PM News: Turning Machine Company Gains New Distributor

Gosiger, Inc. (Dayton, Ohio), which operates four offices in Ohio, will represent Index and Traub precision turning machines in Ohio, Kentucky, western Pennsylvania and Indiana.

Turning Machine Company Gains New Distributor
Gosiger, Inc. (Dayton, Ohio), which operates four offices in Ohio, will represent Index and Traub precision turning machines in Ohio, Kentucky, western Pennsylvania and Indiana.

"Gosiger, a well-known machine tool distributor in the Midwest, will work with Index and Traub to increase penetration in this important market area and will bring important local applications and service support to our customers in this region," says Olaf Tessarzyk, chairman and CEO of Index Corporation.

PFS high volume precision finishing machines are coming to the United States through a new deal between Otec Precision Finish Inc. (Acton, Massachusetts) and Switzerland-based Precision Finishing Systems (PFS). Otec's Ed Pastore explains that PFS offers products for brush deburring of precision-ground and fine-blanked parts to high tolerances in small to large volumes. This new technology is an alternative to vibratory and centrifugal barrel deburring equipment, he adds.

The PFS machines remove primary and secondary burrs and achieve edge radiusing of stamped and fine-blanked parts using belt grinding and Rotex finishing stations. Double-sided deburring, in-line processing and integration into existing production lines are all possible.

EMAG has acquired a majority interest in Jos. Koepfer and Sohne GmbH. Within the EMAG Group, Koepfer will act as the Gear Technology Center. Koepfer customers and business activities will not only be retained, but will benefit from the offerings and competency of the EMAG groups. Both companies have stressed that all present products as well as personnel will remain the same. EMAG LLC (Farmington Hills, Michigan) will continue to service customers with EMAG production centers and related machines. Koepfer America, LLC (South Elgin, Illinois) will continue to service customers with Koepfer gear products.

The Doosan Group (Changwan, South Korea) has acquired controlling interest in Daewoo Heavy Industries (West Caldwell, New Jersey), which includes Daewoo's machine tool, construction and forklift divisions. The three former Daewoo divisions now comprise a new business entity called Doosan Infracore. The machine tool division will be known as Daewoo Machine Tool Division of Doosan Infracore.

According to Steve Lesnewich, the Machine Tool Division's vice president of sales and marketing, "From an operational perspective, this amounts to little more than a company name change. We will continue to produce our turning and machining centers at the same factory under the Daewoo name and will continue to distribute through the distributor offices in the United States, Canada and Central and South America."

Thomas R. Dillon has been appointed president, Mori Seiki USA, Inc. (Irving, Texas). He brings more than 20 years of machine tool industry experience to the position. Mr. Dillon joined the company in 2001 as the executive vice president, was promoted to chief operating officer and then named the company's Mid-America Sales organization president in 2003.

In his new role as president, he will be responsible for the overall direction of Mori Seiki USA including strategic planning, sales, support and marketing for the Americas.

Reed Machinery, Inc. (Warcester, Massachusetts) has announced the following personnel changes. Michael Lavallee has joined the company as controller, responsible for the finance and purchasing departments. Jim Lacky was appointed customer service representative for thread-rolling attachments, and Bill Baldino is the new human resources manager on a part-time basis.

Tom Dustman, senior product manager at Sunnen Products Co. (St. Louis, Missouri) is now available to speak on a variety of topics at trade shows, conferences and corporate meetings through www.B2Bspeaker.com. He is listed as a prospective speaker in three categories on the Web site, which are abrasives, engine rebuilding and honing. His technology topics include bore and surface finishing, coolants, abrasives and more.