Industry News: June 2020

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.

Industry News: June 2020

At left, Michael Michaud, executive director of the Hydraulic Institute, and on the right, Jim Swetye, Grundfos Technical Training Manager, February 2020.

Grundfos’ Jim Swetye added to Board of Hydraulic Institute
Grundfos announced the appointment of Jim Swetye, technical training manager, to serve on the Board of the Hydraulic Institute for 2020-21 as vice-president of education. In that role, Swetye is responsible for leading educational initiatives within HI. The position ensures educational content is in alignment with HI’s technical standards and guidelines, while also remaining accessible and addressing user needs. In addition to serving on the Board of HI, he serves on the Board of HI’s educational subsidiary Pump Systems Matter as vice-chairman. PSM — the primary focal point for HI’s pump systems education and outreach — helps the pump industry and users gain a more competitive business advantage through strategic, broad-based energy management and pump system performance optimization.

Enviro-Care announces change in leadership
Philip Thompson retired as president of Enviro-Care. He joined the company at its Rockford, Illinois, location in 2011 and within three years had made the company a desirable acquisition target. In 2015, Enviro-Care was purchased by the WAMGROUP of Modena, Italy, and the company moved to Gurnee, Illinois. With the retirement of Thompson, Stephen Rioux assumed the responsibilities of president at Enviro-Care. With over 30 years in the water and wastewater industry, Rioux brings a wealth of knowledge and an array of experience. He spent over 20 years with Waste-Tech ultimately becoming the general manager of the Waste-Tech division of Kusters. In addition, he started the company CleanTek Water Solutions and spent several years with WesTech Engineering.

KROHNE receives the In-Kind Support Award
KROHNE announced it received the Pipeline Research Council International In-Kind Support Award for its outstanding commitment and support of several significant research programs. KROHNE was presented with the award at PRCI’s annual research exchange meeting March 3 at the Westin San Diego in California. KROHNE supports PRCI research programs through donated time, hosted events and technical sessions, equipment, and other resources.

MFG Chemical partners with EcoVadis to improve sustainability
MFG Chemical partnered with EcoVadis to measure and continuously improve its sustainability profile. EcoVadis is a provider of business sustainability ratings, intelligence and collaborative performance improvement tools. The program provides reliable Corporate Social Responsibility scores across 21 CSR indicators within four categories, including environment, labor and human rights, ethics and sustainable procurement.

Victaulic names Bucher as president
Victaulic announced Rick Bucher has been appointed to the position of president and chief operating officer. He will continue reporting to John F. Malloy, who has served as chairman, president and CEO for the past 16 years. Malloy will remain chairman and CEO.

Badger Meter awarded recertification for ISMS
Badger Meter announced it was again awarded ISO 27001 recertification and successfully conducted a Service Organization Control 2 Type 2 examination of its information security management system. Since 2015, Badger Meter has completed an annual ISO 27001 certification and SOC 2 Type 2 examination, demonstrating a commitment to minimizing potential information security threats and ensuring trust with its customers.

Wilo USA announces plans for new headquarters and production site 
Wilo USA, a subsidiary of Wilo SE, announced the investment of a new 250,000-square-foot headquarters and production facility in Cedarburg, Wisconsin. A developer’s agreement with the City of Cedarburg was approved on May 11, with construction scheduled to begin in fall 2020. The new headquarters will bring the combined operations of Wilo USA, Weil Pump, Scot Pump and Wilo Machine to a single production site. 

Asahi/America welcomes new business development manager
Asahi/America announced the addition of Peter Quinn to its business development team. He joined the company as national business development manager for custom fabricated products. Quinn brings more than 30 years of sales and distribution experience of pipe, valves and fittings with him to Asahi/America. He will work closely with the company’s sales and engineering teams to promote the company’s growing custom fabrication division.


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