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April 29, 2019

Cleaning Technologies Group (CTG) has hired Jared Moore as a chemical sales manager, bringing more than two decades of surface finishing experience to the role. Kevin Pahl has been promoted to regional sales manager. Pahl started at CTG division Ransohoff as a design engineer and later held several engineering management roles. 

Bob McClain joins Forest City Gear as quality assurance manager, overseeing the company’s Quality Lab and managing its quality systems. McClain brings quality program management experience and familiarity with precision parts manufacturing for industrial markets. 

Eriez has promoted Jeff Kaveney to director of sales and product management. Kaveney has been with Eriez for 24 years and previously served as manager of product marketing and administration. 

Zeiss acquires GOM

Zeiss has expanded its Industrial Quality & Research segment by acquiring GOM, a provider of hardware and software for automated 3D coordinate measuring technology, strengthening its position, especially in optical digitization systems.

“Our growth strategy mentions the targeted acquisition of highly innovative solutions, technologies, and companies, which can reach their full potential as part of the Zeiss Group,” says Dr. Michael Kaschke, president & CEO of Zeiss. “By acquiring GOM and expanding our solutions portfolio, we are bolstering the leading position of our Industrial Quality & Research segment and will be able to offer better solutions for our customers.”

“Being part of the Zeiss Group will open up new opportunities for GOM in the future, which will also positively impact the site in Braunschweig and our business partners,” says Dr. Detlef Winter, managing director of GOM.

Omax, Hypertherm merge

Industrial cutting systems and software company Hypertherm has purchased abrasive waterjet maker Omax Corp. and plans to run it as a wholly-owned subsidiary.

“We are confident the combination of Omax and Hypertherm will advance our strategy of delivering diverse, technology-driven cutting solutions focused on dramatic improvements in customer outcomes,” says Hypertherm President and CEO Evan Smith. “In uniting with Omax, Hypertherm can combine the strengths of Omax engineers in Washington state with our waterjet group in Minnesota to accelerate new waterjet technologies to market.”

Beaumont Machine relocates

Beaumont Machine opened its new manufacturing facility in Batavia, Ohio.

“I started the company more than 25 years ago, had success in the aerospace industry here in Cincinnati and elsewhere,” says founder Ed Beaumont. “After five years of semi-retirement, I returned to run the company with three goals in mind. I wanted to relocate the business to a larger facility, expand the machine line to offer more companies the benefits of our unique designs, and grow our consumables business, a key to long-term relationships with EDM customers, precisely because the wire, guides, electrodes, dielectric resin, filters, rotary unions, and seal kits are critical components to keep the machines up and running.”

All three goals have been met, resulting in more business for the company and an expansion into new markets.

Consumable sales have increased, due to securing reliable partners and having the warehouse capacity to carry expanded inventories.