Raj Patel joined Polyguard Products’ Mechanical Division as a technical sales manager. The Ennis, Texas, based company manufactures products that protect surfaces and structures from moisture, water or other undesired substances. Raj comes to Polyguard with 30 years of experience with Dow Chemical in hydrocarbons, plastic and chemical sales.

Spectronics Corp., Westbury, N.Y., promoted several employees. First, Daniel Cooper was promoted to general manager of operations, responsible for developing and implementing strategies and goals for the company. While working toward improving all internal processes, Cooper will oversee prototype design, research and development, marketing and customer satisfaction.
     Second, the company promoted Limin Chen to vice president of manufacturing and special projects, where he will direct Spectronics’ manufacturing and engineering team in establishing procedures and all required documents in the manufacturing process.
     Third, the company named Daniel Tristan as its international sales manager for the Latin America and Asia-Pacific regions. Tristan will support and increase sales by managing Spectronics’ existing distribution networks in these territories as well as develop new business by identifying markets and establishing additional distributors where needed.
     Fourth, Spectronics promoted Daniel Chusid to technical sales and regulatory compliance specialist. Chusid will be responsible for maintaining legal and regulatory compliance for the company.
     Finally, the company promoted David Lax to national sales manager for its air-conditioning and refrigeration product line.

Kenilworth, N.J.-based Cryofab Inc., a manufacturer of cryogenic dewars and vessels, and owner of Cryocomp Valves, named R. Michael Capers as managing director for the new cryogenic valves business unit. Capers, formerly with Scientific Instruments Inc., is responsible for the marketing, promotion and sales of the Cryocomp cryogenic and vacuum valve products.

Julabo USA Inc. released a video summarizing its Allentown, Pa., facility and the capabilities of the company. The video gives an inside look into the daily operations and includes a tour from Ralph Juchheim, company president. To see the video, visit here.

A manufacturer of temperature control systems and equipment, Spaltech International, Halton Hills, Ontario Canada, hired Peter Sproule as a technical sales representative.

Thermacore Inc. received full recertification to AS9100:2009 Rev. C and ISO 9001:2008 quality standards at its Lancaster, Pa., headquarters and manufacturing facility through the independent Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance (LRQA) registrar. Thermacore has been recertified to these two quality standards for the design, manufacture and distribution of thermal management components and systems.

Test and measurement, process and temperature instruments intended to help maximize productivity are the focus of the V80 Sourcebook from Davis Instruments, Vernon Hills, Ill. To request a free copy of the catalog, visit here or call 800-358-5525.

Airgas Inc., Radnor, Pa., named Pamela J. Claypool president of the Airgas North Division, reporting to Andrew R. Cichocki, president of Airgas USA LLC. Claypool will assume the role in August following the retirement of Shaun Powers, the current president of Airgas North Division, following his nearly 15 years of service to the company.

Cincinnati-based CECO Environmental Corp. received approximately 20 new orders totaling $33 million from customers in North America, the Middle East and Asia. Orders span a number of sectors, including large industrial, utilities, natural gas power generation, traditional power generation, refineries and petrochemicals. CECO Environmental Corp. provides fluid handling, filtration, product recovery and air pollution control equipment.

United Flexible Group, Romeoville, Ill., was acquired by private equity firm Arlington Capital Partners, Washington, D.C. United produces engineered solutions for the transfer of fluids and gases in extreme environments in markets such as power generation, industrial, oil and gas, and cooling. The company has manufacturing operations in Romeoville, Ill.; Houston, Texas; Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, UK; Rotterdam, the Netherlands; and Knivsta, Sweden. The company operates through several subsidiary entities, including US Hose Corp., AmniTec Ltd., AmniTec BV and Habia Teknofluor.

Fluid-handling equipment provider Flowtrend Inc., Houston, Texas, entered into a partnership with Wangen Pumpen in Germany to distribute its hygienic twin-screw pump the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries in the United States and Canada.

U.S. Water Services Inc., St. Michael, Minn., received the California Game Changer Company of the Year Award. In an effort to conserve freshwater resources, California facilities are actively working to reduce water use 20 percent by the year 2020. U.S. Water has been working with California agriculture, medical centers and businesses throughout the state using integrated solutions that combine chemical, equipment, engineering, automation and service to help facilities achieve this goal. The California Game Changer of the Year Award recognizes individuals and companies that have made a significant statewide impact either economically or regarding key issues within California.

 The educational services business unit of Emerson Climate Services LLC has introduced a Copeland technical specialist program. The five-stage program is designed to establish Copeland product experts within wholesale branches. Candidates must pass an online course on the fundamentals of refrigeration; pass a prequalification exam; attend a compressor operation and service seminar program; attend a week-long Copeland technical specialist class at the company training center in Sidney, Ohio; and attend monthly continuing education WebEx meetings following graduation. Those who complete the program can provide contractors and wholesalers support on Copeland compressors, condensing units and onboard electronics.