New Albany, Miss.-based Refrigerated Solutions Group named Dan Hinkle as vice president of sales for RSG. Also, Anthony Lorubbio, the company’s chief transformation officer, will assume responsibility for sales operations and customer experience. They will report directly to Kevin Fink, CEO of RSG.


Simple measures such as changing fan capacitors or washing the condenser coil on a chiller can increase the reliability and longevity of cooling equipment. A white paper from Pfannenberg Inc., “Using Planned Downtime for Preventive Maintenance,” discusses scheduled maintenance programs and the role of preventive maintenance. Download the article at


There is a demonstrable link between humidity and the infectivity and longevity of viruses such as influenza and coronaviruses, according to a white paper by Munters, a provider of energy-efficient air treatment solutions. “How Humidity Control Can Reduce Viral Infectivity and Longevity” addresses how it is possible to reduce the transmission and longevity of viruses by controlling indoor relative humidity (RH) levels. The paper is based on gathered research, including studies on the efficiency of respiratory droplet transmission at humidity and temperature, virus survival and transmission at absolute humidity levels, and the effect of environmental parameters on the survival of airborne infectious agents. To download the paper, visit

Dr. Jaime A. Gómez, president and CEO at Equitech, will assume the position of president of the Society of Plastic Engineers (SPE) on July 1. In addition, Dr. Jason Lyons, business manager at Arkema, will serve as president-elect of SPE until mid-2021, when he will succeed Gómez as president of the trade association. Other new board members also begin their terms on July 1. Edward Trueman will serve as vice president of business and finance, a three-year term board position, and Conor Carlin will serve the board during the same period as vice president of sustainability.