Industry News: November 2022

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: November 2022

Operators Unlimited hires new sales director
Operators Unlimited hired Bill Thompson as director of sales. With more than 40 years’ experience in the water treatment industry, Thompson has a background in both sales marketing operations and management. In his new role, he will develop marketing strategies, grow target sales and establish and maintain strong client relationships while overseeing all sales efforts.

Aerzen USA purchases Aquarius Technologies
Aerzen USA announced it has acquired Aquarius Technologies, a municipal and industrial wastewater treatment solutions provider based in Saukville, Wisconsin. Established in 2006, Aquarius engineers and manufactures diffused aeration products and systems, including its Nebula MultiStage Biofilm technology and Quantaer diffused aeration systems.

MentorAPM selected to provide EAM for City of Santa Monica plant
Supporting the City of Santa Monica, California, on its mission to water self-sufficiency by 2023, MentorAPM has been selected to provide an Enterprise Asset Management system for the City’s Water Resources Division and the Sustainable Water Supply Program. Included in the $200 million One Water initiative, MentorAPM will deliver a comprehensive computerized maintenance management system and asset performance management to optimize plant performance and extend asset availability across new and existing infrastructure.

Atlas Copco acquires Mesa Equipment and Supply
Atlas Copco has acquired the operating assets of the compressor business of Mesa Equipment and Supply. The purchase price was not disclosed. Headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico, 19 of Mesa’s staff will join Atlas Copco as a result of the acquisition. Mesa has been a distributor for Atlas Copco Compressors for several decades and will be integrated into Atlas Copco Compressors’ West region.

LANXESS selects Emerson for advanced automation technology
LANXESS has selected Emerson as a Global Alliance Partner for automation technology, enhancing its existing long-standing relationship. By upgrading its control and safety systems, and digitally transforming its production facilities, LANXESS aims to optimize operational performance and support sustainability targets.

Jenkins Electric acquires Wheeler
Jenkins Electric has acquired Wheeler, a sleeve and fluid film bearing manufacturer based in North Charleston, South Carolina. Wheeler manufactures babbitt-lined bearings, aluminum alloy bearings and labyrinth seals and also offers rebabbitting services on motor, turbine, fan and gearbox bearings.

Nicole Kaiser
Nicole Kaiser

Syrinix expands senior leadership team
Syrinix welcomed Nicole Kaiser to its executive team as vice president of business development. Based on the West Coast, she will work on the company’s expansion efforts, bringing more than 10 years’ industry expertise to optimize water and wastewater monitoring nationwide. For the last two years, Kaiser owned a marketing and communications consulting firm where she managed a portfolio of technology companies, water utilities and accelerator programs. Prior to that was a senior staff member at Isle Utilities, a technology and innovation consultancy specializing in water sector technologies.

Asahi/America’s actuators included in MasterSpec
Asahi/America announced that its electronic and pneumatic actuators have been added to the control valves specification section 230923.11 of MasterSpec. The Series 19 electric actuator and Series 79 pneumatic actuator specifications have been vetted and formatted by MasterSpec to fit the Product MasterSpec format. Engineers who use MasterSpec will now be able to incorporate Asahi/America’s these actuator specifications as the basis of design for various municipal and industrial projects.

Aquatic Informatics awards Ripple Effect grant
Aquatic Informatics awarded its Ripple Effect grant to Stroud Water Research Center. Ripple Effect is a software and service donation program that will enable the Stroud Center to acquire, process and model data using Aquarius software, and share insights with stakeholders to advance knowledge and stewardship of freshwater systems. Stroud Water Research Center is a not-for-profit organization headquartered in Avondale, Pennsylvania, that seeks to advance knowledge and stewardship of freshwater systems through global research, education and watershed restoration.

PRIMEX holds second annual customer training
PRIMEX held its second annual customer training on Sept. 27 and 28 at its facility in Ashland, Ohio. The training included sessions on quoting capabilities, the ACCEL Panel Program, panel characteristics, understanding incoming power, level sensing, electrical troubleshooting, VFDs, configured controllers, Pump Watch Express, iON, iControl/SCADA, Arc Armor, Rapid Set and more. All attendees experienced hands-on product training with control panels, controllers and the KwikSwitch system, as well as a tour of the 50,000 square foot facility.

Flowserve part of new film series
Flowserve is participating in a new online film series, Beneath the Surface, presented by the International Water Association and produced by BBC StoryWorks Commercial Productions. The film series showcases innovations taking place across the world of water, highlighting technological advancements and ways communities are coming together to protect it.

Envirosuite and SGS enter into partnership agreement
Envirosuite and SGA have entered into a strategic alliance partnership agreement for global business development of joint market opportunities. The collaborative relationship will include promotion, marketing and selling of bundled services to accelerate market opportunities across each business’ focus sectors globally, including the mining, heavy industrial and oil and gas sectors. The bundled services will combine SGS’s testing, inspection and certification services with Envirosuite’s EVS Omnis environmental intelligence platform to provide compliance and operational optimisation solutions. Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, SGS employs 96,000 people across a network of 2,700 offices and laboratories globally.


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