STEVE CUMMINGS has been promoted to president of DIMPLEX THERMAL SOLUTIONS, a process chiller manufacturer based in Kalamazoo, Mich. Most recently, Cummings was the director of operations for Dimplex Thermal.

Independent laboratory tests certify that the CHIP TRAPPER, manufactured by Cincinnati-based EXAIR, meets the safety, health and environmental standards of the EUROPEAN UNION that are required to attain the CE mark. The product is used to clean large coolant sumps, removing solids such as chips, swarf and shavings out of used coolants and other liquids. Coolant that previously only could be used for six weeks now can last six months.

GELEST INC., Morrisville, Pa., has made several promotions within its research and development, technical service and manufacturing groups. FERNANDO JOVE was promoted to group leader special projects. JOHN YOUNG was promoted to group leader metal-organics. ANNALESE MADDOX was named technical service specialist. In addition, MIKE GILLIES was promoted to production supervisor for silanes and silicones manufacturing.

Baltimore-based DANFOSS, sponsored and participated in ATMOsphere America 2013 earlier this year in Washington, D.C. Now in its second year, ATMOsphere America discussed natural refrigerant trends, technologies and regulatory issues in the United States and Canada.

During the conference, ROBERT WILKINS, vice president, public affairs for Danfoss, moderated a panel on refrigerant regulatory issues and standards. Panelists included representatives from the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Underwriters Laboratories, U.S. Department of Energy, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. In addition, taking a look at natural refrigerants, JIM HOWER, industrial refrigeration sales manager for Danfoss, and CIMCO REFRIGERATION presented a technology case study at the conference. Their presentation showcased how the successful installation of an ammonia/CO2 refrigeration system at CANADAWIDE, one of Canada’s largest distributors of fruits and vegetables, is reducing the company’s costs, and the presentation addressed how the solution is scalable for mainstream deployment.

RAJAN RAJENDRAN, Ph.D., who serves as vice president, engineering services and sustainability at EMERSON CLIMATE TECHNOLOGIES, spoke at Advancing Ozone and Climate Protection Technologies: Next Steps Second International, held earlier this year in Bangkok. Dr. Rajendran presented a paper “Promising Low-GWP Options in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Applications.” His presentation can be viewed at

Jacksonville, Fla.-based STELLAR, an integrated firm focused on design, engineering, construction and mechanical services, has hired four team members in its growing food division. They include JEFFREY WILLIAMS, senior process engineer; JIM KOLLOCK, senior electrical engineer; JUSTIN LANDOWSKI, civil engineer; and MARCUS MEDLOCK, architectural designer.

 VIEGA LLC, Wichita, Kan., a manufacturer of press technology systems for industrial piping applications, promoted DAVE GARLOW, vice president of sales, to CEO and president to succeed founding CEO DAN SCHMIERER, who will retire in December. In other company news, Viega promoted ROBERT BOOTS from vice president of supply chain operations to COO, effective in October.