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Tornos Technologies US' new president; Automated Precision Inc. rebrands; KMC Global expands; Lemo' new rep; Big Beat Challenge


Daniel Maerklin

Tornos Technologies has appointed Daniel Maerklin to president of its U.S. division. He has spent 14 years in the machine tool and metal-processing industries, receiving the majority of his experience in job shops and industrial segments such as medical, automotive, and heavy equipment. 




Automated Precision Inc. globally rebranded to API with the tagline, Nothing Beyond Measure. The name change and tagline reflect API’s more than 30 years of developing laser-based measurement and calibration equipment. 


KMC Global expanded its Controls & Automation division, offering certified 508A-listed industrial control panels built to customer specifications; design or design review of control panels; smart programming automation, integration; remote and on-site automation for commissioning equipment, program changes, troubleshooting electrical control components, schematic and project review, and control panel clean-up. 


Luscombe Engineering will be Lemo USA’s sales representative in Southern California and Southern Nevada, selling Lemo’s line of interconnect solutions. 


Big Beat Challenge open for applications

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) is calling for researchers and innovators, globally, to apply for the charity’s Big Beat Challenge – a $39 million (£30 million) award to push teams of researchers to identify a key problem in any heart or circulatory disease and propose a transformational solution.

Teams can submit proposals that capture the essence of the idea and demonstrate how their proposal would not be possible without funding at this scale. An international panel will assess the outline applications and the best proposals will be short-listed, awarded seed funding, and given an additional six months to develop final proposals. Deadline for submitting outline applications is June 14, 2019.