News About United Flow Technologies, Stantec, Franklin Electric and More

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News About United Flow Technologies, Stantec, Franklin Electric and More

United Flow Technologies acquires Kodru-Mooney and Macaulay Controls
United Flow Technologies completed the acquisitions of Kodru-Mooney in Oct. 2022, and Macaulay Controls Company in March. UFT has completed nine acquisitions since its formation in July 2021. The two acquisitions will accelerate UFT’s strategic position into the Midwest and Texas regions, add product categories to the platform and strengthen OEM partnerships. 

Stantec expands growth and innovation team
Stantec has welcomed Peter Bokor to the company’s growth and innovation office as a senior vice president. Based in the firm’s Irvine, California, office, Bokor will support the development and execution of strategic plans and help oversee key accounts and corporate growth campaigns. With over 30 years’ experience, he will also help develop and deploy strategic growth initiatives across the Stantec enterprise.

Franklin Electric announces 2022 recipients for outstanding achievement
At its annual Commercial Summit, Franklin Electric announced the winners of this year’s awards for outstanding performance, sales and customer support. Recognized were U.S./Canada Salesperson of the Year Aaron Jackson; U.S./Canada Field Service Engineer of the Year Walter Leake; U.S./Canada Team of the Year Fleet (part of the industrial and engineered systems business unit); Latin America Sales Leader of the Year Luis Caso; and Latin America Team of the Year Argentina.

Hydraulic Institute appoints new board of directors
The Hydraulic Institute installed new leadership during its 2023 annual conference in Tucson, Arizona. Brian Sweeney, president, Crane Pumps and Systems, transitioned from board president into the chairman role. Scott King, president and CEO, The Gorman-Rupp Company, was appointed as the board president. John Donatiello, senior vice president strategy and business development, Hydro, assumed the role of treasurer and Charles Pope, president and general manager, Patterson Pump, transitioned into the role of secretary. Each officer serves a one-year term that ends in Feb. 2024. 
In addition to the officers, four new members joined the HI board. David Flinton, senior vice president, chief innovation, technology and product management officer, Xylem; Troy Pickering, CEO, Simflo and Albert Pouria, CEO, Sun Star Electric began three-year terms which will end in 2026. Mike Mancuso, VP marketing and technology, Flowserve Corp., began a two-year term, which will end in 2025. 


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