Industry News: Dec. 5, 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: Dec. 5, 2017

John Thompson

Epoxytec announces new sales manager and technical consultant
Epoxytec announced John Thompson as its newest sales manager and technical consultant. He has a master’s degree in business administration and has more than 20 years of sales and management experience in the industrial and commercial coating industries. 

Avanti International names Frank Aguilar as president
Avanti International announced that Frank Aguilar has been appointed president, and Angela Magill has been elected director. Aguilar joined the company in 1999 and has served in many roles, including inside sales, regional sales manager, technical product manager, vice president of customer service and, most recently, vice president of operations.

Val-Matic Valve’s Ballun elected to Valve Manufacturers Association of America Board
Val-Matic Valve announced John V. Ballun, president and CEO, has been elected to the VMA Board. He joined Val-Matic Valve in 1995 as vice president of engineering and previously worked in various engineering management roles.

USB USA offers expanded line of sewer cleaning equipment
Patrick Savio, president, and Dan Long, vice president, announced the formation of USB USA. In addition to an expanded line of sewer nozzles, turbo chain cutters, specialty tools, and accessories, the company will sell and service USB equipment. The company is located at 7565 Owl Creek Dr., Douglasville, Georgia, and can be reached at 844-285-5770. A full catalog of available products is viewable at

Trident Processes receives 2018 Canadian Business Excellence Award
Trident Processes has received the Canadian Business Excellence Award for Private Businesses, given annually to 25 private businesses in Canada. The award is presented by Excellence Canada and PwC Canada and is in recognition of Canadian businesses that demonstrate exemplary performance of strategic plans and exceptional achievement of their business goals.


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