Industry News - April 2021

Industry News - April 2021

SEEPEX makes sales organization changes

SEEPEX announced some changes to its sales organization. Chris Karasch, national sales manager, continues to lead the group with the addition of two key roles. John Salyers transitioned from a regional sales manager to the director of sales. He will be leading the territory managers and developing and implementing strategic plans to achieve corporate objectives for products and services. Aaron Renick transitioned from director of sales, Western region to the newly developed role of director of business development. He will focus on forging new pathways and creating new relationships to assist in new opportunities of growth.

Analytical Technology acquired by Badger Meter

Analytical Technology announced it has been acquired by Badger Meter. With global headquarters in Milwaukee, Badger Meter serves water utilities, municipalities, and commercial and industrial customers worldwide. There will be no significant changes to operations, and customers will continue to interact with the same members of the staff that they have partnered with in the past. ATi offices and manufacturing will remain in Collegeville, Pennsylvania.

Kaman Distribution Group announces new executive

Kaman Distribution Group announced the appointment of Chris Henson as the vice president of business development. Most recently, he served as a vice president in The Timken Co.’s industrial bearings business, leading product management and engineering. As a member of the KDG executive team, Henson will be critical in driving growth strategy, with a particular focus on executing key acquisitions.

Xylem donated 300,000 units of PPE to essential workers

Xylem donated and delivered more than 300,000 pieces of PPE to frontline workers in 2020, working alongside its partners. The personal protective equipment went to health care facilities and to water utility operators working to keep essential services flowing in local communities. Last March, Xylem began repurposing some internal manufacturing capacity, including 3D printing and injection molding, to develop protective face shields for essential workers. The program has continued through 2020, as Xylem worked with distribution partners to deliver 150,000 shields across the U.S., Europe and Latin America.

Asahi/America welcomes new business development manager

Asahi/America welcomed the addition of Shane McDaniel to its business development team, as business development manager for actuation products. McDaniel brings a diverse set of skills and experience with him to Asahi/America, ranging from instrument and controls technician to outside sales, and aftermarket sales and service. He will work closely with the company’s sales and engineering teams to further promote Asahi/America’s actuation product line across a variety of industries in the U.S.

Mazzei Injector and Technology Sales Associates team up

Mazzei Injector announced that Technology Sales Associates has exclusive rights to sell Mazzei systems to the municipal water and wastewater markets in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.

A.Y. McDonald acquires Val-Matic Valve & Mfg.

A.Y. McDonald acquired Val-Matic Valve & Mfg. of Elmhurst, Illinois, on Dec. 31. Each company will continue to operate independently with separate management, market strategies and sales operations.

Endress+Hauser invests in sales and service support

Endress+Hauser and its U.S. representative partners will invest $4.5 million to grow its sales and service support around the country. This investment will reinforce and increase Endress+Hauser’s sales channel by more than 25%. The added personnel increase within Endress+Hauser’s sales channel will add more resources in project management, inside sales, outside sales, application engineering, industry, solutions and services. 

SUEZ completes acquisition of LANXESS RO membrane portfolio

SUEZ announced it finalized the purchase of the reverse osmosis membrane product line from LANXESS. The purchase includes the RO membranes product line and production facility located in Bitterfeld, Germany. The acquisition will allow SUEZ to further help customers address water treatment challenges.

DeZURIK plans to acquire Red Valve

DeZURIK, headquartered in Sartell, Minnesota, announced plans to acquire Red Valve from Hillenbrand, a public company headquartered in Batesville, Indiana. Red Valve’s two main brands are Red Valve and Tideflex.

Centrisys to provide centrifuges for three US plants

Centrisys Corporation announced it will be providing centrifuges in plants located in Chino, California; Waterloo, Iowa; and Lancaster County, South Carolina. Inland Empire Utilities’ upgrade and expansion of its Regional Water Recycling Plant No. 5 in Chino will include five custom CS30-4DT decanter centrifuges and one spare rotating assembly unit. Shipment and installation are planned to take place in July 2022. Lancaster County’s Indian Land Wastewater Treatment Plant received one CS26-4HC 2PH decanter centrifuge, and shipment and installation was in December 2020. The city of Waterloo’s Easton Avenue Wastewater Treatment Plant will receive two CS26-4HC 2PH decanter centrifuges with shipment and installation planned for March 2021. 

Orenco Systems announces company changes

The year 2021 marks four decades of protecting the world’s water for Orenco Systems. After 40 years, founder Hal Ball announced his retirement from day-to-day involvement in the company. Co-founder and former executive vice president Terry Bounds will serve as both chairman of Orenco’s board of directors and president over the research and development, operation and maintenance, and facilities departments of the company. In addition, the company will now operate in three distinct divisions to provide more focused service. Jeff Ball will serve as president of Orenco Water, while Eric Ball has been named president of Orenco Composites. Travis Wood, former president of Franklin Control Systems, is the new president of Orenco Controls. And former legal counsel Scott Saulls will serve as corporate president. Lastly, the company stated that its wastewater-focused operations will now be known as the Orenco Water division.   


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