Places & Faces (March 2013)
Mergers and acquisitions, promotions and certifications are among the news-making events at a range of companies serving heat processing applications.
Eraser Co. Inc., Syracuse, N.Y., appointed Rob Mastrangeloto to its inside sales team, responsible for assisting customers with wire, cable and tube processing equipment needs.
Tranter Inc., Wichita Falls, Texas, launched a mobile version of its website. Accessible from any web-enabled smartphone, the user-friendly mobile site — m.tranter.com —automatically loads when customers and prospects load www.tranter.com via a mobile device. The mobile site is optimized to load quickly and is sized for small screens. Its text navigation buttons are designed for use with fingers rather than a mouse and keyboard.
Customers also can access the site by scanning QR codes printed on tradeshow booths, business cards and product service tags.
Chicago-based Dedert Corp., manufacturers of drying and evaporation technology, opened an office in Shanghai. Mr Jirui Chen has been appointed as general manager of Dedert (Shanghai) Drying and Evaporating Technology Co. Ltd.
Jack Stack, chairman and CEO of SRC Holdings Corp., was appointed to the board of directors of Paul Mueller Co., Springfield, Mo., effective immediately. Also, John J. Ghirardelli, current chairman of the nominating and compensation committee, was elected chairman of the board.
The Dallas facility of Xylem Inc., Morton Grove, Ill., has been certified as ISO 9001:2008. The facility produces packaged pumping systems, controls and reverse osmosis treatment for industrial and other applications.
Bionomic Industries Inc., Minotola, N.J., released a product guide describing its air-pollution abatement and heat recovery technologies. To request a copy, call (201) 529-1094 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
LPP Combustion LLC, Columbia, Md., received its first commercial order from Phoenix-based Skid to World Wide Water Solutions LLC (W3S). W3S will utilize the NGL 30 fuel preparation skid to vaporize natural gas liquids and flare gas for a Capstone C30 gas turbine, which will provide power to a W3S mobile water treatment trailer. Initially, the W3S portable trailer with the LPP skid-equipped 30 kW gas turbine will be deployed to purify water used in the shale oil and gas fields, where there is a need to clean and reuse water for drilling and fracking operations.
Manufacturers, educational institutions and others are encouraged to host events that will highlight the importance of manufacturing on the second annual Manufacturing Day, which has scheduled for October 4, 2013. The occasion is co-produced by the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association International (FMA), National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), Manufacturing Institute and National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP).
Associations and organizations that support the manufacturing industry are invited to join the program as sponsors or endorsers by calling (888) 394-4362 or sending an email to email@example.com.
The board of directors of MKS Instruments Inc., Andover, Mass., elected Gerald G. Colella to the position of president and COO. Colella previously served as vice president and COO for MKS. He will continue to report to Leo Berlinghieri, company CEO.
Michael Grolmes, Ph.D., a founding principal of Fauske & Associates LLC, Burr Ridge, Ill., and owner of Centaurus Technology Inc., is re-joining the Fauske team as an exclusive consultant.
IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries appointed John Hasselmann vice president of government relations for the Bannockburn, Ill.-based advocacy group. Hasselmann will be responsible for developing and implementing the organization’s global advocacy efforts and policy agenda.
A manufacturer of control valves, regulators and tank equipment, Cashco Inc., Ellsworth, Kan., opened a new sales and service office in Hoppegarten, Germany.