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News from Renishaw, Big Kaiser, Emuge, Tekni-Plex Medical, Monaghan Tooling Group, Minnesota Rubber and Plastics, Capital Machine Technologies, LK Metrology


Renishaw Inc. appointed Denis Zayia president of U.S. operations. Zayia replaces Howard Salt, who, while turning over the responsibilities of day-to-day operations, will continue to provide valuable service to Renishaw as senior business manager encoder systems.

Denis Zayia

Big Kaiser Precision Tooling bolstered its sales and support staff.

Paul Lewis, promoted to Northeast district manager for the Mid-Atlantic and New England.

Paul Lewis

Richard Bevers, hired as Southeast district manager, responsible for North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, and Alabama.

Richard Bevers

Tim Smith, named sales engineer for the Southeast district, responsible for Alabama and Georgia.

Tim Smith

Jim Mayer, hired to support the tool management system (TMS) department as sales manager.

Jim Mayer

Mike Jones, hired as sales engineer Mid-Atlantic, overseeing Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware.

Mike Jones


Emuge Corp. appointed Scott Lowe national accounts manager for the United States and Canada, responsible for developing and managing channel partner relations with key customers, distributors, and integrated suppliers.


Scott Lowe


Tekni-Plex Medical named Dan Lazas global head of sales, leading the recently formed business unit which includes nine manufacturing locations and products under the Colorite, Natvar, and Dunn brand names.

Dan Lazas


Monaghan Tooling Group hired Mark Doré to the sales and business development team, responsible for growing burnishing, recessing, and mechanical joining tool sales in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, India, and Australia.

Mark Doré


Capital Machine Technologies will represent Omax waterjets in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, and Florida. 


MRP earns 2019 Medtronic Supplier Excellence Award

Minnesota Rubber and Plastics (MRP) received Medtronic’s 2019 Supplier Excellence Award, recognizing its commitment to Medtronic’s Global Supplier Standards in delivering superior and balanced performance in quality, service, cost, innovation, and delivery. MRP was one of 10 companies from Medtronic’s base of more than 48,000 direct and indirect suppliers to receive the award.

MRP’s medical business supports applications within drug delivery, cardiovascular, diagnostic, surgical, and orthopedic markets. In addition to silicone, rubber, and thermoplastic components, MRP provides medical manufacturers with product design and engineering, development, DFM, and advanced materials science services.

Photo courtesy of Minnesota Rubber and Plastics

CMM Measurement Services Department is operational

At its North American Tech Center near Detroit, Michigan, LK Metrology’s CMM Measurement Services Department performs contract dimensional inspection.

  • Up to 2.5m x 2m (98" x 78") measurement volumes
  • LK Metrology ScanTek5 CMM
  • LK Altera M CMM
  • LK Altera C CMM
  • Renishaw SP25M scanning probes
  • REVO2 5-axis multi-sensor system
  • SP80 high-accuracy scanning head
  • Nikon Metrology L100, LC 15Dx laser scanners
  • LK Metrology Camio
  • Renishaw Metrology Modus
  • Nikon Metrology Focus
  • Nikon Metrology CMM-Manager
  • InnovMetric Polyworks | Inspector
CMM measurement services
  • Dimensional inspection for complex geometries, freeform surfaces, thin-walled parts, 2D/3D profiles, reverse engineering, non-contact scanning
Quality reports
  • Full dimensional inspection
  • First article inspection (FAI)
  • Series inspection
  • Analysis and investigation
  • Process capability studies
  • Statistical process control (SPC)