Industry News - June 2021

Industry News - June 2021

Joey Trombino

Catalin Caracas

Ranger Design announces new members of leadership team
Joey Trombino joined Ranger Design and will replace Eric Pesenti as the new chief financial officer. Trombino has 30 years’ experience in the financial and accounting fields, and has worked in different sectors, including manufacturing, software and mining. Pesenti will stay with Ranger Design in other capacities. With 18 years’ experience in operational and strategic initiatives to enhance revenue growth, Catalin Caracas was named vice president of operations and human resources.

NozzTeq under new management
NozzTeq is under new management at a new location in Peru, Illinois. The company will continue to offer its long-lasting cleaning nozzles and Lumberjack cutters, in addition to providing service.

RIDGID celebrates 25 years in pipe inspection
RIDGID, part of Emerson’s Professional Tools portfolio, is celebrating a major milestone in the industry: a quarter century as a leader in pipe inspection systems. RIDGID launched its first line of inspection cameras in 1996, allowing professionals to more easily diagnose in-ground pipe issues.

Champion Plumbing announces NuFlow partnership
Champion Plumbing announced an exclusive partnership with NuFlow Technologies and will be the only certified NuFlow installer and distributor in Oklahoma. Champion Plumbing plans to have three NuFlow-certified technicians available by the end of March 2021.

Neighborly welcomes Roger Chacko as new officer
Neighborly appointed Roger Chacko as its new chief strategy and marketing officer. Chacko brings over 25 years of global brand building, corporate strategy and growth catalyst experiences. Immediately prior to joining Neighborly, Chacko served global fitness chain Planet Fitness as its chief commercial officer. Chacko earned his doctorate degree in management from Oklahoma State University and his master’s degree in management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

WJTA releases second edition of best practices
The WaterJet Technology Association released the second edition of Industry Best Practices for the Use of High Pressure Waterjetting Equipment (WJTA Orange Book). The 2021 edition includes extensive revisions and updates to safety practices for the use of manual and robotic high-pressure waterjetting equipment. New, detailed full-color images and photographs have been added to illustrate safety practices, equipment, operations and personal protective equipment.

Link Mfg. acquires assets from Hadley Products
Link Mfg. announced it has finalized an agreement acquiring valve and suspension control product lines and related expertise from Hadley Products. A manufacturer and supplier to commercial truck, bus, RV, military and specialty vehicle markets since the 1940s, Hadley’s well-known brands include its SmartValve Electronic Height Control System and Smart Air Management System. As part of Link’s investment, several key staff will be transitioning from Hadley to the Link team. Link will also obtain the rights to Hadley’s dynamic air suspension control technology that improves aerodynamics, reduces rolling resistance and increases tractive performance by precisely balancing a vehicle’s weight at speed. Hadley’s entire portfolio of legacy mechanical height control valve business is also being procured by Link in the transaction. 


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