Oven Industries, Mechanicsburg, Pa., added Wuhan Xinmeiya Technology Ltd. as a distributor. The China-based company designs, develops, manufactures and tests products and is certified ISO 9001-2008 with UL and CE capability. Oven Industries designs and manufactures electronic, digital PID temperature controllers, temperature control systems and temperature sensors.
Bühler Aeroglide, Cary, N.C., a manufacturer of thermal processing technology for the food, feed and industrial materials, appointed Brian Hinkle as director of product management. Hinkle will leverage market intelligence and customer research to uncover opportunities for new products and services. Most recently, Hinkle served as product manager for Bühler Aeroglide’s global food and feed markets.
Charlotte-based SPX Flow Inc. named Dwight Gibson as president of its food and beverage business segment in June. Gibson succeeds Marc Michael, who was promoted to president and CEO of SPX Flow.
Robesonia, Pa.-based Reading Bakery Systems hired Hassan Harakeh as sales manager for the Middle East and Africa. Harakeh will be responsible for directing the sales efforts of RBS equipment and systems across the region as well as assisting with trade shows, advertising, technical conferences and other marketing.
Grundfos Pumps Corp., Downers Grove, Ill., appointed Dieter Sauer as regional managing director of the Americas. In this role, Sauer will oversee all aspects of the global pump manufacturer’s North and South American business.
Wilmington, Del.-based Solenis created an equipment service team to service Solenis-owned chemical feed equipment at customer locations as part of a new program. Learn more at www.solenis.com/serviceteam.
Rosemont-Ill.-based Appleton Group, a business unit of Emerson, appointed Harish Shinde vice president of strategy and customer care. Shinde will develop and implement global business strategies for the Nelson, EasyHeat, Appleton, O-Z/Gedney and SolaHD brands.
As advances in epoxy and silicone materials evolve, manufacturers of advanced electronic systems may need adhesives that provide thermal, environmental and structural stability. Master Bond Inc., Hackensack, N.J., published a white paper about using adhesives with low thermal resistance. To download a copy, register at www.masterbond.com.
Ajax Tocco Magnethermic, Warren, Ohio, hired Joe Hawkins as general manager of aftermarket sales.
Pittsburgh-based Evoqua Water Technologies named James Irwin as vice president, strategy and corporate development. In this newly created position, Irwin will lead Evoqua’s acquisition activities. He also will work with its businesses on growth strategies as part of Evoqua’s plan to double its reach over the next five years. Irwin will report to CEO Ron Keating.
Edward E. Trueman, CEO, president and director of Sintex-Wausaukee Composites, Wausaukee, Wis., and a company of Sintex Industries, Kalol, India, will retire in 2016 following a transition to new corporate leadership. Trueman has more than 37 years of experience in polymer manufacturing, bio-fiber composites and clean technology.
Rosemont-Ill.-based Appleton Group, a business unit of Emerson, promoted Kyle Lednicky to director of strategic engineering procurement companies (EPC) accounts.
Chris Pfeiffer was named executive vice president of Lauren Manufacturing, New Philadelphia, Ohio. The company provides polymer sealing solutions.
The 2016 Arne Asplund Mechanical Pulping Award was granted toTomas Björkqvist, Mikael Lucander and Olli Tuovinen. The award is given out every two years by Arne Asplund Mechanical Pulping Award Foundation to promote the development of new technology for the manufacture of high-yield pulp. The Arne Asplund Mechanical Pulping Award Foundation was established in 1985 thanks to a donation from Valmet to support its establishment. The foundation name was chosen to honor Dr. Asplund’s contribution to the pulp-and-paper industry.