Places & Faces (January 2017)
Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC) appointed Graeme Bell to the position of vice president, Camfil APC Americas. Bell will relocate from Europe to Camfil APC corporate headquarters in Jonesboro, Ark., where he will hold full responsibility for the manufacturing, technical and training facility as well as North and South American sales operations for the company’s dust-, mist- and fume-collection products.
Cincinnati-based Ceco Environmental Corp. appointed Matthew Eckl as CFO. Eckl succeeds Edward Prajzner, who was promoted to executive vice president of corporate development. Eckl joins Ceco Environmental from Gardner Denver Inc., a global manufacturer of highly engineered compressors, blowers, pumps and other fluid transfer equipment.
James “Jim” Brocklehurst retired from Thermcraft Inc., Winston-Salem, N.C., after nearly 25 years as a sales engineer, territory sales manager and general counsel for all things thermal processing. Brocklehurst plans to spend time with his wife, Doris, as well as family and friends.
China’s Jilin Connell Chemical Industry Co. Ltd. has selected Honeywell’s advanced methanol-to-olefins (MTO) process to tap domestic coal resources to produce ethylene and propylene — the essential ingredients for making plastics. Jilin Connell is the ninth company to license the Honeywell UOP technology.
Asco Valve updated its Flow Calculator app. Available through the Apple App or Google Play stores, Version 1.0.4 allows users to accurately calculate the flow or determine the Cv for a valve. The user simply selects a media, enter the data and let the calculator do the rest. The app also includes a fluid guide and glossary.
Steel Tube Inc. completed a multi-million expansion. In addition, the company named Steve Davis to head its quality and safety department. Based in Statesville, N.C., Steel Tube Inc. manufactures carbon steel and galvanized steel tubing.
Tecogen Inc., Waltham, Mass., sold a turnkey packaged cogeneration solution to a federal prison in New York. Worth $1.4 million, Tecogen’s cogeneration equipment will reduce the facility's electric demand while recycling the engine's waste heat for domestic hot water use.
Bill St. Thomas has rejoined Lindberg/MPH as business development manager. St. Thomas began his career in the heat treat industry with Lindberg and brings 40 years of experience relative to custom designed heat-treating furnace systems. He is based in the Detroit area and will be support Lindberg/MPH’s customers, sales team and staff in North America.
The Air Movement and Control Association (AMCA) International Inc. elected Tim O'Hare, vice president of sales and marketing at New York Blower, Willowbrook, Ill., as the 2016-2017 AMCA president.