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9/22/2009 | 2 MINUTE READ

News briefs - Sept. 22, 2009

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A&P names David Kerhl senior project enigneer; Greenerd launches new website; Dany Bahar named CEO of Lotus Group; Michael Leedie named product manager at Northern Fiber Glass Sales; Sigmatex earns AS9100 certification; Craig Mitchell named general manager at Stahlin.


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A&P Technology (Cincinnati, Ohio, USA) has named David J. Kehrl senior project engineer to assist customers in engineering and manufacturing development of composite parts. Prior to joining A&P, Kehrl was an associate technical fellow – Structures Design with The Boeing Co. (Seattle, Wash.). Kehrl joined Boeing in 1986, specializing in airframe design with advanced carbon fiber materials and titanium. Since 2003 Kehrl has extensively contributed to the 787-8 fuselage design and most recently consulted on the 787-9 fuselage configuration development.

Greenerd Press & Machine Co. Inc. (Nashua, N.H., USA) has announced the launch of a new website at www.greenerd.com. The new site features a clean, contemporary design, improved navigation, and more content, including information on a wide range of hydraulic press applications across numerous industries. In addition, there is in-depth information about the products and services offered by Greenerd. The newly designed site features application showrooms including forming and fabricating, compression molding, assembly, and foundry and casting. Visitors can read the latest news from Greenerd, locate dealers, and investigate installation and training policies. In addition, information on Greenerd Hydraulics, a new Greenerd subsidiary, is available on the new site.

Automaker Lotus Group (Norfalk, U.K.) has appointed Dany T. Bahar as the new CEO, effective Oct. 1, replacing Michael J. Kimberley, who retired in July. Prior to this appointment, Bahar was senior vice president, Commercial & Brand for Ferrari SpA, where he was responsible for worldwide road car sales and after-sales business, overall road car and F1 marketing activities, licensing, and merchandising business. Before joining Ferrari, Bahar was the head of Corporate Projects Business at Red Bull GmbH. He was responsible for the overall corporate project business development, with emphasis on diversifying the business such as setting up their F1 strategy with Red Bull Racing and Scuderia Toro Rosso and the U.S.-based Nascar Team operations, acquiring football clubs in Salzburg, New York and Ghana for commercial purposes.

Northern Fiber Glass Sales Inc. (Hampton, N.H., USA) has announced the addition of Michael Leedie to its sales force as product manager — aerospace adhesives. Leedie joins Northern Fiber Glass Sales with more than 30 years experience in aerospace adhesives, sealants and syntactics working in manufacturing, development, customer service and sales positions. Leedie will work with the Northern team to promote and increase sales of the Henkel – Hysol and Huntsman aerospace product lines.

Sigmatex (Runcorn, U.K.; Benicia, Calif., USA) reports that both of its facilities in the U.K. and U.S. have successfully achieved AS9100 certification, which was attained in less than 12 months. The certification was obtained, says the company, as a consequence of Sigmatex’s commitment to continually improve its performance to customers and to advance the company’s vision of attaining world class supplier status within the aerospace sector. Sigmatex’ quality, health & safety manager, Paul Gale, commented, “Sigmatex’ initiative to gain the AS9100 certification is a testimony to the company’s commitment to attaining a world class quality management system.”

Fiberglass enclosure manufacturer Stahlin Non-Metallic Enclosures (Belding, Mich., USA) has named Craig Mitchell as general manager. Mitchell provides more than 25 years of expertise in manufacturing, most recently as vice president of operations for Key Plastics. Mitchell obtained his BBA degree from Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, Mich. Stahlin also reports that it has recently achieved ISO 9001:2008 certification.