Industry News - March 2013

Industry News - March 2013
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Smith & Loveless president named group vice chairman

Frank J. Rebori, president of Smith & Loveless, was named vice chairman of the Water & Wastewater Equipment Manufacturer’s Association. He will chair the association’s strategic planning committee and oversee its annual Washington Forum. Rebori has served on the board for three years and was treasurer for the executive committee the past year.

Itron names president, CEO

Itron appointed Philip Mezey president and chief executive officer. He also was named to the board of directors, succeeding LeRoy Nosbaum. Mezey had been president and chief operating officer for Itron’s global energy segment. John Holleran was named Itron’s executive vice president and chief operating officer for the energy and water segments. He also will serve as interim president of the company’s global energy segment.

Telvent becomes Schneider Electric

Telvent is now Schneider Electric, concluding a year-long brand integration after the 2011 acquisition by Schneider of the IT provider.


Fluid Metering expands website

Fluid Metering expanded its product website, The site includes detailed descriptions, animations and videos of the company’s CeramPump valveless piston pump design, news releases, applications, catalogs and technical manuals.

Flowserve names senior VP, general counsel

Flowserve Corp. named Carey A. O’Connor senior vice president, general counsel and secretary. She succeeds Ron Stuff who is retiring in the first quarter of 2013 after 25 years with the company.

UV Pure receives Going Green recognition

UV Pure Technologies was chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the GoingGreen Silicon Valley Global 200 winners. The recognition is based on innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value and media buzz.

Huber Technology names director of sales

Huber Technology named Frank Scriver director of sales. He will be responsible for driving sales for the company’s products to municipal and industrial customers in North America. He has been Huber’s Northeast Region Sales Manager since 2009.

Elastec/American Marine among fastest-growing companies

Elastec and American Marine ranked 3,123 and 1,869 on Inc. magazine’s 500/5000 list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. This is the fifth year Elastec has made the list and second year for American Marine. The companies merged in January 2012, forming Elastec/American Marine, a manufacturer of environmental equipment to control water and solid waste pollution.

Yaskawa Europe acquires majority shares of VIPA

Yaskawa Electric Corp. signed an agreement between its European subsidiary, Yaskawa Europe, to acquire the majority share of German-based VIPA, supplier of programmable logic controllers (PLCs), input/output modules and human machine interface (HMI).


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