February Industry News

Godwin Pumps Changes Name to Xylem Dewatering Solutions; Radiodetection Sponsors Locate Rodeo; Cummins Opens Acoustical Testing Center; Star Pipe Names CEO, President, Managers; BLACOH Fluid Adds Regional Managers; Stahlin Names Wood to Inside Sales Position; Xylem Launches Water Technology Company; Trojan Technologies Acquires OpenCEL; Pump Solutions Acquires RedScrew Pump; Torrey Pines Releases 2012-13 Catalog; Neptune Releases Hydraulic Series Brochure; Sterlitech Launches Glass Fiber Website; NYC Launches Operational Excellence Program

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Godwin Pumps Changes Name to Xylem Dewatering Solutions

Godwin Pumps of America Inc. changed its name to Xylem Dewatering Solutions Inc., effective Jan. 1. Godwin will remain the brand name for the company’s Dri-Prime series of pumps.


Radiodetection Sponsors Locate Rodeo

Radiodetection is a Diamond Sponsor of the 10th Annual International Locate Rodeo. The event recognizes the competitive skills of locate technicians in the United States and Canada. Each competitor must perform three locates in a division of their choice (gas, water, power, telcom). A bonus three-minute event tests the skills of competitors on a complex line locate, involving at least three different lines.


Cummins Opens Acoustical Testing Center

Cummins Power Generation opened its Acoustical Testing Center at its Fridley, Minn., headquarters. By eliminating any external noise interference or input, the ATC enables the company to precisely measure the noise output from fully assembled generator sets, pinpointing sources to design quieter products.


Star Pipe Names CEO, President, Managers

Star Pipe Products named Ramesh Bhutada chief executive officer and chairman, promoting Dan McCutcheon to president. Navin Bhargava was promoted to executive vice president in charge of procurement, while Jason O’Nan was promoted to vice president in charge of sales and marketing. Pete Lisowski was promoted to national sales manager, Doug Allen was promoted to Southeast Division manager, Rich Mazur joined the sales team as territory manager for New England and upstate New York. Brian Pokropski joined the company as territory manager for the Mid-Atlantic area, Brian Kilgore joined the sales team as territory manager for Arizona, Southern Utah and Nevada and Jerry Hughes joined the sales team as territory manager for the Mid-Central area.


BLACOH Fluid Adds Regional Managers

BLACOH Fluid Control Inc. added two regional managers as part of its continued expansion in domestic and international markets. Brandon Dairymple was named business development manager for the U.S. Northeast Region and OEM business worldwide. He will be located in Indianapolis, Ind. Cristian Rohde was named business development manager for the company’s Latin American Region. He will be based in Buenos Aires, Argentina.


Stahlin Names Wood to Inside Sales Position

Stahlin Non-Metallic Enclosures named Chris Wood to its inside sales position. He brings several years of sales experience to his position.


Xylem Launches Water Technology Company

Xylem Inc. completed its spinoff from ITT Corp. and has begun operations as a $3.2 billion stand-alone global water technology company. Xylem serves a $30 billion segment of the global water equipment and services market. The management team includes Gretchen McClain, president and CEO; Mike Speetzen, CFO; Mike Kuchenbrod, president, water solutions; and Chris McIntire, president, analytics.


Trojan Technologies Acquires OpenCEL

Trojan Technologies Group acquired the business assets of OpenCEL of Glencoe, Ill., supplier of environmental biotechnology utilized to pretreat wastewater sludge prior to anaerobic digestion.


Pump Solutions Acquires RedScrew Pump

Pump Solutions Group, a business unit operating within the Dover Fluid Management Segment of Dover Corp., acquired Tianjin RedScrew Pump Manufacturing Technology Co. Ltd. of Tianjin, China. The company manufactures twin and triple screw pumps, as well as multiphase and specialty pumps.


Torrey Pines Releases 2012-13 Catalog

The 2012-13 catalog from Torrey Pines Scientific Inc. includes programmable, multiposition and single-position digital stirring hot plates, programmable chilling, heating HPLC column ovens, large surface analog multiposition and single-position stirring hot plates, as well as digital and programmable chilling/heating benchtop incubators, column ovens, mini circulators and variable-speed mixers.


Neptune Releases Hydraulic Series Brochure

Neptune Chemical Pump Co. released its Hydraulic Series brochure, providing customers with tips for sizing and selecting metering pumps. Copies can be downloaded at www.neptune1.com/pumps/images/neptunehydraulicseriespumps.pdf.


Sterlitech Launches Glass Fiber Website

The Glass Fiber Store from Sterlitech Corp., www.glassfiberstore.com, features different brands and grades of filters, including products from Advantec, MFS and Munktell, as well as Sterlitech.


NYC Launches Operational Excellence Program

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection launched Operational Excellence (OpX) to enhance services and reduce costs for the 9 million customers who rely on DEP for water and wastewater services. Veolia Water has been hired as a consultant to develop recommendations to streamline workflows, boost productivity, identify opportunities for efficiency gains and keep future water rate increases as low as possible. DEP spends approximately $1.2 billion annually on operations and maintenance and hopes to achieve $100 to $200 million in annual savings through the program.


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