Industry News - September 2013

Industry News - September 2013
Electro Static offers AEGIS grounding ring repair handbook

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WILO names national sales manager, opens Georgia Center

WILO USA promoted Harold Adams to national sales manager for its water management sector. He succeeds Joseph Melton who passed away in April. Adams has worked for WILO since 2009, most recently as northeast regional sales manager. The company also opened a 61,625-square-feet distribution center in Thomasville, Ga.

Kaeser Compressors opens Philadelphia office

Kaeser Compressors opened a factory-direct facility in the greater Philadelphia area. The branch office offers air system audits, design and installation, new equipment sales, preventive maintenance and repair services.

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

Brown and Caldwell promotes senior managers

Brown and Caldwell promoted Jay Patil, P.E., to director of client services and Cindy Paulson, Ph.D., 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 and maintenance and information technology group.

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.

WEF names 2013 Fellows

The Water Environment Federation named its 2013 list of Fellows. They will be recognized at WEFTEC 2013 in Chicago, Oct. 5-9. The new Fellows include Kartik Chandran, Bruce Corwin, John Crittenden, Davis Ford, Eduardo Jordao, Mike Kavanaugh, Cecil Lue-Hing, Richard Luthy, Bob Marini, Keith Riley, Bruce Rittmann, Henry Schwartz, Julian Sandino, Perry Schafer and James Stahl.

ThinQk adds 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.

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.

APG-Neuros ranked 66 on Profit 500 list

APG-Neuros ranked 66 on Profit magazine’s list of the fast-growing Canadian companies. Rankings are based on revenue growth over five years. APG-Neuros, manufacturer of high-speed blowers for the municipal and industrial markets, had 1,082 percent growth.

Alfa Laval acquires Niagara Blower

Alfa Laval acquired heat transfer company Niagara Blower of Buffalo, N.Y., known for its Wet Surface Air Cooler technology.

Cole-Parmer publishes water quality catalog

The 2013 Water Quality Catalog from Cole-Parmer includes pH, conductivity, dissolved oxygen, turbidity, water sampling and water testing instruments and supplies. Catalogs can be requested by calling 800/323-4340 or visiting

National Pump & Compressor launches website

National Pump & Compressor, an industrial equipment rental, sales and service provider, launched the website to provide awareness of the emerging disaster recovery business. The site is intended to provide businesses and municipalities with information on how to prepare for a hurricane, history of areas affected by hurricanes and how the company can help in the event of a hurricane or natural disaster. It includes information on industrial pumps, hoses, generators and other flood relief and dewatering equipment.

ABB acquires UK-based Dynamotive

The ABB power and technology group acquired Dynamotive of Coalville, UK, expanding its offerings in low- and medium-voltage drives and motors. The privately owned Dynamotive has 40 employees, who will continue to work for ABB.

Gorman-Rupp names rental sales manager

Gorman-Rupp Co. promoted Jamie Schoenian to rental sales manager. He has 15 years experience and will be responsible for sales, service, aftermarket, technical support and product forecasting between Gorman-Rupp and National Rental accounts.

Vacon North America opens headquarters facility

Vacon North America, manufacturer of AC drives, relocated to a larger facility at 310 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, Wis. The 12,481-square-feet office and training facility can accommodate groups up to 44 and includes a product training lab and product showcase.

Ovivo participates in 450mm technology development

Water treatment company Ovivo, part of the GLV Group, is collaborating at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering in New York State with the Facility 450 Consortium to design and build computer chip facilities for the development of 450mm wafer technology.

BLACOH Fluid Control hires manager, engineer

BLACOH Fluid Control named Alfredo D’Souza business development manager for sales regions serving Canada, the Middle East and India and James Burke director of engineering. He will be responsible for new product development and process innovations.


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