Product Manager
Quaker Chemical Corp
One Quaker Park
901 Hector St.
Conshohocken, PA 19428

Larry Janssen

Contributing Writer
3M's Occupational Health & Environmental Safety Division
3M Center
Building 235-2E-91
St. Paul, MN 55144


Phone: 800-3M-HELPS
Fax: 605-432-9406
www.mmm.com
Contact via email

Peter Vannice

Contributing Writer
RWC Production Support Services Inc.
1800 S. Euclid Ave.
Bay City, MI 48706


Phone: 989-667-2800
Fax: 989-667-2801
www.rwcpss.com
Contact via email
RWC Production Support Services provides a range of services in support of manufacturing, including technical writing and maintenance planning.

Content by Peter Vannice

Volker Steininger, Dr.-Ing.

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Erica Osley

Contributing Writer
Bacou-Dalloz
10 Thurber Blvd
Smithfield, RI 02917


Phone: 401-232-1200
Fax: 401-232-1830
www.bacou-dalloz.com
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Joseph Hough

Contributing Writer
Tower Oil & Technology Co.
205 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL


Phone: 773-927-6161
Fax: 773-927-3105
www.toweroil.com
Contact via email
Tower Oil is a manufacturer of metalworking lubricants for pressworking and tube and pipe manufacturing.

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Paul Niskala

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Bruce McIntosh

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Kent Horn

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Jeff McQuarris

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Jim Hoag

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Mary Linda Schumann





Peddinghaus Corp. Staff





Philip G. Rahrig


American Galvanizers Association
6881 South Holly Circle, Suite 108
Englewood, CO 80112

Mick O'Donnell

Contributing Writer
Next Level Resource Development
508 Country Green Lane
Arlington, TX 76011


Phone: 817-460-5098
Fax: 817-460-2226
www.strategicplanningmfg.com
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Bart Kemper

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Theresa Houck

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W. Daniel Kay

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Rod Stouder

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Loretta DeGasperi

Public Relations Specialist
12975 Clarence Center Road
Akron, NY 14001


Phone: 716-542-4511
www.lvdgroup.com
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Earl Durfee

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Factory Mutual Engineering Corp.





Linda C. Ashar

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Ed Kurtz

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R. James Rockwell Jr.





William J. Ertle





Don McNeeley

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Don Lynn

Contributing Writer
Welding & Joining Management Group
8 Cottonwood Place
Dayton, KY 41074


Phone: 859-441-1844
Fax: 859-441-2702
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P.K. Saha

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Phil Davis

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David Kiewit

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Joseph Ivaska Jr.

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William H. Van Geertruyden

President
EMV Innovative Materials Technologies LLC
115 Research Drive
Bethlehem, PA 18015


Phone: 610-419-4952

EMV Innovative Materials Technologies LLC is a consulting firm staffed by science, engineering, and business students that advises manufacturers transferring technology from the R&D community to the manufacturing environment.

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Mark Battersby

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Markus Erras

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Wojciech Z. Misiolek

Pawel Kazanowski



Henry W. Godshalk

Khin Htay Htay



A.F. Kenton

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Matthew Goodfellow

Contributing Writer
University Research Center
P.O. Box 59638
Chicago, IL 60659

Duane K. Miller

Sc.D.



CONCOA Laser Gas Delivery Systems Team





Scott R. Meyer





William S. Boslett





Kevin Laughlin

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Gary Nadzam

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Michael Ruppenthal





Jesse A. Grantham

Ph.D.



Jerry Fireman

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Markus Haeussermann





Neal Borchart

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Govind Lakshman

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Jerry E. Jones

Michael Mossman



Steve Shaffer

President
Iron Bay Inc.
6607 Chittenden Road
Hudson, OH 44236

Douglas Cochrane

Contributing Writer
FabTrol Systems, Inc.
FabTrol Systems has been providing integrated estimating, material management, and production control software to the steel fabrication industry for nearly 20 years.

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Roger B. Hirsch

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Henry Niedzwecki

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Edwin A. Stouten

Cmfg



Austen B. Barnes

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Ray Miller

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Doug Brooke

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Daniel R. Leighton

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Robert Nichols

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Bruce McHaney

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Leonid Shulkin

Graduate Research Assistant, ERC/NSM
The Ohio State University
1971 Neil Ave.
1971 Neil Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210


Phone: 614-292-9267
nsmwww.eng.ohio-state.edu

Stephen A. Lazinsky


Comeq Inc.
P.O. Box 207
White Marsh, MD 21162


Phone: 410-933-8500
www.comeq.com

Jordon Jablons

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Bill Bryson

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