Lorraine Wiseman was appointed president and general manager of Spirax Sarco Inc., Blythewood, S.C. In her new position, Wiseman is responsible for all U.S. business for the company. Prior to joining Spirax Sarco, she held a number of international general and strategic management positions in Newman Hattersley and IMI’s CCI severe-service valve manufacturing business.Places and faces November 2013 PH


Thermal systems company Watlow, St. Louis, promoted Sheryl Hicks to vice president of human resources. Hicks joined Watlow in 2001 as human resources manager for the company’s Richmond, Ill., facility. Before accepting the position of vice president, she was the director of human resources and organizational development.

In other company news, Damon Ground has joined Watlow as chief marketing officer. He will report directly to Peter Desloge, Watlow’s CEO, and be a member of the executive team.


Oven Industries, Mechanicsburg, Pa., a turnkey contract manufacturing technology company, was awarded continued accreditation of the AS 9100 international aerospace quality standard.


Xylem Inc., White Plains, N.Y., appointed H. Balasubramaniam as the company’s new managing director for Xylem in India. He replaces Sam Yamdagni, who is leaving the company.

In other company news, Xylem launched a new Goulds Water Technology brand stainless-steel, horizontal multistage pump, The e-HM Series water pump is intended for pumping water in production-oriented applications such as washing, cleaning, food and beverage processing and large-scale refrigeration.


Etter Engineering, Bristol, Conn., a third-generation family-owned company, was awarded a matching grant from the Small Business Express Matching Grant Program from the Department of Economic and Community Development. According to the company, Etter will use the matching grant to expand its product lines and services, upgrade its facility, add machinery and equipment and increase the workforce. Since 2010, Etter reportedly has increased its workforce by 73 percent.


Brian Payne joined Hartzell Air Movement, Piqua, Ohio, as vice president of international sales for the manufacturer of industrial air moving solutions.


Process Sensors Corp., Franklin Lakes, N.J., released “Noncontact Infrared Temperature Measurement for Industrial Process and Research Applications,” a 12-page brochure describing its infrared sensing devices. The guide also explains the corporate mission, touching on industrial applications and reviewing principles of infrared theory and practices.


 APV Engineered Coatings, Akron, Ohio, hired Lars Larsen as international sales director. The company manufactures products such as adhesives, paints, coatings, lubricants and maskant materials.