Places & Faces (June 2006)
June 6, 2006
On the occasion of its 40th anniversary, Maxon International will organize an open house and a burner technology seminar in its facilities in Vilvoorde near Brussels on September 8. The event will include hands-on activities and demonstrations of specific combustion processes.
Pennsauken, N.J.-based Marsden Inc., a manufacturer of gas infrared drying systems, has named Gerard J. Lucidi president and CEO. Lucidi previously served as the firm's general manager, a position he has held since 1998. The company's founder, Thomas M. Smith, assumes the position of chairman.
The Technical Center of dryer maker Wenger Mfg., Sabetha, Kansas, has added Rhonni Mitchell to its staff as a laboratory technician in its agrifood laboratory. An employee of Wenger Mfg. for nearly three years, Mitchell takes on the responsibility of analyzing samples that have been sent to the lab by Wenger customers as well as samples produced by clients using the center's production-scale extrusion and drying equipment.
Eclipse Inc., Rockford, Ill., has named Paul Carpenter vice president of operations. Carpenter will be responsible for synchronizing Eclipse activity in every location such that customers receive consistent product and services from Eclipse.
Raymond J. De Hont, chairman and CEO of Met-Pro Corp., Harleysville, Pa., has named James G. Board and Paul A. Tetley executive vice presidents of the company. Board has served as vice president and general manager of the company's Dean Pump and Fybroc divisions since December 2000. In February 2006, he assumed the additional responsibilities of management of the company's Sethco division, giving him worldwide responsibility for all Met-Pro pump divisions.
Tetley has served as vice president and general manager of the company's Strobic Air Corp. since December 1999. Effective March 1, he assumed the additional responsibilities of overseeing a platform consisting of the company's Duall and Flex-Kleen divisions, Strobic Air Corp., Systems division and International Sales division.
Orival Inc., Englewood, N.J., a manufacturer of manual strainers and automatic self-cleaning screen filters for industrial applications, has hired Dr. Marcus N. Allhands, P.E., as vice president of business development to expand markets for the company. He will report directly to the company president and set up operations in the Midwest, where he can administer his global duties.
Dave Greenplate has been hired as sales manager at Tek-Temp Instruments, Croydon, Pa., to continue to grow the company.
St. Louis-based Watlow introduced i-Catalog, an interactive, searchable online heater product catalog. With i-Catalog, users can search for products using code numbers or partial code numbers and can select predetermined criteria to build a heater based on Watlow's stock list.Ajax Tocco Magnathermic is the authorized representative for all sales and service needs for Feco brand ovens and accessories. The sales, engineering, manufacturing, spare parts and service will be handled from Ajax Tocco Magnathermic's office in Warren, Ohio.
Santa Fe Springs, Calif.-based Thermal Engineering International (USA) Inc. (TEi), a wholly owned subsidiary of Babcock Power Inc. (BPI), Danvers, Mass., has named Jon Koenig president. He succeeds George Phillips, who has retired after 34 years with TEi and its predecessor companies.
St. Louis-based Indeeco has promoted Rick Holmes to director of sales and marketing, from his former position as commercial sales manager. Kevin Healy will take over as commercial sales manager and also will take on the role of marketing manager. Also, Mark Cornwell was promoted to industrial sales manager. Indeeco manufactures electric industrial and commercial heating and control systems.
Novick Chemical's industrial distribution site in Scranton, Pa., has become a corporately owned packaging and distribution facility of Houghton Chemical Corp., Boston. Novick Chemical sold much of its business assets to Houghton in August 2003. Ed Novick has been working with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection to obtain the necessary approvals for the transfer of the Scranton warehousing and property. PH