Industry News - March 2013

Industry News - March 2013
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Denso offers training videos, product gallery

Denso has released petrolatum training videos and an online product gallery. The videos show different methods of applying petrolatum tapes
on straight pipes and irregular surfaces. The videos and product gallery can be viewed at

Harris Utilities SmartWorks names VP of business development

Harris Utilities SmartWorks named Chris Lewis vice president of business development. He will be responsible for expanding MeterSense and CustomerConnect market share and bringing new products to market.

Itron names president, CEO

Itron appointed Philip Mezey president and chief executive officer. He also was named to the board of directors, succeeding LeRoy Nosbaum. Mezey had been president and chief operating officer for Itron's global energy segment. John Holleran was named Itron's executive vice president and chief operating officer for the energy and water segments. He also will serve as interim president of the company's global energy segment.

Munden receives ASTM Award of Merit

Wallace J. Munden, former vice president (retired) of Scurlock Industries, received the Award of Merit from the ASTM International Committee C13 on Concrete Pipe for individual contributions to standards activities. He has been a member of the ASTM International Committee C13 since 1994, serving as chairman of Subcommittee C13.07 on Acceptance Specifications and Precast Concrete Box Sections.

Radiodetection hires inside sales support specialist

Radiodetection named Crystal Machado inside sales support specialist at Pearpoint, located in Palm Desert, Calif. She will be responsible for sales and support for inspection equipment, frontline handling of sales inquiries, executing sales strategies, service promotion, development of price and bid quotes, and marketing and trade show coordination.

Plasti-Bond names S-Squire sales representative

Plasti-Bond named S-Squire its product representative for New Mexico. Plasti-Bond supplies PVC-coated galvanized rigid conduit and fittings.

ABEL RECON expands into Ohio

ABEL RECON, part of Abel Companies of Mountville, Pa., expanded its infrastructure rehabilitation services to Ohio. The company is a licensed applicator for Sprayroq spray-applied polyurethane liners and Reline America UV cured-in-place-pipeline products.

Xylem offers Bell & Gossett catalog app

Xylem is offering a Bell & Gossett brand mobile application for iPad, iPhone and Android devices. The app provides access to brochures, submittals, performance curves, drawings, specifications, parts lists, and installation and operation manuals. The free app is available from the iTunes App Store or the Google Play Store.

Chin recognized as outstanding trainer

Suzan Marie Chin, CMO and founder of Creative Raven, was recognized by California Resources and Training (CARAT) as a 2012 Outstanding Trainer in Community Economic Development. Chin was selected from a group of professional technology trainers based on evaluations by small business owners whom she trained. Chin will be presenting "10 Steps to Marketing Success" at the 2013 Pumper & Cleaner Environmental Expo International.

Versa-Matic launches pump support app

Versa-Matic launched a mobile application designed to support air-operated double diaphragm (AODD) pumps, enabling users to locate information for a specific pump. The app, available at, also provides information on chemical compatibility, as well as access to catalogs, training and service videos.

VAC2GO opens Richmond office

VAC2GO opened a vacuum equipment rental office in Richmond, Va., serving Richmond, Newport News, Norfolk and Washington, D.C. The company's third branch rents Guzzler Classic and ACE vacuum trucks, as well as Vactor combination units, vacuum truck hoses and accessories.


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