Matsuura Machinery USA Inc., producer of high-precision manufacturing solutions, adds personnel changes:


Andrea E. Turnquist

Andrea E. Turnquist hired as controller; will oversee accounting department, managing all areas of the company’s financial reporting and general ledger; manage tax, audit, and cash management functions.

Shawn Buboltz
Shawn Buboltz promoted to vice president of technical services from director of technical services; will oversee both Matsuura USA’s Service and Applications departments.


Adam Reichert

Adam Reichert hired as sales coordinator; most recently served as a sales representative for a Seattle, Washington-based customized metal solutions company.


Paul Carlson

Tolomatic Inc. named Paul Carlson president and CEO. He most recently served as vice president of Emerson Electric Co.’s Commercial and Residential Solutions Division, and is a former president of Control Products Inc., a manufacturer of custom electronic controls, sensors, and electromechanical assemblies for original equipment manufacturer (OEM) customers. Along with holding multiple patents, Carlson brings additional experience in design and development engineering.


Ian Kenny

Ian Kenny will be the global head of products and technology at the newly formed Tekni-Plex Medical business unit, which supplies high-value components, materials, and solutions to medical device manufacturers worldwide – offering products and services formerly supplied separately by Colorite, Natvar, and Dunn businesses. Kenny joined Tekni-Plex in 1996 as part of Colorite, was appointed managing director in 2000, and named global managing director in 2010.

Kevin Clunie

Kevin Clunie will be Mactac’s sales and marketing director for the Performance Adhesives Group. Within Mactac’s Roll Label business, Clunie will lead sales and marketing functions, oversee 30 employees, collaborate with internal and external stakeholders, and work closely with Mactac’s senior leadership team and Roll Label customer base. Prior to joining Mactac, Clunie spent the past year as a consultant in the European adhesives market while founding a small non-profit consulting firm. Prior to that, he was with Avery Dennison.

Teleflex Medical OEM acquired IWG High Performance Conductors Inc. (HPC Medical Products), expanding and diversifying Teleflex Medical OEM’s portfolio of in-house capabilities. HPC provides low-friction PD-Slick liners, hybrid tubing, micro- diameter wire and tubing, and conductor embedded tubing. In addition, the company manufactures copper and copper alloy conductors and high-tensile strength alloys for microelectronics and specialty instrumentation.;

Bloomfield Hills, Michigan-based ARCH has acquired Sonora, California-based MMi Sonora, a manufacturer of high-precision components and assemblies primarily for the robotically assisted surgical market. MMi’s core competencies, including high-precision complex machining, prototyping to production, testing, assembly, and finishing, complement existing high-precision machining capabilities at ARCH Medical Solutions locations nationwide.

Big Kaiser’s growing support for NRL

Customers and partners of Big Kaiser Precision Tooling generated $7,283 in donations to the National Robotics League (NRL), nearly 10% more than in 2018 – the fourth year-over-year increase in NRL funding from Big Kaiser. The donation is a 2% match of all qualified orders from National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA) and AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology member companies during the final two months of each calendar year. Manufacturers’ orders for cutting tools, toolholders, workholding, and tool measurement systems also earned funds for the NRL. “We need to get involved at every level to grow the next-generation workforce. Our company does that by partnering with local schools, our community colleges, and trade associations,” says Chris Kaiser, CEO of Big Kaiser. “NRL is one more way for us to engage kids and promote careers in manufacturing.”;

Electrical safety, test equipment catalog

Vitrek’s 2020 catalog, Electrical Safety and Test Equipment, provides information about hipot & ground bond testers, power analyzers, high voltage meters, and lighting testing products. It also highlights new products – the PA920 power analyzer and the Vitrek DL series.