Industry News - June 2014

Industry News - June 2014
Brian Wagner, technical service specialist for Sauereisen

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Xylem opens dewatering branch in Florida

Xylem opened a dewatering branch in Pompano Beach, Fla. Managed by Mike Sturgill, the 12,000-square-foot facility is located at 1201 NW 18th St.

Franklin Electric names chief executive officer

Franklin Electric named Gregg C. Sengstack chief executive officer. He replaces R. Scott Trumbull who retired in May. Trumbull will remain the company’s nonexecutive chairman.

Electro Static releases AEGIS repair handbook

The 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, known as inverters. It also explains best practices for preventing damage to motors of various sizes and horsepower. The book can be downloaded at

HOBAS recertified to ISO 9001, 14001

HOBAS Pipe USA was recertified in accordance with ISO 9001 and 14001. The certificates verify the establishment and application of quality (9001) and environmental (14001) management systems for development, production, sales and customer service of centrifugally cast fiberglass-reinforced polymer mortar (CCFRPM) pipes.

Orbeco-Hellige transitions to Lovibond brand

Orbeco-Hellige, a member of the Tintometer Group, has transitioned to selling products under the Lovibond brand. Orbeco-Hellige had been selling products under the Orbeco-Hellige brand since its acquisition by Tintometer in 2006.

Sauereisen names technical service specialist

Sauereisen, manufacturer of corrosion-resistant materials, named Brian Wagner technical service specialist.

Reed redesigns website

Reed Manufacturing Co.’s redesigned website,, includes tool training videos, new products, promotions and distributor locator.

ESCO sells Aclara Technologies

ESCO Technologies sold Aclara Technologies to an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners for approximately $130 million. Net cash proceeds are estimated to be $130 million after taxes and expenses.

American Water names CFO

American Water Works Company named Linda G. Sullivan senior vice president and chief financial officer. She succeeds Susan Story, who was named president and chief financial officer.

Evoqua board names interim CEO, CFO

The Evoqua Water Technologies Board of Directors named Gary Cappeline interim chief executive officer and Mark Roos interim chief financial officer.

SEPCO launches website

SEPCO launched a new corporate website, The site features product descriptions, downloadable data sheets and customer feedback.


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