Places & Faces (November 2002)
CCI Thermal Technologies Inc., Edmonton, Alb., a manufacturer of heating products and custom-engineered process heating equipment, reorganized its senior management team. Bernard C. Moore, previously senior vice president and general manager of the Caloritech division, assumes the newly created position of COO with full management responsibility for all of CCI's manufacturing facilities and sales offices. His primary objective will be to achieve the targets and goals of the company's strategic plan. Moore will continue to be based at the Oakville, Ont., facility.
In related appointments, Eric Anzinger assumed the position of senior vice president of operations and Tony Palladino assumed the position of senior vice president of sales for the company. Both Azinger and Palladino will continue to be based at the Edmonton, Alb. facility. Also, A.N. (Allan) McKellar was appointed vice president of sales at the company's Thermal Systems Products division in Greensburg, Ind.
M-E-C Co., Neodesha, Kan., expanded its laboratory drying capabilities for the processing industry to include flash tube dryer testing as well as rotary drum dryer testing.
Comdel Inc., Gloucester, Mass., a radio frequency (RF) power supplies maker, chose DAL Engineering, Singapore, Malaysia, to represent Comdel's RF and DC products and services in Singapore and the surrounding region.
In other Comdel news, Jim Usher was named director of business development. In this newly created position, Usher will manage Comdel's long-term strategic business development plans as well as overall sales, marketing and customer relations operations.
Yokogawa Corp. of America will move its systems division headquarters from Atlanta to Houston to focus on core hydrocarbon markets such as oil, gas, petrochemical and chemicals. North American headquarters will remain in Atlanta. As a result of Yokogawa's divestiture in its refrigerant detection product line in February 2002, the company will sell the smaller of its two Atlanta manufacturing facilities.
Radiant Technology Corp., Fullerton, Calif., a supplier of thermal process systems for electronics and technology industries, was awarded ISO 9001:2000 registration.
Thermion Systems International, Stratford, Conn., opened its first U.S. design and manufacturing facility on 55 Old South Ave. in Stratford. The 10,500 ft2 facility produces industrial heaters.
Leesburg, Va.-based Eurotherm, an Invensys company, consolidated the sales and marketing activities of four business units. The management of Action Instruments, Barber-Colman, Eurotherm Chessell and Eurotherm Controls has been centralized in Eurotherm's Leesburg facility. The field sales for these four units also have been combined. The new sales force will handle the product lines of all four units, offering customers a range of control solutions.
Osram Sylvania, Exeter, N.H., promoted Francis J. Santiago to executive vice president and general manager of precision materials and components worldwide. At the same time, Santiago was named a member of the Osram Sylvania executive committee.
Eagle Stainless Tube & Fabrication Inc., Franklin, Mass., a supplier of stainless steel products, received ISO 9001:2000 certification.
William G. Dukek, who is retired from Exxon Research and Engineering Co., Linden, N.J., was awarded the 2002 George V. Dryoff Award of Honorary ASTM D02 Membership. Given for outstanding achievement in the field of petroleum products and lubricants, the ASTM International award recognizes significant contributions in several areas, including analytic methods, physical testing methods and performance testing methods.
Melcor Corp., Trenton, N.J., offers a 52-page catalog of thermoelectric products, heat sinks, controllers, software, power supplies and thermal compounds. "Melcor Thermal Solutions" highlights Thermal Analysis System software, a result of Melcor teaming up with Harvard Thermal Inc., Harvard, Mass. Download a free demo from the company's web site at www.melcor.com.
ConocoPhillips, Houston, completed the merger of Conoco Inc. and Phillips Petroleum Co. following clearance by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission on August 30. Shareholders of both companies and all U.S. foreign regulatory authorities cleared the merger earlier this year. ConocoPhillips is the third largest integrated U.S. energy company. It has net proved reserves of 8.7 billion barrels of oil equivalent (BOE), daily oil and natural gas production of 1.7 million BOE, and a refining capacity of 2.6 million barrels/day. Its assets are $75 billion.