Places & Faces: March 2019
Bühler appointed Mark Macus its CFO, effective September 1, to succeed Andreas Herzog, who is retiring. Herzog has served as CFO for the family-owned company for 17 years. Macus is returning to Bühler to take on the position. Previously, he had headed Bühler’s corporate controlling unit for five years before leaving the company to become CFO of the Vitra Group in Birsfelden, Switzerland, in April 2018. Bühler, which is headquartered in Uzwil, Switzerland, owns Bühler Aeroglide, Cary, N.C., a manufacturer of dryers, roasters, toasters, ovens and coolers for the process industries.
SPX Flow inked an agreement with a new service partner, FDPI Spares & Maintenance, which is based in Victoria, Australia. FDPI has expertise in liquid processes within the dairy, food and beverage industries.
A merger will bring together Stancor L.P., Monroe, Conn., and BJM Pumps LLC, Saybrook, Conn. The merged businesses will be a part of Industrial Flow Solutions, a portfolio company of May River Capital, which specializes in the design, manufacturing, sales and service of pumping and fluid management solutions for harsh, rugged environments. BJM Pumps manufactures submersible pumps used in industrial dewatering and wastewater applications.
ASTM International and three United Kingdom-based entities are partnering to drive the development of technical standards for the additive manufacturing industry.
ASTM International’s Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence — an organization in which the UK-based Manufacturing Technology Centre is a founding partner — identified three potential areas for standardization. The effort will be supported through a £300,000 investment from Innovate UK, a U.K. government agency, to British Standards Institution. BSI will coordinate the development of the three standards, which are focused on directed energy deposition (DED), one of seven categories of additive manufacturing as defined by ASTM International and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO/ASTM 52900). DED uses focused thermal energy (e.g., laser, electron beam, plasma arc) to fuse materials by melting as they are being deposited.
Graphic Products, Beaverton, Ore., released “Best Practice Guide for Chemical Risk Assessment.” The guide is intended to help those working in the chemicals industry learn how to identify, evaluate and control chemical hazards to improve safety.
Designed for indoor, outdoor, remote and washdown applications that require a closed-loop system to protect electronics, a line of air-to-air heat exchangers for cooling industrial electrical components that need dust protection was released by Pfannenberg Sales America LLC, Lancaster, N.Y.