Industry News - December 2019

OCV Control Valves implements new global strategy and restructuring

In April 2018, OCV Control Valves, a family-owned company, was acquired by and began operating under the MAT Holding Group umbrella. MAT then merged OCV Control Valves with Dorot Control Valves, resulting in the creation of OCV Fluid Solutions. This strategic plan ensures a globally stronger product line, new innovative technologies, improved engineering, customer service and technical support. In addition to continuing to offer its existing products, OCV is now responsible for the control and sale of the Dorot Fire Protection product line under OCV Fluid Solutions branding.

SNF Polydyne invests in its polyacrylamide capacity

Over the last two years, SNF Polydyne has added 75,000 metric tons per year of powder-grade polyacrylamide (or PAM) production capacity globally to match the increased demand for enhanced oil recovery applications. By the end of 2020, SNF will add 75,000 metric tons per year more. This new capacity will be spread across several regions and will provide easy access to its products. In the U.S., this year SNF will complete an additional emulsion-grade PAM expansion of 100,000 metric tons per year. The company’s goal is to have a total emulsion-grade PAM production capacity in the U.S. of 1 million metric tons per year by the end of 2020. 

MFG Chemical plants win safety awards

MFG Chemical received three Awards of Excellence for workplace safety at each of its three Dalton, Georgia, area plants from the Georgia Department of Labor. In order to qualify for the award, a location or facility must have achieved at least 250 workdays during the previous calendar year with no days away from work due to workplace injuries or illnesses. 

Industrial Scientific welcomes new general manager

Industrial Scientific announced it hired Parker Burke as senior vice president and general manager. He will be responsible for leading the company’s global gas detection and iNet business. Burke most recently worked as vice president and general manager at Anderson-Negele, based in Fultonville, New York. Prior to that, he was with Gilbarco Veeder-Root, where he held leadership positions in marketing, product management and operations.

Holland Pump announces new chief financial officer

Holland Pump announced the appointment of Keno Cox as its chief financial officer. Cox previously held senior finance roles at Neff Corp. He has extensive experience in strategic planning, enterprise accounting and mergers and acquisitions, and holds a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Temple University. 

SEEPEX names two new managers

SEEPEX announced the hiring of two new managers. Bill Martiniere accepted the new position of chemical market manager. In this position, he will be responsible for all chemical pump sales-related activities. Martiniere has more than 35 years of industrial experience with heavy emphasis in chemical applications along with extensive knowledge of progressive cavity pumps in chemical metering applications. And Chris Brooks was hired for the position of territory manager for the Southeast region of the U.S. He will cover Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Florida’s industrial and municipal markets. Brooks was previously employed as a branch manager at a SEEPEX distributor and has an extensive knowledge of SEEPEX progressive cavity pumps. 


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