Hewitt, Texas-based Hapco Inc., an authorized heat tool sales, service and repair company, has expanded operations to include new locations in Sacramento, Calif., and Cambridge, Ontario. Both locations will stock BAK hot-air tools and offer sales and service. To head the West Coast location, Hapco hired Don Zadrozna. Rocco Trentadue will manage the Cambridge facility. Cleaver-Brooks Inc., Thomasville, Ga., appointed John Oakley as CFO. Previously, he was president, CFO and director for Flanders Corp., an air filtration product manufacturer based in Washington, N.C. Yokogawa Electric Corp. appointed Rene Aldana managing director of Calgary-bas ed Yokogawa Canada Inc. Aldana will be responsible for overseeing all Yokogawa business operations in Canada. 

HRS Heat Exchangers Ltd., London, opened new offices in Australia headed up by Chris Little. The company plans to focus on renewable energy, anaerobic digesters and biogas. Comdel Inc., Gloucester, Mass., a manufacturer of RF power supplies and DC generators, hired Amy Greaves as marketing manager. Selas Heat Technology Co. LLC, Streetsboro, Ohio, purchased Webster Engineering & Manufacturing Co. LLC, Winfield, Kansas, a manufacturer of semi-custom multi-fuel boiler burners. 

C.A. Litzler Co. Inc. was awarded the Golden Exhibitor Award from SAMPE China. The award recognizes five continuous years of exhibiting. Litzler has also been a loyal exhibitor for SAMPE in the United States for more than 30 years. John Kahren, president of SPP Pumps, and Richard Hanson, CEO and owner of SyncroFlo, have become qualified subject matter experts and instructors for the Hydraulic Institute and Pump Systems Matter, Parsippany, N.J. Once qualified, HI/PSM subject matter experts and instructors may present content and training on behalf of the organizations. 

Gelest Inc., Morrisville, Pa., named Gautavik International, Mumbai, as exclusive Indian distributor for its line of silane, metal-organic and silicone products. Gautavik is headed by Dr. Vasanti YadavIdeal Industries Inc., promoted Terry Stevens to vice president of sales for its North American Electrical Division. Steinert US, Walton, Ky., a supplier of separation equipment for the material recovery and recycling industry, hired Troy Robertson as engineering and service manager. 

Reliant Finishing Systems, Somerville, Ala., hired Hal Lindsey to head its Technical Services Division as executive director for technical services. Combustion chemist Craig Taatjes, who works at Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, Calif., and whose groundbreaking work on Criegee intermediates has provided scientific insight into hydrocarbon combustion and atmospheric chemistry, was selected to receive the Polanyi Medal by the International Symposium on Gas Kinetics