Places & Faces (June 2008)
Steve Blomquistwas named president of Eurotherm USA, Leesburg, Va. In his new role, he is responsible for Eurotherm business development in the North, Central and South American regions.
Williamson Corp., Concord, Mass., released an eight-page Pro Series brochure focusing on noncontact temperature measurement systems. Products described include single-wavelength and dual-wavelength systems, two-wire transmitters and systems for aluminum surfaces. To request a copy, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a part of its efforts to focus on the biofuels market, Rockford, Ill.-based Eclipse Inc.promotedJohn Stanleyto global industry manager for biofuels. Stanley has more than 20 years experience in the industrial combustion field providing expert engineering and application knowledge to various markets.
Knauf Insulation, Shelbyville, Ind., namedScott Millerto the newly created position of director of sustainability and product affairs.
Patrick Handysidewas named sales engineer for the OEM and industrial fan divisions ofContinental Fan Manufacturing Inc., Buffalo, N.Y.
Pagny-sur-Moselle, France-basedCarbone Lorrainehas finalized its first acquisition in China by purchasing 100 percent ofXianda, a Chinese company specializing in the manufacture of advanced technology equipment in steel and stainless steel for the chemicals and pharmaceuticals markets. Xianda, which is located in the suburbs of Shanghai, where it has 400 employees, has been a historical partner of Carbone Lorraine in terms of its supplies.
Sabetha, Kansas-basedWenger Manufacturing Inc., established a Mediterranean regional division to market the company’s extrusion-processing systems for the feed- and food-processing industries.Nigel Lindleywill serve as regional manager of the new division andCarl Eidsforthwill be responsible for customer service and support for those countries within the Mediterranean branch: Turkey, Greece, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom and Ireland.
Hawk Measurement Systems, Melbourne, Australia, a provider of level, positioning and flow measurement technology, formed a joint venture namedChongguin Hawk Chuan Yi Instrument Co.withChongguin Sichuan Instrument Co. (CSI), reportedly the largest instrumentation company in China.
Garlock Sealing Technologies, Palmyra, N.Y., released a six-page brochure for its Sage Gylon gaskets for severe chemical services. Supplied in discrete-cut form, the high-performance PTFE gaskets provide good load retention, permeability, sealability and resistance to a range of hazardous chemicals. For a copy of the brochure, send an e-mail to email@example.com.
Christopher Stevenswas promoted to general manager ofDevcon, Danvers, Mass., a manufacturer of adhesives and sealants for OEM assembly and products for plant and equipment maintenance, repair and overhaul.
Robert K. Simpsonwas named president ofAMT – The Association for Manufacturing Technology, McLean, Va., and was expected to join the association in early June and work in transition withJohn B. Byrd III, the current association president, who will retire after five years at AMT.