Atlas Material Testing Technology (Chicago, Ill.) announced on Nov. 11 that the focal point of its new Center of Excellence in Chicago has been audited and reaccredited to ISO 17025. The relocation of Atlas' accelerated laboratory from Miami to Chicago is complete. The full line of Atlas weathering instruments are installed and calibrated in the new 4,000-sq-ft /375-sq-m facility. The laboratory was audited by A2LA for compliance to ISO 17025 and passed with no deficiencies.
DSM Composite Resins AG (Schauffhausen, Switzerland) announced on Nov. 14 that Michael Effing has been appointed business unit director. Previously Effing was vice president and general manager Textile Effects with Huntsman Corp. out of Basel, Switzerland. Prior to that, he held various management positions within the industry. Effing brings 20 years of multi-functional general management, marketing, strategic and R&D experience with global industry leaders such DuPont, Owens Corning and Johns Manville working in Europe, the U.S. and South Africa. Effing will report to Ben van Kooten, president DSM Resins.
Jet Edge Inc. (St. Michael, Minn.), a manufacturer of ultra-high pressure (UHP) waterjet and abrasivejet systems for precision cutting, coating removal and surface preparation, has appointed David J. Anderson as its new international sales manager. Anderson is responsible for export sales of Jet Edge waterjet UHP pumps and systems. He brings to Jet Edge 15 years of expertise in sales management, marketing, training and customer service in international and domestic business sales.
Lars Mehling has been appointed sales area manager for Menzolit Compounds. Mehling will be responsible for key account customers for the German, Netherlands, Austrian, Eastern Europe, Russian and Middle East related markets. Mehling started his carreer at Menzolit Compounds in 2002. After graduating in chemical engineering at University of Siegen, Germany, he worked in the technical service and application technology for SMC and BMC focusing on the Central European and Middle East markets.
PlastiComp LLC (Winona, Minn.), a manufacturer of reinforced polymer composites, has announced that industry veteran Jim Clark has recently taken an active role in operations. Clark’s career includes quality control and production responsibilities in the synthetic fibers and composites industries. He has held distinguished positions at Celanese Corp., Mobay Chemical Co. and Polymer Composites Inc. Drawing upon his considerable experience, Clark will work to improve the quality and purchasing processes at PlastiComp.
Spartanics (Rolling Meadows, Ill.), a manufacturer of high-precision laser cutting machines, die cutters, plastic card punching and inspection systems, has announced the appointment of Mike Bacon as Spartanics' VP of sales and marketing. Bacon is returning to Spartanics where his previous work as western regional sales manager and international sales manager set repeated sales records for the company.