Industry News - February 2013

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Headworks receives WBENC certification

Headworks received certification from the Women's Business Enterprise National Council as a nationally recognized Women's Business Enterprise. The certification enables the company to bid for opportunities where funding has been specifically designated for minority businesses.

Pepperl+Fuchs receives product certification

Pepperl+Fuchs received UL Class I, Division 2, ATEX Zone 2 and IEC-Ex Zone 2 certification on its 15- and 19-inch industrial panel products. The product line includes the PC8200 series panel PCs, KM8200 series monitors with integral KVM and RM8200 series remote monitors.

Warren Rupp promotes vice presidents

IDEX Corp. and Warren Rupp promoted Bill Jones to vice president of operations, East Asia, promoted Shawn Fortune to vice president of supply chain and operations, and promoted Shane Wiltanger to director of operations, responsible for management of the Warren Rupp factory. Jones will be responsible for the IDEX Technology Services facility in Suzhou, China, and Fortune will be responsible for the manufacturing process, including the sourcing, purchasing and inventory management functions of Warren Rupp.

Xylem acquires Heartland Pump

Xylem acquired privately held Heartland Pump Rental and Sales. Heartland, based in Carterville, Ill., has been a strong business partner with Godwin in dewatering pump rental, services and systems design since 1995. Godwin is part of the Xylem group. Heartland has 100 employees with branches in Indiana, Mississippi and Tennessee. Terms of the transaction were not revealed.

Purafil hires water, wastewater market specialist

Purafil added Ni Wei, also known as Wills Ni, as its water-wastewater market specialist for Asia, serving as a central communication point for customers and manufacturing representatives relating to wastewater sales in China. His responsibilities will progressively include Southeast Asia, covering Japan and Korea. Ni has seven years of industry experience.

Ludman names CFO, vice presidents, manager

Ludman Industries named Jeff Butcher chief financial officer and Alan Severns as vice president of sales. The company also named Richard Horsfield executive vice president, overseeing all sales, engineering, operations and marketing procedures, and appointed James Q. Adams global sales and marketing manager. Butcher has 18 years experience with a bachelor's degree in accounting. Severns has 20 years of sales and engineering experience with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering.

Adedge names applications engineer

Adedge Water Technologies named Khushbu Karan applications engineer, responsible for sales engineering support, proposal preparation, system design, project scoping and execution of water treatment projects. She has a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering and a master's degree in management science.

FCI releases product, services catalog CD

The FCI flow/level measurement product and services catalog CD release 13.0 from Fluid Components International assists engineers in specifying the right flow, level or temperature instrument for improving plant process control lines or increasing OEM equipment performance. The catalog is available at

Danfoss launches fluids controls website

Danfoss launched DanfossDirect ( The website features an online configuration tool that enables users to custom design a complete valve package and order direct. The tool also makes suggestions for proper coils and accessories based on the user's valve selection.


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