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WATLOW ELECTRIC MANUFACTURING CO., St. Louis, appointed DEAN HOFFMAN as vice president of business operations. Hoffman is responsible for planning, directing and controlling all plant operations, customer service functions and the procurement and logistic functions of the company's supply chain.

HARPER INTERNATIONAL CORP., Buffalo, N.Y., producers of advanced custom-engineered thermal systems for materials processing, hired DR. MICHAEL NI to lead the company's sales development in the Asia-Pacific.

DANNY WATERS, director of training at MOTION INDUSTRIES INC.'S Motion Institute of Industrial Education in Birmingham, Ala., was named a trustee to the FLUID POWER EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION (FPEF) board of trustees.