Honeywell, Morris Township, N.J., appointed Ken Gayer vice president and general manager for Honeywell Fluorine Products, part of the Honeywell PerformancePowder Coating Show Materials and Technologies strategic business group. Honeywell Fluorine Products manufactures Genetron refrigerants; Solstice low-global-warming-potential refrigerants, blowing agents and solvents; hydrofluoric acid, which is used in the refinery and chemical process industries; and other products and services.

Online registration is now open for attendees of the Powder Coating Show, taking place October 8-10 in St. Louis. Visit www.powdercoat
for more information or to register.

Gulf Coast Environmental Systems LLC, Willis, Texas, appointed Jay Swoboda vice president of operations. Swoboda brings more than 30 years of industrial management to his new position, working for companies that include KBR, VMW Industries, LeTourneau, Unidynamics, Sulzer and Cameron International Corp.

In other company news, David P. Sorensen was named service manager/sales applications engineer for Gulf Coast Environmental Systems. Sorensen has more than 20 years field experience installing, commissioning and servicing industrial equipment, including in clean air technologies. 

Gulf Coast Environmental Systems manufactures air pollution control equipment, industrial ovens and engineering services.

Prothermex Industrial, Kitchener, Ontario, launched, a website that allows users to submit one quote request with unique technical specifications and receive multiple quotes from Prothermex’s partner suppliers.

Moore Industries-International Inc., North Hills, Calif., hired Tom Watson as corporate marketing manager. Watson will help guide the company’s strategic marketing efforts for its electronic measurement and interface instruments for the process industries.

Gefran SPA Inc. named Stefano Molaschi business development manager, sensor products, for North America. Stefano will be responsible for developing all strategic planning, marketing and sales for Gefran’s sensor products in North America and work with the company’s U.S. operations in Winchester, Mass.

HTI Plastics Inc., Lincoln, Neb., a manufacturer of injection-molded products, hired Scott Scheffert as operations manager. In this senior-level position, Scheffert will direct and manage all operations, maintenance and safety functions.

Impulse Manufacturing, a metal fabricator based in Dawsonville, Ga., was awarded contracts to supply parts to a new Caterpillar Inc. production facility located in Athens, Ga. The new Caterpillar facility will manufacture mini-hydraulic excavators and small track-type tractors and is expected to employ 1,400 people.

 CRC Industries Inc., Warminster, Pa., updated its website at The revised site includes a video library and literature archive, industry-specific landing pages and a top menu bar for faster and easier navigation. 

Custom Electric Manufacturing Co., Wixom, Mich., a manufacturer of industrial heating elements, named Robert J. Fouquette chief engineer. Fouquette will report to Vic Strauss, vice president of engineering, and be an integral part of the company’s sales and engineering teams.

Lydall Inc., appointed Chad A. McDaniel as vice president, general counsel and secretary for the company, effective upon the commencement of his employment with Lydall, which was expected to be May 29.