Industry News: September 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.

Badger Meter offers netAMP Enabled through UMS
Badger Meter is now offering netAMP Enabled through Utility Metering Solutions to expedite end-to-end advanced metering deployments. netAMP Enabled complements smart water technologies from Badger Meter, including BEACON Advanced Metering Analytics and ORION Cellular LTE-M endpoints and smart water meters, by providing a fixed, subscription-based metering-as-a-service program to receive all Badger Meter equipment, meters, software and services to upgrade antiquated infrastructures. The system includes all planning, installation, integration, maintenance, support and training. It also provides for future software upgrades and long-term service and support for the life of the contract.

Luis Maturana
Luis Maturana

KSB names Luis Maturana as president
KSB announced the promotion of Luis Maturana to president. He joined KSB in 2018 and had served as vice president of the water and wastewater division. He received his bachelor of science degree in materials science engineering from Simón Bolívar University in Caracas, Venezuela. Maturana previously served in multiple executive roles at ChemTreat and Veolia Water Technologies. Prior KSB President, Dr. Falk Schäfer, remains with KSB, and is moving to the global headquarters in Frankenthal, Germany. He will serve in general industry as vice president applications.

Hawk Measurement Systems launches new website
Hawk Measurement Systems announced the release of its newly redesigned website, The website includes new features such as a product selection tool, request-a-quote cart, product configurator, an interactive distributor locator, customer testimonials and more.

Schwing Bioset aquires assets of Custom Conveyor
Schwing Bioset announced it has acquired substantially all of the assets of Custom Conveyor of Rogers, Minnesota. In connection with the acquisition, SBI has retained all of the Custom Conveyor staff with their decades of experience, acquired all of the equipment for the production of their products and acquired all existing project files to continue to provide ongoing aftermarket support. Additionally, SBI has taken over more than 20,000 square feet of office and production space for the continued manufacturing of Custom Conveyor and Schwing Bioset products.

Jim Tucci
Jim Tucci

Flomatic names new national sales manager
Flomatic Corp. announced the promotion of Jim Tucci to national sales manager. Tucci will continue to lead the expansion of Flomatic valve products nationally and internationally. In addition, Tucci will now oversee Flomatic’s customer service department. He joined Flomatic in August of 2014 as the industrial and municipal sales engineer after a long career as a driller both as an owner/operator of a water well and geothermal drilling company in Upstate New York and several positions with environmental firms performing sonic drilling and direct-push sampling.

MFG Chemical relocates headquarters to Chattanooga
MFG Chemical moved its corporate headquarters from the original location in Dalton, Georgia, to nearby Chattanooga, Tennessee. Company growth created the need for more workspace. The new building will provide the needed workspace, and closer proximity to the Chattanooga airport, making it more efficient for visitors and the MFG Chemical staff to travel and meet.

Xylem appoints Rowland as SVP and CFO
Xylem has appointed Sandra Rowland as senior vice president and CFO effective Oct. 1. Rowland will succeed Mark Rajkowski, who will retire from the company at the end of the year. Since January 2015, Rowland had served as EVP and CFO of Harman International Industries. She is also a member of the Board of Directors and Audit and Human Resources Committees of industrial manufacturer Oshkosh Corp. She will be based at Xylem’s headquarters in Rye Brook, New York.


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