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David J. Keehan (Photo: APC)

Keehan Promoted to President of Advanced Polymer Coatings

Advanced Polymer Coatings, Inc. (APC), manufacturer of patented polymer high performance industrial coatings used worldwide in a range of markets, has promoted David J. Keehan to President. The announcement, made by Donald J. Keehan, APC Chairman, is designed to ensure management continuity for future years in the closely held family business. Previously David Keehan was APC Vice President of Sales and Marketing from 1993 to 2017, engaged in introducing, promoting and selling the company’s leading coating brands, ChemLine for a wide range of industrial coating and tank transport equipment

 Vigor CEO and Owner Frank Foti

Shipbuilding Merger: Oregon Iron Works and Vigor

Oregon Iron Works (OIW) and Vigor Industrial (Vigor) today announced the companies are merging to unite their strengths in advanced manufacturing, shipbuilding and ship repair. Under the terms of the merger, OIW will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Vigor Industrial.   The combination creates the critical mass of innovation, infrastructure and financial strength needed to pursue even more complex projects, enter new markets and win more work than either could separately. “I’ve spent the last 40 years building Oregon Iron Works into a company with some of the country’s most

Martin Meissner

ZF Promotes Meissner

The Industrial Technology division of the ZF Group said that Martin Meissner has assumed the position of Marketing and Communications Manager for North America. Meissner, currently the Marketing and Communications Manager for ZF’s Marine business in North America, will now be responsible for all facets of marketing related activities in North America for the Industrial Technology division. The Industrial Technology division encapsulates all of the non-automotive business activities of the ZF Group. This includes Off-Highway Systems (Construction and Agriculture driveline components)

Todd Shou (Photo: CMR Group)

CMR Group Makes Two Senior Appointments

engineering specialist, has announced two senior appointments as it continues to develop and expand its global operations. Jean-François Michel has joined as vice-president in charge of production, supply chain and purchasing, bringing over 20 years’ international experience working for industrial organizations in Tunisia, China and France to the role.   He will have specific responsibility managing all production and supply chain activities worldwide with the exception of CMR Far East.   CMR’s Asia operations will also be boosted with Todd Shou’s appointment as

Photo: OpenHydro

Gougeon Named CEO at OpenHydro

of its tidal technology and follows the launch of DCNS Energies, a subsidiary of the DCNS Group which recently secured €100 million in investment.   Gougeon joined OpenHydro at the start of January 2017, having previously held the position of CEO of Colibrys, a high-technology industrial company based in Switzerland. He is an engineer from the French Ecole Centrale de Lille and holds an MBA from the HEC School of Management in Paris.   With over 20 years’ experience in delivering global technological projects and transforming organizations in the industrial sector

Siemens Says to Cut About 6,900 Jobs

Siemens plans to cut about 6,900 job in its turbines division, including related services and in large drives, the Munich-based industrial group said on Thursday. "The power generation industry is experiencing disruption of unprecedented scope and speed," Siemens management board member Lisa Davis said in a statement. "Today's action follows a nearly three-year effort to right-size the business for this changing marketplace," she added.  Reporting by Georgina Prodhan and Christoph Steitz

Rodney Van (Photo: Asahi/America)

Asahi/America Promotes Van

Thermoplastic fluid flow technology company Asahi/America, Inc. has promoted Rodney Van to industrial business development manager for the eastern and central regions effective January 1, 2017.  Based out of North Carolina, Van will lead Asahi/America’s sales efforts of industrial single wall and double wall piping systems for chemical service. Van has been with Asahi/America for 27 years in various roles; most recently as district sales manager in Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.

John Romano (Photo: Asahi/America)

Romano Named Sales VP at Asahi/America

Fluid flow technology company Asahi/America, Inc., said it has appointed John Romano as its new vice president of sales and marketing. Romano joined the Massachusetts-based manufacturer on June 12, 2017.   Romano brings 29 years of industrial plastics distribution experience to Asahi/America including sales management, strategic planning, new product launches, marketing campaigns, e-commerce and business-to-business sales in both the commercial and industrial markets. He holds a degree in business management and has been an active member in a number of industry associations.

