Industry News: July 2020

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.

Tony Thill
Tony Thill

Tuthill Corp. announces Thill as president of Tuthill Springfield
Tuthill Corp. named Tony Thill as president of Tuthill Springfield of Missouri. Thill is a senior executive leader with more than 30 years' experience with industrial manufacturing companies. He will lead Tuthill’s commercial and operational strategies for Kinney vacuum pump and M-D Pneumatics industrial blower product lines. Thill’s experience will guide market share growth, lean manufacturing advancement and support Tuthill’s enterprisewide digital expansion and realization. He graduated from the University of Kansas with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and completed the Executive MBA program.

Kaiser Premier announces partnership with Hathorn 
Kaiser Premier announced its dealer/distributor and authorized service center partnership with Hathorn for its line of pipeline inspection camera solutions covering the West Coast of the U.S. Kaiser will be selling Hathorn’s DuraScope line of standard and Wi-Fi camera reels. The reels come fitted with the DuraCAM line of camera heads, command modules featuring VividHDTM and complete inspection camera systems.

Greg Lucas
Greg Lucas

Griffco Valve appoints Lucas as Western sales manager
Griffco Valve announced the appointment of Gregory Lucas as U.S. Western regional sales manager. He will be responsible for providing training and sales support for the company’s distributors, as well as expanding the company’s distributor network. Lucas joins the company from NETZSCH, where he served as regional sales manager for Texas and Oklahoma. During a career spanning more than 30 years, he has held sales and sales management positions at Grundfos, Oliver Equipment Co. and other companies in the chemical and petrochemical processing industries.

Total Equipment expands Vermeer industrial representation
Total Equipment announced it acquired the rights from Vermeer Caribbean to represent the Vermeer Industrial product line in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Under the leadership of Charles de Armas, Total Equipment has represented Vermeer Corp.’s sales, service and parts in Puerto Rico since 2014. With this acquisition, the dealership will now operate under the Vermeer Total Equipment brand. Company headquarters will remain in Puerto Rico, while the dealership offers the full line of Vermeer industrial equipment and full-service operations on the island of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, and a commercial office in the Dominican Republic.

Utilis announces new partnership with Innovyze
Utilis announced that Innovyze has become the latest member of its USA Partner Program. The USA Partner Program is a symbiotic relationship between Utilis and the partner, where both companies promote and grow business as a team. Reciprocally, Utilis joined the Innovyze Partner network for integration into their InfoAsset product line.

Charlie Cunningham
Charlie Cunningham

Vacuworx welcomes senior director of sales
Vacuworx welcomed Charlie Cunningham to the North America sales and leadership teams as senior director of sales. Cunningham brings more than two decades of experience with sales, marketing and business development activities. He recently spent 15 years with Astec Industries as vice president of sales; and with Astec Underground and GEFCO, he led the development of initiatives to identify potential markets, new products, and sales and marketing domestically and internationally


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