Thermal process engineering and technology company Bühler Aeroglide, Cary, N.C., promoted Andy Britt to vice president of capital sales. In his new position, Britt will direct new sales strategies and market development. An 18-year veteran of Bühler Aeroglide, Britt also will oversee a worldwide sales network.

Andy Britt

In other company news, Bühler Aeroglide named Mark Bertoncino director of customer service. He will managing the global customer service business within Bühler, including field service resources, parts and refurbishments.

Thermal sensor provider Exergen Global entered into a partnership with Multi IR, a provider of infrared technologies based in Hangzhou, China. As part of the agreement, Multi IR will rebrand its established infrared sensor division as Exergen Global China, giving it direct access to the company’s family of noncontact infrared thermal sensor products and services. Multi IR also will engage distributors to expand the Exergen Global brand and presence. Exergen Global also plans to expand into Japan, South-Korea, and Taiwan. 

Jo Vanhoren was named president and COO of Alfa Laval Inc., Richmond, Va. In addition, he was named president of Alfa Laval’s North American “cluster,” which includes its sales and service organizations in the U.S. and Canada. Jo joined Alfa Laval in 1991 as a heat exchanger sales engineer for Alfa Laval Benelux (Belgium and Luxembourg).

Jo Vanhoren

Everett, Wash.-based Fluke Corp. named David O’Reilly president of Fluke Digital Systems (FDS). He will lead the team developing solutions to integrate wireless monitoring of industrial equipment health with computerized maintenance management systems.

Toronto-based Winters Instruments promoted Kelly Lessard to executive vice president of Winters Canada and Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). The company credits Lessard’s strong leadership and sales management tools as reasons for the promotion.

In other company news, Winters promoted Dharmesh Bhardwaj to vice president of Winters’ Europe, Middle East and Africa Division. Bhardwaj previously served as sales manager for the manufacturer of pressure and temperature instrumentation.

Kelly Lessard

Josh Evans was promoted to engineering manager for Continental Fan, Dayton, Ohio. According to Jud Alexander, executive vice president at Continental Fan, prior to his promotion, Evans developed product designs and new analytical tools for the company.

Greg Saganich joined Baumer Ltd. as business development manager for process sensors. Saganich has 35 years’ experience in process instrumentation, sensors, process control and factory automation.

Greg Saganich

Arona, Italy-based Babcock & Wilcox SPIG, a subsidiary of Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises Inc., hired Alberto Galantini as managing director. B&W SPIG manufactures cooling towers and air-cooled condensers.


The National Council of Textile Organizations and the American Fiber Manufacturers merged on April 1. The merged organization will be called National Council of Textile Organizations, and Auggie Tantillo is president and CEO.