AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology Elects New Board of Directors and Officers

April 5, 2016

McLean, Va., (March 17, 2016) –  AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology has elected its 2016-2017 officers and directors. The 2016-2017 board year begins April 1, 2016.

The AMT Board of Directors—which represents the American manufacturing technology industry—named Richard L. Simons, President/CEO, Hardinge Inc., Elmira, N.Y., to serve as Chairman. He follows Chairman Jerry Rex, Executive Vice President, Concept Machine Tool, Plymouth, Minn.

“It is an honor and privilege to step into this leadership role at AMT after a long career in this industry that I love,” said Simons. “For many years Hardinge has been an active participant in this organization and I am proud to keep that legacy alive. The staff and the Board of AMT are committed to providing its members with information, resources, and a great IMTS 2016 to help manufacturing thrive as a most critical component of the global economy. Under Jerry Rex’s leadership, we have gained important forward momentum and I promise to do my best to keep that going in the coming year.”

The Board elected Ronald S. Karaisz II, President, Novi Precision Products, Inc., Brighton, Mich., to serve as First Vice Chairman. Steven R. Stokey, Executive Vice President/ Owner, Allied Machine & Engineering Corp., Dover, Ohio, will serve as Second Vice Chairman/Treasurer. Brian J. Papke, President, Mazak Corporation, Florence, Ky., was elected Secretary.

Newly elected to a three-year term as a member of the association’s Board of Directors are Donald D. Lane, CEO, Makino, Mason, Ohio; and Ralph Resnick, President and Executive Director, National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining, Blairsville, Pa.


Hardinge “Lunch and Learn” Product Demos March 23, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

March 17, 2016

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Where:  Hartwig Mountain Region, 8599 Prairie Trail Dr. #400, Englewood, CO 80112

RSVP:  Burton McLucas, Burton.mclucas@hartwiginc.com  Branch Administrator, (720) 626-7793

Here’s your chance to learn all about the Hardinge CONQUEST H51 CNC Turning Center.  Join us on March 23 at 10 a.m. for a machine demonstration to see this innovative machine in action! Plan on staying for lunch and after we will feature a presentation of the latest Hardinge workholding options for this machine.

 


Hardinge Holds Annual Sales Awards and National Sales Meeting

February 26, 2016

The Hardinge Annual Sales Awards and National Sales Meeting took place on February 16-17 in Detroit, MI.  The awards honored top sales representatives from Gosiger, Hemaq, and Morris Groups.

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“It can be said that hard work, focus, and confidence will lead to success.  This was reminded to me as I had the pleasure to present performance awards to our 2015 top five distributor-partners sales engineers for North America.  A sixth award was presented to the top Bridgeport CONQUEST V1000 product sales engineer in 2015.  Though this was a highlight for our 2016 North America Turn/Mill Distributor-Partner Meeting, certainly the rest of the meeting was a large success.  The information exchanged at this meeting with our partners will strengthen us both to provide Hardinge manufacturing solutions and grow our businesses in the upcoming 2016 year.  Focus and confidence will see us through!” commented Brooke Sykes, Director, Turning & Milling Sales and Technical Services, North America

 

Top Hardinge Sales Gosiger Northwest – Mark Fickel

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From left to right, Jim Langa, President, Hardinge Turning/Milling Group, Mark Fickel, Sales Engineering Gosiger Northwest, Rick Simons, President & CEO of Hardinge Inc., Brooke Sykes, Director of Sales & Technical Services, Hardinge Inc., and Meghan Tranchina, Hardinge Northwest Regional Sales Manager for Turning & Milling.

 

Top Hardinge Sales from Morris Midwest – Mario Luckman

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From left to right, Brad Devon, Hardinge Regional Sales Manager for Turning & Milling, Jim Langa, President, Hardinge Turning/Milling Group, Mike James, Morris Midwest accepting the award for Mario Luckman, Rick Simons, President & CEO of Hardinge Inc. and Brooke Sykes, Director of Sales & Technical Services, Hardinge Inc.

 

Top Sales from Morris Group – Ron Fenner

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From left to right, Jim Langa, President, Hardinge Turning/Milling Group, Ron Fenner, Sales Engineer, Morris Group, Rick Simons, President & CEO of Hardinge, Brooke Sykes, Director of Sales & Technical Services, Hardinge Inc. and Mike Levanduski, Hardinge Regional Sales Manager for Turning & Milling.

 

Top Sales from Hemaq – Juan Carlos Hernandez

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From left to right, Jim Langa, President, Hardinge Turning/Milling Group, Ande Cushman, Southwest Regional Sales Manager, Hardinge Inc., Enrico Gritzewsky, Hemaq accepting the award for Juan Carlos Hernandez, Rick Simons, President & CEO of Hardinge Inc., and Brooke Sykes, Director of Sales & Technical Services, Hardinge Inc.

 

Top Sales from Morris Group – Gary Pazda

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From left to right, Jim Langa, President, Hardinge Turning/Milling Group, Gary Pazda, Sales Engineering, Morris Group, Rick Simons, President & CEO of Hardinge Inc., Brooke Sykes, Director of Sales & Technical Services, Hardinge Inc. and Mike Levanduski, Hardinge Regional Sales Manager for Turning & Milling.

