After 7 years of serving as Accudyne Systems' VP of sales, John Melilli has launched a Manufacturer's Representation firm, Technology Solution Sales LLC. The goal is to provide sales and marketing of technology solutions to companies in the composites market. Focus is on representing small to medium-sized firms with automation, tooling or other solutions and related products. Melilli can be reached at email@example.com.
3TEX Inc. (Rutherfordton, N.C., USA), weavers of industrial scale reinforcements for composites, has announced the addition of John R. (Jack) Williams, Jr. as general manager of the newly consolidated commercial operation in Rutherfordton. Williams is an accomplished plant manager with more than 20 years of experience with BIC Corp., Hitachi Elec. Dev. , Lockheed Martin Aeronautical Systems and Burlington Industries. He brings particular experience in TQM, ISO 9002, 5S, JIT, Lean Manufacturing, Continuous Improvement, and Kanban implementation. Williams' appointment follows the July 2011 closure of 3TEX R&D/ headquarter offices. Subsequent co-location of all administrative and control functions with production at the weaving site forms a single-site company with production focus. 3TEX production has increasingly shifted toward industrial and transportation composites markets with accompanying demands with regard to scale, efficiency and control.