London-based Lloyd’s Register issued its first certification of a part produced through additive manufacturing for the oil-and-gas industry. The part, a titanium gateway manifold for pipelines, was designed by Surrey, England-based Safer Plug Co. (SPC) and built by the additive manufacturing production company 3T RPD using powder bed fusion. The entire process was overseen and certified by Lloyd’s Register using its framework, which guides manufacturers on additive-manufacturing processes to certify components. The manifold will be included in an assembly for a suite of pipeline isolation tools.


Patrick McKenna was promoted to president and CEO for Ipsen USA, Cherry Valley, Ill. Also, Pete Kerbel was promoted to vice president of sales at Ipsen USA.


Ava Drayton was named vice president, food and beverage, for Charlotte-based SPX Flow Inc. Drayton will be responsible for driving market share in the Americas. At the same time, SPX Flow named Pierre Sbabo as the vice president of its food and beverage business in EMEA. SPX Flow manufactures engineered flow components, process equipment and turnkey systems.


Metso strengthened its presence in India with the signing of four nonexclusive distribution agreements for its valve products. The agreements with Fluidline Systems, General Energy Management Systems Ltd. (GEMSL), SB Enterprise and Proflo Systems expand the coverage of Metso's Neles and Jamesbury valve and positioner product families in India. The distribution network also will provide support in services.


Nationwide Boiler Inc., Fremont, Calif., represents Webster Combustion Technology LLC, Winfield, Kan., in central and northern California following an agreement between the two companies. Webster manufactures industrial and commercial boiler burners. Nationwide is involved in boiler system sales, rentals, leasing, turnkey installations, operations and repair.


GF Piping Systems’ Irvine, Calif.-based facility was recognized with the Pacific Southwest Regional Outstanding Building of the Year award in the industrial office building category. The campus includes warehouse and manufacturing space as well as offices for engineering, technical support and training, and a showroom for the company's piping solutions.


After more than 15 years with BJM Pumps, Old Saybrook, Conn., Jay Gallagher, who served as Atlantic regional sales manager, retired. Steve Mosley, who has served as BJM’s application engineer for five years, will succeed Gallagher as the Atlantic regional sales manager.