Places & Faces (August 2004)
John Atanasio was appointed president of the Warminster, Pa.-based Equipment Division of Alfa Laval Inc. Atanasio has been with Alfa Laval since 1982 and served most recently as president of the Parts and Service Division since 2001.
Tony Ward was promoted to president of Marietta, Ga.-based NuTemp Inc., a specialist rental company leasing chillers, heaters and other temporary process equipment.
Cheektowaga, N.Y.-based ITT Industries has appointed Bay Industrial, Delta, British Columbia, as its exclusive sales representative for ITT Standard heat transfer products in the province of British Columbia.
George Fischer Piping Systems Ltd., Tustin, Calif., was named a recipient of Intel Corp.'s 2003 Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement (SCQI) Award, Intel's highest honor for its suppliers, for outstanding commitment to quality and performance by suppliers that provide products and services deemed essential to Intel's success. The company was given the award for its efforts in supplying the Santa Clara, Calif., electronics giant with thermoplastic piping systems. To qualify for SCQI status, suppliers must score at least 95 percent on a report card that assesses performance and ability to meet cost, quality, availability, delivery, technology and responsiveness goals. George Fischer Piping Systems Ltd. and 15 additional SCQI award winners were honored at a celebration in Burlingame, Calif.
Auburn Manufacturing Inc., Mechanic Falls, Maine, a manufacturer of high performance fabrics and textiles for extreme-temperature industrial applications, was certified to the ISO 9001:2000 standard.
Gems Sensors, Plainville, Conn., has acquired Venture Measurement Co. LLC, Spartanburg, S.C., producer of the Bindicator, Niagara, Aaliant and Levelite brands of level and flow measurement products for the process industries.
Cooper Wiring Devices, Long Island City, N.Y., appointed Daniel J. Hilinski vice president, human resources.
Moore Industries-International Inc., North Hills, Calif., a manufacturer of process control instrumentation, has opened a sales and service office in Bahrain. The office will support Moore Industries' expanding customer base in the Middle East by providing localized customer support. Nabil Nader will serve as director of the new office and will be responsible for developing sales channel, OEM and technology partnerships.