A manufacturer in the fields of measurement, control and automation, Yokogawa Corporation of America is expanding its Newnan, Ga.-based facility in response to increased demand for its product, solution and service offerings. "In the more than 20 years I have worked for Yokogawa here in North America, I have never seen such strong demand for our growing portfolio of products, solutions and services," says said Brad Byrum, vice president of sales and marketing in North America. Bryum credits the ongoing growth directly and indirectly to shale energy, and unconventional oil and gas in general with the accompanying growth of downstream chemical investment.
     The company also expects to increase its fulltime North American headcount to more than 1,000 by 2015.

Hans-Jöerg Ill has been appointed to head Bühler Aeroglide, Cary, N.C., a manufacturer of thermal process engineering and technology for food, feed and industrial materials, as president and CEO. Ill succeeds Jonathan Abbis, who will leave Aeroglide to head the company's die casting division in Europe.

Cleaver-Brooks Inc., Thomasville, Ga., appointed John Oakley as CFO.

Spirax Sarco Inc., Blythewood, S.C., released a flow measurement catalog to provide information on flow measurement solutions for steam and related fluids. The guide includes descriptive technical information about the company's flow metering solutions for measurement, including industrial inline vortex, industrial insertion vortex and turbine, and variable-area flow products for liquid, gas and steam applications. Download at

Testo Inc., Sparta, N.J., launched Team Testo, a no-cost member benefit program that provides access to industry-related news, best practices, special offers on Testo products, and product training and application support through a Knowledge Base network of articles and how-to videos. To register, visit

Processing Technologies International LLC (PTi), Aurora, Ill., a manufacturer of high-performance sheet extrusion machinery, appointed Matthew Banach as director of sales.

Houston-based Wood Group Mustang named Christopher M. Barton senior vice president, global offshore business development. Wood Group Mustang provides project management, construction management, engineering and procurement services to the pipeline, refining, chemicals, offshore, onshore, oil sands, industrial and automation sectors.

In January, Emerson closed the transaction to acquire SPX Corp.’s 44.5 percent minority interest in EGS Electrical Group, giving it 100 percent ownership of the business. Emerson and SPX have jointly held the business since 1997. Results for the business, which had annual revenues in 2013 of more than $500 million, have been consolidated in Emerson's Industrial Automation segment, Rosemont, Ill., and the business unit was renamed Appleton Group to reflect its most recognized brand. 


Thermal Imaging Market Worth $5.84 Billion by 2018,” a report released by Markets and Markets, focuses on estimating the current market size and future growth potential of the thermal profiling market. The report also focuses on drivers and restraints for this market with insights into trends, opportunities and challenges. To purchase the report, visit