Dyron Liverman joined Paratherm, W. Conshohocken, Pa., as a sales engineer, responsible for business development with the oil-and-gas and chemical processing industries in North America. He will reside in the Houston area and can be reached 713-213-7409 or dliverman@paratherm.com. Liverman succeeds James Walzer, who retired from Paratherm.

The Arne Asplund Mechanical Pulping Award 2018 has been granted to professor Anders Karlström. The award, handed out every two years by Arne Asplund Mechanical Pulping Award Foundation, promotes the development of new technology for the manufacture of high-yield pulp. The award will be presented on May 29 at the International Mechanical Pulping Conference in Trondheim, Norway.

Bannockburn, Ill.-based IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries appointed Chris Mitchell as vice president of global government relations. Working from IPC’s office in Washington, D.C., Mitchell will be responsible for the organization’s advocacy and policy efforts related to electronics industry business improvement; environment, health and safety; and defense initiatives.

American Combustion Service Inc. (ACSI), Mokena, Ill., won the Mechanical Contractors Association of Chicago’s 2017 Safe Workplace Award in the category of 50,000 hours or less. ACSI has mechanical installations (piping), refractory and service divisions.

Turbomachinery Laboratory, a center of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, named Dr. Eric Petersen are director. Peterson is a 10-year veteran of the laboratory. His research encompasses gas dynamics, combustion, shock waves, chemical kinetics, optical diagnostics and spectroscopy, laminar and turbulent flames, propulsion and rocket combustion.

Powder Coating Institute, Taylor Mill, Ky., welcomed new members to its board of directors. Leading the board are Chris Merritt, Gema USA, as president; John Sudges, Midwest Finishing Systems Inc., as vice president; Suresh Patel, Chemetall US Inc., as secretary/treasurer; and Ron Cudzilo, George Koch Sons LLC, as past president. Other board members include Chris Beninati, Elcometer Inc.; John Cole, Parker Ionics; Craig Dietz, Axalta Coating Systems; Sue Ivancic, Nordson Corp.; Steve Kiefer, Powder Coatings N.A., AkzoNobel Powder Coatings; Mark Mortensen, All-Color Powder Coating Inc.; and David Goch, Webster, Chamberlain & Bean as PCI legal counsel.

Ametek Land, a manufacturer of temperature measurement, combustion efficiency and emissions monitoring equipment revamped www.ametek-land.com. The redesigned website provides product, technical and application information, and videos to help visitors understand the company's product range.

David J. Rintoul, senior vice president, tubular business, and president of tubular products, retired from United States Steel Corp., Pittsburgh, after 10 years with the company.

Chicago-based Littelfuse Inc. completed its acquisition of IXYS Corp., a supplier to the power semiconductor market with a focus on medium-to-high voltage power semiconductors for industrial markets.

Pittsburgh, Pa.-based Industrial Scientific, a provider of gas detection systems, hired Lisa Brooks as vice president of human resources.

Machine tools maker Milltronics USA Inc., Waconia, Minn., named Protek CNC as its exclusive distributor for southern California and southern Nevada.

4M Carbon Fiber Corp.

Rob Klawonn joined 4M Carbon Fiber Corp., Knoxville, Tenn., as CEO to lead the commercialization of the company’s atmospheric plasma oxidation process for producing carbon fibers.