Industry News: February 2019

Here's a quick roundup of this month's industry news. Track the industry's movers and shakers, learn about company acquisitions, get the skinny on new products and more.

Franklin Electric celebrates 75 years of business
Franklin Electric announced the company will be celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2019. The company was founded by E.J. (Ed) Schaefer and T.W. (Wayne) Kehoe in 1944 in Bluffton, Indiana. Franklin Electric started as a small motor manufacturing company and has grown into a global provider of systems and components for moving water and fuel.

WWEMA announces new chairman
The board of directors of the Water and Wastewater Equipment Manufacturers Association elected John Dyson to the position of chairman for the 2019-2020 term. He has been involved with WWEMA for over 24 years and has represented the association at EPA, American Water Works Association and Water Environment Federation meetings. In his role as chairman, he will serve on the strategic planning and executive committees and provide leadership to the organization.

Dyson is currently with Aqua-Aerobic Systems based in Loves Park, Illinois, as a product channel manager for AquaPrime. He has been with the company since 2016 and has over 30 years’ experience in the water and wastewater industries.

Drive Source International names new CEO/president
Drive Source International welcomed Gary Steinhart as its new CEO/president. He will focus on increasing market share of the Dynamatic product line throughout a variety of industry applications and introduction of its total system solutions. Steinhart has over 25 years’ experience in exceeding revenue, profit and business growth objectives within diverse markets. He lives in southeastern Wisconsin and will be working out of the company’s corporate headquarters in Sturtevant.

De Nora announces acquisition of MIOX
De Nora announced it has acquired the Albuquerque, New Mexico-based MIOX business from Johnson Matthey for an undisclosed price. De Nora’s on-site generation product offering includes electrochlorination systems using either seawater or brine for water treatment and biofouling control. The MIOX technology adds knowledge and experience in producing proprietary mixed oxidants on site for advanced applications.

Since its inception in 1994, MIOX has been a provider of on-site generator equipment serving the municipal, industrial, and oil and gas markets in the Americas, delivering a broad range of solutions to its customers.

Zimmerman promoted to operations director for Eriez-USA
Tim Gland, vice president and general manager of Eriez-USA, announced that Dan Zimmerman was promoted to the position of operations director. Zimmerman has been with Eriez since 2004, serving most recently as director of business development. As operations director, Zimmerman will be responsible for providing strategic leadership to the Eriez-USA operations teams.

Xylem Rental Solutions makes debut

In a move designed to bring the company’s global leadership in engineered water technologies to the growing rental market, Xylem is presenting a new approach and look to its dedicated rental solutions business. The new Xylem Rental Solutions boasts a fleet with the broadest range of sizes and configurations, also renting specialty products and systems.

Danfoss accepting entries for EnVisioneer of the Year
Danfoss is accepting entries for its tenth annual EnVisioneer of the Year award competition. Launched in 2010, the competition recognizes North American original equipment manufacturers, building owners, municipalities, contractors and end-users that have introduced a new product, opened a new facility, or invested in a building or system upgrade in the past 18 months using Danfoss products or solutions to realize significant energy and environmental savings.


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