Here's a quick roundup of recent industry news. Track the industry's movers and shakers, learn about company acquisitions, get the skinny on new products and more.


Trelleborg appoints business unit president
Simon Burke has been appointed president of Trelleborg’s pipe seals operation. Based in Lelystad, Netherlands, he will be responsible for the strategic direction, growth and management of Trelleborg’s pipe seals operation globally.

Berntsen International announces leadership transition
After 26 years as Berntsen International’s president, Rhonda Rushing will step out of the day-to-day operations and assume the title of CEO. Mike Klonsinski will move from the position of executive vice president to president.

NLB partners with Vac2Go 
NLB Corp. announced that it has entered into an agreement with Vac2Go. The reciprocal agreement will include Vac2Go’s Louisville, Rock Hill and Memphis locations featuring select NLB water jetting units for rent and long-term lease.

Related: Industry News - September 2013

Itron helps reduce water losses in Matão, Brazil
Itron has signed a contract with Aguas de Matão to help the Brazilian water utility reduce water losses and improve revenue. The utility serves 27,000 customers and will utilize the company’s software-as-a-service for analytics and meter data management.

Comet launches new dedicated HPP website
Comet Pumps announced the launch of its newly dedicated website for its HPP brand of high-pressure pumps. The site delivers continuously updated company news and resources, as well as quick access to information for its line of HPP pumps.

LMK Technologies announces continued partnership
LMK Technologies announced its continued five-year partnership with Flow-Liner as a national distributor of the Neofit System. The Neofit System is a durable, green and cost-effective method of trenchless rehabilitation of potable waterlines.

Related: Industry News - December 2013

CASE dealer donates equipment for projects in Massachusetts
CASE Construction Equipment dealer Robert Childs Inc. donated the use of five CASE machines to Team Rubicon to be used for land clearing and grassland restoration in the Coonamessett Reservation fields in Hatchville, Massachusetts. The equipment was used to help clear the land of overgrown invasive brush.

Aclara and Valor Water Analytics form alliance
Aclara and Valor Water Analytics announced the formation of an alliance to help water utilities reduce non-revenue water losses by analyzing data collected by advanced metering infrastructure systems.

JD7 to rebrand to Aquam Pipe Diagnostics
JD7 announced that the company is rebranding to Aquam Pipe Diagnostics, effective immediately. The new name, logo and corporate structure will allow for new product license agreements and distributors across North America.

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