Jürgen Brandes was appointed CEO of Siemens’ Process Industries and Drives Division. He succeeds Peter Herweck, who is leaving the company at the end of the fiscal year. Brandes has been at Siemens for 25 years, working in a variety of positions in Siemens’ automation and drives technology business. He recently served as CEO of the company’s Mobility Management Business Unit.
Vulcan Systems, a division of Worldwide Recycling Equipment Sales LLC, Moberley, Mo., hired Preston Whitney as vice president of business development. Vulcan Systems manufactures drying, calcining and thermal desorption equipment. Whitney will focus on accelerating growth and identifying, developing and driving expansion into new markets.
Cashco Inc., Ellsworth, Kan., promoted Darrin Vanderbilt to vice president of operations. Vanderbilt, who has worked at Cashco since 2005, previously served as engineering services manager.
ITW Dynatec, Henderson, Tenn., a provider of hot-melt bonding and sealing solutions, appointed Nordine Meniai as new business unit manager, packaging. In his position, Meniai is responsible for the strategic focus of the packaging division as well as managing direct partner relations throughout the hot-melt adhesive industry.
Spirax Sarco, Blythewood, S.C., a provider of products for industrial steam systems, released a white paper, “Valve Positioners Offer Improved Control Valve Performance.” The paper explains the advantages of installing and applying a positioner to a pneumatically actuated control valve package. To download it, visit here.
Powder Coating Institute (PCI), Taylor Mill, Ky., named its 2015-16 scholarship recipients. Ozlem Kubra Akdogan is a polymer engineer pursuing a master’s degree in polymers and coatings at Eastern Michigan University. Atman Fozdar is pursuing his master’s degree in polymers and coatings technology at Eastern Michigan University. Milena María Garay Tovar is a chemist with specialized training in material design and 10 years’ experience in quality management and R&D of coatings and polymers. Tovar holds a master's degree in polymers and coatings technology and is a current student at Eastern Michigan University.
A manufacturer of combustion analyzers and leak detectors, E Instruments, Langhorne, Pa., hired ROI Marketing as its HVAC sales representative for the Mid-Atlantic region, including Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware and southern New Jersey.
Eight brands of Power Transmission Solutions, a business of Regal Beloit Corp., Beloit, Wis., can be found on a new website located at www.regalpts.com. Regal brands added to the site include: Durst, Foote-Jones, Grove Gear, Hub City, Marathon Special Products, Mastergear Worldwide, Milwaukee Gear and Velvet Transmission. The responsive-design website provides optimal viewing for users on mobile devices.