Industry News: November 2021

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.

Tnemec acquires Epoxytec
Kansas City, Missouri-based Tnemec announced it has acquired Epoxytec International, which was established in 1990 by Joe Caputi. Originally an independent distributor for a specialty coatings company, Caputi eventually parted ways to form Epoxytec. In 2001, his son Michael Caputi joined the business helping expand Epoxytec to offer services worldwide from its headquarters in Hollywood, Florida.
In a press release announcing the acquisition, Michael Caputi says, “I am proud of the business my father built that has led us to where we are today, and it’s a model we intend to keep. We are excited to join another family-owned business where we can continue to put customer service and quality at the forefront of everything we do, as we have done for the last 30 years.”

Parker Burke
Parker Burke

Parker Burke named president of Industrial Scientific
Industrial Scientific announced that Parker Burke has been promoted to president. For the past two years, Parker has led the business as senior vice president and general manager. Prior to joining Industrial Scientific in 2019, Burke was vice president and general manager at Anderson-Negele in Fultonville, New York. Before leading Anderson-Negele, Parker held a number of commercial and operations roles at Gilbarco Veeder-Root.

Xylem, Dragos partner to bring cybersecurity to water utilities
Xylem and Dragos announced they have partnered to bring industrial cybersecurity to critical infrastructure in the water sector. The agreement will offer co-branded incident response and incident prevention services to Xylem’s water utility customers worldwide. The service, available on a retainer basis, hardens industrial control systems to prevent incidents, rapidly responds to industrial intrusions and reduces mean time to recovery.

Carboline launches CarboNext program
Carboline launched CarboNext, a program aimed to educate, connect, support and engage with the next generation of engineers and professionals. CarboNext’s core audience includes professionals age 40 and under who are engineers, specifiers, inspectors, project managers, operators or anyone who desires to learn more about coatings and corrosion. In addition to training and education, the CarboNext program will include technical events and community support projects.

OCWD director Green receives VP nomination from ACWA
The Association of California Water Agencies nominating committee has unanimously chosen Orange County Water District Director Cathy Green as the vice president candidate for ACWA’s recommended slate. With this latest announcement, nearly 40 statewide organizations have expressed their support for Director Green to serve as VP of ACWA, the nation’s largest statewide coalition of public water agencies.

Tammy Blanchard
Tammy Blanchard

Tammy Blanchard named Duperon’s lead sales project manager
Duperon Corp. promoted Tammy Blanchard to lead sales project manager. A Duperon veteran of seven years, Blanchard brings nearly 30 years of sales and customer support experience to the position. Prior to Duperon, Blanchard was the inside sales manager for 18 years at a company that provided audio-visual systems to schools and businesses in Michigan. She managed the company’s website, pricing levels, sales and customer support, training educators on the equipment, tradeshows and distribution channels, proving instrumental in the company’s growth.

Centrisys/CNP’s MagPrex to be installed in Idaho, names new staff
The Meridian, Idaho, Wastewater Resource Recovery Facility has partnered with Centrisys/CNP to implement a MagPrex biological nutrient removal system. Meridian’s WWRRF operates and maintains a centralized wastewater treatment facility and over 400 miles of sewer lines located throughout the city. Using the MagPrex system, operators can prevent crystallization in their biosolids train and reduce phosphate recycling by up to 90%. As the seventh MagPrex installation in the United States for Centrisys/CNP, the Meridian WWRRF’s start-up data’s anticipated timeframe will begin in the summer of 2022.

Centrisys/CNP also announced the growth of its sales team with the addition of three new representatives. After eight years with EU-based manufacturers, John “Mickey” Balash rejoins the U.S.-based team as industrial sales manager. Additionally, Steve Brown joins as sales manager - Southeast region, and Drew Johnston joins as aftermarket sales - Central region.

Mickey Balash
Mickey Balash
Steve Brown
Steve Brown
Drew Johnston
Drew Johnston


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