Industry News - January 2021

Industry News - January 2021

Flomatic welcomes Ray Smith as new sales rep

Flomatic Valves announced the hiring of Raymond “Ray” Smith II as its new inside technical salesperson. He will assist with product development, write quotation proposals, work closely with distributors, and assist sales representatives. Smith comes to Flomatic with many years of experience as a purchasing manager and sales representative for the plumbing and water systems industry.

De Nora launches visual assistance platform

De Nora announced the launch of a visual assistance platform for remote customer support. DE NORA VIA will allow De Nora to assist their customers with live video support and inspections. The platform allows De Nora personnel to see what the customer sees so issues can be resolved immediately, without travel, reducing travel costs and delays that could increase customer downtime.

Nipper named new CEO of Ørsted

Mads Nipper accepted an offer to become CEO of the energy company Ørsted and will step down as CEO of Grundfos at the end of 2020. The Grundfos board, led by Jens Moberg, has started the search for its new CEO.

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Josh Gable

Centrisys/CNP announces two promotions

Centrisys/CNP promoted Josh Gable to director of sales and Brett Bevers to regional sales manager. Gable was most recently regional sales manager for Centrisys, and Bevers was most recently an application engineer with the company. In his new role, Gable will focus on identifying areas for growth and advancements, establishing streamlined processes and training regional sales managers. Bevers will focus on collaboration between engineering and customer teams, installation pilot testing, and prospect engagement and education. 

Endress+Hauser offers My Tech Support Portal

Endress+Hauser’s My Tech Support Portal offers customers 24/7 access to a growing knowledge base on the company’s instrumentation and applications, along with the ability to create and manage support and service cases online. My Tech Support provides immediate access to articles on diagnostics and troubleshooting, and on product and application know-how, such as service operations.

Matt Madeksza named president and CEO of Veolia North America

Veolia North America announced that Matt Madeksza was named president and CEO. In his new role, Madeksza will be responsible for overseeing a company that serves approximately 4,000 industrial and municipal customers across the U.S. and Canada. Madeksza replaces interim President and CEO Brian Clarke, whose years of VNA experience helped effectively guide the company through challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Liquid Environmental acquires FloHawks Plumbing + Septic 

Liquid Environmental Solutions announced that the company has acquired the assets of FloHawks Plumbing + Septic that serves the Pacific Northwest. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. FloHawks, based in Puyallup, Washington, will continue to operate under the FloHawks name. FloHawks customers include owners of sewer systems, septic systems and grease traps/interceptors that must be serviced regularly to prevent sewer spills and to protect the public wastewater collections system.

Mfg. Chemical names Joe Dymecki director of sales

Mfg. Chemical announced the hiring of Joe Dymecki as director of sales. Before joining Mfg. Chemical, he served as vice president of sales for Dubois Chemicals, and previously led Selig Industries and Zep Inc. as vice president of sales and vice president business effectiveness, respectively.

ResinTech opens new plant and global HQ

ResinTech has moved into its new global headquarters in Camden, New Jersey. The $138.8 million development project includes 353,000 square feet of new construction on a 27-acre campus. Sized to produce up to 1 million cubic feet of strong acid cation resin a year, the plant can be expanded to meet the demands of the growing market. The company also moved its Aries Filterworks division, makers of point-of-use filters and lab water systems, to the same complex.

Grundfos breaks ground on new center

Grundfos announced the groundbreaking of its Americas Regional Center, located in Brookshire, Texas. The 45,000-square-foot facility is expected to be completed during the spring of 2021. Grundfos is currently seeking to achieve LEED Platinum certification. The new offices will house company sales, operations, engineering, HR, finance and other support functions.   


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