Finland-based global welding automation manufacturer Pemamek Oy named Michael Bell director of sales for its North American subsidiary Pemamek LLC. Pemamek provides welding automation technology and integrated manufacturing solutions to a wide range of industries including shipbuilding, heavy fabrication, oil and gas, wind energy, and boiler manufacturing. The company offers welding positioners, column and boom units, roller beds, and robotic solutions as well as proprietary PEMA WeldControl programming and control software.
Bell will support sales of PEMA brand equipment and solutions throughout North America from U.S. locations in Cincinnati, Ohio, and Houston. Bell previously was the director of operations at automation equipment and software manufacturer Fastems LLC.
“I am delighted to be leading Pemamek in the launch of our North American sales efforts,” Bell said.
He added that Pemamek will be building on its successful shipyard automation solutions and helping welding fabricators be competitive with economical workpiece and welding automation equipment.
“PEMA’s emerging technologies in panel production are making it an affordable proposition to invest in for fabricators who are welding panel structures in the railcar, ship/boat building, off/on road trailer manufacturers and many other industries,” he said. “Pemamek is proud to be on the cutting edge of welding automation and helping the industry become safer, more productive and create more consistent production results.”