Tony S. Goddard, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer with GEMCOR has won the SAE International Thomas H. Speller Award. He accepted the award during the SAE 2015 AeroTech Congress and Exhibition, held recently in Seattle. Established in 1983, the award recognizes unusual achievements of an individual who has contributed significantly to the implementation of manufacturing processes and methodologies in the dedicated discipline of automated fastening machines and their applications.

GTI Spindle Technology, Inc. has acquired Innovative Machine and Design Technology, Inc. to further increase GTI Spindle’s repair and rebuild capabilities, as well as introduce new manufacturing and reverse engineering capabilities. IMD is joining GTI Spindle’s Bloomington, Ill., facility.  

Jet Edge, Inc. has selected Panpisco Technologies Inc. as its waterjet systems dealer for the Philippines. Based in Pasig City in Metro Manila, Panpisco is a leading supplier of safety, e-security, green tech and custom apps to a wide range of industries, including defense, oil and gas, mining, manufacturing and food processing.

LVD Company and AltaMAR announced that they have entered into an agreement providing for the operational merger of the companies to combine sales, service, production and research and development facilities. The agreement will create one of the industry’s largest sheet metalworking equipment manufacturers with manufacturing facilities in Belgium, Central Europe, the United States and China. 

Mahr has received the “BOSCH Global Supplier Award 2015.” Bosch gives out the “Global Supplier Award” every two years in recognition of outstanding performance by its suppliers. Mahr is listed as one of BOSCH’s “preferred suppliers” – a status which it has worked hard to achieve and has held for several years.

MC Machinery has hired Kevin Piedimonte for the position of Northeast Regional Sales Manager, Machining. He will be overseeing sales of MC Machinery’s broad offering of milling, turning and EDM machinery in the region. Piedimonte comes to MC Machinery from APT Machine Tool in Sanford, Fla., where he was General Manager. 

Methods Machine Tools, Inc., has appointed Tony Campos to the position of Western Region Technical Support Manager. Campos will be based out of Methods Technology Center in Tempe, Ariz., and will support Methods’ customers in the western United States and Mexico.