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Hitachi America Names New President and CEO

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Hitachi America Ltd.
 announced the appointment of Masaya Watanabe as president and CEO. Watanabe succeeds Kenji Nakamura, who has been appointed advisor to CMO, Corporate Sales and Marketing Group of Hitachi Ltd. The appointments will be effective Oct. 1, 2014.

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McLanahan Appoints Slonaker VP of Manufacturing

Mark SlonakerAs part of the company’s expansion and growth, McLanahan Corp. has appointed Mark Slonaker as its first vice president of manufacturing.

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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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Polaris Hires Dryden

Scott Dryden as vice president of Business Development.Polaris Minerals Corp., which is focused on the development of quarries and the production of construction aggregates, announced the appointment of Scott Dryden as vice president of Business Development.

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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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