Kobe Steel acquires Quintus Technologies
Toyko-based Kobe Steel Ltd.
has announced its acquisition
of Quintus Technologies AB, a
manufacturer of isostatic presses based in Västerås, Sweden.
Quintus, which also has a facility in Columbus, Ohio, now is
a wholly owned subsidiary of
Under its medium-term management plan, Kobe Steel’s
Machinery Business aims to increase the profitability of its Industrial Machinery Division, including the isostatic press (IP)
business. The acquisition enables Kobe Steel to broaden its
lineup of IP products and enter new growth markets.
Isostatic pressing is a powder metallurgy forming process that
applies equal pressure in all directions on a powder compact,
thus achieving maximum uniformity of density and microstructure without the geometrical limitations of uniaxial pressing.
a new position as
executive director of
Rex has served
for many years as a
member of the AMT
The company supplies precision machine tools, 3-D printing systems, automation, and accessories.
RoboVent, Sterling Heights, Mich.,
has announced the hiring of two new
Greg Plate has been named production manager. He has more than 20
years of experience in manufacturing
management, including new facility
launches and implementation of lean
manufacturing processes. He attended
the University of Toledo and has completed many professional workshops.
Brad Williams has been appointed
to the position of field solution sales
director, serving Tennessee, Georgia,
and Alabama. He has more than 15
years of experience in the manufacturing industry in distribution sales. Williams attended Wright State University,
where he achieved several certifications
and completed a number of training
courses. He is a Certified Airgas Hazmat
Technician and Hazmat Commander
per OSHA 29 CFR 1910.190 (q).
The company is a provider of air filtration systems for welding, cutting,
and metalworking; dust collection and
lubricant mist collection; and general
Group, a provider
of abrasives, power
brushes, and maintenance products for
surface conditioning, has announced the appointment of
Chad McDonald as the new vice president of sales, U.S. and Canada.
McDonald, who has more than 18
years of marketing experience, most recently served as director of sales for the
power tool division at APEX Tool Group.
Before that he was business unit director for KaVo Dental, a Danaher business.
He has also held various sales and marketing roles with Danaher Tool Group
and Irwin Industrial Tools.
McDonald holds a bachelor’s degree
in marketing from Georgia Southern
University and an MBA from Loyola University Maryland.