Places & Faces (January 2006)
January 31, 2006
Southfield, Mich.-based Maxitrol Co., a manufacturer of gas-pressure regulators and electronic gas-modulation systems, named John Schlachter vice president, research and development and Jeffrey DeWitt director 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 Saiki was appointed president of RKC America, South Bend, Ind. RKC America, a subsidiary of RKC 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.
St. Louis-based Watlow, a manufacturer of heaters, controllers and temperature sensors, named Heather Rhodes marketing communications manager. She will report directly to Dan Sparks, director of heater product management.
A manufacturer of electric heating and control systems, Indeeco, St. Louis, appointed John Eulich president 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 www.grieve.com.
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 www.williamsonir.com.
Everett, Wash.-based Meterman is dropping Wavetek from its brand name and will now market its products as Meterman Test Tools. For more information, visit the new web site, www.metermantesttools.com.
GeoCorp. Inc., Huron, Ohio, issued a brochure detailing its thermocouple product line. To request a copy, visit www.geocorpinc.com.
William Hoffmann, a computer-aided drafting designer in the engineering department of Northbrook, Ill.-based Vulcanium Corp., has passed the Certified Electroplater Finisher exam and earned the right to use the CEF designation as part of his professional title. PH