Jeffrey DeWitt, Maxitrol Co.

Southfield, Mich.-basedMaxitrol Co., a manufacturer of gas-pressure regulators and electronic gas-modulation systems, namedJohn Schlachtervice president, research and development andJeffrey DeWittdirector of production engineering. Schlachter will head Maxitrol's new department for research and development, focusing on product development and existing product redesign. DeWitt's responsibilities include management of production engineering, design/tooling operations and the quality assurance department.

Kengo Saikiwas appointed president ofRKC America, South Bend, Ind. RKC America, a subsidiary ofRKC Instruments, Tokyo, is responsible for sales and distribution of RKC Instruments' temperature and process controls for North and South America. Saiki was formerly domestic sales manager in Japan within RKC Instruments before becoming president of the Americas subsidiary.Naoki Nakamura, the previous president, will return to Japan after a transitional period.

Heather Rhodes, Watlow

St. Louis-basedWatlow, a manufacturer of heaters, controllers and temperature sensors, namedHeather Rhodesmarketing communications manager. She will report directly toDan Sparks, director of heater product management.

A manufacturer of electric heating and control systems,Indeeco, St. Louis, appointedJohn Eulichpresident and CEO. He will be in charge of setting the company's direction as well as overseeing all facets of its daily operation.

Grieve Corp., Palatine, Ill., expanded its ovens and furnaces catalog to more than 100 pages and added coverage on new equipment, new market applications and details on the expanded factory trained sales representative network. To request a copy, visit

Williamson Corp., Concord, Mass., released an eight-page catalog describing its noncontact temperature measurement systems. Products include single- and dual-wavelength systems as well as two-wire transmitters. To download a copy, visit

Everett, Wash.-basedMetermanis droppingWavetekfrom its brand name and will now market its products asMeterman Test Tools. For more information, visit the new web site,

GeoCorp. Inc., Huron, Ohio, issued a brochure detailing its thermocouple product line. To request a copy, visit

William Hoffmann, a computer-aided drafting designer in the engineering department of Northbrook, Ill.-basedVulcanium Corp., has passed theCertified Electroplater Finisherexam and earned the right to use the CEF designation as part of his professional title.PH