David Jackson has been named to lead Rohm's North American divisionClick image to enlargeRöhm GmbH, a manufacturer of workholding technology, has appointed David Jackson to the CEO for Röhm Products of America, the company’s North American division.

Jackson joined Röhm GmbH in April 2020 as the head of after-sales and service. He brings a wealth of experience to his new position, having lead business units internationally for over 15 years. Mr. Jackson holds an MBA in international business and strategy from the Open University business school.

"I am proud to collaborate with the U.S. team and build on the existing capability of the organization. The strong rebound of the American manufacturing sector in 2021 further adds to the urgency we feel to provide clamping and gripping solutions and support that elevate our customers performance and profitability to make them world competitive”, said Jackson.

Auto industry sees ongoing surge, may not last suggests report

In light of the ongoing bleak news about Alberta's oil and gas industry, the automotive industry's positive performance is welcome news for Canada's manufacturing sector. Recent reports about recording breaking sales for Toyota Canada and Mercedes Benz and record results for Linamar lend support to this statement. However, the positive short-term results may not last, suggests a report from The Conference Board of Canada.

CWB announces online training, education initiative

CWB Group has enacted plans to ensure academic progress of students isn’t affected by Canada’s national lockdown to combat the Covid-19 virus.

Welding in the arctic

By Billing Canning, CWB Group

The first joint Canadian Welding Association (CWA) and International Institute of Welding (IIW) CanWeld Conference 2014 was a great success. The conference's theme was "Welding in the Arctic" focusing on the best welding applications and advanced research topics associated with welding in sub-arctic climates.

Tim Scoffield joins DMG MORI in Western Canada

Tim Scoffield has joined DMG Mori Seiki Ellison Technologies in Canada as regional sales manager for Western Canada.

New head for Koike Aronson

James McAuliffe Jr. has been named president and chief operations officer of Koike Aronson. He replaces Jerry Leary, who will remain as CEO until March 2017 and then plans to retire from the company.

Welding groups donate to Fort McMurray Red Cross campaign

Several Canadian Welding Association (CWA) chapters and the Canadian Welding Bureau Group (CWB Group) came together to raise money for the Red Cross Fort McMurray fundraising initiative.

BLM Group announces new Canada regional sales manager

BLM Group USA has announced the appointment of Danyel (Dan) Benoit as regional sales manager, Eastern Canada. 

CWB Association eliminates membership fees

The CWB Association is now offering memberships at no cost to anyone that wishes to join the association.

Armoured vehicle maker opens new plant in Ontario

INKAS Group of Companies has opened a new manufacturing facility in Ontario and the first armoured vehicle showroom in Canada.

The company held a ribbon cutting ceremony on December 8 to commemorate the new plant.

Manufacturing index slips to 26 month low

A sharp downturn in employment growth set the negative tone for the IHS Markit Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) for February, however there was also strong demand from US clients that helped support overall new export orders.

CMTS 2019 keynotes to address IP, labour challenges

Former Research In Motion chair Jim Balsillie and former Québec premier Jean Charest will highlight some of the most challenging issues facing Canadian manufacturers in their keynote addresses at the upcoming Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show (CMTS) 2019.

300+ turnout at Mazak Optonics event

More than 300 people attended Mazak Optonics' Technology Days held March 24 and 25 at the company's Elgin, IL, facilty.

Manitoba economic leader in 2015 and 2016: Report

Manitoba will be one of the leading provincial economies in both 2015 and 2016, according to The Conference Board of Canada's Provincial Outlook-Winter 2015.

Sentiment positive in Q2/18 Business Outlook Survey

The Bank of Canada’s Q2 2018 BOS survey has struck a positive note.

Kapp Niles founder Bernhard Kapp was leader in gear, machine tool industry

Dr.-Ing. E.H. Bernhard Kapp, founder of the Kapp Group has died. He was 93.

He founded Kapp & Co. in 1953  in Coburg, Germany and today, the company is among the leading manufacturers of machine tools for hard and soft finishing of gears and profiles with facilities in Germany, US, Brazil, Japan and China. He was board of several organizations, including the German Trade Fair and Exhibition AG, Gildemeister, Fiat, Krupp Hoesch, Iveco, Internazionale Holding Fiat, Werner & Pfleiderer, TRUMPF, the Ifo Institute, the Fraunhofer Society and the University of Coburg.

The company continues to operated under Kapp's son, Martin Kapp.

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