Places & Faces (May 2003)
Megtec Systems, DePere, Wis., a unit of Sequa Corp., New York, named Mohit Uberoi executive vice president of operations. Megtec¿s current president and general manager, Alan Fiers, plans to retire at the end of May, and Uberoi will succeed him in those roles in June.
Solvay Solexis, Thorofare, N.J., named Ray Bastnagel as global marketing manager for semiconductors. Prior to the appointment, Bastnagel was business development manager for all melt-processable fluoropolymers.
Olathe, Kan.-based Burger & Brown Engineering Inc. celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. The company manufactures a line of proprietary products for injection molders.
Refractory products supplier Zircar Ceramics Inc., Florida, N.Y., appointed Chris Decker to international sales engineer.
Mokon, Buffalo, N.Y., appointed Gary Sanders of HS&S Plastic Machinery, Vancouver, Wash., as its representative in Idaho, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia.
Barnstead International, a material testing and laboratory equipment maker in Dubuque, Iowa, acquired the operations of Dallas-based Tempyrox Co., a maker of high temperature ovens for cleaning laboratory glassware and metal parts.
Robert F. Heran is celebrating 40 years as CEO of Cleveland-based ACE Equipment Co. Heran took over the company back in 1963 from his father-in-law George Sherrer. During the past 40 years, Heran has designed numerous pieces of equipment as well as inventing and patenting the first controlled burn-off oven in 1970. Heran continues to design new and innovative products, including the radiant tube burn off oven. Bob and his wife Jean recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary and both still attend many conventions across the country.
Walton/Stout Inc., Lithonia, Ga., a supplier of bulk material-handling and drying systems, appointed Gene Ayers as field service manager.
Houston-based ConocoPhillips and Egypt¿s El Behera Natural Gas Liquefaction Co. S.A.E. have a license agreement for application of ConocoPhillips¿ proprietary liquefaction technology at a liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility to be located at Idku, Egypt. The agreement provides a license to utilize the technology for the first LNG train with an option to license a second train.