PM News:Emco Maier And Esprit Jointly Market Software

Emco Maier GMBH (Hallein, Austria) and DP Technology (Camarillo, California) have launched a joint CNC programming agreement to cooperatively market the Esprit programming system specifically adapted to fit Emco’s product range worldwide.

Emco Maier And Esprit Jointly Market Software
Emco Maier GMBH (Hallein, Austria) and DP Technology (Camarillo, California) have launched a joint CNC programming agreement to cooperatively market the Esprit programming system specifically adapted to fit Emco’s product range worldwide. Esprit, in conjunction with Emco’s machines, will be available in all Emco demonstration centers and will be sold through Emco’s distribution network.
Emco will be offering its clients the opportunity to buy Esprit software when purchasing an Emco machine. Contact DP Technology at (805) 388-6000 or visit www.dptechnology.com.

Marubeni Citizen-Cincom (Allendale, New Jersey) has acquired Brookdale Associates (Agawam, Massachusetts). This acquisition will be a joint venture with Citizen Machinery Co. Ltd. and Marubeni Corporation. Brookdale has been a distributor for Marubeni Citizen-Cincom for more than 20 years. With the cooperation of the MCC Tech Center, they have developed many tooling accessories, including the Cool Blaster high-pressure pumps, which have made Cincom products more productive. The new company will be called Citizen Machinery America Inc. Contact Marubeni Citizen-Cincom at (201) 818-0100 or go to www.marucuit.com.

John J. Healy, CAE, will be the American Machine Tool Distributors’ Association ’s new president. Mr. Healy succeeds Ralph Nappi who, after 19 years of service to AMTDA, has moved on to become president of another association.

Mr. Healy is currently CEO of the 360Solutions Group in Washington, D.C., a logistics and supply chain firm serving Fortune 1000 corporate clients and their associations as they address the increasing complexities of their global supply chains. He commented, “I am pleased to have been selected to represent such a dynamic, entrepreneurial industry. I look forward to meeting the members and hearing their ideas about the opportunities that lie ahead for both AMTDA and the industry.” Contact AMTDA at (301) 738-1200.

Methods Machine Tools’ new Michigan Tech Center in Wixom is a 36,000-square-foot facility with a 6,000-square-foot showroom, an applications-engineering support staff, region field service and training technicians and a spare parts inventory. During its grand opening on October 5 and 6, 2005, employees demonstrated 20 machine tools, including machining centers, turning centers, robotic automation and more. Visit Methods Machine’s Web site at
www.methodsmachine.com.

Quality Vision International, Inc. (QVI) announced that its subsidiary company, View Engineering (Simi Valley, California), has acquired the assets of Micro-Metric, Inc. (San Jose, California), a manufacturer of noncontact measuring systems for the semiconductor, data storage and MEMS industries. QVI has also acquired Kotem Technologies Inc. (Budaörs, Hungary), a designer and manufacturer of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing and metrology fitting software for precision measurement systems. Contact Quality Vision at (585) 544-0450 or visit www.qvii.com.

Exact JobBoss (Minneapolis, Minnesota) was presented with the Minnesota Precision Manufacturing Association (MPMA) President’s Award. The 2005 Annual MPMA Member Meeting was held October 26, 2005, in Plymouth, Minnesota. Exact JobBoss is a 20-year sponsor of the MPMA and received the President’s Award for its effort to spark excitement in high school and college students by sponsoring the Exact JobBoss “ThunderDome Arena.“ Contact Exact JobBoss at (800) 777-4334.

John Dotday has been named Sandvik Coromant’s business development specialist for the mechanical engineering business segment. He has worked with the company for more than 7 years in a variety of marketing positions including Training Department Lab Technician and Training Specialist.

As the leader of business development for the mechanical engineering segment, Mr. Dotday will focus on expanding the company’s small part machining and medical business, while supporting Sandvik Coromant’s customers and channel partners. His job responsibilities include identifying segment business trends and developing business strategies. Visit Sandvik Coromant’s Web site at www.coromant.sandvik.com/us.