Itron meter named to ‘Leaders’ quadrant

Itron’s meter data management (MDM) solution was positioned by Gartner in the “Leaders” quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Meter Data Management Products. The MDM was previously in the “Challengers” quadrant.

Val-Matic names board chairman, CEO

Val-Matic Valve & Manufacturing Corp. named Patricia A. Nuter, previously president and chief executive officer, chairman of the board of directors. Ted Makowan, company co-founder, was appointed president and CEO. John V. Ballun, previously vice president of engineering, was promoted to executive vice president and chief operating officer.

Toshiba International forms speed drives, electronics divisions

Toshiba International Corp. formed the Motors & Adjustable Speed Drives and the Power Electronics divisions. Mike Ayers is president of the new TIC Social Infrastructure Group housing the divisions.

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KROHNE names business development manager

KROHNE promoted Jack Roushey to business development manager for the Coriolis Mass Flow product line. He will be based in Warminster, Pa.

Southeastern Equipment receives Vacall sales award

Southeastern Equipment Co. was named the top performing Vacall dealer in the United States for 2013. Based in Cambridge, Ohio, the company has been selling, servicing and renting heavy machinery since 1957.

Vidmar becomes part of Stanley Industrial & Automotive

Vidmar, a division of Stanley Black & Decker, is now part of Stanley Industrial & Automotive. As part of the unification, the manufacturer of heavy-duty cabinets joins the Storage & Workspace Systems business unit with a new logo and tagline: Smart Versatile Storage.

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Grundfos launches online learning for pump professionals

Grundfos launched Ecademy, its online training platform for professionals in the pump industry at The platform features videos, slideshows, articles and interactive tools.

McElroy adds North Africa distributor

McElroy added Soudure Plastique of Casablanca, Morocco, as its distributor in Northern Africa. The company specializes in polyethylene (PE) pipe equipment and electrofusion machines used in the gas and water industries.

Bowman receives ASTM Reinhart Award

Lyle O. Bowman, technical consultant, received the Frank W. Reinhart Award from the ASTM International Committee DO2 on Petroleum Products and Lubricants and the ASTM Committee on Standards. The award honors Reinhart, long active in ASTM terminology work, who exemplified the intent of the award through his dedication to the use of correct and appropriate technical terminology in ASTM standards.

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Curry Supply employees receive paint certification

Eight employees in the Curry Supply Co. paint department received certification after completing the two-day Top Gun training course presented by Axalta Coatings (formerly DuPont). Training included environmental protection, ensuring personal safety, proper surface preparation, product knowledge, proper equipment usage and maintenance, quality standards and techniques for application. Participating employees included Scott Boyles, manager; Jack Dodson, manager; Dan Connacher, Bob Ritchery II, Mike Walter, Jason Weaver and Brian Weyandt

KNIPEX promotes Devenny to market development, automotive channel

KNIPEX Tools promoted Michelle Devenny to market development, automotive channel. She is responsible for product training, sales development and marketing for the automotive channel.

Hino Trucks donates vehicle to technology center

Hino Trucks donated a cab-over truck to Canadian Valley Technology Center, a vocational school outside of Oklahoma City, after seeing the devastation left by the May 2013 El Reno tornado. The storm destroyed the school’s diesel technology shop and three large diesel trucks that were used as teaching tools.

Paul Mueller’s chief financial officer resigns

Marcelino Rodriguez, chief financial officer for the Paul Mueller Co., resigned to become controller and chief accounting officer for KMG Chemicals.

ET Environmental celebrates 20 years

ET Environmental Corporation celebrated its 20th anniversary by announcing plans for expansion into Canada. The Atlanta, Ga.-based environmental services company has 13 offices in the United States, supporting the solid waste, transportation and natural gas industries.

E2S publishing guide for hazardous areas

E2S Warning Signals published a guide for hazardous areas, available as a free download from The guide includes matrix tables for cross referencing data, as well as reference information related to gas and dust atmospheres and potentially explosive environments.

Franklin Control moves into larger facility

Franklin Control Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Franklin Electric, moved into a new 60,000-square-foot engineering and production facility in Hillsboro, Ore., enabling the company to consolidate inventory and reconfigure its production area.

AquaMost names U.S. representative

AquaMost named Extra Energy Solutions of Fort Worth, Texas, its exclusive, independent sales representative for the United States. The marketing, consulting and service firm specializes in the oil and gas industry.

Plibrico names Middle East representative

Plibrico Company named Arabbitc as its agent for material sales in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain and Oman. Arabbitc will operate from its headquarters in Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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