Methods Machine Tools Inc., a North American supplier of precision machine tools and automation, has announced two key management appointments. Company President Jerry Rex has been named president and CEO and Dale Hedberg has been promoted to vice president of operations. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementMethods’ board of directors appointed Rex to his new position after having served as president since April 2017. Prior to that, he was Methods’ chief operating officer.“Methods is pleased to appoint Jerry as president and CEO. With his strong skill set, machine tool industry knowledge and energetic management approach, we are looking forward to moving the company ahead through his continued leadership, positioning Methods as the industry’s leading supplier of machine tool technology and automation for our customers throughout North America,” said Scott McIver, Methods chairman and third-generation owner.Rex has an extensive amount of machine tool industry and leadership experience, including hands-on manufacturing, engineering, sales and executive management. He also has served for many years as a member of The Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT) board and as chairman of the board of directors of AMT until April 1, 2016. He has carried the CMTSE designation since 1997 and remains an active committee member.Spanning 40 years, Rex’s manufacturing career began with a machinist position at GE Locomotive and he steadily rose from roles in engineering and applications to production and sales management, and executive positions at manufacturers and machine tool organizations. Before joining Methods, he served as executive vice president of Concept Machine Tools. Prior to that, Rex was president of Hegman Machinery LLC, a Morris Group Co., from 2013 to 2015. For the 20 years prior he held roles including president of Morris South in Charlotte, North Carolina, vice president of Gosiger Inc. in Dayton, Ohio, and regional manager of J&H Machine Tools in Richmond, Virginia. AdvertisementMethods also has announced that Dale Hedberg has been promoted from director and national product manager to vice president of operations. Hedberg is now responsible for all of Methods’ operations including production, shipping and receiving, inside sales, trade shows and continuous improvement. A machine tool industry veteran, Hedberg has been a Methods’ employee for nearly 20 years in engineering positions, and most recently as product manager for a high-performance CNC Machining Line. Prior to Methods, Hedberg was production manager at a tooling systems company for 10 years.“Dale’s proven skills for strategically managing Methods’ product lines and a deep knowledge of Methods’ infrastructure, as well as his extensive machine tool experience, made his promotion to vice president of operations a logical one,” said Rex. “He will play a key role on our management team.”In addition to these management moves, 2018 marks the 60th anniversary of Methods’ founding. To commemorate its anniversary milestone, Methods will be hosting open houses, holding technology events and introducing new product lines throughout the year.
Watch: Rams meet with shooting victims’ families after epic win A dozen crazy numbers from the Rams’ epic 54-51 MNF win over Chiefs Rams coach Sean McVay joked that he “might need a couple of beverages to relax” after a record-breaking 54-51 victory over the Chiefs.In a game that featured 14 touchdowns and 1,001 combined yards, the Rams stretched their 2018 record to 10-1, becoming the first team to hit double figures in wins this season. “It was fun. I don’t know if I would say it was fun from a defensive standpoint but there was a lot of good football.”An exciting back-and-forth match-up and it came down to … until those final seconds ticked off you really weren’t able to breathe at all.”It was a highly competitive game and, even though there were a lot of points scored, I think there was still a lot of great play from defense and some different things, and they were responsible for a couple of points on the board.”It was a great matchup, but it was just one game and there’s a lot of football left.”We’ve got to do a great job making sure that we respond, get ourselves as healthy as possible and we’re refreshed and ready to go when we play the Lions coming back from the bye.”14 total touchdowns.1,001 combined yards.The highest scoring game in #MNF history.The @RamsNFL won a mega matchup @Chiefs that MORE than lived up to the hype! #KCvsLAR pic.twitter.com/XrNZOBJ64I— NFL (@NFL) November 20, 2018The Rams dedicated the victory to the first-responders and victims involved in recent tragedies in California, including the wildfires and the Borderline Bar mass shooting in Thousand Oaks.”I think they wanted to use this game as a chance to try and give some relief to some of the people that have gone through a lot of things, whether it’s people with the fires or some of the shooting victims,” McVay said. And McVay conceded he may need some help to come down from the adrenaline of such a frantic game — the first in NFL history to see both teams surpass 50 points.”It was a whirlwind,” McVay said. “I feel like I might need a couple of beverages to relax, but it was great. This is what you love so much about the game. Related News “I think it’s about being a representation of this community in the right way, with the way that we compete, the way that they stay connected and stay together.”Those things are a lot bigger than a game but I think that our guys wanted to be able to put a good product out there and represent the community in the right way.”I think they did that.”