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AISI Awards SSAB Americas' Chuck Schmitt its Gary Memorial Medal
The Gary Memorial Medal is presented annually to recognize an individual for his or her remarkable lifelong contributions to the North American steel industry.
The medal’s inscription reads, “For his outstanding leadership in representing the critical public policy interests of the Institute and American manufacturing in a period of tremendous challenge; [and] for his unwavering commitment of time and energy to matters that will impact the future of the North American steel industry, the Institute and the people we support and serve to keep our vital industry strong.”
Schmitt served as chairman of the AISI board of directors from May 2015 through May 2016 and chaired a number of board-level committees. He was elected to the AISI board in 2011, and will remain as an officer on the board for another year.
Metalforming Industry Movers & Shakers
Bunting Magnetics Co., Newton, KS, has promoted Jana Davis to COO, a new position within the company, effective May 30, 2016. Davis joined Bunting Magnetics in 2011 as CFO.The company provides line metal detection and magnetic separation as well as material-handling equipment. Visit www.buntingmagnetics.com for more.
Coe Press Equipment, Sterling Heights, MI, has appointed Ed Wynn regional sales manager, based out of the Greater Chicago, IL, area. Besides being responsible for sales development in his territory, Wynn will focus on promoting the company’s CTLMaster value-added cut-to-length lines. For details on the company’s products, visit www.cpec.com.
MetoKote Earns Supplier Performance Award from Auto Customer
High-temperature-resistant coatings are designed to withstand temperatures ranging from 300 to 1200 F while providing protection against corrosion. MetoKote provides two color options to Cardington, silver and black, and applies the single-component material using two robotic systems. Heat-resistant coatings primarily are used with exhaust-system components due to the extreme temperatures to which these components are exposed.
The MetoKote-Lima facility, opened in 1972 and located next to the corporate office, is one of 30 MetoKote facilities located in seven countries. For more information, visit www.metokote.com.