Places and Faces (October 2015)
Senator h.c. Peter Schaufler, CEO and company owner of the Bitzer Group, passed away unexpectedly in Salzburg, Austria, at the age of 74. Schaufler managed Bitzer for 36 years. When he took charge of Bitzer in 1979, Schaufler focused the company internationally. This move helped to transform the company into an entity 50 times the size it was when he took the helm while remaining an independent manufacturer of refrigeration compressors.
Baltimore Aircoil Co., Baltimore, released a fan system retrofit kit for its EnduraDrive, a variable-speed direct-drive solution for the company’s factory-assembled Series 3000 cooling towers. The kit includes an engineered solution and structural upgrades to handle the new fan system.
Extol of Ohio Inc., Norwalk, Ohio, hired Beverly Fullam and Shawn Nedley as technical sales representatives. Fullam will cover the Southeast and Nedley will cover the Northeast. Along with Joe Oster in the upper Midwest and Barry Hyduk in the Midwest, Fullam and Nedley will provide technical information pertaining to fabricated insulation systems for cold- and hot-pipe systems to the industrial market, primarily utilizing cellular, rigid materials.
Julabo USA Inc., Allentown, Pa., added fully or partially automated reaction systems along with heavy-duty glassware, stainless steel or pressure reactors to its product line. Learn more at www.julabo.com/us/.
Bacharach Inc., a manufacturer of advanced test and measurement instrumentation, named Barry Philips to the newly formed, consolidated role of vice president of sales and marketing at the New Kensington, Pa.-based company.
Goodway Technologies, Stamford, Conn., was awarded a 2015 Top Workplaces honor in the small company category by the Hearst Connecticut newspapers. Inclusion in the list is based on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics LLC, a research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement.
Denso Corp. named Haruhiko “Hal” Kato president of Denso Products and Services Americas Inc. (DPAM), the aftermarket sales, manufacturing and distribution arm of the global automotive supplier. Kato succeeds Yoshihiko Yamada, who retired after 38 years with the corporation. As president of DPAM, Kato will oversee 470 employees at the company’s facilities in Long Beach and Murrieta, Calif. His duties include managing the sales, manufacturing and distribution operations of all groups under DPAM, including MovinCool.
Cincinnati-based Ceco Environmental Corp. named Stephen M. Fritz vice president of aftermarket.
Jeff Cullman, vice president and president of the company’s Hydraulics Group, retired from Parker Hannifin Corp., Mayfield Heights, Ohio, on October 1 after 36 years with the company. Also, Bob Bond, vice president and president of the Fluid Connectors Group, was elected to a newly created position as vice president, eBusiness, IoT and Services. As a result of these changes, the company promoted personnel to fill the vacated positions. Andy Weeks, vice president of operations for the Aerospace Group, succeeds Cullman as vice president and president, Hydraulics Group. Andrew Ross, currently vice president and president, Engineered Materials Group, succeeds Bond as vice president and president, Fluid Connectors Group. Jenny Parmentier, general manager of the Hose Products Div., succeeds Ross as vice president and president, Engineered Materials Group.
Dr. Mario Nappa of the Chemours Co., Wilmington, Del., has been awarded the 2015 Winthrop-Sears Medal for entrepreneurial achievement by the Chemists’ Club. Chemours is a new company created through the spin-off of the DuPont Performance Chemicals businesses. Nappa is being recognized for innovations that have been instrumental in improvements in refrigerants science, including advances in sustainability. Nappa was the lead chemist in process development for a refrigerant and a foam expansion agent that are considered critical to reducing global warming. The medal will be presented to Nappa at club’s annual dinner in December.