Movers and Shakers
Jun. 5, 2015 - Omron’s Automation and Safety business in the Americas is welcoming Robert (Robb) M. Black to the position of president and COO. He brings with him an “extensive background” in industrial automation and experience from leadership positions at Honeywell, Turck and Rockwell Automation.
May 26, 2015 - FreePoint Technologies has been awarded the 2015 Techcellence Award for Innovation, an annual award presented by TechAlliance to a company in Southwestern Ontario that “develops new technologies that change the way business is done, or uses technology to solve an existing problem in an innovative way.”
May 19, 2015 - Eisele Connectors — a subsidiary of Eisele Pneumatics GmbH & Co. KG, a supplier of all-metal connectors — is actively expanding into the North American market, naming its first sales director for the region.
May 4, 2015 - Vinesh Kumar is joining Carlo Gavazzi as an account manager for the Alberta region, bringing with him more than a decade of sales experience in automation and electrical products.
May 4, 2015 - Effective July 1, 2015, Paul Cooke (left in photo) has been appointed regional president Americas and president & CEO of Bosch Rexroth U.S. He will continue as senior vice-president sales within the business unit industrial applications at office headquarters in Lohr, Germany, until the end of June.
Apr. 9, 2015 - Schneider Electric announced today that Juan Macias has been named its Canada president, reporting to Laurent Vernerey, North American president and CEO. In his new role as country president, he will “continue to elevate Schneider Electric’s presence in Canada as a leader in energy management and automation solutions,” said the company.
Mar. 12, 2015 - Hammond Manufacturing is welcoming Andreas Sobotta, an “experienced new talent,” as its vice-president North American sales and marketing, said the company, adding that it is focusing on “significant long-term growth” in both Canada and the United States.
Mar. 4, 2015 - After 37 years at Motion Industries — a distributor of industrial maintenance, repair, and operation replacement parts — chair Bill Stevens announced his plans to retire this month. Tim Breen, president and CEO, will succeed Stevens in leading the business.
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