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Production Machining Industry News: Jan. 09, 2020

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Starrett Appoints Metrology Systems Vice President

David Allen will be responsible for the strategy, growth and profitability of Starrett’s advanced metrology systems.

David Allen

Starrett has appointed David Allen as its metrology systems vice president.

The L.S. Starrett Company has announced the appointment of David Allen as vice president, Starrett metrology systems. In this newly created role, Mr. Allen will be responsible for the strategy, growth and profitability of the company’s advanced metrology systems including Starrett Bytewise, Starrett Tru-Stone Technologies, Starrett-Kinemetric Systems, metrology software development, force measurement systems and Starrett’s special gage department.

“We are excited to have found a leader to provide focus on our high-end metrology businesses,” says Douglas A. Starrett, president and CEO.  “David has deep experience with products and channels similar to Starrett, a global perspective and a growth mindset that will help these businesses grow faster and more profitably.”

Mr. Allen has spent nearly twenty years in commercial and general management of highly engineered product businesses. Most recently, he served as vice President, energy and industrial markets for Mott Corporation, an employee-owned manufacturer of porous metal filtration and flow control products. Prior to that, he spent 13 years with the Danaher Corporation in general management, marketing and engineering leadership roles in the U.S., Europe and China. Early in his career he was a manager with the Boston Consulting Group and an active duty U.S. Army officer. Mr. Allen has Bachelor’s degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Business Administration from the Tuck School at Dartmouth.  He will be based out of Starrett corporate headquarters in Athol, Massachusetts and reside with his family in central Connecticut.




Hurco Forms Preferred Partnership with BMO Automation

The partnership between Hurco and BMO Automation will help customers increase productivity without the disruption of integration.

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Hurco has formed a preferred partnership with BMO Automation to help its customers identify meaningful technologies and automation packages.

Hurco Companies Inc. is continuing its commitment to help customers navigate the ever-evolving technology landscape by partnering with BMO Automation, a company that shares Hurco’s mission to help manufacturers increase productivity and profitability. “Our customers tell us that finding qualified machinists is the primary impediment to their company’s growth,” says Paul Gray, Hurco’s vice president of R&D and product development. “The formation of this preferred partnership with BMO is another way we can help our customers identify meaningful technologies and automation packages to solve the problems they face on a daily basis.”

The partnership provides customers with a tested automation solution that requires minimal integration and can immediately increase productivity without disruption.

BMO Automation, based in the Netherlands, has been automatizing and digitizing the machining industry since 2008. Its solutions are focused on high-mix/high volume production to help manufacturers deal with the skills gap and labor shortage, and increase productivity of CNC machines

“We are excited to partner with Hurco to bring automation to their customers. The BMO Automation engineers collaborated extensively with the Hurco engineering team to ensure customers experience a seamless integration with the interactive operation of the robot and CNC machine. Our goal is to ensure customers are up and running as soon as it hits their floor,” says Frank Biemans, managing director of BMO Automation.




NCSIMUL Hires Midwest Territory Account Manager

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence has hired Jim Ellingsen as a territory account manager for NCSIMUL simulation software.

Jim Ellingsen

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence has hired Jim Ellingsen as a territory account manager for NCSIMUL simulation software.

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence’s production software business has hired Jim Ellingsen to serve as a new territory account manager on the sales team for NCSIMUL manufacturing simulation softwareBased out of Bloomington, Minnesota, Mr. Ellingsen will serve customers in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

Mr. Ellingsen, whose career includes more than 30 years of global sales experience in the manufacturing industry, attended St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, Minnesota. “I am able to truly understand the unique challenges and demands faced by our customers within the different industry niches,” he says. 


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