Find out who's making the industry headlines this month.

Dave Kuipers was named director of international sales for Reading Bakery Systems, Robesonia, Pa. His responsibilities include directing international sales efforts and continuing to develop the worldwide network of agents that represents Reading Bakery Systems and its division, Thomas L. Green Biscuit & Cracker Systems.

Scott Homschek joined Danser Inc., Parkersburg, W.V., as a sales representative. Homschek will serve current and prospective clients of the industrial heating and process systems manufacturer in western Pennsylvania and surrounding territories.

Bonnie Kern-Koskela was appointed chairman of the board and CEO of Maxitrol Co., Southfield, Mich. She is responsible for overall corporate policies, financial management of the company and day-to-day supervision of all departments. She remains as senior vice president of affiliate Mertik Maxitrol GmbH & Co., Thale, Germany.

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Minneapolis-based Aeromix Systems Inc. appointed Guido Michelutti as regional sales manager.

BTU International, North Billerica, Mass., appointed Bill Brunstedt as director of sales, Asia-Pacific. He has been with BTU for 18 years, and prior to his new position, he was western regional sales manager.

Minneapolis-based Karl Dungs Inc. added three positions for regional sales manager: Mark Hutchins is based out of Detroit and primarily handles territories in the Northeast; Richard Williams is based in Atlanta and covers the Southeast; and Chad Sime is based in Minneapolis and covers Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas and the western half of Missouri.

Danaher Corp., Gurnee, Ill., a maker of process and environmental controls and tools, agreed to buy Raytek Corp., Santa Cruz, Calif., a producer of infrared thermometers and thermal profiling systems, for roughly $75 million. Raytek will become a part of Danaher's Electronic Test and Measurement business.

Montvale, N.J.-based ei3 Corp., a provider of real-time engineering and web-enabled data acquisition and reporting software, now provides 24/7 real-time engineering support to customers of C.A. Litzler Co. Inc., Cleveland. In the event of a process line problem, Litzler customers will receive instant technical support. A direct connection to customers' process machine controls enables ei3's engineers to troubleshoot and solve process line problems quickly and efficiently.

Eagle Stainless Tube & Fabrication Inc., Franklin, Mass., supplier of stainless steel products, received ISO 9001:2000, which sets progressive standards that focus on customer satisfaction and continual improvement as well as quality assurance.

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.

Metal Powder Industries Federation, Princeton, N.J., offers its "2002 PM2 Buyers Guide," which provides the manufacturing, materials and product capabilities of 132 manufacturers of P/M parts, subassemblies and shapes made from ferrous and nonferrous powders in addition to advanced particulate materials and refractory metals. Call (609) 452-7700 or visit

Wellsville Foundry Inc., Wellsville, Ohio, earned top recognition in American Foundry Society's 2nd Annual Casting Contest for its class 35 heat exchanger casting produced in the no-bake sand molding process. The component, which includes seven rings of 31 fins each, was previously constructed from numerous fabrications and assemblies. It was converted to a one-piece 115-lb casting that incorporates 217 0.25" fins. Because weld joints are no longer required, it does not leak.

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