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PETRO-CANADA, Toronto, appointed MARTIN WRIGHT managing director for Europe, responsible for sales and marketing of specialty fluids and greases.

DEGUSSA CORP., Parsippany, N.J., named MICHEAL MURPHY marketing manager. He will support the sale of precious-metal-powder catalysts and activated-base-metal catalysts for the life science and fine chemicals industries.

HOFFMAN, Anoka, Minn., made the following appointments: MARTY PINT, vice president sales and marketing for Hoff-man enclosures; CURT STEICHEN, Internet business solutions leader for Pentair enclosures; RICHARD BRYAN national sales manager, datacom; and DAVE BUDDLE national sales manager, electrical.

TUC (The Ulti-mate Control), Holland, Mich., appointed the following sales representatives: SAHLY/ANDERSON & ASSOCIATES, Addison, Ill., for Wisconsin, Illinois and northern Indiana; and CANFIELD EQUIPMENT SALES, Matthews, N.C., for North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and eastern Tennessee. Both firms will exclusively handle TUC's line of water- and hot-oil liquid-circulating temperature control systems and portable chillers for the plastics industry.

RICARDO S. MALFITANO was named CEO of S.A.WHITE MARTINS, PRAXAIR's Brazilian unit and president of PRAXAIR SOUTH AMERICA, succeeding IVAN F. GARCIA, who is retiring.

AMIAD USA appointed RICHARD SHARPE vice president of sales and marketing at the Oxnard, Calif., filtration systems company.

WILLIAM E. ANDERSON was named director of NIST's Electronics and Electrical Engineering Laboratory. He has been acting director since 1999.

Super Radiator Coils, Chaska, Minn., a manufacturer of heat exchangers, plans to double the size of its manufacturing plant in Richmond, Va. When complete, the facility will measure 104,000 ft2.

Circor International Inc., Tampa, Fla., acquired Rockwood Swendeman, Scarborough, Maine.

The Rockwood Swendeman cryogenic safety relief valves and Cryotree subassembly will augment the product offerings of CPC-Cryolab cryogenic valves and Spence Engineering Co.'s safety relief valves.

Ventilex B.V., Heerde, Holland, a manufacturer of fluid bed drying and cooling systems, has established a North American office in Mason, Ohio, to handle all sales, service and parts business for Canada, Mexico and the United States.