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.