Superior Boiler LLC, Richmond, Va., promoted Ryan Poznanczyk to sales manager. He will lead sales, marketing and business development activities for the company’s industrial watertube boilers, biomass combustion systems, flextube boilers, engineered modular systems and heat recovery steam generators. Poznanczyk has been with Superior (formerly English Boiler) for more than 10 years.

New Delhi-based Honeywell Automation India Ltd. won the Golden Peacock Award for Corporate Ethics. The award recognizes Honeywell’s efforts in building a culture of strong corporate ethics that are closely integrated with the company’s overall business strategy in the region. A jury under the chairmanship of Dr. Arijit Pasayat, a former judge on the Supreme Court of India, presented the award at the Third Global Convention on Corporate Ethics and Risk Management Conference in Singapore in December.

Industrial drying and roasting systems maker CPM Wolverine Proctor, Horsham, Pa., hired Tom Donaldson as general manager for its United Kingdom office. Previously, Donaldson served as a key account manager with Heat and Control, a food processing, packaging and weighing equipment manufacturer.

Webster Combustion Technology LLC, Winfield, Kan., signed George Nikiforov Inc. as its representative in South and Central America, Mexico, the Caribbean, the Philippines and Thailand. Says George Nikiforov, the representative agency’s president, “The addition of Webster’s boiler burner line allows us to continue to build confidence and reliability with our customers.”

Jason Sears

Jason Sears was named president of Dri-Air Industries, Windsor, Conn., succeeding Charlie Sears, Dri-Air founder and Jason’s father, who passed away in 2018. Sears has worked at Dri-Air for 30 years, previously holding positions in engineering new products and equipment, technical troubleshooting, manufacturing and customer service. He most recently served vice president of operations.


Dresden-based company InfraTec GmbH Infrarotsensorik und Messtechnik completed the first phase of expansion at its headquarters on Gostritzer Strasse. The InfraTec infrared sensor and measuring technology company expects to complete the expansion in August.

Amastan Technologies, North Andover, Mass., a provider of advanced materials using microwave plasma production systems, received a $1 million small business innovation research grant through the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

Valmet received an order for a tissue production line from Century Pulp and Paper (CPP) for its mill in Lalkua, India. It is Valmet’s second tissue machine delivery to CPP’s Lalkua mill. The new production line will add over 36,000 tonnes of facial and toilet tissue, kitchen towel and napkin grades to the company’s current annual production capacity.