Industrial automation company Maverick Technologies, Columbia, Ill., hired Bud Blankenship as industry manager for power, pulp and paper. Blankenship brings more than 40 years of experience in operations management, business development and project management related to automation.
Also, the company opened an office in Pittsburgh to provide local automation engineering capabilities.

Moore Industries-International Inc., North Hills, Calif., joined PACTware, a consortium focused on developing and maintaining manufacturer- and fieldbus-independent software for operating field instruments. Moore Industries integrated PACTware into the range of monitoring and configuration options available with its new dual-input Hart temperature transmitters.

Danny Sanders joined Tuthill Vacuum & Blower Systems, Springfield, Mo., as director of international sales.

Cincinnati-based BriskHeat Corp. released a new thermal solutions guide. The catalog includes heating cable, heating tapes, cloth heating jackets, silicone-rubber heaters, etched-foil heaters, drum heaters, temperature controllers and composite curing solutions. Order a print copy here or view a digital edition here.

Radco Industries, LaFox, Ill., a manufacturer of specialty fluids and lubricants for the industrial, energy, military and solar sectors, promoted Stephanie Kotsios to account manager of Radco’s Military Products Division. The RadcoLube product line consists of synthetic- and petroleum-based military hydraulic fluids.

Integrated furnace maker Seco/Warwick Corp., Meadville, Pa., appointed Doug Glenn as North American director of sales and marketing.

Reading Bakery Systems, Robesonia, Pa., a manufacturer of industrial and commercial baking and process systems, promoted Michael K. Johnson to vice president of Thomas L. Green, Indianapolis, RBS’s brand serving the biscuit and cracker industry.

Five employees from the Applied Water Systems business unit of Xylem were recognized by the Hydraulic Institute, Parsippany, N.J., for their service to and involvement in HI, the largest association of pump industry manufacturers in North America. The recognition took place during the organization’s 2015 annual meeting in St. Petersburg, Fla. Mark Heiser, AWS’s test and validation manager received an industry leadership award for development of HI Standard 40.7 and recognition for completion of standard development for U.S. Department of Energy pump efficiency regulations.

Paul Ruzicka, chief mechanical engineer at AWS, received an industry leadership award for development of HI Standard 40.6. Mark Handzel, AWS’s vice president product regulatory affairs and director for HVAC commercial buildings in the Americas, received the industry leadership award for DOE pump efficiency regulations. Chris Johnson, AWS’s global engineering manager, centrifugal pumps, received recognition for contributions to HI standards development. Jim Roberts, AWS’s associate principal mechanical engineer, received recognition for 20 years of service to the development of HI standards.