Photo courtesy of General Dynamics NASSCO

General Dynamics NASSCO Wins Environmental Award

General Dynamics NASSCO, a business unit of General Dynamics, was recognized for its environmental conservation and leadership efforts to continuously implement energy-efficient solutions at its San Diego shipyard. This week the company received an Award of Environmental Excellence from the Industrial Environmental Association at its 2014 conference in San Diego. In March 2014, NASSCO completed the remediation of sediment in its shipyard, which is the largest clean-up in the history of the San Diego bay, and is one of the largest sediment cleanups anywhere in the United States.   &ldquo

Image courtesy of MTU

Rolls-Royce Power Systems to Take on Successful MTU Trainees

satisfactory, the trainees will be offered open-ended contracts,สบ said Head of Training, Martin Stocker. The offer also applies to those who have completed their training but still want to study before taking up employment with Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG or its subsidiary, MTU Friedrichshafen. Industrial management assistants Marisa Fischer, Elena Heilig and Miriam Wolf received special awards from the Chamber of Industry and Commerce in recognition of their high standard of achievement. André Burkhart, likewise an industrial management assistant, received an award from the Hugo-Eckener-School

Brett B. Lambert (Photo courtesy: Northrop Grumman)

Lambert Appointed VP at Northrop Grumman

, and will serve as the chair of the strategic development council. Lambert joins Northrop Grumman after serving as an executive-in-residence with Renaissance Strategic Advisors, a senior associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and a senior fellow at the National Defense Industrial Association. Previously, he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy. Lambert was a principal advisor on all matters relating to the defense industrial base, including industrial capabilities, defense industry mergers, acquisitions and consolidation

John Sullivan (Photo: Viega)

Sullivan Named CFO at Viega

Viega LLC has appointed John Sullivan as its new chief financial officer, responsible for overseeing, managing and planning strategy for all of Viega’s accounting, financial and IT initiatives. Sullivan has more than 25 years of experience in executive leadership for the industrial, pharmaceutical, healthcare and technology industries. He also has seven years of experience working in the residential, commercial and industrial water application sectors. Prior to joining to Viega, Sullivan worked as the vice president of finance for Applied Water Systems and  CFO of Flow Control divisions

Siemens to Cut Oil and Gas Jobs Amid Wider Hiring

German industrial group Siemens plans to cut about 2,500 jobs related to the oil and gas, metals and mining sectors - mostly in Germany - while pursuing a hiring drive to boost its digital industrial expertise, it said on Wednesday.   Siemens said it would realign its two business units Large Drives and Process Solutions, affecting about 2,000 jobs in Germany, mainly in Bavaria. It added that it would keep its current sites.   Worldwide, Siemens said it planned to hire at least 25,000 new employees in each of the coming years, thanks to its announced increase of more than 1 billion euros

Yasmin Fortuny (Photo: Viega)

Viega Names Fortuny Technical Manager

for promoting all of Viega’s marine-approved products, educating key end users and promotion and distribution across all marine channels.   Fortuny has more than 14 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Viega, Fortuny worked as a senior commercial account manager for Grainger Industrial Supply, where she received several awards for her achievement in sales growth and performance. Fortuny also worked as a spare parts product manager and aftersales and service support manager for Scanship Americas, Inc.   Fortuny earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial and systems

Andre Grikitis (Photo: Intermarine)

New CEO Takes the Helm at Intermarine

Project, breakbulk and heavylift cargo transporter Intermarine, LLC said its president and CEO, Al Stanley, has stepped down to pursue other opportunities.   Stanley was succeeded by Andre Grikitis, who assumed the role of President & CEO of Intermarine, LLC and Industrial Maritime Carriers, LLC and is responsible for the international flag services.   Additionally, Will Terrill has assumed the role of president and CEO of US Ocean, LLC and is responsible for the company’s U.S. Flag services. Mike Dumas has taken over the role of president of Maritime Holdings (Delaware)

Robert Wassmer (Photo: Kelvion)

Wassmer Named CEO at Kelvion

Robert Wassmer will join Kelvion, a globally active manufacturer of industrial heat exchangers, as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Managing Director of Kelvion Holding GmbH effective as of July 1, 2016, the company’s shareholder committee announced.   Wassmer is an experienced CEO with national and international experience. He has previously served as chairman of the executive board at Knorr-Bremse Schienenfahrzeuge GmbH, the European Rail Equipment Subgroup of Knorr-Bremse. Before that, he was Executive Vice President of DEMAG Cranes AG as well as CEO of Gottwald Port Technology

SENER Names Lorente International GM

Lorente is leaving his position as General Manager of Torresol Energy (60 percent owned by SENER). He has been in this role since 2008 and in recent years has combined it with the General Management of the SENER Group’s Energy and Environment division. Álvaro Lorente is a graduate in Industrial Engineering from the ICAI Higher Technical School of Industrial Engineering of the Comillas Pontifical University in Madrid, and has also completed the IESE Business School’s General Management Program (PDG). He joined SENER in 1991, going on to lead industrial and turnkey projects, work

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