Nidec Press & Automation announces global reorganisation

David Winch, chief executive officer for Nidec Press & Automation and Nidec Minster Corporation, has announced organisational changes designed to align the company with a global Market Segment growth and support strategy.

A subsidiary of the Nidec Shimpo Corporation, headquartered in Kyoto, Japan, Nidec Minster’s ongoing acquisition strategy has created the synergistic Nidec Press & Automation group of companies, offering world class metal forming machinery and services.

Nidec Press & Automation (NP&A) includes Nidec Minster, in Minster, Ohio, USA; Nidec Arisa in Navarrete, Spain; Nidec Vamco in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Nidec Kyori in Kyoto, Japan; and Nidec SYS in Grafenau, Germany. NP&A products include the industry’s most comprehensive selection of mechanical and servo stamping presses; high speed automation machinery; controls; and integrated solutions. In addition to shared global manufacturing facilities, NP&A operates Customer Service Centers in Minster, Ohio; Navarrete, Spain; Grafenau, Germany; Querétaro, Mexico; Ningbo, China; Peiting, Germany; and São Palo, Brazil.

“The market-driven approach will enhance our customer focus and refine our product development, management, engineering, sales, project management, and marketing efforts,” Winch said. “Our markets currently include: Container; Automotive and Contract; EV and Electrical Motor; and the High Speed market.”

Winch has tapped leadership for each of the Market Segments, designed to focus growth and product response on a global level.

Nidec Minster president, Ron Arling, will assume the new role of NP&A chief administrative officer while continuing as NP&A chief financial officer.

Steve Gruber has been named NP&A executive vice president, Global Service, and will oversee NP&A’s extensive service and part operations.

Nidec Vamco CEO, Bryan Gentile, has been named NP&A vice president and global EV/electrical motor market segment leader. Greg Stueve assumes the role of NP&A vice president and global container market segment leader.

The position of NP&A European high speed market segment leader will be filled by Wolfgang Biewald, who will also serve as the Nidec SYS CEO. Diego Ariznavarreta will assume the role of director, Automotive/Contract Market Segment for the regions of Europe, Asia and South America. Joel Wuebker will be taking on the role of director, Automotive/Contract Market Segment for North America.

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