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11/30/2011 | 1 MINUTE READ

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Personnel news from Fiberforge, Sandvik Coromant, Sika Corp. and Composites One.


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Fiberforge (Glenwood Springs, Colo.) announced on Oct. 5 the addition of Njord A. Rota as program manager for its CH-53K Heavy Lift Helicopter component program, which is one of the company’s most significant aerospace projects. Rota joins Fiberforge from Lockheed Martin, where he was the chief test pilot and served as test director for the K-Max Helicopter UAV/OPV System program and director of standards and evaluation. In his new role, Rota will lead management within the Internal Cargo Handling System for the CH-53K … On Sept. 1, Klas Forsström took over as president of Sandvik Coromant (Fair Lawn, N.J.), a supplier of cutting tools and tooling solutions to metalworking and composites industries. Forsström, who has been with the Sandvik Group for 17 years, held leading positions in R&D, product development, marketing, business development and sales. Most recently he was president of Sandvik Hard Materials. He holds an MS degree in materials physics from Uppsala University in Sweden … Sika Corp. (Madison Heights, Mich.) announced the appointment of Paul Zeits to the company’s Research and Development Group as a senior chemist working in thermoplastic technologies. Zeits is a recent graduate of Texas A&M University, where he earned a Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry; he also holds a bachelors degree in chemistry from Michigan State University … William G. Rudersdorf, director of health, safety and environment at Composites One (Arlington Hts., Ill.), has completed all requirements for certification as a Certified Safety Professional (CSP). This highly respected certification is awarded to individuals who meet academic standards and satisfy professional safety experience requirements.