Renishaw Inc. appoints president

Published
January 30, 2020 - 12:45pm
Denis Zayia

West Dundee, IL – January 29, 2020 – Renishaw Inc., a precision engineering and manufacturing technologies company, announced the appointment of Denis Zayia to the position of President of its USA operations. The appointment was effective January 1, 2020.

A 33-year industry veteran, Mr. Zayia started with Renishaw as Coordinate Measuring Machine Business Manager in 1995 and became National Sales Manager for Industrial Metrology in 2008. His previous role was Vice President Sales and Marketing, where he was responsible for Renishaw's line of Industrial Metrology and Additive Manufacturing products. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Mr. Zayia replaces Howard Salt, who, while turning over the responsibilities of day-to-day operations, will continue to provide valuable service to the organization as Senior Business Manager Encoder Systems.

“Renishaw has been developing industry-changing products and end-to-end solutions for over 40 years,” Mr. Zayia said. “Our first product was a touch-trigger probe, which was developed to solve a manufacturing problem on Concorde engines. Today, we are helping manufacturers driven by the goals of Industry 4.0 with a wide range of technologies including additive, motion control, healthcare, spectroscopy, quality assurance and process control. I am incredibly excited about the opportunity to lead the organization through its next phase of growth.”

Related Glossary Terms

  • metrology

    metrology

    Science of measurement; the principles on which precision machining, quality control and inspection are based. See precision machining, measurement.

  • process control

    process control

    Method of monitoring a process. Relates to electronic hardware and instrumentation used in automated process control. See in-process gaging, inspection; SPC, statistical process control.

  • quality assurance ( quality control)

    quality assurance ( quality control)

    Terms denoting a formal program for monitoring product quality. The denotations are the same, but QC typically connotes a more traditional postmachining inspection system, while QA implies a more comprehensive approach, with emphasis on “total quality,” broad quality principles, statistical process control and other statistical methods.

  • turning

    turning

    Workpiece is held in a chuck, mounted on a face plate or secured between centers and rotated while a cutting tool, normally a single-point tool, is fed into it along its periphery or across its end or face. Takes the form of straight turning (cutting along the periphery of the workpiece); taper turning (creating a taper); step turning (turning different-size diameters on the same work); chamfering (beveling an edge or shoulder); facing (cutting on an end); turning threads (usually external but can be internal); roughing (high-volume metal removal); and finishing (final light cuts). Performed on lathes, turning centers, chucking machines, automatic screw machines and similar machines.

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