Personnel news from manufacturers of industrial process equipment, components and supplies

Alfa Laval Inc., Richmond, Va., has made three appointments: Michael Kahler to president of the Process Technology Division; Brent Smith to president of the Parts and Service Division; and John Atanasio to president of the Equipment Division.

The 2004 IIAR Ammonia Refrigeration Conference & Trade Show awarded the Andy Ammonia Award to two of its highest-ranked presentations. Niels Vestergaard of Danfoss Industrial Refrigeration, Baltimore, won for his paper on CO2 in subcritical refrigeration systems, and Bruce Paulson of Evapco, Westminster, Md., won for his paper on pressurization of critical process areas.

John Martin has been named managing director of the San Diego office of Syska Hennessy Group, a consulting, engineering, technology and construction firm.

Tony Ward was promoted to president of Marietta, Ga.-based NuTemp Inc., a specialist rental company. Previously, he was Mid-Atlantic regional manager for the company.
Terry Chapp has joined Danfoss Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration, Baltimore, as key account manager for the company's Industrial Refrigeration Business Area.

Eurotherm, Leesburg, Va., a division of Invensys plc, has appointed Ron DiGiacomo regional sales manager for the northeastern United States. Eurotherm supplies industrial instrumentation.

Cooling Technology Institute's 2004 and 2005 president is Jim Baker, Marley Cooling Technologies, Overland Park, Kan. The Houston-based institute's newest board members are Denny Shea, Solutia Inc., St. Louis; Rich Altice, Strongwell, Bristol, Va.; and Terry Ogburn, Midwest Towers Inc., Shawnee Mission, Okla.