Movers and Shakers
January 15, 2019 – AMETEK Surface Vision, a provider of automated on-line surface inspection solutions, has appointed Francois Levac as the director of sales to help strengthen and grow the company’s global sales presence.
January 7, 2019 – Karen Keegans has joined Rockwell Automation as senior vice-president, human resources, reporting to Blake Moret, chairman and CEO.
January 3, 2019 – Turck Canada has added three new employees to its workforce: Carlos Linan is in technical sales for Greater Toronto Area East, Jose Sanchez is the new automation application specialist, and Michael Branco is in technical sales for Greater Toronto Area West.
December 21, 2018 – Zund America has appointed Dan Ryan to the position of CEO for Zünd’s Milwaukee-based North American operations.
December 20, 2018 – Universal Robots has appointed former KUKA Canada president and CEO Chris Claringbold as area sales manager for Canada.
December 20, 2018 – Methods Machine Tools, supplier of machine tools and automation, has announced that Jon Dobosenski has been appointed general manager of Methods' new state-of-the-art Memphis Technology Center.
December 17, 2018 – Lincoln Electric has promoted Michael J. Whitehead to oversee the segment’s automation and additive services businesses as senior vice-president and president, effective immediately.
December 7, 2018 – Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (EMC) has announced Steve Holmgren will join the organization in January 2019 as the field service advisor for Eastern Ontario. 
December 6, 2018 – Linda Hasenfratz, CEO of Ontario-based global manufacturer Linamar Corp., has been elected to the board of directors for the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM).
December 6, 2018 – Danfoss has acquired AAIM Controls Inc., a specialized supplier of custom-designed regulation and control automation solutions, from motor starters to complete PLC systems, for industrial refrigeration manufacturers.
December 5, 2018 – Endress+Hauser Group has announced several leadership changes, including the appointment of Dr. Andreas Mayr as chief operating officer effective March 1, 2019.
November 29, 2018 – RIC Centre, the Southern Ontario business innovation hub and incubator, has announced a new board of directors. 
November 28, 2018 – The Weidmüller Group is pleased to announce that Javi Richmond recently joined the company as managing director of Weidmuller Canada, replacing Terry Hodgson, who has been promoted to president of Weidmuller Inc., USA and executive vice-president of Weidmuller Inc., North America.
November 27, 2018 – Industrial air-quality solutions provider N.R. Murphy Limited has announced new ownership after three-quarters of a century in business.
November 26, 2018 – Till Reuter, the chief executive officer of German-owned global robotics company KUKA, has announced he is stepping down from his role. 

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