Industry News: Sept. 6, 2017

A roundup of recent industry news exclusively for sewer and drain cleaning professionals. Track the industry's movers and shakers, learn about company acquisitions, get the skinny on new products and more.

Industry News: Sept. 6, 2017

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Trelleborg strengthens pipe seals team in North America
Trelleborg appointed Matt Resler as key account manager for plastic pipe seals and announced the promotion of Tim Sparrow to sales director for the region. Resler will be based in Chicago and will be responsible for driving new business growth and fostering relationships with existing customers for the company’s plastic pipe seals. Sparrow previously worked at Hilti and will be responsible for sales of all pipe seal products in North America.

Pat’s Pump & Blower gives back through charity golf tournament 
Pat’s Pump & Blower held its inaugural charity golf tournament at the Mission Inn Resort & Spa in Florida to benefit the Bahia Shriners Transportation Fund. The fund enables the transport of patients and their families to the various Shriners Hospitals for Children, which provide burn and orthopedic treatment.

StoneAge welcomes new solutions manager
StoneAge announced the addition of Anne Brennan as its new western regional solutions manager. She will be based at the company’s headquarters in Durango, Colorado, and she will provide sales and service to customers throughout the western states.

Envirosight acquires MyTana Manufacturing 
Envirosight completed the acquisition of MyTana Manufacturing on July 31. MyTana Manufacturing will continue to provide for its customers while leveraging Envirosight’s expertise to expand its channels to market, diversify its marketing and evolve its technology platform for its inspection products. Jock Donaldson, MyTana Manufacturing’s president, will retire at the end of the year, and general manager Dale Graber will stay with the company and join Envirosight’s management team.

McLaughlin hires Lee as regional sales manager
McLaughlin welcomed Cory Lee as regional sales manager. He will serve the company’s clients in the Southwest. Lee, previously with Vermeer, brings more than 15 years of sales knowledge and five years of management experience to his new role.

Prime Resins adds to tech sales staff
Prime Resins announced the addition of Rick Broadrick and Steve Loudermilk to its technical sales team in the west and southeast regions, respectively. Broadrick brings more than 30 years of experience in the geotechnical and ground improvement industry, most recently with Nicholson Construction. Loudermilk brings more than 17 years of experience in technical manufacturing sales and was with Sprayroq for the past four years.

Advanced Drainage Systems acquisition of DURASLOT announced
Advanced Drainage Systems announced that it acquired DURASLOT, a manufacturer of stormwater collection surface drains used in construction applications.

General Pipe Cleaners' Andy Zelazny retires
Andy Zelazny, national sales manager for General Pipe Cleaners, announced his retirement at the end of September. He joined the company in 1977 and was named national sales manager in 2001.


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