Joseph Hagstrom has joined Eclipse Inc. as North American service manager. He assumes responsibility for field service operations and is based at the company's headquarters in Rockford, Ill.
In other Eclipse news, Michael Olmsted, director of global services for the industrial combustion systems and burners manufacturer, was named to the board of directors of the Chicago chapter of the Association for Services Management International. AFSMI is a global, non-profit, professional association of executives and managers committed to service excellence.
St. Louis-based Watlow released “Plastics Processing: Complete Thermal System Solutions,” a 16-page catalog. The piece provides information on injection molding, extrusion/blown film, blow molding and thermoforming; details the company's involvement in the plastics processing industry; and lists products used in the industry.
Seven professionals with expertise primarily in plastics auxiliary equipment have joined Baltimore-based Novatec Inc., and two others have been promoted to new product sales positions.
Among the new additions at Novatec, Elizabeth A. Pypa is executive vice president in charge of finance and operations. Timothy Noggle is vice president of sales and marketing. James A. Zinski is vice president in charge of applied projects and will coordinate project management and installation of resin-handling systems. John Heinrikson is vice president of system sales. Chuck Morgan is resin-handling business director. Douglas Arndt is senior project manager for systems and will play a key role in Novatec's new Engineered Systems Project Group. Donald Wood is regional vice president for systems sales in the western part of the United States. Also, Tony Crook was promoted to product manager for blenders after serving in sales positions for Novatec. In addition, Mark Haynie was promoted to product manager for dryers after working for Novatec in dryer sales.
Blythewood, S.C.-based Spirax Sarco Inc. has purchased Advanced Flow Technology Co. from AMJ Equipment Corp., Lakeland, Fla. Following the purchase, AFTCO will be merged into Spirax Sarco's Emco Flow Systems Division, which Spirax acquired in June 2005.
Cincinnati-based Adalet released a 90-page catalog detailing more than 500 Increased Safety terminal enclosures and systems. Increased Safety enclosures are intended to house electrical equipment that will not generate an arc or spark during normal operation and in which surface temperatures are controlled below incendive values. The free catalog also includes primers on Increased Safety, covering its design principles, areas of use, applicable standards and testing.