Industry News - September 2013

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Sauereisen names research manager, office staff

Sauereisen promoted Greg Maloney to research manager, overseeing the company’s C. Fred Sauereisen Laboratory. It also promoted several members of the office staff. Kim Galley was named finance administrator and Vicki Abell was promoted to billing, credit and collections administrator. Pam Semgo joined the accounting department as financial assistant to the controller and Patti Kenzie joined the company as executive assistant and human resource generalist.

Pump Solutions Group opens Shanghai office

Pump Solutions Group, a business unit within Dover Corp., opened a commercial sales office in Shanghai, China. The office will provide sales, marketing and technical product support for the region, with an emphasis on growth the next three to five years.

Altra Industrial Motion launches wastewater website

Altra Industrial Motion launched a website ( for engineers and technical professionals in the wastewater industry. The site has 19 application-specific categories, including bar screens, sedimentation tanks, aerators and blowers, augers and screw conveyors, sludge thickeners and pumps and sand separators.

Xylem opens Dewatering Solutions branch

Xylem opened its newest Dewatering Solutions branch in Blountville, Tenn. The branch will serve southwest Virginia through Knoxville, Tenn., and will be managed by Charlotte, N.C., branch manager Adam Nichols. The new facility has a 15,000-square-foot shop, 3,000 square feet of office space and three acres of paved yard space.

UV Superstore launches website

UV Superstore launched a new website,, featuring replacement ultraviolet lamps, quartz sleeves and other items for ultraviolet water and air treatment systems.

Hyde Marine names distributor for water management systems

Hyde Marine, a wholly owned subsidiary of Calgon Carbon Corp., named W&O Supply its exclusive sales distributor in the U.S. and Canada for Hyde Guardian ballast water treatment systems.

WILO director of engineering/sales manager passes away

Joseph Melton, director of engineering/national sales manager-water management for WILO USA, passed away in May. He was 53.

FreeWave celebrates grand opening of new headquarters

FreeWave Technologies celebrated the grand opening of its new corporate headquarters in Boulder, Colo. The 45,000-square-foot facility — 80 percent larger than its previous building — includes increased manufacturing space and product testing center.

ThinQk supplies aftermarket pump components

ThinQk is a new supplier of aftermarket parts for air-operated double diaphragm (AODD) pumps . Manufactured in Europe and the United States, components are made to conform to current technical standards.

Electro Static offers AEGIS grounding ring repair handbook

The 36-page AEGIS shaft grounding ring motor repair handbook from Electro Static Technology describes best practices for protecting motor bearings from electrical damage. The book explains how to diagnose electrical bearing damage caused by variable-frequency drives (VFDs), also known as inverters. It can be downloaded at

Armchem launches lighting division

Armchem International, a business-to-business provider of specialty industrial and maintenance products, launched a new commercial lighting division that will carry 4,000 varieties of lighting products, including LED, halogen, compact fluorescent, metal halide, high pressure sodium, miniatures and ballast. All lines are made in the U.S. and are UL-listed.

Gorman-Rupp receives export award

Gorman-Rupp Co. received the President’s “E” Award for Exports from U.S. Acting Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank. A total of 57 companies received the award this year. It is the highest recognition a U.S. entity can receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports.

Endress+Hauser launches online store

Endress+Hauser launched E-direct,, an online store offering pressure transducers and switches, temperature switches and thermometers, paperless recorders, digital displays, level switches and flowmeters, pH, conductivity and oxygen analytical transmitters.

Headworks International names vice president

Headworks International promoted Afnan Din to vice president. He joined Headworks BIO in 2010 as vice president and process manager for the Middle East and North African division and has 10 years of experience in the water industry in both Europe and the Middle East.

National Oilwell Varco completes Robbins & Myers acquisition

National Oilwell Varco of Houston completed the acquisition of Robbins & Myers, suppliers of engineered equipment and systems for the municipal and industrial markets, including Moyno pumps and Chemineer fluid agitation products.

Meltric releases 2013-14 catalog

Meltric Corp.’s 2013-14 product catalog features Decontactor Series switch-rated plugs, receptacles and connectors. The 239-page catalog also provides information about the company’s other plug and receptacle offerings.

Brown and Caldwell promotes senior managers

Brown and Caldwell promoted Jay Patil, P.E., to director of client services and Cindy Paulson, PhD, to director of technical services. Marc Damikolas, P.E., was promoted to senior vice president and business unit manager for the California region, replacing Patil. Robert Ash, P.E., was promoted to senior vice president and the new role of enterprise risk management. Jeffrey Theerman, P.E., was promoted to lead the newly combined utility performance, operations & maintenance and information technology group.


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