Industry News - October 2013

Industry News - October 2013
J. Eric Sauereisen

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Gorman-Rupp names rental sales manager

Gorman-Rupp Co. promoted Jamie Schoenian to rental sales manager. He will be responsible for sales, service, aftermarket, technical support and product forecasting between Gorman-Rupp and national rental accounts.

Oldcastle provides Nashville stormwater detention system

Oldcastle Precast provided an underground stormwater detention system for fire station No. 21 in Nashville, Tenn. Constructed under the entrance road, the system contains 16 3-foot-tall Storm Capture modules installed atop 16 base slabs for 3,700 cubic feet of detention storage. In addition, five catch basins/storm structures, 15- by 18-inch reinforced concrete pipe and three sanitary manholes were provided for the project.

Microvi Biotechnologies names chairman of the board

Rafael Simon joined Microvi Biotechnologies as chairman of the board of directors. Simon was chief operating officer for Zenon Environmental prior to its acquisition by GE Water. During his tenure, Simon was named Canada’s top COO by Canadian Business magazine.

VAC2GO hires executive, warehouse assistants

VAC2GO hired Kate Wetherby as an executive assistant for its LaGrange, Ky., office. She will manage day-to-day operations. David Miles was hired as warehouse assistant for the South Carolina office.

Electro Scan receives Virginia sewer project

Electro Scan, in partnership with Prism Contractors & Engineers, will conduct a 20,000-foot inspection of sewer mains in Hampton Roads, Va. The project will detect sources of infiltration that cause sewer overflows and backups. It also will certify point repairs and lining projects as leak free.

Smithers Quality Assessments names president

Smithers Quality Assessments (SQA) promoted Jeanette Preston to president. She will oversee SQA’s global business, including operations based in Akron, Ohio, and Suzhou, China. Preston joined the company in 2007 as director of operations.

National Pump & Compressor launches website

National Pump & Compressor, an industrial equipment rental, sales and service provider, launched the website to provide awareness of the emerging disaster recovery business. The site is intended to provide businesses and municipalities with information on how to prepare for a hurricane, history of areas affected by hurricanes and how the company can help in the event of a hurricane or natural disaster. It includes information on industrial pumps, hoses, generators and other flood relief and dewatering equipment.

Fluid Imaging expands management team

Fluid Imaging Technologies expanded its senior management team, naming Becky Metivier vice president, marketing, and Barry Godowsky, vice president, industrial sales. Rob Chatfield was promoted to vice president, chief financial officer, and Harry Nelson was promoted to vice president, aquatic markets. Metivier will be responsible for the marketing team, including global marketing strategy, brand management and corporate communications. Godowsky will be responsible for developing new business. Chatfield, former CFO, will be responsible for the company’s overall economic strategy. Nelson, formerly director of aquatic sales and marketing, will be responsible for leading the aquatics division.

Woodard & Curran names vice presidents

Woodard & Curran named four vice presidents to the engineering firm. Paul Couture, PMP, is senior project manager in the Providence, R.I., office, responsible for control system design and programming. David Prickett, P.E., is senior project manager for water and wastewater treatment and infrastructure projects, supporting municipalities in Connecticut and Massachusetts. Rebecca Talbert, assistant counsel, is an attorney in the Portland, Maine, office. Carl Wilcox, P.E., is senior project manager in the Portland office.

ARCADIS names vice presidents

ARCADIS promoted 10 staff members to vice president. Jack Hartigan, P.E., BCEE, and Barry Quinn were named senior vice presidents. Wendy Stoveland and Roger Eisenbarth were promoted to vice president and Amy R. Dant, Edward Kowalski, P.E., PMP, Carolyn A. Lowe, P.E., Sandra K. Ralston, Mike Wooden, P.E., and Anwar Zahis, Ph.D., were promoted to associate vice president.

Red Valve offers product catalog

Red Valve’s 28-page product line catalog includes pinch valves, check valves, air diffusers, expansion joints and other flow control products. The catalog is available by calling 412/279-0044 or visiting

Franklin Electric rebrands Cerus Industrial

Franklin Electric rebranded its latest acquisition, Cerus Industrial, as Franklin Control Systems. Based in Hillsboro, Ore., the company will focus on the design and production of electronic drives and controls for water pumping and industrial systems. Products made by Franklin Control Systems will carry either the Franklin Electric or Franklin Control Systems brand.

Trelleborg receives gas compression contract

Trelleborg Offshore & Construction was awarded a contract to provide Akler Solutions with high-performance subsea insulation for use on the Asgard subsea gas compression facility. Trelleborg’s Vikotherm II insulation material will be used on 1,968.5 feet of piping, forming part of the compression system, located on the Halten Bank in the Norwegian Sea, approximately 124 miles off Norway.

Dewberry selected for Alabama watershed project

Dewberry was selected to provide comprehensive planning services for the restoration of the Three Mile Creek Watershed in Mobile County, Ala., including hydrology and water quality. The project will improve access and recreational opportunities in an effort to promote ecotourism in the region.

Water Research Foundation names chairperson

The Water Research Foundation named Denise L. Kruger, senior vice president of regulated utilities at Golden State Water Co., chairperson of its board of directors. She will serve until June 2016.

Sauereisen named Entrepreneur of Year

J. Eric Sauereisen, president of Pittsburgh-based Sauereisen, a third-generation manufacturer of corrosion-resistant materials, was named Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young in the Family Business category in the Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia region.

Flowtite names executive vice president

Flowtite Pipe named Mike Leathers executive vice president. He will help educate the U.S. market on the benefits of Flowtite FRP for pressure applications, such as water transport.

Jetter Depot redesigns website

Jetter Depot redesigned its website, The site features new and used sewer and drain cleaning equipment for jetting and jet/vac machines, as well as customer-submitted photos of the company’s equipment in use.

Harris Utilities names executive vice president

Harris Utilities named Chris Lewis executive vice president of Harris Utilities SmartWorks. He will be responsible for bringing new smart grid offerings to market, meeting the evolving needs of utilities and leveraging opportunities. Lewis previously served as vice president of business development.

Johnson Matthey SCR system sales exceed 3.4 GW

Sales of Johnson Matthey’s selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems have exceeded 3.4 gigawatts of stationary diesel and gasoline engine power for applications worldwide. The engines, ranging from several hundred kilowatts to more than 20 megawatts, have been fueled by ultra-low sulfur diesel, natural gas, propane, digester gas, landfill gas, dual fuel, blended fuel, biodiesel or heavy fuel oil.

SPIR STAR names sales representatives

SPIR STAR named Keith Tierney and Carolina Sanchez sales representatives. They will assist in the development of the company’s sales strategies and help maximize customer satisfaction and performance.


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