Places & Faces (September 2002)
At its meeting in June, the board of directors of Eclipse Inc., Rockford, Ill., elected Douglas C. Perks as its chairman. Douglas joined Eclipse in 1977 and held other positions before being named president and CEO in 1990, a position he will maintain. Douglas succeeds A. Campbell Perks, who served as chairman of the board from 1970 to 2002. Campbell, who previously had served as president from 1950 to 1970, will continue to serve as a director on the board.
Customers of Alfa Laval, Richmond, Va., can receive help with heat exchanger, decanter and separator questions from the company's Help Desk by calling (866) 253-2528. Callers speak directly to the Warminster-Pa.-based technical support staff, which is available during regular business hours and backed by an emergency service during nonbusiness hours.
Houston-based InterCorr International partnered with US Filter, New Brighton, Mich., to provide a special version of InterCorr's SmartCHx for heat exchanger monitoring or corrosion rates, scaling and fouling tendencies. Visit www.buychx.com.
Mark R. Rosenzweig, formerly CEO of BOC Edwards America, Wilmington, Mass., succeeded Paul J. van der Wansem as president of CEO of BTU International, North Billerica, Mass. Mr. van der Wansem continues as chairman of the board of directors of thermal processing equipment supplier.
Following the restructuring of its Resins and Additives and Industrial Products business unit, Solutia Inc., St. Louis, appointed Dale Kline to the new position of global business director for specialty fluids. Kline will have responsibility for business management and development, sales and technical service of the company's two specialty fluids product lines: Therminol heat transfer fluid for industrial processes and Skydrol hydraulic fluids for aviation.
Industrial Heating and Finishing Co. Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Vulcan Engineering Co., Helena, Ala., is relocating its office and manufacturing facility to One Vulcan Drive, Helena, Ala., from its present facility in Pelham, Ala. The new facility will have 80,000ft2 of combined office and manufacturing space, nearly double the existing facility.
Winters Instruments, Buffalo, N.Y., has acquired Rhomberg (Pty) Ltd., a manufacturer of industrial instrumentation and automation located in Cape Town, South Africa. Rhomberg (Pty) Ltd. originated as two separate organizations: Control Instruments Gauge and Rhomberg Electronics. In a related transaction, Winters Instruments also acquired Rhomberg Electronica, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Rhomberg Electronica distributes electronic products for industrial applications.
Arthur E. Cote., P.E., was promoted to the new position of executive vice president of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Quincy, Mass.
A manufacturer of power conversion products for thermal processing equipment, Warner Power LLC, Warner, N.H., has acquired Daykin Electric Corp., Livonia, Mich., a manufacturer transformers, transformer disconnects and power supplies. A nationwide network of distributors will continue to handle Daykin's sales and marketing. Deborah Justin, formerly sales manager for Daykin, was promoted to vice president and general manager and will be responsible for all Daykin operations.
The board of directors for the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), Rosslyn, Va., elected four board members at its July meeting. They are Thomas N. McCausland, president and CEO of Siemens Medical Solutions; Kenneth Honeycutt, president and CEO of Acuity Lighting Group; Gregory B. Kenny, president and CEO of General Cable; and James L. Packard, chairman and CEO of Regal-Beloit.
University of California-Berkeley is offering graduate-level courses as a part of the ASME Virtual Campus, an online learning program that offers engineering, technical and business-related studies. The online training is a part of the American Society of Manufacturing Engineers' continuing education program. Other graduate schools with online learning agreements with ASME include Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Washington-Seattle, University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign, University of South Carolina, Stevens Institute of Technology (N.J.) and New Jersey Institute of Technology.