Norton Wheeler, Jr., one of Davis-Standard’s most beloved and accomplished technology innovators passed away the end of September at his home in Mystic, Conn. He was 96. Wheeler’s distinguished career at Pawcatuck, CT–based Davis-Standard spanned six decades.
People in Process
Festo Group based in Esslingen, Germany, has appointed Oliver Jung as the family-owned global automation company’s new Chairman of the Management Board, effective Nov 1. Jung brings to Festo a wealth of experience from major internationally operating family-owned companies.
Motion Industries, Inc., a distributor of maintenance, repair, and operation replacement parts based in Birmingham, AL, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company (GPC), is saddened to announce the sudden passing of its president and CEO, Tim Breen.
Blue Springs, MO-based Fike Corporation has appointed Justin Iske, Michael Lehman and Richard Winston to its executive team. Iske, vice president of finance and treasurer, is responsible for global finance at Fike. He serves as treasurer and leads the company’s accounting, tax compliance and planning, treasury, retirement plans and financial planning and analysis, and supports corporate development for Fike and its subsidiaries.
At a recent press conference in Toronto, Harting Canada reported another record year in sales and market penetration and diversification. At the company’s annual Canadian media day, the Harting team for Canada attributed the company’s double-digit revenue growth to a strong coast-to-coast sales network, bolstered by the recent addition of Peter Hanna as territory sales manager for Ontario.
Endress+Hauser, a global provider of process measurement and instrumentation equipment, has concluded an agreement with Westburne that makes the electrical distributor its latest Authorized Channel Partner.
Emerson and AspenTech have announced they have teamed up to deliver asset optimization software solutions along with global automation technologies and operational consulting services. Together, the two will help customers optimize production and drive operational excellence, the companies say.
Canfor Pulp Products Inc. of Prince George, BC, announced that, due to an organizational change, Brett Robinson, president of Canfor Pulp, has left the сompany. The president responsibilities for Canfor Pulp will be consolidated under Don Kayne, CEO of Canfor Pulp and Canfor Corporation.
Westpower has announced that Doug Wallace, P.Tech.(Eng.) has joined Westpower as the manager – Field Services. Wallace has over 32 years of experience working with rotating equipment for oil and gas producers and 26 years physically located at operating facilities. For the last 20 years he was employed with Nexen Energy ULC holding various roles.