June 27, 2006
Graebener Group Technologies LLC, Napoleon, Ohio, a joint venture between Automatic Feed Company (AFCo), Graebener Maschinentechnik GmbH and REIKA GmbH, has announced the appointment of Richard A. Marando as president. In this position, Marando is responsible for supervising all company operations and carrying out the established business plan.
Before joining Graebener Group Technologies, Marando was employed for 18 years by Dana Corp., Structural Solutions Group (Reading, Penn.). He most recently served as director of advanced engineering, where he was responsible for developing technologies such as hydroforming, pulse welding, laser cutting and welding, and robotic machining.
Marando holds numerous U.S. patents and was a finalist in the 2001 PACE Awards for the Windstar engine cradle. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Pennsylvania State University and has conducted post-graduate studies at the University of Toledo and the University of Michigan.