Rockford, Ill.-based Eclipse Inc. opened its new China operations in Suzhou. The facility has more than 18,620 ft2 (1,730 m2) of office space and 45,800 ft2 (4,255 m2) of workshop. It is located near the previous Eclipse China location, which was opened in 2003. The facility serves as the Asian base for the manufacturer of industrial heat processing equipment.
Rich Clements was appointed vice president and general manager of Paratherm Corp., West Conshohocken, Pa. One of Clements first tasks following his promotion was to launch “Immersion Engineering,” a new program that caters to solving customer system maintenance problems and emergencies. Clements will manage Paratherm’s day-to-day operations, drawing from his experiences in previous positions as product director, plant manager and plant engineer.
Petro-Canada launched the EcoSia brand, a suite of products that possess environmentally friendly characteristics. According to the Mississauga, Ontario, Canada-based company, the EcoSia line will make it easier for lubricant users to identify products that meet environmental goals without compromising performance.
Honeywell appointed Samuel Wu as regional general manager of the Asia operations of Beijing-based Honeywell Process Solutions, which serves mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau. Also, Ged Blenkharn was named regional general manager for Honeywell Process Solutions in the Middle East, with its headquarters in Abu Dhabi. Blenkharn formerly was director of Advanced Solutions for Honeywell Process Solutions, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). He replaces Larry Perkins, who moved to a pan-EMEA role within Honeywell Process Solutions.
Pennsauken, N.J.-based Marsden Inc. has upgraded to the ISO 9001:2008 quality system. The company provides gas infrared drying solutions for applications in the pulp and paper, aluminum and steel, glass, paint finishing, textiles and nonwovens, and food industries.
In other company news, PRB Combustão Industrial Ltda. will represent Marsden’s product line in Brazil. According to Marsden president Gerry Lucidi, the manufacturers’ representative will focus much of its efforts in promoting Marsden’s M2 metal fiber replacement emitters.
Schertz, Texas-based VRTX Technologies, a water treatment company that specializes in chemical-free treatment for cooling towers and evaporative condensers, reached a representative agreement with water treatment provider Chem-Aqua Inc., a wholly-owned water treatment subsidiary of NCH Corp. As a part of its Resourcefully Green initiatives program, Chem-Aqua added VRTX’s nonchemical treatment to its lineup of products that help minimize energy and water usage while protecting people and the environment. Chem-Aqua will offer worldwide sales and service for the VRTX system.
Colville-Wash.-based Colmac Coil Manufacturing Inc. has received CE (PED) certification for industrial refrigeration coils. PED certification allows the company to ship industrial refrigeration coils and coolers to the European market.
Places & Faces (May 2009)
May 15, 2009