Chr. Hansen appointed Søren Westh Lonning as new CFO. He was previously managing director, responsible for South West Europe, and vice president of finance for the EMEA region at Chr. Hansen.

Cimcorp Group, a manufacturer of turnkey robotic gantry-based order fulfillment and tire handling solutions, announced CEO Doug Pickard’s retirement from Cimcorp Automation Ltd. Pickard led the company, which he co-founded as RMT Robotics Ltd., for nearly 35 years. Rick Trigatti, previously operations manager, was promoted to president of the company’s North American subsidiary.

Jon Peters was appointed president of Beneo Inc. He leads the company’s business for the Americas Region (United States, Canada, Mexico and South America) from the U.S. headquarters in New Jersey. 

Shimadzu Corp. named Katsuaki Kaito president of Shimadzu Scientific Instrument (SSI). Kaito will be responsible for all sales and management functions for SSI, the American subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp. (Kyoto, Japan). He takes the place of former SSI president Shuzo Maruyama, who was promoted to general manager of the analytical and measuring division.

Greg Coil joined M.G. Newell as the director of engineering for its Greensboro, N.C., division.

Netzsch Pumps North American LLC promoted Lucas Love to regional sales manager for the Southeast Region of the United States.   

Brother Gearmotors hired three new regional sales managers: Brad Brania, William (Bill) Fulton and Cory Love. The company is a division of Brother International Corp., which offers a wide range of sub-fractional AC gearmotors and reducers for the food & beverage, packaging and material handling industries.

 Steven White joined Rovema North America as business development manager.