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A leading supplier of braiding equipment, Wardwell, has announced the retirement of Steven J. Elderkin and the appointment of Scott A. Hunter. Both announcements were made by company President John Tomaz, at Wardwell’s headquarters in Central Falls, RI.
Elderkin’s retirement, effective December 2017, comes after 44.5 years at Wardwell and several positions. In the last 20 years, his roles included supervisor of assembly and customer service technician. Tomaz said, ”From the beginning, Steven has been a tremendous asset to our company. Every part of business that he’s been involved in, has been improved. We’ll certainly miss having him around.” Now, Elderkin is looking forward to spending time with his grandchildren and enjoying the warm Floridian weather.
Hunter is Wardwell’s new Sales Engineer. In this position, he will be responsible for equipment sales throughout North America. Mentioning this new addition Tomaz commented, “Scott is an experienced professional who brings the necessary skills and knowledge, having previously worked in the wire and cable industry. He will undoubtedly be an asset.” A three-year stint at Amaral Automation Associates is part of Hunter’s experience.
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Wardwell Braiding Co.
1211 High Street
Rhode Island, 02863
Phone: 401 724 8800 X 183
Fax: 401 723 2690
Elmhurst, IL –Adams Magnetic Products, Co., a leading supplier of permanent magnets, rare earth magnets, flexible magnets and magnetic assemblies has appointed Michael Devine as Senior Applications Engineer in its Elmhurst facility. Mr. Devine will provide direct engineering support to Adams’ customer base as well as sales and production support, primarily focusing on permanent and electromagnetic circuit design. He will also be responsible for evaluating current and potential magnet applications against industry benchmarks, to better meet the needs of Adams customers.
“Michael’s vast experience in magnetics and exposure to numerous applications in the industry will help to develop our customers’ designs in a very effective and efficient manner” explains Director of Technology, Tony Hull. “Michael’s passion to assist others with solutions will undoubtedly strengthen the company and benefit our customers.”
Before joining Adams, Devine served as Senior Applications Engineer at Dexter Magnetic Technologies, where he interacted with customers from aerospace, defense, petrochemical, medical, semiconductor, research universities and government facilities regarding magnetic design. He is an active and contributing member of several industry associations, has published over 20 technical papers and presented at numerous technical conferences in the magnetics industry.
Devine holds an M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from Iowa State University, Ames, IA, and a B.S. in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. He is a certified project management professional and is proficient in several magnetic modeling software programs.
“Adams has a great reputation in the industry,” says Devine. “I’m looking forward to expanding Adams’ role in the many markets it successfully serves.”
Established in 1950, Adams Magnetic Products Co. sets the standard for designing and manufacturing innovative magnetic products and assemblies. One of the oldest U.S. companies in the industry, its staff draws from a depth of engineering, fabricating, coating, testing, sourcing, handling, and distributing expertise managing inventory and delivery to coincide with customers’ production cycles and schedules. Adams has the capabilities to produce magnets of virtually any shape and size and is ITAR registered and ISO 9001:2008 Certified.
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Will direct North American sales and marketing efforts for tube & bar processing machine builder
Manufacturer of tube and bar processing machinery Rattunde Corporation today announces the appointment of Jon Hisey as Director of Business Development for North American operations. The announcement was made at company headquarters in Caledonia, Michigan (Grand Rapids) by the company President, Rick Stadler.
Mr. Hisey comes to Rattunde, a builder of metal tube & bar processing machines for high-production component manufacturing in the automotive, off-highway, consumer durable and other markets, from one of the leading industrial saw blade manufacturers, where he was the National Sales Manager and General Manager. Hisey had occasion to work with Rattunde during that time and became familiar with the company. He replaces Alec Banish, the former Director of Business Development, who left the company recently to pursue another career outside the industry.
For Rattunde, according to Rick Stadler, “Jon brings us a wealth of knowledge and experience from the cold sawing industry, plus he already had a good working knowledge of our machines. We have some very aggressive plans to grow the business and expand our market presence in North America. I know Jon will be a real asset in that process.”
Hisey assumed the position on October 23, 2017. He will operate from the company headquarters in Michigan. Jon is 53 and attended Michigan State University.
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