Movers and Shakers
July 10, 2019 – Phoenix Contact Canada has appointed Roger Hallett as general manager, taking on leadership for the company's Canadian operations.
July 9, 2019 – Averna, provider of automated test and quality solutions for manufacturing, has appointed François Rainville president and CEO of the Montreal-based company.
July 5, 2019 – BMW CEO Harald Krueger is stepping down amid weakening profits at the luxury automaker and pressure to meet challenges from new technologies.
July 3, 2019 – Lee Iacocca, the auto executive and master pitchman who put the Mustang in Ford's lineup in the 1960s and became a corporate folk hero when he resurrected Chrysler 20 years later, has died in Bel Air, California.
June 25, 2019 – Mitsubishi Electric Automation (MEAU) has named Scott Summerville as its new president.
June 19, 2019 – OMRON has appointed Andy Zosel has been appointed as the new president and CEO of its OMRON Microscan business located in Renton, Washington.
June 12, 2019 – Danfoss has appointed John Sheff as its new director of public and industry affairs for North America.
June 11, 2019 – Rockwell Automation has elected Pam Murphy, chief operating officer for Infor, Inc., to its board of directors effective June 6, 2019.
June 11, 2019 – Neil Bruce, SNC-Lavalin Group Inc.'s chief executive, is stepping down from the beleaguered engineering giant after a nearly four-year tenure that saw its stock fall by roughly half and its projects overshadowed by a political controversy tied to an ongoing corruption case.
June 6, 2019 – Chris Claringbold, former CEO of KUKA Canada, joined Universal Robots (UR) in December 2018 as the company’s first area sales manager for Canada to bring more collaborative robots (cobots) to the market north of the border.
May 9, 2019 – Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp., has appointed Maria Della Posta as president of Pratt & Whitney Canada, effective June 1 and reporting to Pratt & Whitney President Bob Leduc.
April 26, 2019 – Yamaha Motor Corporation USA's Intelligent Machinery (IM) Division has announced Shinji Kuroda as its new sales manager for Yamaha IM’s factory automation product line.
April 22, 2019 – Kraft Heinz Co. has named a new CEO as it struggles to remain relevant amid changing American tastes.
April 17, 2019 – The chief executive of ABB is stepping down as the Swiss engineering company undergoes a major overhaul.
April 8, 2019 – George Micevski, president of control panel company Tulsar Canada, discusses how bringing some automation into the company’s custom manufacturing helped to realize sales goals.
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