Mississauga, ON-based Festo promoted Jean-Francois Paquette to Canada sales director. In his new position, the Montreal-based Paquette will focus on leading the sales objectives and planning strategy for the Canadian sales organization, setting and meeting revenue and profitability targets for Canada as part of the North American region goals.
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Intelligent Wellhead Systems of Calgary has announced the appointment of William Standifird as CEO. Also, Gary Cresswell, a current non-executive director, will become independent non-executive Chairman of the Board.
Duperon Corporation of Saginaw, MI, a maker in adaptive screening technologies for water/wastewater industries, has promoted Tammy Blanchard to lead sales project manager. A Duperon veteran of seven years, Blanchard brings nearly 30 years of sales and customer support experience to the position.
Vernon Hills, IL-based Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. has announced the promotion of Milton Coleman to senior vice president of sales and marketing. Coleman has nearly thirty years of experience in the automation industry, and previously held the position of vice president of sales at the company. In his new role, Coleman will have responsibilities for Canada and the U.S., and will focus on improving alignment between sales and marketing.
Detmold, Germany-based electronics specialist Weidmüller Group has acquired the team and assets of Emphatec Inc. of Markham, ON. Weidmüller extends its portfolio, especially when it comes to PLC migration and C1D2 (Class 1 Division 2) solutions, the company says.
SinnovaTek has appointed Jim Holbrook to become chairman of the board of directors, a veteran CPG (consumer packaged goods) executive. In his new role with SinnovaTek, Holbrook will be a key advisor to the business as it continues to expand its current operations and refine its B2B strategy.
Estevan, SK-based renewable fuel innovator Covenant Energy has announced key appointments as a part of its $500 million planned renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel facility. The developments build upon negotiations with all levels of government, especially at the federal level on its strengthened climate plan and programming.
Schneider Electric Canada of Mississauga, ON, together with the France Canada Chamber of Commerce Ontario (FCCCO) have announced Adrian Thomas as the newly elected president of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in Canada (EUCCAN). Thomas, who currently serves as the country president of Schneider Electric Canada is entrusted with continuing the growth of EUCCAN by reinforcing transatlantic cooperation between the European and Canadian business communities.
The board of directors for Toronto-based Beer Canada has appointed CJ Hélie, an experienced beverage alcohol executive, as the association’s new president. Beer Canada is the national trade association representing Canada’s leading brewers and has recently been restructured and now brings together Canada’s National Brewers and l’Association des brasseurs du Québec within the Beer Canada umbrella to form one fully integrated national voice for Beer in Canada.
The international FRABA Group has announced the creation of two new business units: UBITO and CREDEMUS. Building on in-house innovations for the established POSITAL and VITECTOR businesses, these new enterprises will be active in new markets such as Digital Transformation and the Internet of Things.