Facility expansions

Freudenberg Medical has expanded its Baldwin Park, California operations by adding six injection molding machines including three new Arburg molding machines, a work cell for two-shot molding, and a Wittmann Battenfeld micro-molding machine with in-process visual inspection capability. The machines range from 15-ton to 110-ton.

“These added machines will support component production for in-vitro diagnostic test kits for our international customers,” says Sven Rosenbeiger, vice president and general manager GBU Thermoplastics.

Appointments, promotions, new hires

Star Cutter Co. has promoted Bradley Cooper to service manager at its Elk Rapids, Michigan location, overseeing the Star brand CNC tool and cutter grinders. Cooper will be responsible for managing and developing service group offerings; enhancing customer communication, order processing procedures, and project management; and supervising the service team.

Bradley Cooper

Cretex Companies’ CEO Lynn Schuler retired Jan. 31, 2021, and Jeff Wollerman, president and COO of Cretex Cos. will succeed Schuler as CEO. Schuler was with Cretex Cos. for 36 years and held numerous leadership positions, including six years as a business unit president and two years as Cretex Cos. CFO. Schuler was elected president in 2007, and CEO in 2008.

Jeff Wollerman

MiQ Partners has hired Olaf Tessarzyk as CEO to help lead the company through a new era of market expansion and growth. Tessarzyk has years of experience leading manufacturing companies to higher profitability by streamlining operational efficiencies, executing product launches, and leading sales and partnership activities.

Olaf Tessarzyk