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01 November, 2011

♦  A survey by the Manufacturing Technologies Association has revealed that orders in the UK manufacturing sector were 66% higher in the first nine months of 2011 than for the same period in 2010. The MTA expects demand to continue in 2012. It also reports that it has sold 23% more space for its MACH show in April than it had at the same stage before the 2010 show.

♦  South African born Shaun Prinsloo has been appointed Control Techniques’ regional director for UK and Ireland, with responsibility for managing its Drive Centres in both countries. He succeeds Dave Baston, who has left the company. Prinsloo’s brief is to grow Control Techniques’ market share “significantly”, developing relationships with both OEMs and end-users.

♦  Ray Tregale has been appointed managing director of Vega Controls, succeeding Mel Henry, who is stepping down after 29 years in the role. Tregale was previously the company’s Southern regional sales manager. Graeme Cross, the previous Northern regional manger, will assume the role of UK sales manager.

♦  Vacon is appointing Scott Blackwell as channel partner for key accounts from 1 January, 2012. He is taking on this newly created role after working for Vacon UK for four years, most recently as senior commercial engineer. The new role is the first in a larger programme of appointments that will continue through 2012 to enhance Vacon’s service to its UK customers.




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