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Frogner Named Business Development Manager For Leviton's Expansion Into Europe

December 5, 2008

Little Neck, NY, December 3, 2008 -- Leviton is pleased to announce the appointment of Willy Frogner to lead the company's expansion into Europe. As Business Development Manager for European Sales, headquartered in Oslo, Frogner will spearhead sales of the company's line of residential home networking and... Read More

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Siemens Water Technologies Names Matthew Knight as Senior Vice President of Sales

December 5, 2008

Matthew Knight has been named Senior Vice President of Sales for Siemens Water Technologies, Warrendale, Pennsylvania, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Solutions Division (IS). Knight will manage the global sales operations for Water Technologies, in support of the business unit's continued expansion into the... Read More

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AddisonMckee CEO Announces Retirement and Successor

December 4, 2008

John Brown, Chief Executive Officer of world-leading tube bending and end-forming technology specialists, AddisonMckee, has announced his phased retirement, commencing January 1st 2009. Having originally joined the business in 1984, John Brown has provided twenty-five years of dynamic leadership and played a major... Read More

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austriamicrosystems' Rene Kautschitsch Elected as New Vice Chairman Europe of World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS)

December 4, 2008

Unterpremstaetten, Austria (October 29, 2008) - austriamicrosystems, a leading global designer and manufacturer of high-performance analog ICs for communications, industrial, medical, and automotive applications is proud to announce the election of Rene Kautschitsch, Marketing Manager Full Service Foundry, as New... Read More

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Grainger Promotes Michael A. Pulick to President, Grainger Industrial Supply, and D.G. Macpherson to Head Global Supply Chain Function

December 4, 2008

CHICAGO, October 29, 2008 - W. W. Grainger, Inc., the leading industrial distributor in North America, announced today that Michael A. Pulick, Senior Vice President for Customer Service, was promoted to Senior Vice President and President, Grainger Industrial Supply, effective November 1, 2008. Pulick, 44, is... Read More

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Smith Receives TAPPI Technical Award and Rohm & Haas Prize

December 4, 2008

November 26, 2008 (Fulton, N.Y.)-The name Duane Smith is well known in the international converting community, especially among members of the Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industries (TAPPI), the leading association for the worldwide pulp, paper, packaging and converting industries. Smith, a 31-year... Read More

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KSW Microtec Appoints New Technical Director to Enforce Government ID Activities

December 4, 2008

Dresden, Germany, October 27, 2008 - KSW Microtec AG, one of the world's leading suppliers of RFID components, has appointed Carsten Nieland to head their R&D division for high security products. In this role, he is responsible in particular for KSW¹s inlay and Thinlam® products used in the fast growing access and... Read More

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Peter Y. Hess Honored as NACD 2008 Distributor of the Year

December 4, 2008

Peter Y. Hess, President of the John R. Hess & Co., Inc., Cranston, RI, was named the 2008 Distributor of the Year by the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD). Hess's two-year term as NACD's Chairman and CEO ends December 4 with the election of new officers. The award, given annually for service... Read More

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Schneider Electric North American Operating Division Names George Powers Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Administration

December 4, 2008

Palatine, Ill. (USA), October 27, 2008 -The Schneider Electric North American Operating Division announces the appointment of George Powers to senior vice president, Human Resources and Administration. Powers began his career with Schneider Electric in 1993 as a senior compensation analyst and then held management... Read More

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Stephen Powers Dies in Motorycle Accident

December 4, 2008

(October 2008) Was One of Four Brothers Who Run Brewster, N.Y, Firm: Powers Fasteners Executive Vice President Stephen B. Powers Dies at Age 45 Stephen B. Powers, Executive Vice President of Powers Fasteners, Inc., the nation's leading marketer of concrete anchoring systems, died in a motorcycle accident on... Read More

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Siemens PLM Software Employee Receives Award at the National Women of Color Technology Awards Conference

December 4, 2008

PLANO, Texas, October 27, 2008 - Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division and a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced that one of its employees, Erica Simmons, global marketing manager, High Tech & Electronics... Read More

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Ceodeux, Inc. Prepares for Future with New Manufacturer Representative

December 4, 2008

Mt. Pleasant, PA (November 25, 2008) - Ceodeux, a leader in product development of the most complete selection of valves, fittings, and regulators for a wide selection of chemical and compressed gas applications, has recently hired Héctor Muñoz as its new Manufacturer Representative in Mexico. With twenty years... Read More

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Goldschmied Joins Davis-Standard as Director of Sales

December 4, 2008

(Fulton, N.Y.) - Jorge Goldschmied has joined Davis-Standard, LLC as Director of Sales for Latin and South America. In his new role, Goldschmied will be responsible for overseeing all sales efforts in these regions for Davis-Standard's Converting and Extrusion Systems product lines. With more than 20 years of... Read More

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ComNet Expands, Adds VP of Product Management

December 4, 2008

Longtime Fiber Optic Vet Victor Milani to Head Global Product Management Function at ComNet Danbury, CT. October 21, 2008, Communication Networks of Danbury, Connecticut, doing business as ComNet(TM), a leading manufacturer of fiber optic transmission and networking equipment, has hired Victor Milani to be the... Read More

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Michael Chandler Joins Southern Industrial Constructors / Southern Crane as Project Manager for Mechanical Piping

December 3, 2008

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Michael Chandler has joined Southern Industrial Constructors and Southern Crane, full-service industrial contractors, as project manager for mechanical piping. In his new capacity, Chandler will oversee estimates, job costs, scheduling, personnel, materials flow and client support for the... Read More

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Robert Potwora attended the Industry Forum and Joint Committee on Drinking Water Treatment Units (DWTU) Standards held at NSF World headquarters in Ann Arbor, MI this month.

December 2, 2008

The Industry Forum is composed of industry representatives while the joint committee includes industry representatives, regulators and product users. The committees met to review the NSF/American National Standards on DWTU (Drinking Water Treatment Units) to ensure they are current given the development of new... Read More

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Test Devices Inc. Appoints Robert l. Murner as President Moves into New Facility in Hudson, MA

December 1, 2008

Hudson, MA, June 2, 2008 - Test Devices Inc. (TDI), a dynamic materials testing company that provides state-of-the-art materials testing services and products, today announced that it has appointed Robert L. Murner as president, effective immediately. In addition, TDI has recently completed a move into its new... Read More

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Air Products' CFO to Address Citi's 19th Annual Chemicals Conference on 2 December

December 1, 2008

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., Nov. 25 -- Air Products (NYSE:APD) announced today that Paul Huck, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will be presenting at Citi's 19th Annual Chemicals Conference in New York City on Tuesday, December 2, 2008 at 11:50 a.m. ET. An audio Webcast and presentation slides will be... Read More

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NIST Physicist Wins OSA's First Walther Award

December 1, 2008

NIST physicist David Wineland will receive the inaugural Herbert Walther Award in recognition of his "seminal contributions to quantum information physics and metrology, and the development of trapped ion techniques for applications to basic quantum phenomena, plasma physics and optical clocks." The award is made... Read More

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Airgas CEO to Present at Citi Chemicals Conference

December 1, 2008

RADNOR, PA - November 25, 2008 - Airgas, Inc. (NYSE: ARG) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Peter McCausland will speak at the 19th Annual Citi Chemicals Conference in New York City on Tuesday, December 2, at 11:15 a.m. ET. Interested parties may listen to a live webcast or replay until December 19 by accessing... Read More