February 9, 2010
Fronius USA, Brighton, Mich., has hired Michael J. Ludwig as market segment manager for shipbuilding/platform/power generation for the welding division. He has more than 27 years of experience in the field of welding engineering.
Ludwig's experience ranges from structural and bridge work to the fabrication of process piping in the petrochemical industry to 25 years in shipbuilding. He began his career as an associate quality engineer at Newport News Shipbuilding in 1982 and later spent almost 10 years at Bath Iron Works as chief welding engineer. Most recently he was the corporate welding engineer for Cianbro Companies.
The company has also announced that Howard Lunt has joined as Northeast area sales manager for the welding division. Lunt has worked in the industry for 15 years, most recently as a district manager covering New England and New York with ITW/Hobart Bros. – Filler Metals Div. Before that he worked for Thermal Dynamics as inside sales and marketing specialist for plasma and plasma consumables.