Industry News - May 2022

Industry News - May 2022

Madhavi Batchu

Centrisys secures maintenance contract, announces new COO

Centrisys announced it has secured a contract with the New York City Department of Environmental Protection to provide maintenance and repairs for 83 existing decanter centrifuges located in eight NYC wastewater treatment facility locations. Centrisys’ contract was bid in partnership with Jett Industries, a general contractor focused on constructing and modifying water and wastewater treatment facilities.

The company also announced Madhavi Batchu has been promoted to chief operating officer. Batchu is a 17-year veteran of the wastewater industry and joined Centrisys/CNP in 2014, establishing the company’s applications engineering department. In her new role as COO, she is responsible for the overall operations of Centrisys/CNP. She will work directly with CEO and President Michael Kopper, Vice President of Product Development George Kueppers, Chief Financial Officer Gary Stinson, and other internal teams to develop and implement the strategic vision and values of the Centrisys/CNP organization.

Franklin Electric announces recipients for outstanding achievements

At Franklin Electric’s annual Commercial Summit — a gathering of team members from across its operations — winners of this year’s awards for outstanding performance, sales and customer support were announced. The winners named were Field Salesperson of the Year, Jimmy Vela; Field Service Engineer of the Year, Ryan Horner; and Team of the Year, U.S. South Central Region. The team members, led by Darol Hayes, included Chase Ellsworth, Dave Batdorff, Erasmo Barron, Ilse Gallegos, Jennifer Ford, Jesse Zwiebel, Jimmy Vela, Hannah Kiningham and Woody Kunkel.

Grundfos and EKF sign financing partnership agreement

Grundfos and EKF Denmark’s Export Credit Agency have entered into an agreement that enables Grundfos to finance projects globally for private commercial and public customers with limited funds. The agreement could also help customers meet their goals for reduced carbon emissions. Under the agreement, private commercial and public customers can receive financing on projects above $570,129 for up to five years directly through Grundfos. EKF will provide Grundfos a credit guarantee covering 50% of the credit exposure, reducing the risk in financing such projects.

Mark Morelli

Xylem appoints Mark Morelli to board

Xylem has appointed Mark Morelli to the company’s board of directors, effective Feb. 3. Morelli currently serves as president and CEO of Vontier Corp., a global industrial technology company focused on smarter mobility. Previously, he served as president and CEO of Columbus McKinnon, COO of Brooks Automation, CEO of alternative energy company Energy Conversion Devices, and president of United Technologies.  


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