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  • 23 Jan 2014

XOL Automation chairman joins Unilux board of directors

XOL Automation chairman Marcel Hage has joined the board of directors of Unilux

XOL Automation chairman Marcel Hage has joined the board of directors of Unilux, a designer and manufacturer of strobe lights for surface inspection in the metals, printing/converting and papermaking industries.

XOL Automation is a diversified engineering company serving industrial/manufacturing companies in the MENA region. Before joining XOL Automation, Hage was president and chief operating officer of Maxcess International, the parent company of Fife, Tidland and MAGPOWR that are represented by XOL Automation. He has also served as vice-president of sales and marketing at Cleveland Machine Controls.

Hage is also chief executive officer of Four Quadrants, a consulting firm specializing in mergers and acquisitions, strategic business planning and development, corporate restructuring and global expansion, and director of, an e-commerce platform that provides consumer products and services in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Australia.

He said the continuing development of Unilux's LED-based strobe lights opens up many new inspection possibilities, especially the ability to custom-design inspection systems to meet very specific production needs.

 ‘I have a deep appreciation for Unilux's innovations in industrial inspection technology,’ Hage said.

‘Materials, production processes and end products are constantly evolving – some faster than others – and Unilux is positioned to stay ahead of those changes by developing or acquiring the products industry needs.

‘The dynamics of international business development and sales platforms require agile companies with financial strength that can become strategic partners with their customers. I am looking forward to working with Unilux to meet all of these challenges and expanding its role in the industrial world.’

Mike Simonis, Unilux president, said: ‘Marcel is an outstanding addition to our corporate advisory and management team and sets us up for a major growth effort.

‘We will deploy his highly respected technical and financial expertise in our core industries to help us acquire and develop complementary products and services for new and existing customers. We believe the time is right to look at both organic and acquisition growth to leverage our global distribution network and loyal customer base.’