Process Heating Places & Faces: August 2019
Ed Verderose joined Miura Boilers, Rockmart, Ga., as national accounts manager, a position that is focused on working with businesses and facilities that have multiple locations in the U.S. market. Miura is one of the largest industrial steam boiler manufacturers in the world and manufactures on-demand steam solutions.
Cristal Controls, Quebec City, Quebec, will acquire the lighting control line Kameleon from Gentec. With the acquisition, Cristal Controls will become the only 100 percent Canadian commercial lighting control system manufacturing company. Cristal Controls offers energy management solutions and lighting control technologies. The company was acquired by Jacques Beauchesne, president, and Richard Renaud, vice president of operations, in 2015.
Danny Lane has been promoted to vice president of operations for Superior Boiler-Hutchinson, Hutchinson, Kan. In this role, Lane will oversee all company operations and facilities maintenance and management for the manufacturer of Scotch Marine and vertical firetube boilers for process steam, hot water and waste-heat recovery. Lane has been with Superior Boiler for more than 30 years.
Nashville-based Hunter Industrial, a division of the Hunter Fan Co., named Mark D’Agostino as senior vice president and general manager. D’Agostino previously served as vice president of industrial sales for the company. In his new role, D’Agostino will oversee all facets of Hunter Industrial, including operations, sales, marketing and finance.
Gelest Inc., Morrisville, Pa., acquired Bimax, a manufacturer and marketer of specialty monomers and polymers for use in the manufacture of advanced technology applications. Bimax will continue to operate under the Bimax name, and all employees will be retained in their current roles. Gelest supplies silicones, organosilanes, and metal-organics for advanced-technology end markets.
Goodway Technologies produced an infographic that outlines best practices for addressing scale in industrial water systems. Among the methods described include chemical descaling, visual inspections, evidence-based assessments and monitoring, and measuring the effect of descaling on system performance. Download the infographic at www.goodway.com.
The Industrial Heating Equipment Association announced its 2019-2020 board of directors and executive officers at its annual meeting. Michael Stowe of Advanced Energy will serve as president; Scott Bishop of Alabama Power Co. assumes the role of vice president; and Jeff Valuck of Surface Combustion was elected treasurer. Serving as past president is Daniel Llaguno of Nutec Bickley. IHEA also welcomed three new board members: Gary Berwick of Dry Coolers; Bob Fincken of Super Systems Inc.; and Doug Glenn of Heat Treat Today. IHEA also recognized those board members continuing their service: B.J. Bernard, Surface Combustion Inc.; Brian Kelly, Honeywell Thermal Solutions; Francis Liebens, Solo Swiss Group; John Podach, Fostoria Process Equipment, a Division of TPI Corp.; Jason Safarz, Selas Heat Technology Co. LLC; and John Stanley, Karl Dungs Inc.
Heidi Brock, president and CEO of the Aluminum Association, will resign from the organization later this year to become president and CEO of the American Forest and Paper Association. The Aluminum Association represents aluminum production and jobs in the United States.
NAI, a manufacturer of end-to-end connectivity solutions for high performance systems in industrial, telecom, data and medical industries, appointed Eric Emley to the position of vice president of sales, marketing and supply management.