Cefla North America has hired Jim Bueneman as sales area manager for its North Central Territory. He will take responsibility for managing accounts directly for Cefla products, as well as managing and growing the company’s distribution network within the territory. Cefla sales manager Brent Warren said, “Jim’s strengths, dedication and expertise combine to make him an excellent addition to our team. His knowledge of our industry and enduring relationships within it will serve our customers well for years to come.” As a former manufacturers’ agent for The Key Machinery Group, Bueneman provided direct sales representation for the Cefla Finishing Group and other machinery and tooling manufacturers. He also worked as sales and product manager for a leading manufacturer of systems for solid wood and panel processing, spearheading territory and product growth throughout the US and Canada. As operations manager for International Wood Products, Inc., he had direct responsibility for the manufacture and distribution of solid wood flooring and linear moldings. www.ceflaamerica.com