FANUC America Corporation recently announced that Mike Cicco has been named President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Cicco will have responsibility for all of the company’s operations in North and South America. In addition, Rick Schneider has been named Chairman of FANUC America and will continue in his role as a board member of parent company, FANUC Corporation. Cicco joined FANUC in 1999 and has held a variety of management positions over the years.

GTI Predictive Technology, headquartered in Manchester, N.H., is proud to unveil their new research and development center in Austin, Texas. The new facility houses a cutting edge iOS and web development team. The new facility provides a space to brainstorm and work on new ideas allowing GTI to expand their platform to include more tools on the iPad. 

Jet Edge, Inc., is one of three manufacturers contending for the 2016 Minnesota Manufacturing Awards Image Award. The award recognizes a Minnesota business for its efforts to enhance the manufacturing industry’s image and show the appeal of careers in manufacturing. 

KOMET of America is pleased to announce that KOMET SERVICE® Partner Breckers Cutting Tools of Roseville, Mich., has attained ISO 9001:2008 certification. All KOMET SERVICE® Partners are currently working to obtain ISO 9001:2008 certification and Breckers Cutting Tools is the eighth to have completed the certification process.

Mayfran International has named Frank Sraj as Chief Operating Officer. He will report directly to the CEO of Mayfran's parent company Tsubaki Group. Sraj had served as Vice President of Sales & Manufacturing at Mayfran International for less than 10 months before being promoted to COO.

MC Machinery Systems and its partners The Opus Group, Elk Grove Village and Heitman Architects recently held an official groundbreaking ceremony at the construction site for the new corporate headquarters. The new facility will feature 50,000 sq. ft. of office space spread across two stories, 75,000 sq. ft. of ancillary office and storage areas and a 50,000 sq. ft. showroom.

Shop Floor Automations announces the hiring of Amanda Rosenblatt as Digital Marketing Coordinator. With more than a decade of writing, marketing and social media experience, she will seek to spread awareness of SFA’s services even further within the manufacturing industry. Her media skills have garnered awards and distinction, and she is excited to apply this modern prowess to create a new view of SFA’s products and services.