APPOINTMENTS, PROMOTIONS, RETIREMENTS
Jorgensen Conveyor & Filtration Solutions Inc. has expanded its management team by appointing Tony Diaz as national sales manager. Diaz will manage the company’s end user sales team. As one of his key responsibilities, Diaz will support the ongoing needs of sales representatives in their efforts to better assist customers, serving as a liaison between sales and the company’s factory for quotations, engineering, manufacturing, customer service, and marketing. https://www.jorgensenconveyors.com
Thomas Saur, vice president of Fanuc America Products at Methods Machine Tools Inc., will retire at the end of 2021. Saur started at Methods in 2004, establishing and managing the company’s Detroit Technical Center. He played a crucial role during the center’s move from Grand Rapids, Michigan to Wixom, Michigan, and helped spur unprecedented growth at the Detroit Technical Center where sales increased six-fold during his tenure as general manager.
Methods’ Board of Directors also recognizes his contributions; Saur is one of the few distinct employees listed as a company officer. https://www.methodsmachine.com
Michael Gaunce has been promoted to vice president of Sales, Toolholding, and Workholding at Schunk. Gaunce joined Schunk in 2012 as a sales support engineer with a background in the specialized industry of magnetic workholding and material handling. At Schunk, Gaunce has broadened his knowledge and skill set to include all forms of workholding devices in the manufacturing industry. In recent years, Gaunce has focused on helping his customers with the automation of machine tools. https://www.schunk.com