Success for EMO Milano 2021

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December 7, 2021

Dr. Eng. Masahiko Mori, president of DMG MORI discussed some key technologies on the company’s NZ platform (shown next to the NZ Quattro) at EMO Milano 2021.
Mike DiFranco

Promoted by CECIMO, the European Association of Machine Tool Industries, and organized by the operational structures of UCIMU-Sistemi Per Produrre, the Italian machine tools, robots, and automation systems manufacturers’ association, EMO Milano 2021 registered more than 60,000 visitors from 91 countries.

At the conclusion of the event, General Commissioner of EMO Milano 2021 Luigi Galdabini said, “The exhibition data confirm the value of the event, considered as the point of reference for the worldwide manufacturing industry of machine tools, robots, and automation systems.”

Exhibition Director Alfredo Mariotti added, “A very large number of exhibitors have expressed their full satisfaction with the results achieved over these 6 exhibition days [which saw] qualified and very motivated visitors.”

Despite the mobility restrictions still in force, EMO Milano confirmed its international character even on this occasion. Foreign exhibitors accounted for 60% of the total, whereas foreign visitors made up 30% of the overall number. The show also attracted the attention of about 400 accredited journalists, of whom 40% were from abroad.

More than 700 companies exhibited in six halls covering 100,000m2 (>1,000,000ft2) of exhibition area. Focal points included EMO Start-Up, which offered a look at new enterprises working on the development of products and projects related to the world of production systems and metalworking, EMO Digital, and EMO Additive Manufacturing.

Exhibitors and organizers gave more than 80 presentations that were attended in-person and through the live streaming service.

The next edition of EMO Milano will take place in October 2027.


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The Performance Review Institute (PRI) has appointed Jay Solomond to executive vice president and COO. Solomond will lead and manage all aspects of PRI, a not-for-profit trade association facilitating collaborative supply chain oversight programs, quality management systems approvals (including Nadcap), and professional development.

MC Machinery Regional Sales Manager for EDM and Milling Steve Brown has expanded his territory to 10 states, including Minnesota, western Wisconsin, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, and Wyoming. Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Brown also manages relationships with two Mitsubishi EDM distributors in Wisconsin and Illinois.

Gene Deych has joined MC Machinery as a regional sales representative for lasers, automation equipment, and press brakes. Based in Aurora, Colorado, Deych covers Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, and Southeast Idaho.

Large-scale, industrial metrology equipment producer Brunson Instrument Co., based in Kansas City, Missouri, has selected Chris Klope as president. He brings 20 years of leadership experience to the role, including executive positions growing middle-market manufacturing and industrial distribution companies. Klope succeeds Richard Powell, who is retiring after a 21-year career at Brunson. Powell will continue to serve on the company’s board of directors.

Additive manufacturing powders and energy storage materials producer 6K has appointed Gary Hall as CFO. He joins 6K with more than 20 years of experience leading finance and operational teams at high-growth, technology companies.

Global technology, defense, and engineering group ST Engineering appointed Timothy J. McBride as president of ST Engineering North America Inc., in Alexandria, Virginia. McBride joins the group from Raytheon Technologies, where he was senior vice president of global government relations.