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Koma Precision, Inc., announces that Arturo Vazquez has been appointed Regional Sales Manager for Mexico. He will be responsible for all sales activities in Mexico. In his new role, he will focus on new business development for machine tooling accessories in key manufacturing sectors including automotive, aerospace, agriculture, construction, fluids control, energy, mining, oil, and mold and die. 

KOMET of America, Inc. is proud to announce that the KOMET SERVICE® platform is off to a great start in 2015, growing from seven partners to 10. The latest partners are Cutting Tool Engineers, of Pelham, Ala.; Breckers Cutting Tools based in Roseville, Mich.; and Razor Tool, Inc. in Stoneham, Mass.

MC Machinery Systems, Inc., has entered into a multi-year, definitive agreement with AKS Cutting Systems of Cleveland, Ohio to license, manufacture, market and distribute the MC Machinery waterjet product line throughout North America.

The Manufacturing Institute has announced that three Sandvik Coromant employees will receive a Women in Manufacturing STEP award. STEP Ahead honors women who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in their careers, representing all levels in the manufacturing industry. This year’s honorees include Sandvik Coromant’s Veronica Messersmith, vice president of sales; Tara Shamus, service engineer; and, in the new Emerging Leader category, Faina Sandler, global web specialist.

Star SU has appointed Rick Falgiatano as Vice President of Sales for its Cutting Tool division. He brings 35 years of experience in the cutting tool industry, including 20 in sales management roles – most recently as District Sales Manager for Kennametal, Latrobe, Pa. 

Star SU also announces that the fruitful partnership between Samputensili and Star Cutter has been further strengthened and extended to the Chinese market. The new joint-venture Star SU International Trading (Shanghai) Co. Ltd. assumes all sales and service-related activities for cutting tools and machine tool technology of both companies. The representative office in Beijing will continue its activity in the same location. 


Wayne R. Moore passes away

Wayne R. Moore, President & CEO, Moore Special Tool Company, and Chairman of the Board, NMTBA (AMT), 1985-1986 passed away on February 20. He was the author of Foundations of Mechanical Accuracy, a text on precision engineering that was translated into seven languages and became a classic reference in the machine tool world.


Jim Mack passes away

Jim Mack passed away on February 10. He retired as AMT - Vice President, Government Relations, in 2007 after 32 years with the association, having  joined NMTBA as Public Affairs Director in 1975. He was committed to helping society through a life in politics advocating for product liability, tax and trade law reform.