BIG KAISER Precision Tooling welcomes Pierre Bruyere to their rep network for select provinces in Eastern Canada. He will manage distributor relationships and sales efforts with customers in Quebec, Newfoundland & Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. Bruyere’s career in metalworking spans 25-plus years. 

Gleason Corporation and the Kate Gleason College of Engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) are pleased to announce the establishment of a Doctoral Fellowship program. The fellowships will be incorporated into RIT’s Ph.D.  engineering program. Gleason has donated $300,000 in support of these fellowships.

Jet Edge, Inc. is cutting carbon composite, steel parts for the University of Minnesota’s Formula SAE Racing Team. Determined to race its way to a Top 10 finish at the intensely competitive Michigan Formula SAE this May, the University of Minnesota’s Gopher Motorsports team has enlisted the help of Jet Edge. The Gophers are building an open-wheeled, open cockpit race car for the Society of Automotive Engineer’s largest and most prestigious global collegiate competition May 11-14 at Michigan International Speedway (MIS). 

Koepfer America welcomes David Harroun in the position of sales manager. He has 11+ years of experience in the gear industry and will strengthen the company’s sales efforts for all gear manufacturing products. With this addition, Koepfer America will provide more focused technical sales support for North American manufacturers of all types and sizes of gears.

LVD Strippit will expand its U.S. customer service operation with the addition of three regional support centers in strategic locations. A Midwest Support Center in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area opened on March 1, 2016. Two additional support centers in Charlotte, N.C. and Dallas, Texas, will open in the third quarter. Customers in the Northeast will be serviced through the company’s Akron, N.Y., headquarters. The centers will provide stronger local support to LVD Strippit’s North American customers. Each new support center will offer comprehensive service support, including spare parts, upgrades and retrofits. The centers will also house a range of LVD Strippit sheet metal fabrication equipment for training and demonstration purposes.