Industry News: October 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.

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 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 State of Georgia’s 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.

Parker Burke
Parker Burke

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.


Keno Cox
Keno Cox

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


Axine Signs Service Agreement With Manufacturer to Treat Pharmaceuticals
On-site industrial wastewater treatment provider Axine Water Technologies has signed a multiyear service agreement with a leading pharmaceutical manufacturer to treat wastewater at its manufacturing plant in the Midwest. The wastewater, which is contaminated with active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and solvents, is currently trucked off-site and incinerated.

Under the agreement, Axine will design, build, own, operate and maintain an on-site wastewater treatment system at the customer’s facility. The system, based on Axine’s proprietary electrochemical oxidation technology, will destroy the APIs so the treated water can be safely discharged to sewer.


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.

Bill Martiniere
Bill Martiniere
Chris Brooks
Chris Brooks


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