Wildlife Society exec joins SFI board
Jonathan Haufler, president-elect of The Wildlife Society, has been elected to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative’s (SFI’s) board.
“I’ve followed SFI as it grew into a highly credible system for assuring sound and publicly supported forest management,” said Haufler. “I’m pleased to have this opportunity to assist in maintaining the quality and integrity of the SFI program as it continues to adapt and adjust to new information and new challenges.”
Haufler is also executive director of the Ecosystem Management Research Institute and previously worked as the manager of Wildlife and Ecology Programs for Boise Cascade Corp. and as a professor of Wildlife Ecology at Michigan State University.
The Wildlife Society strives to manage, conserve and study wildlife populations and habitats, actively manage forests, conserve wetlands, restore endangered species, conserve wildlife on private and public lands, resolve wildlife damage and disease problems, and enhance biological diversity.
DR Power Equipment takes part in 2013 Manufacturing Day
DR Power Equipment was one of over 800 manufacturers taking part in 2013 Manufacturing Day. The company hosted students and community members at its manufacturing facility in Winooski, Vt., for an in-depth look into its operations.
Visitors learned about engineering, manufacturing and shipping at DR Power Equipment, as well as the company’s machines, which are all built by hand by the manufacturing team.
The event was largely geared toward local high school and tech students, who had an interest in manufacturing careers.
Manufacturing Day is a nationwide event aimed at raising awareness and educating the public about the industry. The event is organized by the Fabricators and Manufacturers Association, International; the National Association of Manufacturers; the Manufacturing Extension Partnership; and the Manufacturing Institute.
James Pinto joins board of directors at Scovill Fasteners
James Pinto has been appointed as the newest member of Scovill Fasteners’ board of directors. Pinto is an executive with The Gores Group, Scovill’s parent company.
“I’m pleased to have someone of Jim’s caliber and experience join our board, and am excited for our team’s opportunity to work with him," said Craig Stoudt, Scovill CEO. “Over the last several months, Scovill has made tremendous progress as we have transitioned our organization forward by focusing internally on operational improvement and externally on providing the best possible experience for our customers. Jim’s background in operations and experience with best-in-class organizations will provide us with valuable insight as we continue our transformation and growth."
Pinto has performed in various operational and supply chain capacities for various aerospace and industrial businesses. His previous employers included Textron Lycoming, Greenlee Textron, Textron Fluid and Power and Tyco International. He also carries Six Sigma Greenbelt and Champion Certifications.
Scovill is a manufacturer of closures and fasteners for various markets, ranging from apparel to sporting goods, military, marine and medical.
“I look forward to partnering with Craig and the Scovill leadership team,” said Pinto. “The business has made significant progress during the past year, and I look forward to assisting the team with continued top-line growth and operational improvements.”