Industry News - December 2022

Industry News - December 2022

Duperon expands leadership team

Duperon Corp. welcomed Steve Macomber as business development manager. Macomber brings 25 years’ experience and will lead the company’s business development efforts. Hailing from Charlotte, North Carolina, he spent six years with Black & Veatch and more than 18 years working for equipment manufacturers in the screening, dewatering and thickening sector.

Pat’s Pump & Blower announces retirements of founder and CFO

Orlando, Florida-based Pat’s Pump & Blower announced the retirement of its founder Patrick Fender as well as its CFO Man Le. Pat and his brother Richard Fender started Pat’s Pump & Blower in 1985. Le and Kevin Fender joined the company a year later. Going forward, Le and Pat will serve as consultants for the company. Kevin, a 35-year industry expert, is now the sole owner and president of Pat’s Pump & Blower.

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Mike Smith

Franklin Electric adds to management team

Franklin Electric welcomed two new members to its growing industrial and engineered systems business unit. Matt Murray joins the company as senior business unit manager for industrial distribution, and Mike Smith joins as senior business unit manager for fleet. In their new roles, Murray and Smith will set the strategic vision for their segments, leading all commercial activities and supporting the needs and growth of Franklin Electric’s customers.

Kent County DPW hires communications and marketing manager

The Kent County Department of Public Works hired Steve Farber as its new communications and marketing manager. Faber has a background in strategic communications, public relations and conservation. He holds a master’s degree in public administration and nonprofit management from Grand Valley State University and a bachelor’s degree in geography from Calvin University.

NLB relocates Northwest branch facility

NLB Corp. announced it relocated its branch facility in the northwestern United States to better serve customers in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Alaska and western Canada. The move from Kent, Washington, to Lakewood, Washington, puts the branch in the heart of the Tacoma business corridor, easily accessible from the I-5 expressway. As before, the new branch provides sales, service and rentals for NLB’s high-pressure water jet pumps and accessories as well as spare parts and training.

Inframark acquires Texas-based Certified Management

Inframark announced today the acquisition of Certified Management of Austin. CMA is a provider of financial, administrative and support services within the greater Austin, Texas market, serving 39 communities and more than 6,200 residential units. CMA is the second company to join Inframark’s Community Management portfolio, as well as the seventh overall completed transaction for Inframark since the start of 2021. The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.


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