 

Top Product Sales from Gosiger Indiana – Dave Werblo

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From left to right, Jim Langa, President, Hardinge Turning/Milling Group, Dave Werblo, Sales Engineering, Gosiger Indiana, Rick Simons, President & CEO of Hardinge Inc., Brooke Sykes, Director of Sales & Technical Services, Hardinge Inc. and Mike Levanduski, Hardinge Regional Sales Manager for Turning & Milling.

 


Hardinge/Gosiger Service Team!

February 3, 2016

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Eleven Gosiger service apprentices recently completed a week-long Hardinge service training program at the Gosiger’s Cleveland office.  This comprehensive course was conducted by Hardinge Elmira-based service technicians and covered all aspects of machine installation, maintenance, and repair of Hardinge equipment.   Brooke Sykes, Hardinge Director of Turning/Milling Sales and Technical Services, comments “Hardinge is dedicated to providing our distributors with the training tools they need to offer world-class service and support to their customers.  We are pleased to offer these training programs and will continue to do so”.  George Trissler, Director of Sales, Gosiger Inc., noted, “This on-going cooperation between Hardinge and Gosiger helps to keep all of us better prepared to serve our Hardinge customers.”  A win – win for everyone!


Hardinge Inc. Announces New Workholding Products

December 2, 2015

Hardinge Inc. a leading international provider of advanced metal-cutting solutions announces the release of a new Low-Profile 65mm Dead-Length FlexC™ Quick Change Collet Chuck. This new collet chuck is available in four popular spindle sizes including A2-5”, A2-6”, A2-8” and 140mm and can be customized to fit any spindle. The new Low-Profile 65mm DL features a reduced nose diameter as compared to the current design. This new redesign gives users the industry’s best tool clearances when compared to other similar alternatives. Additional enhancements include reduced hang weight, installation simplifications and a new work stop and accessories.

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Ryan Ervin, Manager, North American Workholding Sales & Product Development comments, “This new design is a direct result of feedback from our customers and distributors. They wanted a FlexC™ product that offered more tool clearance, and this new collet chuck provides that capability better than anyone else in the market. Hardinge is known as the collet company for decades, and we are pleased to continue this trend with our FlexC™ Quick Change Collet System.”

 

Special Introduction offer of BUY ONE GET ONE – Now Available Until 12/31/2015.  Buy One FlexC Chuck get a second FREE (of equal or lesser value). Pricing and delivery can be found online at www.shophardinge.com. Check out our new video on the FlexC™ Quick Change Collet System by clicking the image below.

 

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Hardinge Announces the addition of another Regional Sales Manager

November 23, 2015

Hardinge Inc. (www.hardingeus.com) a leading international provider of advanced metal-cutting solutions is pleased to introduce that Meghan Tranchina recently joined Hardinge as the new West Coast Regional Sales Manager for the Turning & Milling Group. She began her career with HS&S Machine Tools and Metrology and most recently held the position of Sales Engineer covering Northern California and Nevada for Methods Machine Tools.

 
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Ms. Tranchina will report to Brooke Sykes, Director, Sales & Service Turning/Milling Group. Her territory will include northern California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Montana, Idaho, Nebraska, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado and western Canada. Mr. Sykes commented, “We are very pleased to have Meghan directing our sales efforts on the West Coast. Her years of sales experience as well as her technical knowledge will help us to be successful in this very important market. We believe in our distributors and feel that this addition to our regional sales team will help to continue the support of our distributors and customers. ”

About Hardinge Inc.
Hardinge is a leading global designer and manufacturer of high precision, computer-controlled machine tool solutions developed for critical, hard-to-machine metal parts and of technologically advanced workholding accessories.
The Company’s strategy is to leverage its global brand strength to further penetrate global market opportunities where customers will benefit from the technologically advanced, high quality, reliable products Hardinge produces. With approximately two thirds of its sales outside of North America, Hardinge serves the worldwide metal working market. Hardinge’s machine tool and accessory solutions can also be found in a broad base of industries to include aerospace, agricultural, automotive, construction, consumer products, defense, energy, medical, technology and transportatio


Hardinge Inc. Collaborates on Integrating 3D Printing Technology With Traditional Machining Processes

November 18, 2015
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Hardinge Inc., a leading international provider of advanced metal-cutting solutions and accessories, announced today that Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) recently acquired a Bridgeport GX 250 5-axis vertical machining center for use in a collaborative partnership to integrate additive manufacturing functions into the GX 250 traditional machining platform. In addition to RIT and Hardinge, partners on the project include Hybrid Manufacturing Technologies, based in Dallas, Texas, and IPG Photonics, of Oxford, Mass.
– See more at: http://globenewswire.com/news-release/2015/11/17/788041/10156535/en/Hardinge-Inc-Collaborates-on-Integrating-3D-Printing-Technology-With-Traditional-Machining-Processes.html#sthash.v0FFWQyw.dpuf

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