Maxitrol Co., Southfield, Mich., a manufacturer of gas-pressure regulators, gas-modulation valves and electronic controls for gas systems, named Josh Blackmore director of sales. Blackmore is responsible for key customer accounts, researching new product markets and managing Maxitrol's regional sales force.
Ascon Corp., Batavia, Ill., has revamped www.asconcorp.com. Increased use of the Internet for quick product applications and an ever-demanding need for immediate product overview and technical information helped prompt the new design. Engineers, purchasing agents and other site visitors can access product brochures, installation and operations manuals, software downloads, career information, where to buy, and more without a mandatory registration. Users can register for periodic electronic updates and newsletters if desired. A tab menu allows quick access to pages and sections.
Marc G. Elliott was appointed president of Gencor Industries Inc., Orlando, Fla. Elliott has been involved in numerous positions and responsibilities within Gencor Industries for the past 17 years, including vice president, marketing; president, General Combustion; and most recently, president, Construction Equipment Group. E.J. Elliott, former president, remains chairman of the board and CEO.
Minneapolis-based Honeywell acquired Tridium Inc., a privately held software-development company based in Richmond, Va., with subsidiaries in London and Singapore. Tridium will continue to operate as a separate business entity within Honeywell's Environmental and Combustion Controls (ECC) business.
Tridium invented Niagara Framework, a software framework that integrates diverse systems and devices -- regardless of manufacturer, communication standard or software -- into a unified platform that is managed and controlled in real time over the Internet or intranet using a standard Web browser. System integrators use Niagara to provide solutions without regard for specific protocols, products or technologies. Manufacturers adopt the Niagara Framework technology to move their products to the web, reduce development time, migrate legacy systems, and develop new service offerings.