Read about who has been promoted or hired and what companies are working together or merging.

Chromalox Acquires Ogden Manufacturing

Chromalox, Pittsburgh, a manufacturer of electric heat and control products, acquired Ogden Manufacturing Co., Arlington Heights, IL. Ogden designs and manufactures electric heat and control products and creates products to meet specific customer needs. The two companies will retain their names and brand identities.

PPG Industries Names Vice President and General Manager

PPG Industries Inc., Pittsburgh, named Marc Talman vice president of packaging coatings, based in London. Also in the packaging coatings unit, Gregory Hayes was named general manager for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Watlow Expands and Names Communications Manager

Watlow Electric Manufacturing Co., St. Louis, expanded its manufacturing, sales and marketing, and research and development operations in Singapore and moved to a new facility. Also, Watlow named Catherine Burkhardt communications manager. She will direct the Watlow communications team in coordinating global marketing efforts.

Grayling Industries Invests in Improvements

Grayling Industries, Alpharetta, GA, made a $2 million investment in major equipment, process and facility improvements at its 6,000 ft2 manufacturing plant in Juarez, Mexico. Improvements include nine specialized heat-sealing machines, raw material protection and storage systems, finished goods storage and loading areas, refinishing of all interior surfaces and a plant-wide air filtration system.

Honeywell Acquires TrendView Instrumentation

Freeport,IL-based Honeywell Sensing and Control acquired United Kingdom-based TrendView Instrumentation Ltd., a manufacturer of paperless recorders and data acquisition products. TrendView's products will expand Honeywell's line of video/paperless recorders, which are used to capture and retain vital process data.

Tracer Industries Acquired by Raychem

Menlo Park, CA-based Raychem HTS, an operating unit of Tyco Flow Control, acquired Tracer Industries Inc., Houston. Tracer Industries will operate as a division of Raychem HTS and join its growing family of heat-tracing companies.

Lehnert Retires from Gusmer-Admiral

Andrew Lehnert, director of research and development, retired from Gusmer-Admiral Inc., Akron, OH, after 31 years of service. Gusmer-Admiral supplies meter, mix and dispensing equipment and turnkey systems.

Martin Promoted to President of Tucker Induction Systems Inc.

Denny Martin was promoted to president of Tucker Induction Systems Inc., Shelby Township, MI. Martin has served as vice president and general manager of Tucker Induction Systems for the last 16 years.

ViTechnology Appoints Technical Sales Engineer

ViTechnology LLC, Haverhill, MA, appointed Ray Whittier technical sales engineer for its automated optical inspection systems.

Lacana Named At-Large Memeber of IAFIS

Richard Lacana was named an at-large member of the International Association of Food Industry Suppliers (IAFIS), McLean, VA, board of directors. Lacana is vice president/general manager, global packaging machinery business for International Papers/Evergreen Packaging Equipment, Cedar Rapids, IA. Also, IAFIS released the 2000 edition of its membership directory. The directory provides the latest information about IAFIS member companies, including company information and key personnel.

PED Technologies Has Moved

PED Technologies Inc. has moved to a new facility. The staff can be reached at 2200 Arbor Tech Drive, Hebron, KY 41048; phone: (859) 647-0980; fax: (859) 647-1015.

Lucidi Chosen as TAPPI Chairman

Gerard J. Lucidi, general manager of Marsden Inc., Pennsauken, NJ, was selected chairman for the Delaware Valley Local Section of the Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI), Atlanta.

Dresselhaus Sworn in as Director of DOE

Dr. Mildred S. Dresselhaus was sworn in as director of the Department of Energy's Office of Science, Washington.

Evans Retires, Ends 40-Year Career

Effective October 31, Gorton M. Evans will retire as president and chief executive officer of Consolidated Papers Inc., Wisconsin Rapids, WI. His retirement marks the conclusion of a 40-year career in the paper industry.

Fieldbus Foundation President Retires

John Pittman, president and CEO of Fieldbus Foundation, Austin, TX, retired August 31. He will continue to serve the foundation in a consulting role. In addition, Fieldbus Foundation named Chris Allen director of European operations.

ESP-Plus Online Pump Selection Accessed for Record 100,000th Time

Morton Grove, IL-based Bell & Gossett's ESP-Plus online pump selection program was accessed for the 100,000th time in early summer. Ross Laird of Giffels Associates, a Canadian engineering company, was the 100,000th user. In recognition, Bell & Gossett presented him with a Palm Pilot Vx.