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, namedMarc Talmanvice president of packaging coatings, based in London. Also in the packaging coatings unit, Gregory Hayeswas 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 namedCatherine Burkhardtcommunications 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-basedHoneywell Sensing and Controlacquired United Kingdom-basedTrendView 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-basedRaychem HTS, an operating unit ofTyco Flow Control, acquiredTracer 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 fromGusmer-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 Martinwas promoted to president ofTucker 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, appointedRay Whittiertechnical sales engineer for its automated optical inspection systems.

Lacana Named At-Large Memeber of IAFIS

Richard Lacanawas named an at-large member of theInternational 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 ofMarsden Inc., Pennsauken, NJ, was selected chairman for the Delaware Valley Local Section of theTechnical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI), Atlanta.

Dresselhaus Sworn in as Director of DOE

Dr. Mildred S. Dresselhauswas sworn in as director of theDepartment of Energy's Office of Science, Washington.

Evans Retires, Ends 40-Year Career

Effective October 31,Gorton M. Evanswill retire as president and chief executive officer ofConsolidated 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 ofFieldbus Foundation, Austin, TX, retired August 31. He will continue to serve the foundation in a consulting role. In addition, Fieldbus Foundation namedChris Allendirector of European operations.

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

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