The term of office of long-serving president and CEO Joe Kaeser has ended, and the leadership of the Munich-based technology company Siemens AG will be transferred from Kaeser to his successor, Roland Busch.
People in Process
Hammond Power Solutions (HPS) of Guelph, ON, has appointed Robert (Bob) Ellis as senior application engineer. Ellis has worked in the electrical industry for over 30 years, with leading firms in various engineering and project management roles.
Emerson of St. Louis, MO, has announced the retirement of chief executive officer David Farr. Lal Karsanbhai, who has served as executive president of the company’s Automation Solutions business since 2018, will become the new CEO of Emerson and join the board of directors.
Wajax Corp. of Toronto has announced that it has agreed to acquire Calgary-based Tundra Process Solutions Ltd. for $99.1 million. Founded in 1999, Tundra provides maintenance and technical services to customers in the western Canadian midstream oil and gas, oil sands, petrochemical, mining, forestry and municipal sectors.
Mississauga, ON-based Rittal Systems Ltd. has announced that Tim Rourke will be resigning as president, and Andre Bousette will be stepping into this role, taking leadership of Rittal’s Canadian operations. Rourke completed 25 years of service to Rittal Systems in 2020 beginning with the company’s first year of operations in Canada.
Mississauga, ON-based Rittal Systems Ltd. has announced the winners of the Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) ‘Women in Tech’ Scholarship program cheques of $1,750 each to pursue their careers in the Electrical & Manufacturing Industry.
The Association of Consulting Engineering Companies — Canada (ACEC) based in Ottawa is has announced that Anthony Karakatsanis, P.Eng., president and CEO of the Morrison Hershfield Group has been named to the position of Chair of the ACEC Board of Directors for the 2020-2021 term. The announcement was made at the ACEC annual general meeting of members held virtually on October 27, 2020.
Mississauga, ON-based systems integrator Summa Engineering Limited has announced that it is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. Company leaders Frank Cosentino and Fernando Chua met in the late 1970s on a water treatment job site, working as a systems integrator and consultant respectively.
Long time forensic engineering leader, Chris Giffin, B.A.Sc., P.Eng., is heading up the Canadian expansion of multi-disciplinary, large loss engineering firm Haag Global Inc. and the establishment of the Haag Canada headquarters in Toronto, ON.
Sean Kozicki, Western Canadian sales manager at Calgary-based Westech Industrial Ltd. has been introduced as the newest director of the Canadian Process Control Association (CPCA). He has been in the instrumentation and automation industry for over 25 years, starting his career as a technologist in an instrument and valve shop.