Movers and Shakers
Nov. 11, 2014 - Pat Wheeler of Motion Industries Canada has been recognized with the inaugural Wendy B. McDonald Award for establishing “herself as a critical contributor to her company’s success” and for affecting “positive change within the power transmission/motion control industry.”
Nov. 4, 2014 - Gautam Patel has been appointed director of marketing for Appleton Group, where he will oversee strategic planning and development of online advertising, social media, public relations, websites, branding standards, sales support and more.
Oct. 24, 2014 - Ontario is appointing former Secretary of Cabinet and Head of the Ontario Public Service, Tony Dean, to review key areas of the province's skilled trades system that fall within the mandate of the Ontario College of Trades.
Oct. 20, 2014 - Bernadette Wightman is the new president of Cisco Canada, replacing Nitin Kawale, who is leaving Cisco after 19 years with the company, including six years as president of Cisco Canada.
Sept. 25, 2014 - Lafert North America, a Mississauga, Ont.-based supplier of motors and gearboxes, has appointed Michael Tough to the position of director of sales.
Sept. 22, 2014 - Kardex Remstar, a provider of automated storage and retrieval systems, has named Thomas Coyne the regional director of North America – president.
Sept. 12, 2014 - The Automotive Parts Manufacturers Association (APMA) has named Flavio Volpe as its new president.
Sept. 12, 2014 - Tom Johnstone has decided to step down as president and CEO of SKF, effective January 1, 2015.
Aug. 26, 2014 - Jonathan Dougherty has joined Heidenhain Corporation as the North American product specialist, Automation Division.
Aug. 26, 2014 - Harting has appointed veteran sales executive Claude Langlois as sales director for Canada, heading up its expanding sales and customer engagement for the Canadian market.
May 29, 2014 - Effective April 1, 2014, Omron Corporation expanded the executive roles for Nigel Blakeway, appointing him as CEO of Omron Electronics LLC Industrial Automation Company for the Americas.
Vimal Kapur has been named president of Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS), a Honeywell business that supplies automation control, instrumentation and services to process manufacturers in industries such as oil and gas, refining, pulp and paper, petrochemicals, and metals, minerals and mining.
Malcolm Haines has been named dean of NAIT’s School of Trades, the largest provider of trades-related programming in Canada.
Eaton Canada has named Rob Goldsmith as sales manager, Commercial and Industrial, Canada, Cooper Power Systems Division, Electrical Sector – Americas, effective May 1, 2014. Goldsmith will be based out of Burlington, Ont.
Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO), the licensing and regulating body for professional engineers and engineering in the province, named J. David Adams, P.Eng., MBA, as its 95th president during its annual general meeting at the Fallsview Casino Resort in Niagara Falls, Ont., on April 26, 2014.

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