MPE promotions announced

Modern Process Equipment President Daniel Ephraim announced several recent promotions. Lizzie Ephraim, Director of Marketing, will be responsible for developing and executing marketing strategies and programs to increase sales opportunities and promote awareness of the company’s new and existing products and services. Scott Will, Director of Sales, will be responsible for motivating and leading the internal and external sales team and overseeing the company’s initiatives to increase company revenue.
Brian Thomas, Director of Business and Applications Development, will be responsible for acquiring and managing new customer sales and projects, as well as developing software and hardware applications that improve the performance of products. Christopher Spatz, Director of Engineering, will be responsible for managing all aspects of the MPE engineering team’s activities and ensuring that all projects meet requisite design and manufacturing guidelines.

Fox named NSF program director

NSF International appointed Malcolm Fox to Director of Sustainability Programs, responsible for helping companies mitigate climate change. He previously served as Vice President of Trucost North America, playing a key role in the NSF International/Trucost alliance. Fox has more than 20 years of experience in environmental management and governance programs for major manufacturers and their global supply chains. He graduated from the Global Executive MBA program, jointly run by Columbia and London Business Schools, supplementing his undergraduate degree in chemistry from the University of Salford in England.

PMI appointments announced

The Plumbing Manufacturers Institute (PMI) has named David Hagopian Director of Strategy and Technology. His responsibilities will include analyzing and reporting proposed code and standard changes, maintaining and managing effective relationships with institute members, certification agencies and industry peers, and representing the institute at various industry meetings. Previously, Hagopian was Senior Director of Technical Innovation at Fortune Brands, and has extensive experience in operations, marketing and business development in the oil, chemical and aerospace industries, as well as the US government. Fernando Fernandez was elected a Directorat Large to PMI’s Board of Directors, and Michael Martinez was appointed Co-Chair of the Universal Conformity Assessment Committee. Fernandez, Deputy Director of Codes and Standards for TOTO USA, will begin his appointment immediately. He also serves as a Co-Chair of the Plumbing Products Committee. Martinez, Manager of Product Compliance for Price Pfister, will begin his chairmanship with the 2010 PMI Spring Meeting.

Lenze Americas leader announced

Lenze SE named Chuck Edwards as President of Lenze Americas, which includes Lenze-AC Tech, and he will become a member of the global Lenze SE Executive Committee. Edwards, a 30-year veteran of industrial automation, holds a BS Degree in electrical and computer engineering from Purdue University, and an MS in engineering management from the Milwaukee School of Engineering. Eric Klein was promoted to Director of Sales products in North, Central and South America. Previously, he held positions with Toshiba and Reliance Electric. Klein has a wealth of business experience and earned a BS Degree in engineering at Cornell University.


Tennis named WIKA sales manager

WIKA Instrument Corporation (WIKA) added Stephen Tennis as Regional Sales Manager for the Gulf Coast Region. He will be responsible for sales of pressure measurement instrumentation in southern Texas, Louisiana, southern Mississippi, southern Alabama and northwest Florida. A Certified Fluid Power Pneumatic Specialist (CFPPS), Tennis previously was a Houston-region Sales Manager for SMC Corporation of America. He earned a Master’s Degree in management from the University of Phoenix and a Bachelor’s Degree in industrial distribution engineering from Texas A&M.

HAWS Board Chairman named

Haws Corporation® announced President Sallie R. Haws has been elevated to Chairman of the company’s Board of Directors, replacing Michael H. Traynor. Haws served as President for nine years, a period of significant growth both in terms of revenue and scope of business offerings. Thomas White, a 15-year company veteran and previous Executive Vice President, will replace Haws as President. White has held many sales and operations positions within the corporation, and has served on a wide variety of industry and community development committees and boards. He is tasked with continuing the culture of innovation and growth that has been so strongly developed by Haws.


Chew, Cooper appointed to Fairmount leadership

Fairmount Water Solutions appointed Dave Chew as Director of Sales and Marketing and Dana Cooper as General Manager. Previously a Kinetico executive, Chew has 22 years of experience in municipal, industrial and residential water treatment. Cooper, previously Director of Business Excellence for Fairmount Minerals, joined the company in March 2009. Prior to that, she served as Global Marketing Manager for Casting Solutions at Ashland Casting Solutions and held multiple positions during her 15 years with the company. An active member of the American Foundry Society, American Institutes of Chemical Engineers and American Women in Metals, Cooper earned degrees from Michigan State University and Cleveland State University.

Knighton honored for treatment innovation

Joining Olympic Swimmer Michael Phelps and 23 others, Dr. David Knighton, MD, was named to Aquatics International’s ‘Power 25 for 2010’ in its February issue. Knighton was recognized for a major game-changing innovation in the patented treatment of pools and spas, using a species of sphagnum moss (see February WC&P) to treat water. It dramatically lessened the amount of chemical loads, maintenance time and the irritating, often costly, side effects to swimmers and systems caused by conventional water treatment products.













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