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ABB Shake-Up

CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer steps down suddenly; another example of industrial conglomerates in flux In the latest example of major industrial conglomerates experiencing flux with their corporate sides (see: GE, Siemens, Emerson) ABB announced the sudden resignation of CEO Ulrich Spiesshoffer on Wednesday. While being in the top position at ABB for six years, Spiesshofer was […]

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Chiming in for Office

Former shop owner running for House seat in N.C. A former electric motor repair business owner is running for office in North Carolina. Chimer Davis Clark, Jr., owner and founder of Kimeplex, Inc., of Newport, N.C., announced this month he’ll run for U.S. Congress seat in the third district of the eastern part of the […]

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ICC’s New Additions

The woman-owned small business is proving to be a force with job creation ICC International, the industrial commutator experts from Maryville, Tenn., added eight new employees to its ranks in the past 30 days. Not only is it always special to see job creation in our industries, but EA readers familiar with this company will […]

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New President at Dykman Electrical

25-year man D.J. George started at a warehouse position. Now he succeeds its founder. A major industry move in this week’s edition comes from a reliable, respected company in Dykman Electrical. Dykman Electrical, the Boise-based and steadfast North American distributor, announced the promotion of D.J. George to its President this month. “After 25 years of […]

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Dynamatic Hires New CEO

Gary Steinhart to lead DSI/Dynamic In a significant move in the drives and controls sector, Gary Steinhart will take his resume down Interstate 94 in Wisconsin. Drive Source International (DSI)/Dynamatic has named Steinhart its new CEO and President, the company announced recently. An “accomplished and high-energy senior executive who has worked in diverse markets,” Steinhart […]

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FERC’s McIntyre Dies

Was praised for rejection to coal bailout plan, energy storage Federal Energy Regulatory Commissioner Kevin McIntyre died on Wednesday, according to a report from E&E News. He was 57 years old. McIntyre withdrew as FERC’s chairman in October, as health reasons had caused him to miss two monthly meetings.¬†As FERC chairman, he led the commission […]

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Thomas “Ricky” Wright, Jr.

Lifelong employee of Electric Motor Shop in Wake Forest passes away This week, EA’s thoughts are with Electric Motor Shop, of Wake Forest, N.C., as it mourns the passing of one of its keystone members: Thomas Richard “Ricky” Wright, Jr., who passed away November 4. A native of Wake Forest, Ricky graduated from Wake Forest […]

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First Class

Rockwell veterans program helping skills gap after 1 year On November 10, after three months of hard effort, Manpower Group and Rockwell Automation celebrated the first military veterans to graduate from the companies’ training school, the Academy of Advanced Manufacturing, and secure high-paying jobs in the rapidly-evolving manufacturing industry. The 12-week program launched in August […]

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Workforce Profiles

EMC collaborates with Tidewater Community College With an Electrical Apparatus issue highlighting workforce dynamics approaching, we take a look at some examples of associated workers that mirror those to come in the print pages of EA. EMC, a company familiar to those in the world of rotating equipment and beyond, is based in Chesapeake, Virginia. […]

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WHOI, Nelly!

Cape Cod Pitchathon winner designed underwater motor Score one for ‘elmos’. Andrew Billings, an engineer at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), was awarded the top prize of $75,000 in the consortium’s annual Pitchathon in Falmouth, Mass., this week for his derivation of an electric motor designed for underwater applications. The Pitchathon was held October 5, […]

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