Movers and Shakers
August 28, 2018 - HEIDENHAIN, the manufacturer of precision measurement and control equipment, has appointed its current president and managing director David Doyle as CEO, effective October 1, 2018, when he will assume responsibility of customer-focused operations for Canada, the U.S. and Mexico.
August 23, 2018 - Bombardier has appointed Danny Di Perna as chief operating officer, aerospace, effective September 15, 2018.
August 20, 2018 - Tim Breen, president and CEO of Birmingham, Alabama–based Motion Industries, a distributor of maintenance, repair, and operation replacement parts, has died. 
August 20, 2018 - Omron Canada, the industrial automation solution specialist, has made three new appointments across the country, with two new account managers in Western Canada and a new safety services specialist based in Toronto. 
August 14, 2018 - Methods Machine Tools, Inc., a supplier of precision machine tools and automation, has welcomed Matthew Sheehan as its director of financial services.
August 13, 2018 - Beckhoff Automation has promoted Calvin Wallace to the managing director position of Beckhoff Canada. Wallace is succeeding Joe Ottenhof, who is retiring but will remain on the board of directors.
August 3, 2018 - Stephen F. Shea is the new southern regional sales manager for Amada Miyachi America, a manufacturer of resistance welding, laser welding, marking, cutting, and micro-machining equipment and systems.
August 2, 2018 - ATEK Access Technologies, part of the ATEK Companies group of manufacturing and technology businesses, has announced Jon Keeler as director of sales for its Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) brands, TankScan and AssetScan.
July 25, 2018 - The International Society of Automation (ISA) announced three Canadians as winners in its 2018 Celebrating Excellence Awards, which recognize member and non-member companies and individuals for their exceptional work in leadership, technical innovation and education.
Jul. 25, 2018 - Sergio Marchionne, a charismatic and demanding leader of Italian and Canadian citizenship, who engineered two long-shot corporate turnarounds to save both Fiat and Chrysler from near-certain failure, died Wednesday. He was 66.
Jul. 13, 2018 - Schneider Packaging Equipment Co. Inc., will see a leadership transition as part of a new corporate structure for the 47-year-old manufacturer.
Jun. 14, 2018 - Amada Miyachi America, a manufacturer of resistance welding, laser welding, marking, cutting, and micro machining equipment and systems, has appointed Kurt A. Tolliver as Vice President Sales. A 20-year veteran of the company, Tolliver previously managed the company’s southern U.S., Mexico, Central America, and European sales networks.
Jun. 14, 2018 - Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (EMC), a not-for-profit consortium serving and supporting Canada’s manufacturing industry, has announced the retirement of Glenn Durnford, field service advisor for Nova Scotia, as of August 31.
May 14, 2018 - The Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (EMC) has announced Bren de Leeuw will be taking on responsibilities with the EMC Learning Centre. de Leeuw will be leading all Learning Centre activities with a focus on Lean training, as well as continuing to look after its food and beverage initiatives.
May 11, 2018 - We speak to Eric Logan, U.S. Advisory Managing Director at KPMG LLP, for his thoughts on industrial robotics and the evolving manufacturing environment.

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