Industry News - October 2013

Industry News - October 2013
Aquionics names municipal regional manager

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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  and Roger Eisenbarth were 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.

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.

American Water CFO participates in White House Council discussion

Susan Story, senior vice president and chief financial officer for American Water Works Co., participated in a discussion on the nation’s water infrastructure with the White House Council on Environmental Quality and Environmental Protection Agency. The discussion focused on financing the water infrastructure of the future.

Bilco releases architectural products catalog

The Bilco Co. released its 2013 architectural products catalog, including roof hatches, automatic fire vents, floor, vault and sidewalk doors, and safety products. The catalog is available by calling 800/366-6530 or emailing

Brown and Caldwell receives safety award

Brown and Caldwell received the National Safety Council’s 2013 Industry Leader Award. The award recognizes the top 5 percent member companies with the best safety performance.

Wilo Group has record sales year

The Wilo Group, parent company of Wilo USA, provider of pumps and pump solutions for water management, had 11 percent sales growth in 2012, marking the third consecutive year of record growth for the German-based company.

Toshiba completes control plant expansion

Toshiba International Corp. completed a $20 million expansion of its control plant in Houston, Texas. The project provides 107,000 square feet of new manufacturing and office space.

Sauereisen named Entrepreneur of Year

J. Eric Sauereisen, president of Pittsburgh-based Sauereisen, a third-generation manufacturer of corrosion-resistant materials, was named Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young in the Family Business category in the Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia region.

Harris Utilities names executive vice president

Harris Utilities named Chris Lewis executive vice president of Harris Utilities SmartWorks. He will be responsible for bringing new smart grid offerings to market, meeting the evolving needs of utilities and leveraging opportunities. Lewis previously served as vice president of business development.

Kohler Power Systems receive seismic certifications

Kohler Power Systems, manufacturer of generators up to 3,250 kilowatts, transfer switches, switchgear and related accessories, received preapproval from California’s Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development for its large generator enclosures and tanks (1,250 to 2,000 kW). The enclosures also are International Building Code (IBC) seismic-certified.

Fluid Imaging expands management team

Fluid Imaging Technologies expanded its senior management team, naming Becky Metivier vice president, marketing, and Barry Godowsky, vice president, industrial sales. Rob Chatfield was promoted to vice president, chief financial officer, and Harry Nelson was promoted to vice president, aquatic markets. Metivier will be responsible for the marketing team, including global marketing strategy, brand management and corporate communications. Godowsky will be responsible for developing new business. Chatfield, former CFO, will be responsible for the company’s overall economic strategy. Nelson, formerly director of aquatic sales and marketing, will be responsible for leading the aquatics division.

FreeWave’s wireless transceiver named product of year

FreeWave Technologies’ GXM 2.4 GHz global wireless transceiver module received the 2012 Product of the Year Award from M2M Evolution Magazine.

Asahi/America redesigns website

Asahi/America redesigned its product website, The site offers engineers, designers, installers and plant managers technical and product information.

Industrial Scientific sells Oldham

Industrial Scientific Corp. sold its Oldham fixed-point gas detection business to Industrial Safety Technologies. The sale includes Oldham’s headquarters in Arras, France, and support operations in China, Germany, India and the United States.

Aquionics names municipal regional manager

Aquionics named Bob English municipal regional manager. He will be responsible for promoting the company’s drinking water, wastewater and reuse products to the Eastern United States.

FCI’s ST100 flowmeter rated SIL compliant

The ST100 Series thermal mass air/gas flowmeter from Fluid Components International has been rated compliant for Safety Integrity Level (SIL) 1 service. The meter is classified as a Type B subsystem in accordance to IEC 61508-1 with a hardware failure tolerance of 0.


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