Industry News: Sept. 6, 2017

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.
Industry News: Sept. 6, 2017
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Advanced Drainage Systems announces management changes
Advanced Drainage Systems announced several leadership changes as part of its previously communicated succession plan. The board of directors has named Scott Barbour to serve as president and CEO, succeeding Joe Chlapaty, who has served in that capacity since 2004. Chlapaty will become chairman emeritus of the board. The board also named C. Robert Kidder as chairman of the board and Barbour as a director.

Trelleborg strengthens pipe seals team in North America
Trelleborg appointed Matt Resler as key account manager for plastic pipe seals and announced the promotion of Tim Sparrow to sales director for the region. Resler will be based in Chicago and will be responsible for driving new business growth and fostering relationships with existing customers for the company’s plastic pipe seals. Sparrow previously worked at Hilti and will be responsible for sales of all pipe seal products in North America.

Pat’s Pump & Blower gives back through charity golf tournament
Pat’s Pump & Blower held its inaugural charity golf tournament at the Mission Inn Resort & Spa in Florida, to benefit the Bahia Shriners’ Transportation Fund. The fund enables the transport of patients and their families to the various Shriners hospitals for children, which provide burn and orthopedic treatment.

Prime Resins adds to tech sales staff
Prime Resins announced the addition of Rick Broadrick and Steve Loudermilk to its technical sales team in the West and Southeast regions, respectively. Broadrick brings more than 30 years' experience in the geotechnical and ground improvement industry, most recently with Nicholson Construction. Loudermilk brings more than 17 years' experience in technical manufacturing sales and was with Sprayroq for the last four years.

Water-Right hires new regional sales manager
Water-Right announced the hiring of Brad Walsh as regional sales manager for the Southeast. He will be responsible for the growth and business management of Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

Trinity Shoring Products acquires Efficiency Production
Trinity Shoring Products acquired the assets of Efficiency Production. Efficiency Production will continue to operate separately under its current brand name with no changes in personnel or point of contact for customers. The acquisition will also have no effect on the operations or personnel at Pro-Tec or GME.

Envirosight acquires MyTana Manufacturing 
Envirosight completed the acquisition of MyTana Manufacturing on July 31. MyTana Manufacturing will continue to provide for its customers while leveraging Envirosight’s expertise to expand its channels to market, diversify its marketing and evolve its technology platform for its inspection products. Jock Donaldson, MyTana Manufacturing’s president, will retire at the end of the year. MyTana Manufacturing’s general manager, Dale Graber, will stay with the company and join Envirosight’s management team.

HD Supply Waterworks changes name
HD Supply Waterworks announced it is changing its name to Core & Main effective immediately. The company, previously a division of HD Supply, currently employs about 2,900 associates at 246 branch locations throughout the United States.

McLaughlin hires Lee as regional sales manager
McLaughlin welcomed Cory Lee as regional sales manager. He will serve the company’s clients in the Southwest. Lee, previously with Vermeer, brings more than 15 years of sales knowledge and five years of management experience to his new role.

StoneAge welcomes new solutions manager
StoneAge announced the addition of Anne Brennan as its new Western regional solutions manager. She will be based at the company’s headquarters in Durango, Colorado, and will provide sales and service to customers throughout the western states.

WILO USA names Jackson director of sales
WILO USA has tapped Joseph Jackson as its new director of sales for the water management division. He will oversee business development, sales channel direction and general management on water and wastewater projects in domestic municipal markets.


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