Movers and Shakers
Jul. 15, 2016 - Cambridge, Ont., is the new home of Shimco, a 25-year-old shim manufacturer that recently moved from its original building in Markham. Peter Voss, president and CEO, shares with us how automation has greatly boosted the company’s success.
Jul. 13, 2016 - Bruce Rodewald has been announced as the new president and CEO of EPLAN Americas, succeeding the retiring Raymond Gaynor, who has led the Americas division since 2011.
Jul. 12, 2016 - Jeff Austin, a retired U.S. Navy captain, has been announced as the new operations manager for Huffman Engineering, a CSIA certified control systems integration company. In this role, Austin will oversee a team of engineers and technicians who develop and execute turnkey automation projects for manufacturing and utility customers.
Jul. 11, 2016 - Fanuc America Corp. has named Mike Cicco president and CEO, where he will have responsibility for all company operations in North and South America. In addition, Rick Schneider has been named chairman of Fanuc America and will continue in his role as a board member of parent company, Fanuc Corp.
Jul. 5, 2016 - Darius Adamczyk, Honeywell president and COO, will succeed Dave Cote as CEO on March 31, 2017, announced the company in a statement last week.
Jul. 4, 2016 - Chris Pfeiffer will support Lauren Manufacturing’s strategic plan for growth as the company’s new executive vice president, as the company strives for a “future of expanded revenue, increased employee engagement and continued focus on operational excellence.” 
Jun. 27, 2016 - It has been just over one year since Stefan Fickenscher took on the role as Trumpf Canada managing director — Manufacturing AUTOMATION sat down with him to find out how the past year has gone.
Jun. 27, 2016 - Effective July 5, Shelly Woods will hold the position of products manager, marketing, Electrical Canada, Electrical Sector – Americas, where she will be responsible for “leading Eaton’s growth for identified markets and vertical segments by providing strategic direction and leadership of assigned product lines.
Jun. 21, 2016 - Schneider Electric has appointed Annette Clayton president and CEO of its North America operations, where she will be based at the company’s North American headquarters in Andover, Mass. and responsible for driving business strategy and execution for the region.
Jun. 20, 2016 - ABB has appointed Sami Atiya to its executive committee as president of the discrete automation and motion (DM) division, succeeding Pekka Tiitinen, who will return to his home country as managing director of ABB in Finland.
Jun. 10, 2016 - It is with great sadness Manufacturing AUTOMATION report on the passing of Ronald D. Bullock, owner and chairman of Bison Gear & Engineering Corp.
Jun. 7, 2016 - Unex Manufacturing says it has realigned some of its sales territories in an effort to better serve the needs of customers in those areas “with a greater level of service and more extensive product support.”
Jun. 3, 2016 - Serta Simmons Bedding (SSB) has hired Daren Couture as its executive vice-president, operations, succeeding the company’s previous operations leader, Mark Baron, who retired in April. Couture will report Michael Traub, CEO, effective immediately.
Jun. 1, 2016 - Herb Hutchison has been named the vice-president of business development at Formtech Enterprises, a manufacturer of custom thermoplastic extruded products headquartered in Northeastern Ohio.
Jun. 1, 2016 - EHC Global (EHC), a manufacturer of escalator and elevator components, announced today the retirement of Ron Ball, the company’s founder, chairman and managing director of EHC’s Eastern Region operations. Ted Hornbein, general manager of Asia Pacific, will assume the role of managing director, Eastern Region, and will report directly to Jeno Eppel, EHC president and CEO.

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