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Syntron Appoints Blanchard

Syntron Material Handling appointed Andy Blanchard to the position of CEOSyntron Material Handling appointed Andy Blanchard to the position of CEO effective June 9, 2014. This announcement, after the divestment of FMC Technologies' Material Handling division to Levine Leichtman Capital Partners, allows for more focused growth and development within the company's U.S. and Chinese facilities.

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Schwarz New JCI President

Jeff-SchwarzKPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens has named Jeff Schwarz president of Johnson Crushers International, the company’s Oregon manufacturing facility. In his new leadership position, which he assumes July 1, Schwarz will be responsible for setting and achieving the goals and objectives for the manufacturing facility. Schwarz will report directly to Jeff Elliott, who assumed the role of group vice president for Astec Industries July 1.

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Sullenberger Joins Atlas Copco

David SullenbergerJune 6, 2014 – Atlas Copco Mining and Rock Excavation appointed David Sullenberger to the position of product specialist for Surface and Exploration Drilling (SED) equipment. Sullenberger joins the SED technical support team and will be primarily responsible for machine startups and demonstrations. 

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Bennington Joins Superior Industries

John-BenningtonJune 18, 2014 – Superior Industries Inc., named John Bennington as product manager for its new washing and classifying product line. Earlier this month, the Minnesota-based manufacturer announced its acquisition of GreyStone Inc., a builder of washing, classifying and dewatering solutions serving the construction aggregates industry.

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Baldor Promotes Galen Burdeshaw

Burdeshaw GalenBaldor Electric Co. promoted Galen Burdeshaw to power transmission components engineering manager. In this role, Galen will be responsible for all Dodge- and Maska-branded, power transmission product-related engineering and will directly manage the product development team in Greenville, S.C. Burdeshaw is currently the customer order engineering manager for Bearings and PT Components.

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