Places & Faces (August 2003)
Eclipse Inc., Rockford, Ill., appointed Darren Revill from Nelson, New Zealand, as a sales and service engineer in the South Asia and Pacific area. Revill has a background working in furnace design, glass production, oxy-fuel technology and general combustion engineering.
Epcon Industrial Systems LP, The Woodlands, Texas, has installed two custom engineered continuous preheating and curing ovens for Houston-based Powell Electrical Manufacturing Co. The continuous ovens and automated conveyor system are used to preheat and cure custom electric bus bar coatings. Epcon provided a turnkey solution by building and testing the system at its own 150,000 ft2 manufacturing facility and then installing all of the equipment at Powell’s plant.
Epcon also received an order from Durol Western Manufacturing, Luling, Texas, a maker of specialty rubber products for the tire Industry, for two continuous curing ovens, coating room enclosures, all electrical and process control, and an expansion/upgrade of the existing recuperative thermal oxidizer.
CCI Thermal Technologies Inc., Edmonton, Alberta, a maker of infrared and convection ovens, dryers and heaters, has achieved certification to the internationally recognized ISO 9001:2000 quality standard for quality management systems in its customer service and manufacturing locations in Edmonton, Alberta, and Oakville and Orillia, Ontario.
Robert Jacobs was appointed vice president of human resources at Omron Electronics LLC in Schaumburg, Ill. Jacobs oversees human resources for all of the company’s Western Hemisphere subsidiaries, which includes operations in Toronto, Houston and Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Robert (Bob) Yeager was named president of the process
systems business unit of Emerson Process Management, Austin, Texas.
Anthony T. Castor was appointed president and CEO of Chromalox Inc., Pittsburgh. He brings more than 25 years of business experience to the company.
BP, with North American headquarters in Warrenville, Ill., completed the installation of Austin, Texas-based Pavilion’s advanced process control and optimization technology at BP’s Marl, Germany, facility. This is the fourteenth BP site to deploy the software to more efficiently and cost effectively produce ethylbenzene and styrene products.