Industry News - October 2013

Industry News - October 2013
Grundfos opens Indianapolis customer center

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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-foot distribution center in Thomasville, Ga.

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.

Global Polymer acquires Perlastic product line

Global Polymer Solutions acquired the Perlastic line of industrial protective coating products. The water-based, zero-VOC coatings adhere directly to rust or substrates with limited surface preparation and are suitable for application in confined spaces.

Gorman-Rupp names rental sales manager

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

Calgon receives fifth patent for FLUEPAC technology

Calgon Carbon Corp. was granted a fifth U.S. patent for its FLUEPAC technology. Patent 8,450,238 relates to the company’s FLUEPAC ST and STF products for flue gas treatment. The products remove mercury from systems where acid gases, such as SO2, are present.

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.

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.

Pump Solutions Group names vice presidents

Pump Solutions Group, a business unit within Dover Corp., named John Pepper vice president of integration; Andrew Usuki vice president, sales and business development, Americas; and Tomas Valencia vice president, sales and business development, EMEA. Pepper will be responsible for driving the global integration of Brookvale, Australia-based Ebsray Pumps, a regenerative turbine, sliding vane and gear pump manufacturer acquired by PSG. Usuki, previously vice president of PSG’s vertical market, will replace Pepper. Valencia will be responsible for sales and business development in Europe, the Middle East and Africa for PSG companies.

Xylem acquires dewatering business

Xylem acquired Pollmann Pumpen Ltd., a privately owned German-based dewatering technology and services company, for approximately $3 million.

Woodard & Curran names vice presidents

Woodard & Curran named four vice presidents to the engineering firm. Paul Couture, PMP, is senior project manager in the Providence, R.I., office. He is responsible for control system design and programming. David Prickett, P.E., is senior project manager for water and wastewater treatment and infrastructure projects, supporting municipalities in Connecticut and Massachusetts. Rebecca Talbert, assistant counsel, is an attorney in the Portland, Maine, office. Carl Wilcox, P.E., is senior project manager in the Portland office.

Red Valve offers product catalog

Red Valve’s 28-page product-line catalog includes pinch valves, check valves, air diffusers, expansion joints and other flow control products. The catalog is available by calling 412/279-0044 or visiting

Franklin Electric rebrands Cerus Industrial

Franklin Electric rebranded its latest acquisition, Cerus Industrial, as Franklin Control Systems. Based in Hillsboro, Ore., the company will focus on the design and production of electronic drives and controls for water pumping and industrial systems. Products made by Franklin Control Systems will carry either the Franklin Electric or Franklin Control Systems brand.

Grundfos opens Indianapolis customer center

Denmark-based Grundfos celebrated the 40th anniversary of its presence in the United States and 90th anniversary of its Peerless Pump brand with the official opening of its welcome and customer center in Indianapolis.

ARCADIS names vice presidents

ARCADIS promoted 10 staff members to vice president. Jack Hartigan, P.E., BCEE, and Barry Quinn were named senior vice presidents. Wendy Stoveland was promoted to vice president and Amy R. Dant, Edward Kowalski, P.E., PMP, Carolyn A. Lowe, P.E., Sandra K. Ralston, Mike Wooden, P.E., and Anwar Zahis, Ph.D., were promoted to associate vice president.


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