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Ashcroft, Inc. exec John McKenna is appointed operating officer while Commtest, Inc. adds Mark Vowell as a senior application engineer.
Ashcroft executive appointed operations officer
John T. McKenna, CEO of Ashcroft, Inc. , was recently appointed operating officer of Nagano Keiki Co., Ltd. In addition to his role as CEO of Ashcroft, Inc., McKenna will play a key role in the management of Nagano.
“The acquisition of Ashcroft by Nagano is a significant transaction that will enable Nagano to grow market share outside of Japan,” said Shigeru Miyashita, president and chairman of the board of Nagano. “The combination of Ashcroft and Nagano resources will enable us to provide enhanced products and services to customers worldwide, and Mr. McKenna’s appointment as an operating officer is critical to our strategy moving forward.”
Commtest adds Vowell as senior application engineer
Commtest, Inc. echanical engineering from the University of Tennessee %%MDASSML%% Knoxville and has completed Level 2 Vibration Institute Certification.
Vowell will be part of the application engineering team for customer technical support. His duties will include product training and providing expertise and technical documentation.
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