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Spencer Dick
Obituary: Tigerstop founder dies
Spencer Dick, founder of Tigerstop, died in June after a long illness. In his home garage in 1994, Dick invented a machine for automated lineal processing that could be adapted to nearly any tool and position material accurately for cutting, drilling and punching. He formed a company that became known for automated stop-gauge positioners and fully automated sawing systems, with a factory in Vancouver, Washington, and another in The Netherlands. Dick earned more than 100 patents for ideas in manufacturing, automation and lineal positioning processes.
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DeBora McCary
Coe Press hires purchasing manager
Coe Press Equipment appointed DeBora McCary as purchasing manager. She supervises RFQs, manages inventory and materials, procures goods and contractor services, and establishes and upholds procurement policies that meet the company’s requirements for cost, quality and value.
Beckwood hires quality engineer
Beckwood Press Co., Fenton, Missouri, has named Yolonda “Cotton” Smith as a quality engineer to support the company’s continuous improvement initiatives. Smith leads a team that is developing, establishing and maintaining initiatives to ensure quality standards and continuous improvement goals are achieved throughout the organization.
Beckhoff appoints district manager
Beckhoff Automation USA hired Hank Lee as Western region district manager. Based at the company’s Silicon Valley Technical Center in San Jose, California, he will oversee operations and sales development in the high-tech center and throughout the Northwest U.S. To accelerate market share gains for Beckhoff, Lee will work directly with strategic accounts as well as with the experienced local sales and applications engineering team.
Fab Supply names sales executive
FAB Supply Inc., Glendale Heights, Illinois, has hired Ron Laws as vice president of sales and marketing. He is responsible for all facets of sales and marketing with a goal of adding additional products and services to make FAB Supply a single source for all fabrication needs.
AIDA adds project manager
AIDA-America hired Brenden O’Brien as project manager to join its degreed engineer project management team. The project manager serves as a single, dedicated point of contact for all customer needs throughout the life of each assigned press project, coordinating with internal departments, as well as with external vendors.