ZAHORANSKY Announces Expanded Management Team for India

Sathyapriya Balakrishnan, Managing Director ZAHORANSKY, and Reinhard Schnurr, Managing Director ZAHORANSKY

ZAHORANSKY introduces expanded management team in India:
Sathyapriya Balakrishnan is the first woman to join the Top Management Circle

ZAHORANSKY’s subsidiary in Coimbatore, India, is being run by a new dual management team. Starting March 1, 2022: Sathyapriya Balakrishnan, who has been at this location since 2017 and was previously Managing Director Reinhard Schnurr’s deputy, will be the first woman to join the ZAHORANSKY Group’s top management. As Managing Director, she will be responsible for ZAHORANSKY Moulds & Machines Pvt. Ltd. in Coimbatore.

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Nexstep Promotes Tonya Burgess to Sales & Operations Liaison

Nexstep Commercial Products, Exclusive Licensee of O-Cedar, is pleased to announce that effective immediately Tonya Burgess has been promoted to Sales & Operations Liaison. She will be assisting customers with orders that have been shipped, backorders and freight/product issues.

Burgess has been with Nexstep for 10 years, most recently in Nexstep’s International & Domestic Purchasing. She really enjoys working with people and the challenge of problem solving. “This is a well-deserved promotion,” says Erin E. Busch, Vice President Sales & Marketing. “Our customers will benefit from her dedication, knowledge, and can-do attitude.”

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Deco Products: Michael Suarez Hired as New HR Recruiter

Deco Products Company has hired Michael Suarez as the HR Recruiter. Suarez is replacing Eric Smedsrud who recently accepted a position as a Sales Project Manager for Deco.

Suarez is from La Quinta, Calif., and came to Decorah to attend Luther College where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Business Management and was a member of the wrestling team. Prior to accepting the position at Deco, Michael was the Assistant Wrestling Coach for Luther College and worked for Decorah Builders.

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Mayra Guzman Joins Gornell Brush

Schaefer Brush Manufacturing, LLC is proud to announce that Mayra Guzman has joined the company as production manager for Gornell Brush.  In this role, she is responsible for operational performance and increasing the quality and efficiency of the business at our Chicago, Ill., location.

Guzman brings more than seven years of manufacturing expertise in improving P&L, maximizing operational performance, and increasing quality and efficiency. Her background includes overseeing dental care and food product sectors.

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Gale From Michigan Brush Volunteers At Crossroads Shelter

In January, Bruce M. Gale President and CEO of Michigan Brush and Dorden Squeegee Co., Inc. worked food preparation in a volunteer role at the Crossroads Shelter in Detroit, Michigan.

Crossroads was founded in 1971 and is a social service outreach agency with two locations in Detroit. Its mission is to support the Detroit community at large by providing emergency assistance, advocacy, and counseling to anyone in need. Acting in partnership with many other agencies, parishes, hospitals, companies and organizations in the metro area, Crossroads offers assistance in the form of a hand-up. The organization works with clients to meet their immediate needs and help them assess their situations to lessen the likelihood of future problems.

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Lanoco Specialty Wire Products Announces New Sr. Director Business Operations

Lanoco Specialty Wire Products, Inc. (Lanoco), a leading provider of stainless-steel power brush wire, has appointed Jason Sabatino as Sr. Director of Business Operations to strengthen its front office operations.

An experienced administrator, Sabatino has spent over 25 years under the brightest lights of intercollegiate and professional sports. He has served in various roles developing best practices and creating efficiencies to produce record sales and revenue for his employers.

“Jason’s strong performance in key areas ranging from sales and marketing, finance, human resources, and all areas of business operations will be a welcome addition to our team,” says Kevin Lannon, President of Lanoco.

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ZAHORANSKY Restructures Sales and Marketing Approach

Robert Dous, Chief Sales Officer ZAHORANSKY Group und Managing Director ZAHORANSKY Automation & Molds

ZAHORANSKY is repositioning itself in sales and marketing and is merging the Oral Care/Broom & Brush Mechanical Engineering and Automation & Molds/Medical Technology sales divisions. The restructuring opens up synergies in development, sales and production and enables the strength of the global sales and production network across all ZAHORANSKY locations. Starting in January, Robert Dous has led the restructure initiative he is now Managing Director of ZAHORANSKY Automation & Molds GmbH and the Chief Sales Officer of the ZAHORANSKY GROUP. He is responsible for the global sales, marketing and service activities of all ZAHORANSKY products and locations. Additionally, he is also managing branches in the USA, Mexico, Brazil, India, Japan and China.

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Beth Spencer Promoted at Nexstep Commercial Products

Nexstep Commercial Products, Exclusive Licensee of O-Cedar, has announced the promotion of Beth Spencer to the position of Human Resources/Accounts Receivable. Spencer joined Nexstep in 2020 as an accounts receivable associate. In addition to her accounts receivable responsibilities, she will now provide support and facilitate the company’s human resource functions and processes in Springfield, Ohio.

Spencer recently graduated from Western Governors University with her Bachelors of Science in Business Management.

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