Industry news - September/October 2012

Peerless Electronics launches eCommerce stores

Peerless Electronics, distributor of electromechanical and interconnect products, launched six vertical market eCommerce stores. Accessed from, the stores offer switches, relays, circuit breakers, contactors, connectors, terminal blocks, splices, heat shrink and indicator lights and fuses.

ITC becomes authorized IACET provider

The Infrared Training Center has received authorized provider status from the International Association for Continuing Education and Training to provide IACET continuing education units. The recognition period extends for five years and includes all programs offered or created during that time.

Copperwing adds media planner, buyer

Copperwing Design hired Natalie Panciera as media planner and buyer. She is responsible for the development of multimedia plans, strategies and campaigns in support of client goals and objectives. Copperwing serves clients in the water and wastewater industry.

Aqua-Chem names CFO, applications engineer

Aqua-Chem named Thomas Gillcrist chief financial officer and Ron Shook pharmaceutical applications engineer.

Oldham's OLCT IR receives IP67 certification

Oldham's OLCT IR infrared fixed gas detector, tested according to IEC/EN 60529, was awarded IP67 protection degrees. Tests were conducted by INERIS, one of two IECEx certification bodies in France. The design protects the OLCT IR against dust and the effect of immersion in up to one meter of water.

MWH meets UCMR3 proficiency testing requirements

MWH Laboratories, division of MWH Global, has met all proficiency testing requirements by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the third round of the Unregulated Containment Monitoring Regulation. Beginning in January, water utilities serving a retail population of more than 10,000 are required to conduct one year of monitoring for 28 contaminants being considered for future regulation. Only laboratories approved by the EPA specifically for the UCMR3 monitoring program are allowed to report results.

Parkson names Hurley president, CEO

Parkson Corp. named Shamus M. Hurley president and chief executive officer. He replaces Zain Mahmood, who stepped down after five years as CEO.

Grundfos opens business development center

Grundfos opened its business development "competency center," approximately 40 miles west of Chicago. The center serves all of North America and is devoted exclusively to the municipal wastewater industry. It is housed in the 105,000-square-foot, pump-manufacturing facility of the former Yeomans Chicago Corp., which Grundfos acquired in 2008.

Thompson hosts 2012 Pumpology school

Thompson Pump & Manufacturing Co. held its 22nd annual Pumpology school at its corporate facilities in Port Orange, Fla. A total of 50 attendees from 19 states and three foreign countries participated in the three-day workshop, including training sessions for sales and service professionals in pumping fundamentals, dewatering and bypass applications, selecting the correct equipment, designing, installing and maintaining pumping systems and troubleshooting.

Buckley joins UV Pure

Steve Buckley joined UV Pure and will be responsible for a sales territory and business development in the U.S. Engineered Solutions market. He has a bachelor's degree in civil engineering, master's degree in environmental engineering and achieved the highest level of wastewater certification in Massachusetts and California.

Hach TSS EX1 sensor receives Class 1, Division 2 certification

The Hach TSS EX1 sc sensor for suspended solids measurement received Class 1, Division 2 certification for use in hazardous areas.

Xylem names VP of sales, managing director

Xylem named Mike Delzingaro vice president and director of sales for dewatering solutions. He has 14 years experience and was regional manager for the northeast region. The company also named Grant Salstrom managing director, Godwin. He will be responsible for the growth and development of the Godwin and Flygt brands within the U.S. dewatering market.

Kemira establishes R&D center in Alberta

Kemira opened a research and development projects laboratory in Alberta, Canada. Located on the campus of the University of Alberta, the laboratory will be an extension of Kemira's North American R&D, headquartered in Atlanta, Ga.

Calgon Carbon chairman, president, CEO retires

John S. Stanik, Calgon Carbon chairman, president and chief executive officer, will retire after 21 years. The board of directors expects to fill the position by the third quarter of 2012. Stanik will remain with the company until a replacement is hired.

American Water completes acquisitions

American Water Works Company, a publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company, completed its acquisition of seven water systems in New York and the sale of its regulated operations in Ohio. The agreement for the transactions with Aqua America was announced in 2011. The completion was contingent upon regulatory approval in New York and Ohio.

InduSoft offers online training series

InduSoft is offering an online training series for its InduSoft Web Studio 7.1 HMI/SCADA software. The first module provides users instruction on installation, tags, drivers and screen groups. The second module covers instruction for active objects, animations, trends and alarms. The videos can be streamed or downloaded with iPads and Android tablets that have Flash or MP4 support from

Lechler publishes spray product catalog

The Lechler Catalog 500 features spray products and accessories as well as information on spray system design, material options, conversion tables, product differentiation and a new section on lances and nozzle headers. The catalog can be downloaded at

ABB offers product brochure

The Flow Measurement Solutions publication from ABB Measurement Products can be downloaded at The brochure features a range of flow measurement products and discussion on a common HMI (human machine interface) platform that enables users to configure, integrate and maintain ABB flow products.


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