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  • No Small Hires: Southwire
    by Charlie Barks on September 24, 2020 at 8:03 pm

    Fernando Esquivel named executive VP of HR Noted wire manufacturer Southwire welcomes Fernando Esquivel as its new executive vice president of human resources, the Carrollton, Ga., company said in a press release on its blog September 18. Esquivel’s “multi-faceted background aligns well with the company’s values and culture,” Southwire said, adding that through his leadership,

  • Signs of Growth @ Tekwell
    by Charlie Barks on September 24, 2020 at 7:59 pm

    Company has three service centers in Tennesee, Georgia; announces seven new appointments Tekwell Services, the Tennessean motor repair operation, announced the always-encouraging addition of jobs to the company September 16. Tekwell, which has three main locations in Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Cartersville, Ga., “is growing rapidly” per a press release sent to Electrical Apparatus, and added

  • Nikola Under the Microscope
    by Charlie Barks on September 24, 2020 at 7:53 pm

    New report alleges fraud, executive corruption; CEO resigned Monday Where there’s opportunity, there’s those who position to take advantage of it. Unfortunately these days, it seems the opportunist pool is diluted with corrupt motivations. The latest example of alleged, intricate corporate fraud—taking advantage of a promising good technology, reportedly—comes from electric truck manufacturer Nikola. Hindenburg

  • Daniel Jones, 84, Design Pioneer
    by Charlie Barks on September 24, 2020 at 7:38 pm

    Motion control giant also contributed to Mars mission later in life Daniel B. Jones, president and owner of Incremotion Associates/Motion Media Group, of Thousand Oaks, Calif., died on September 1, at 84 years of age, Control Engineering’s Mark T. Hoske first reported September 16. Dan Jones was an electric motor and generator design engineer and

  • Moir Company Closes
    by Charlie Barks on September 24, 2020 at 6:58 pm

    A 60-year, family-operated business in Maine that epitomized the era The Moir Company, the Maine-based service center and longtime advertiser in Electrical Apparatus, has permanently closed. The winding operation was well known and respected in the electromechanical industry. The company was started in 1960 primarily to rewind power tool armatures and fields. Over the years, it

  • WEFTEC Incoming
    by Charlie Barks on September 17, 2020 at 7:41 pm

    Your monthly virtual conference alert features excellent diversity WEFTEC, like so many of its trade show contemporaries, is fully virtual this year. The conference airs October 5-9 and is available to non-members for a $60 registration fee, with free options for students as well as free viewing available for the opening, awards, and closing sessions.

  • Henson Named Division Head
    by Charlie Barks on September 17, 2020 at 7:37 pm

    Executive began his career at Baldor in ’97 as part of drives/motion control team ABB’s Motors and Generators division has named Jesse Henson president of their U.S. business. Henson, who has been with the company for 23 years, leads the team responsible for marketing, designing and manufacturing ABB and Baldor-Reliance industrial electric motors in the

  • Remotely Troubling
    by Charlie Barks on September 17, 2020 at 7:34 pm

    New services for power distribution, augmented reality from Schneider A new service from a global industrial-electric powerhouse may be exciting technology, but it also sheds light on where the industry could be headed in terms of demand for field technicians. Schneider Electric has launched Remote Expertiseä, a new services offer for electrical and power distribution

  • Morgan Advancements
    by Charlie Barks on September 17, 2020 at 7:26 pm

    Sells Allentown assets for Diamonex business, aims for job creation with advanced ceramics Morgan Advanced Materials made two significant—if under-the-radar—announcements this month. The Windsor, United Kingdom, manufacturer (which has over 20 U.S. locations) said Tuesday it has sold the assets of its Allentown, Pennsylvania facility to Best Engineered Surface Technologies, LLC. The former Morgan location

  • Goodenough for a Lifetime
    by Charlie Barks on September 17, 2020 at 7:16 pm

    Nobel prize winning inventor of lithium-ion battery, 97, still looking forward How about this for a resume? See below: Dr. John B. Goodenough, Professor, Cockrell School of Engineering, UT-Austin -Invented lithium-ion battery -Served as military meteorologist, U.S. Army, WWII -Oldest Nobel Prize winner -Still working at age 97 Education -Undergraduate degree, Yale University -PhD, Physics,

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