Places & Faces (September 2008)
A manufacturer of SCR power controls and triacs for high-performance heating processes and industrial applications, Cristal Controls, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, redesigned www.cristalcontrols.com. Visitors to the revamped site can select a channel based on the specific application and view industry specific information for process engineers and OEMs, among others.
Pittsburgh-basedChromalox, a manufacturer of electric heat and control products, was awarded ISO 9001:2000 certification for its Ogden, Utah, manufacturing facility. Also, the company received ISO 9001:2000 certification for its Mexico manufacturing facility located in Nuevo Laredo in the state of Tamaulipas. ISO 9001:2000 applies to organizations involved in the design and development, manufacturing, installation, and servicing of products. To be certified to the standard, companies must implement a comprehensive quality management system that addresses all areas of operation.
Buffalo, N.Y.-based MokonselectedKeystone Plastics Equipmentto exclusively represent its line of circulating-liquid temperature-control systems in northern New Jersey and southern New York. According to the company, Keystone staffersMike PetrieandDon Lopizzohave more than 40 combined years of experience serving the plastics industry, a key market for the Mokon systems. Petrie works from an office in Nazareth, Pa., and can be reached at (610) 297-0929. Lopizzo works from an office in Flemington, N.J., and can be reached at (908) 625-1652.
Sheila Giordanohas joinedNanmac Corp., Framingham, Mass., as senior account manager to service the thermocouple maker’s growing client base in the heat treating industry.
Thermax Inc., Dartmouth, Mass., promotedPaul Gibson from European sales manager to vice president, European operations. Gibson will oversee sales, operations and overall bottom-line performance in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Eurasia for the maker of cryogenic vaporizers, heat exchangers and thermal systems. He will continue to work from the company’s office in Engham, United Kingdom.
Winchester, Mass-basedGefran, a manufacturer of sensors and other components for machine automation and process applications, has expanded its sales and service organization in response to increasing market penetration and product demand. The company’s new personnel includeEd Downey, business development manager for automation products;Ron Pszenyczny, Midwest regional salesperson for motion products;Peter Rauch, application engineer for motion products;Gordon Hayes, Southeast regional sales manager for components; andJennifer DeLucia, customer service representative.
Conair, Cranberry Township, Pa., namedDoug Brewster national sales manager, responsible for all of the temperature-control equipment maker’s sales activity in the United States and Canada.
Andritz, Graz, Austria, acquired certain assets ofGE Energy’s Hydrobusiness as well GE Energy’s majority interest inGE Hydro Inepar do Brasil S.A., to be renamedAndritz Hydro Inepar do Brasil S.A.The acquired businesses are expected to add approximately $300 million dollars (approximately Euro 200 million) to Andritz’s Group sales on an annual basis. With a total staff of some 200 employees, GE Hydro Inepar do Brasil S.A. has sales, engineering and project management resources in Campinas, Brazil; Tampere, Finland; and Kristinehamm, Sweden. In addition, the company has a hydraulic testing laboratory and manufacturing capabilities in Tampere, production facilities in Araraquara, Brazil, and access to the substantial production capabilities of its Brazilian JV partner,Inepar.
A supplier of analytical instrumentation and sensing technologies,Dyniscorestructured its company into divisions serving three specific market segments: plastics, rubber and industrial. The industrial segment is further divided into two sub-segments: oil and gas, and general industrial. In addition, as part of the restructuring within the industrial segment, the Franklin, Mass.-based company made several appointments to newly created positions:David Shepard, vice president, industrial segment;Douglas Joy, oil and gas segment leader;Neil Riordan, general industrial segment leader;Jan Matthews, director of business development; andMike LaFleur, product manager.