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UNOVA fields new team, scheme. (Presstime Notes).

There's a new name for the recently announced merger of the operations of Cincinnati Machine and Lamb Technicon--UNOVA Manufacturing Technologies. Jim Herrman will be the president of the new company and will assume direct responsibility for all global operations, in addition to his current responsibilities for Landis Grinding Systems. He will continue to report to Larry Brady, IJNOVA chairman and CEO.

Gerald Budde has been named vice president of finance and administration. Doug Harmon will be vice president of engineering; Dan Janka will be vice president of sales and marketing, and Dave Nowicki will be vice president of manufacturing. Messrs. Budde, Janka, Harmon, and Nowicki will report to Herrman.

Under consolidation plans announced earlier, global employment within UNOVA's Industrial Automation Systems group is expected to be reduced by at least 15 percent by the end of 2003. Production of the company's horizontal machining centers and cellular systems will be transferred to facilities in the Detroit area. Production of Cincinnati's vertical machining centers and turning centers will remain in the United Kingdom.

Cincinnati Plus value-added services, as well as production of Cincinnati's advanced composites and machining equipment serving aerospace customers, will remain in the Cincinnati, OH, area, to be eventually relocated to more modern facilities. Lamb Technicon will consolidate its metal cutting and body assembly systems operations to facilities in the Detroit area. Also Lamb Technicon's operations in Mildenhall, England, and Cincinnati Machine's activities in Birmingham, England, will be integrated into a unified management structure. Lamb's operation in Remscheid, Germany (Honsberg Lamb) will reduce its capacity.

UNOVA anticipates it will incur significant charges primarily against its fourth quarter 2002 operating results related to workforce reductions, relocations, rationalization of facilities, and the transfer of product lines.
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Date:Dec 1, 2002
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