North American Advancement and Expansion at Renishaw

Howard Salt is the new company president. The company is also completing a new technology center to serve the automotive market and other industries, set to break ground in early 2017 in Michigan.

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Renishaw Inc. announced a series of advancements for the senior U.S. management team. Leo Somerville, former president of Renishaw Inc., has been promoted to oversee Renishaw North America in a newly created position to advance all aspects of Renishaw’s healthcare business. Replacing Somerville as president of Renishaw Inc., is Howard Salt, former business manager of encoder products. The company is also completing a new technology center to serve the automotive market and other industries, set to break ground in early 2017 in Michigan.

Mr. Somerville will continue to assist the board in developing technical and commercial strategies in his new research and development role. A new senior management team has been created to support Mr. Salt in his new role as president. David Bozich, former MT/Scanning business manager, was appointed V.P. operations, with responsibilities including human resources, IT, quality, service center, warehouse, shipping and receiving, facilities, and compliance. Denis Zayia, former national sales and marketing manager was appointed V.P. sales and marketing, and responsibilities include his existing product lines and services, as well as setting up regional technical and sales offices throughout the United States as the company continues to get closer to customers.

Renishaw’s North American growth continues in the Detroit suburb of Auburn Hills, Michigan, with a 20,070-square-foot technology and research center in Oakland Technology Park. The center will provide turnkey measuring solutions to automotive OEMs, while also supporting the medical and aerospace industries.

The company will also soon complete its new 133,000-square-foot office and warehouse facility in West Dundee, Illinois, about 40 miles from Chicago. This includes the North American Solutions Center – part of Renishaw’s network of global Solutions Centers, opening over the next year. These centers provide venues where the additive manufacturing adoption process can be accelerated. “We can give companies cost-effective, hands-on experience of metal additive manufacturing, combined with application engineering support to optimize their design and post-processing capabilities to ensure that it performs as it should,” Mr. McMurtry says. The two-story facility is the company’s new North American headquarters, and includes space for product development, testing, warehousing and distribution.