Industry News - October 2013

Industry News - October 2013
Pictured (from left) are Kent Peterson, Fluid Imaging Technologies president and CEO, Barry Godowsky, Harry Nelson, Becky Metivier and Rob Chatfield.

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Tigre selects winner in World Relationship Program drawing

Karen Bruwer of Pipe Plus in Leominster, Mass., was the winner of Tigre USA’s Tigre World Relationship Program drawing. Bruwer received an all-expense-paid trip for two to Las Vegas. The Tigre World program provides customers with market news, price updates and product launch notices.

Gorman-Rupp names rental sales manager

Gorman-Rupp Co. promoted Jamie Schoenian to rental sales manager. He will be responsible for sales, service, aftermarket, technical support and product forecasting between Gorman-Rupp and National Rental accounts.

VAC2GO hires executive, warehouse assistants

VAC2GO hired Kate Wetherby as an executive assistant for its LaGrange, Ky., office. She will manage day-to-day operations. David Miles was hired as warehouse assistant for the South Carolina office.

Smithers Quality Assessments names president

Smithers Quality Assessments (SQA) promoted Jeanette Preston to president. She will oversee SQA’s global business, including operations based in Akron, Ohio, and Suzhou, China. Preston joined the company in 2007 as director of operations.

National Pump & Compressor launches website

National Pump & Compressor, an industrial equipment rental, sales and service provider, launched the website to provide awareness of the emerging disaster recovery business. The site is intended to provide businesses and municipalities with information on how to prepare for a hurricane, history of areas affected by hurricanes and how the company can help in the event of a hurricane or natural disaster. It includes information on industrial pumps, hoses, generators and other flood relief and dewatering equipment.

NexTraq expands Atlanta sales center

NexTraq, a GPS fleet tracking and asset management company, expanded its Atlanta sales center, adding 12,000 square feet of office space and increasing its staff of employees by 33 percent. The company also was named a Top Workplace in Atlanta and American Business company of the year finalist.

Mongoose Jetters launches website

Mongoose Jetters launched its redesigned website, The site contains product specifications, features and options, as well as enabling customers to access the company’s financing programs and service options, and browse new and pre-owned equipment.

Electro Scan, CD Lab form partnership

Leak detection company Electro Scan and Swiss-based CD Labs AG, provider of sewer pipeline assessment software, formed a global partnership that includes development of a WinCan data module. The unit, set for release in 2014, will import, store and display data downloaded from Electro Scan’s Critical Sewers Cloud app.

Trelleborg receives gas compression facility contract

Trelleborg Offshore & Construction was awarded a contract to provide Akler Solutions with high-performance subsea insulation for use on the Asgard subsea gas compression facility. Trelleborg’s Vikotherm II insulation material will be used on 1,968.5 feet of piping, forming part of the compression system, located on the Halten Bank in the Norwegian Sea, approximately 124 miles from Norway.

Franklin Electric rebrands Cerus Industrial

Franklin Electric rebranded its latest acquisition, Cerus Industrial, as Franklin Control Systems. Based in Hillsboro, Ore., the company will focus on the design and production of electronic drives and controls for water pumping and industrial systems. Products made by Franklin Control Systems will carry either the Franklin Electric or Franklin Control Systems brand.

Pipe Restoration Technologies receives Canadian patent

Pipe Restoration Technologies was awarded Canadian Patent 2707023 by the Canadian Intellectual Property Office. The patent focuses on methods and systems of ePIPE technology that provide for an abrasive cleaning method and placement of an internal barrier coating and leak sealing process.

Jetter Depot redesigns website

Jetter Depot redesigned its website, The site features new and used sewer and drain cleaning equipment for jetting and jet/vac machines, as well as customer-submitted photos of the company’s equipment in use.

Fluid Imaging expands management team

Fluid Imaging Technologies expanded its senior management team, naming Becky Metivier vice president, marketing, and Barry Godowsky, vice president, industrial sales. Rob Chatfield was promoted to vice president, chief financial officer, and Harry Nelson was promoted to vice president, aquatic markets. Metivier will be responsible for the marketing team, including global marketing strategy, brand management and corporate communications. Godowsky will be responsible for developing new business. Chatfield, formerly serving as CFO, will be responsible for the company’s overall economic strategy. Nelson, formerly director of aquatic sales and marketing, will be responsible for leading the aquatics division.


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