Places & Faces (November 2001)
Food Engineering Corp. , Minneapolis, appointed Bob Reis to vice president of sales and marketing. He has 12 years of experience in the food processing industry with FEC.
JBI, Osseo, Wis., a manufacturer of ovens, washers and control equipment, achieved ISO 9001 certification for every function in its headquarters. The 20-month certification process required the dedicated effort of JBI's entire staff to achieve the quality standards established by ISO.
Watlow Electric Mfg. Co. , St. Louis, appointed Steve Desloge to its board of directors. Desloge joined Watlow in 1996 and has served as CFO for five years. He will retain that position in addition to his new responsibilities as a board member.
Mokon Div., Protective Enclosures Co. , Buffalo, N.Y., completed compliance with all required CE directives for export to and use of Mokon equipment in the European Economic Area. As part of its continuing focus on safety, Mokon machinery is designed to meet regulations for the following directives: machinery, EMC, low voltage and pressure equipment.
Radiant Technology Corp., Fullerton, Calif., named Dr. David Crain as vice president of marketing. Crain is responsible for reinforcing RTC's position in the marketplace and growing RTC into the needs of its customers.
Chantell Laing joined Chilworth Technology Inc. , Monmouth Junction, N.J., as a process safety specialist. Her areas of expertise include electrical area classification, fire and explosion hazard assessment, fire and explosion prevention and protection, gas and vapor flammability hazards, dust explosion hazards, thermal stability hazards, electrostatic hazards and process reliability analysis.
Spectronics Corp. , Westbury, N.Y., appointed Nancy Clausen as marketing specialist for the company's worldwide line of Spectroline leak detection products. Clausen will coordinate the company's new product planning and promotions, and will oversee all trade show activities and lead generation programs.
Comdel Inc. , Gloucester, Mass., entered an agreement with Sanki Planning Co. Ltd. to expand Comdel's business opportunities and increase customer service and support in Japan.
American Association for Laboratory Accreditation accredited Industronics Service Co. , South Windsor, Conn., for technical competence in the calibration field. Industronics has met the requirements of ISO/IEC Guide 25-1990 "General Requirements for the Competence of Calibration and Testing Laboratories." The scope of accreditation includes temperature, dew point, vacuum, DC volts, DC current, time and pH.
Sermatech Surface Engineering, Limerick, Pa., named Sol Zittrer as regional sales manager for its Southwest region. In his new position, Zittrer is responsible for managing the region's existing sales force and network of authorized sales reps and distributors for the company's fluoropolymer coatings, linings and vessel accessories business.
PolyScience, Niles, Ill., a manufacturer of constant temperature equipment, expanded its operations and now offers turnkey manufacturing capabilities to OEM and private label partners. The most common application of the company's capabilities is the design and manufacture of electromechanical assemblies used in a range of industries.
Northbrook, IL-based Interconnection Technology Research Institute's board of directors voted unanimously to dissolve the institute, effective August 31. The consortium was founded in 1994 to conduct research and development to advance the North American electronic interconnection industry.
Multiaqua Inc., Miramar, Fla., a manufacturer of 3-, 4- and 5-ton self-contained air-cooled chillers and reverse cycle chillers, entered an agreement with W.L. Terpening Inc., Albuquerque, N.M., for representation of the line in New Mexico.
Dr. James H. O'Mara and Marvin F. Smith share the 2001 George V. Dryoff Award and honorary membership in the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) Committee D02 on Petroleum Products and Lubricants. The men have received the award for their outstanding achievement in the field of petroleum products and lubricants.