Tobias Kuehnle named managing director of Trumpf Canada

Tobias Kuehnle will become the managing director of Trumpf Canada, effective April 1. Kuehnle succeeds Stefan Fickenscher, who became the sales director of the machine tool division in the U.S. at Trumpf starting on Jan. 1.  Fickenscher will be interim managing director of Trumpf Canada until Kuehnle takes over. Kuehnle joined Trumpf in 2006, starting out in

Qosina promotes Scott Herskovitz to CEO spot

Qosina (Ronkonkoma, N.Y.) has promoted Scott Herskovitz to president and CEO of the company – a global supplier of single-use components to the medical and pharmaceutical industries. Herskovitz was previously VP of sales and marketing at the company. Scott Herskovitz takes over Qosina from his dad Stuart Herskovitz, who remains board chairman. “I am very excited about

Teknor Apex veteran Robert Brookman dies

Robert Brookman – a vinyl compounding industry expert with 50 years of experience – died last November at the age of 83, according to Teknor Apex Co. (Pawtucket, R.I.), where Brookman was most recently VP of business development. Brookman joined Teknor Apex about 20 years ago after holding executive positions with other compounding companies, with a focus

Tekni-Plex appoints new chief operating officer

Tekni-Plex (Wayne, Pa.) announced that it has promoted Glenn Fish to chief operating officer, effective immediately. Fish previously served as the company’s chief financial officer and executive vice president. Over the three years that Fish has been with the company, Tekni-Plex has had consistent year-on-year quarterly earnings growth and has also completed six acquisitions. He was

Microsoft has a new digital health research initiative in the U.K.

Microsoft has tapped a top British health data researcher to head a new healthcare research initiative at its Cambridge research lab. Iain Buchan is presently a clinical professor of public health informatics at the University of Manchester – and director of the Health eResearch Centre, which is part of the U.K.’s Medical Research Council. Buchan will become

Millstone Medical appoints new CEO

Millstone Medical (Fall River, Mass.) announced that it has appointed Karl Neuberger as CEO, effective immediately. Neuberger began his career at Millstone as VP of operations at Millstone’s Olive Branch, Miss. loaner kit and distribution center and more recently served as chief operating officer for the company. Prior to his arrival at Millstone, Neuberger held

Graham Engineering announces new process engineer

Graham Engineering has announced that it has appointed Brad Lovelace as its new process engineer. Lovelace will be a part of the process technology team at the company and will be responsible for technical and customer support like product development, product and system testing. “Brad brings a demonstrated track record of medical extrusion operations and

Victrex announces new CEO

Victrex announced that it has appointed Jakob Sigurdsson as CEO-designate; he will gain the full title of CEO on Oct. 1. He is preceded by Dave Hummel who is retiring after 24 years as CEO. Victrex makes high-performance polyaryletherketone (PAEK) as well as selected parts for gears and dental discs. It hopes to execute growth

Gerresheimer gets new CEO

Gerresheimer (Düsseldorf, Germany) recently announced that Christian Fischer is its new CEO, effective September 1. Fischer succeeds Uwe Röhrhoff, 55, who left the company as of Aug. 31. Fischer joined Gerresheimer’s management board as a regular member on Aug. 1; he was previously president of performance chemicals at BASF in Ludwigshafen, Germany, where he spent 24 years. “The supervisory

Peter Hahn appointed new business area president at Trelleborg Group

Peter Hahn has been appointed new Business Area President of Trelleborg Sealing Solutions as of January 1, 2018. He succeeds Claus Barsøe and will like his predecessor be a member of Group Management. Claus Barsøe will become EVP within Trelleborg Sealing Solutions, focusing on the transition to the new president and future business development. Peter […]

Novartis CEO departs, leaving corner office to Harvard doc

Novartis‘ (NYSE:NVS) chief executive Joseph Jimenez is slated to leave his post next February, the drugmaker reported over the weekend. The CEO’s surprise departure leaves the corner office to Dr. Vasant Narasimhan, who currently serves as the company’s CMO and global head of drug development. The move comes just days after Novartis won FDA approval for […]

Brooks Stevens announces new president

Brooks Stevens (Milwaukee, Wis.) recently announced that it has named Mike Roberts as its new president, effective immediately. Roberts has over 30 years of product development and design automation experience. He will now be responsible for Brooks Stevens’ transformation into a stronger and technology-driven product design and development company. Roberts will also be responsible for

Orchid Design hires new engineering director

Surgical device designer Orchid Design has a new engineering director for its Shelton, Conn., design center. Brandon Beckendorf will oversee the development of orthopedic and spine products for Orchid’s customers, Orchid announced July 25. Beckendorf was most recently director of engineering at OsteoMed, where he introduced lean product development, DFx, concurrent engineering and other processes

Integer interim CEO gets ‘interim’ removed from title

Medical device contract manufacturing giant Integer Holdings Co. said today that interim CEO Joseph Dziedzic will take over the company for good. Dziedzic is a former Integer board member who took over in March after Thomas Hook stepped down from the top spot. He’s entered into a new three-year employment agreement with the Frisco, Texas–based

Minnetronix completes facility expansion

Minnetronix today announced the completion of a 22,000-square-foot expansion of its home in St. Paul, Minn. The investment – which brings combined space of the St. Paul facility to 125,000 square feet – will increase the medical device contract manufacturer’s production capacity by 50%. Minnetronix has nearly doubled its employee headcount over the past two