Places & Faces (May 2011)
Bishop-Wisecarver Corp., Pittsburg, Calif., appointed Nandan Mehta vice president of marketing. With a strong mechanical engineering and business development background, Mehta has more than 20 years of experience working in various markets including aerospace, power generation, defense, appliance, medical devices and automotive.
Fieldbus Foundation, Austin, appointed Larry O’Brien global marketing manager. O’Brien has 18 years experience in the process automation business as a research director and analyst, and has closely tracked and reported on developments surrounding fieldbus issues for much of his career.
Fluke Corp., Everett, Wash., published its 2011 Test Tools Catalog. To request a copy, visit www.fluke.com.
Metallized Carbon Corp., Ossining, N.Y., redesigned its website, www.metcar.com. The site describes the company’s engineered self-lubricating carbon/graphite products for pump, oven, conveyor, damper, petrochemical and chemical processing applications.
For the fifth consecutive year,International Paper, Memphis, has been a recipient of the World’s Most Ethical Companies award by the Ethisphere Institute, New York. The designation recognizes companies that go beyond making statements about doing business ethically and instead translate those words into action. According to the organization, honorees demonstrate real and sustained ethical leadership within their industries, putting into business practice the institute’s credo of “Good. Smart. Business. Profit.”
Alliance to Save Energy plans to host its annual Energy Efficiency Global Forum in Brussels in April. The event, now in its fourth year, brings together officials from government, industry and nonprofit organizations to discuss trends and issues in energy efficiency. Go to http://tinyurl.com/6dyql9w.
Teledyne Scientific & Imaging LLC, a subsidiary of Teledyne Technologies Inc., both of Thousand Oaks, Calif., has acquired a majority interest in Nova Research Inc., Solvang, Calif., which manufactures compact medium-wave and short-wave infrared camera systems, and designs integrated circuits and integrated camera electronics.
Commerce Secretary Gary Locke has launched theRenewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Export Initiative. The effort, co-chaired by the Department of Commerce and Department of Energy, brings together eight federal agencies to coordinate efforts and boost exports in renewable energy and energy efficiency industries. The initiative will offer financing mechanisms for companies looking to expand abroad, increase the number of trade promotion events, direct agencies to improve export services, and lower trade barriers for companies. Visit the Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Exporter Portal at www.export.gov/reee for more information.
In May, the United States will host high level representatives from China for the second U.S.-ChinaEnergy Efficiency Forum, which is open to the public. The event, scheduled for Berkeley, Calif., will highlight energy efficiency cooperation and partnerships between the two countries.
Pharmaceutical giantMerck, Whitehouse Station, N.J., has received a 2011 Energy Star Sustained Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its continued efforts to protect the environment through energy efficiency.
Metso Corp., Helsinki, will supply installation and commissioning services to Amcor Packaging (Australia) Pty. Ltd., as part of its new machine project for a containerboard line at its Botany Mill in Sydney to generate high quality recycled paper from waste collected throughout the Sydney area. It will produce paper-based products across a wider range of weights and create packaging that is lighter, more efficient and more environmentally friendly.