Places & Faces (May 2004)
St. Louis-based Watlow has added several staff members. Steve Griffith was named general manager of the company's Heater Business Group and will have overall profit-and-loss responsibility for Watlow's St. Louis, Columbia and Mexico, Mo., heater locations. Kyle Costa was appointed product manager for the non-swaged heaters line and will report to Griffith. Tony Foster was named product manager for gasline, pumpline, wirewound, foil and ceramic fiber heaters. Based in the Columbia, Mo., facility, Foster will report to Griffith. Finally, working out of Watlow's Richmond, Ill., facility, Mike Ostaffe was appointed sensors product manager.
Dupps Co., Germantown, Ohio, was named exclusive North American licensee to manufacture and sell the Keith airless dryer. The system, developed and tested in New Zealand by Keith Engineering Ltd., Sydney, Australia, uses superheated steam at atmospheric pressure as the drying medium.
Omega Engineering Inc., Stamford, Conn., has release Volume MMV Temperature Handbook, 5th Edition. It contains the company's latest technology and new products in temperature measurement and control, including thermocouples, RTDs, thermistors, infrared products, test equipment and calibration services.
Lytron Inc. has partnered with Carmichael Engineering Ltd. to open a service depot in Mississauga, Ontario, to service Lytron's system products, including its recirculating and large-capacity chillers as well as its modular cooling systems, throughout Canada. Carmichael also will provide on-site
Service across Canada through its 14 service centers. Customers should contact Lytron in Woburn, Mass., for any Canadian service need, and Lytron's service engineers will coordinate the service call.
A producer refined vegetable oils and fats, Aarhus Olie, now known as Aarhus United, installed PlantWeb digital plant architecture with DeltaV digital automation system and Foundation Fieldbus communications technology from Emerson Process Management, Austin, Texas, at its main production unit in Aar-hus, Denmark.
John Devine was promoted to vice president, sales and marketing, at Fireye Inc., Derry, N.H.
Paul Hofman has joined Vulcanium Corp., Northbrook, Ill., as CFO.