News About VMAC, Aries Industries, Itron and More

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News About VMAC, Aries Industries, Itron and More

VMAC Secures Registered Trademark for UNDERHOOD Air Compressor Systems
VMAC recently secured the registered trademark for its UNDERHOOD line of air compressor systems. This achievement further strengthens VMAC's brand identity and formally recognizes the unique design and functionality of the space-saving mobile air compressor. VMAC works closely with OEMs to engineer UNDERHOOD systems that fit under the hood of the most popular service trucks and vans, providing convenient compressed air without taking up any deck or cargo space.

Aries Industries adds new dealer in Arizona
Aries Industries has strengthened its Southwestern U.S. market reach by adding Phoenix-based Short Equipment to its dealer network. Short Equipment offers a broad range of top-brand municipal service vehicles. Its lineup includes sewer cleaners, hydroexcavators, truck jetters, street sweepers and refuse collection trucks. As a factory-authorized warranty and repair center, Short Equipment services vehicles from its many product lines, and provides preventive maintenance training. The Aries Industries dealer network has added over 15 dealers in North America since 2019.

Itron unveils new brand identity
Itron announced a new brand identity reflecting the company’s commitment to creating new efficiencies, connecting communities, encouraging sustainability and increasing resourcefulness. As part of the refreshed brand identity, Itron is introducing a more modern logo that showcases a leaner font, a more upright design, more modern lines and richer, deeper colors. 

Greg Golz
Greg Golz

Greg Golz joins DSI/Dynamatic as industrial sales specialist
DSI/Dynamatic welcomed Greg Golz as a new industrial sales specialist. Golz has more than 15 years’ experience in outside and inside sales plus account management. He also has experience in technical support, purchasing and inventory management from several manufacturers and distributors in southeastern Wisconsin.

PUCT names Connie Corona interim executive director
The Public Utility Commission of Texas appointed Connie Corona as the agency’s interim executive director. She has worked at the PUCT for 12 years, most recently serving as deputy executive director since 2020. Corona first joined the PUCT in 1997 as a policy analyst focusing on the 1999 Texas Electric Choice Act, which introduced retail competition to the Texas electricity market. She rose to the role of director of electric policy analysis before joining NRG’s regulatory affairs department in 2003, where she served as director of regulatory affairs. Corona returned to the Commission in 2017.

Scott Beightol of Michael Best to lead The Water Council board
The Water Council appointed Scott Beightol, partner at Milwaukee law firm Michael Best and Friedrich, as the new chairman of its board of directors. Beightol succeeds Jim Stern, executive vice president at A. O. Smith Corp. Stern was appointed chairman in January 2019. He will continue to serve on the board and lead its water stewardship committee. Ken Bockhorst, chairman, president and CEO of Badger Meter, will continue as vice chairman. Mark Mone, chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, has been appointed board treasurer. The Water Council is celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2024. 


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