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Major Wire Hires Durand

Alain DurandMajor Wire Industries Limited hired Alain Durand as vice president of international sales. Durand has worked with Major Wire as a global market development consultant since May 2013.

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Eriez Promotes Spurgeon

Ray SpurgeonJeff Kaveney, Eriez manager-product marketing and administration, announced that Ray Spurgeon has assumed the role of product manager-metal detection. Spurgeon will now oversee and handle metal detection inquiries, OEM and major account growth, orders, product development and improvements, marketing, training and sales forecasts as well as other functions.

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Syntron Appoints Blanchard

Syntron Material Handling appointed Andy Blanchard to the position of CEOSyntron Material Handling appointed Andy Blanchard to the position of CEO effective June 9, 2014. This announcement, after the divestment of FMC Technologies' Material Handling division to Levine Leichtman Capital Partners, allows for more focused growth and development within the company's U.S. and Chinese facilities.

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Mellott Promotes Blake

Mellott Company has named Rich Blake as its chief executive officer.Mellott Company has named Rich Blake as its chief executive officer. Blake assumes the title of CEO in addition to his role as company president. The previous CEO, Paul C. Mellott Jr., will continue to serve as chairman of the board of Mellott Company.

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Schwarz New JCI President

Jeff-SchwarzKPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens has named Jeff Schwarz president of Johnson Crushers International, the company’s Oregon manufacturing facility. In his new leadership position, which he assumes July 1, Schwarz will be responsible for setting and achieving the goals and objectives for the manufacturing facility. Schwarz will report directly to Jeff Elliott, who assumed the role of group vice president for Astec Industries July 1.

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