Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence Production Software Business hires four new members

November 19, 2019 - 09:30am

The Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence Production Software Business has hired four new team members in support of its metalcutting software, including EDGECAM, SURFCAM and WORKNC. Customer Service Representatives Kristi Adeleke and Anita Pilarski, Applications Engineer Mike Rowe, and Account Manager Michael Skerjance will provide support and facilitate services for new and existing metalcutting customers.

Kristi Adeleke

Kristi Adeleke graduated from Colorado Technical University in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, and most recently worked as a sales representative for a titanium and alloy metals-processing company. “I’m excited to leverage my sales and customer service skills, as well as my experience in the metals industry, to help production software customers reach their business goals,” she said.

Anita Pilarski

Anita Pilarski graduated from Hennepin Technical College in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, with degrees in printing and desktop publishing. She has specialized in several different disciplines in the printing field, in which she gained experience as a sales service coordinator.

Mike Rowe

Mike Rowe has accrued more than 30 years of experience in the manufacturing industry and brings to his new role a background that includes hands-on manual and CNC machining, CAD and CAM expertise, as well as experience with lean manufacturing, time studies, job estimation and customer relations.

Rowe earned an MBA and a bachelor’s degree in organizational management from Bluffton University in Bluffton, Ohio. Additionally, he completed an associate’s degree in mechanical engineering technology, as well as CNC certification, at Edison Community College in Piqua, Ohio. For more than 17 years, he has taught at Edison Community College in the school’s engineering/manufacturing department.

Michael Skerjance attended Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, where he studied business entrepreneurship, sales and marketing. He worked for an automotive prototype supplier for the past four years, during which time he gained experience operating CNC machinery. His background also includes seven years of account management with various companies.

“My position affords me the opportunity to apply my manufacturing knowledge in service of our customers, who face a unique array of challenges that continue to evolve,” Skerjance said. “It’s great to be part of a team that’s dedicated to helping our customers become as successful as we know they can be.”

Related Glossary Terms

  • computer numerical control ( CNC)

    computer numerical control ( CNC)

    Microprocessor-based controller dedicated to a machine tool that permits the creation or modification of parts. Programmed numerical control activates the machine’s servos and spindle drives and controls the various machining operations. See DNC, direct numerical control; NC, numerical control.

  • computer-aided design ( CAD)

    computer-aided design ( CAD)

    Product-design functions performed with the help of computers and special software.

  • computer-aided manufacturing ( CAM)

    computer-aided manufacturing ( CAM)

    Use of computers to control machining and manufacturing processes.

  • lean manufacturing

    lean manufacturing

    Companywide culture of continuous improvement, waste reduction and minimal inventory as practiced by individuals in every aspect of the business.

  • metalcutting ( material cutting)

    metalcutting ( material cutting)

    Any machining process used to part metal or other material or give a workpiece a new configuration. Conventionally applies to machining operations in which a cutting tool mechanically removes material in the form of chips; applies to any process in which metal or material is removed to create new shapes. See metalforming.


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