United Technologies Corp. Completes Acquisition of Goodrich CHARLOTTE, NC—United Technologies Corp.announces it has completed its acquisition of Goodrich Corp., marking a major milestone for the company and strengthening its position in the commercial aerospace industry. Goodrich will be combined with Hamilton Sundstrand to create the new UTC Aerospace Systems business unit, headquartered in Charlotte, NC. The increased scale, financial strength and complementary products resulting from the Goodrich acquisition significantly advance United Technologies’ aerospace leadership at a time when the commercial aerospace industry is poised for growth.“Throughout the history of our company, we have made many acquisitions, but Goodrich is among the few that stand out as truly transformational,” says UTC Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Louis Chenevert. “Adding the talented people, great technology and culture of innovation that has defined Goodrich truly positions us to better serve our aerospace customers with more advanced, integrated solutions for the next generation aircraft.” UTC also announced that Marshall Larsen, formerly Goodrich’s chairman and chief executive officer, is slated to join the United Technologies Board of Directors. Larsen is expected to be formally elected at the next scheduled meeting of UTC’s board. In addition, effective immediately, Alain Bellemare is appointed president and CEO of UTC Propulsion & Aerospace Systems. Bellemare will have leadership responsibility for Pratt & Whitney and for the newly created UTC Aerospace Systems. The presidents of Pratt & Whitney and of UTC Aerospace System’s two businesses–Aircraft Systems and Power, Controls & Sensing Systems– will report to him. NEMA Publishes Guidelines for Inspection and Preventive Maintenance of Switches ROSSLYN, VA—The National Electrical Manufacturers Association’s (NEMA) standard for distribution equipment recently received approval from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). ANSI/NEMA KS 3-2010 Guidelines for Inspection and Preventive Maintenance of Switches Used in Commercial and Industrial Applications includes safety procedures, general guidance, inspection procedures, preventive maintenance, nondestructive test procedures and the operation of accessory devices. KS 3 identifies switches requiring maintenance or replacement. When appropriately maintained, switches can provide reliable protection for many years. Regular inspection and preventive maintenance help ensure that a high level of protection is provided to personnel and electrical equipment. ANSI/NEMA KS 3 Guidelines for Inspection and Preventive Maintenance of Switches Used in Commercial and Industrial Applications can be downloaded at no charge. A hard copy may be purchased for $61 by visiting global. Ihs.com or by contacting IHS at 800- 854-7179 (U.S. only) or 303-397-7956 (international). NEMA is the association of electrical equipment manufacturers, founded in 1926 and headquartered in Arlington, VA Its member companies manufacture a diverse set of products including power transmission and distribution equipment, lighting systems, factory automation and control systems, and medical diagnostic imaging systems. Worldwide annual sales of NEMA-scope products exceed $120 billion. Proceq SA Hires NDT Testing Authority Malcolm K. Lim SCHWERZENBACH, SWITZERLAND— Proceq SA welcomes Malcolm K. Lim as general manager of technical and application services. Lim is a world-renowned applications engineer, author and lecturer in the concrete testing arena, bringing years of hands-on, application-oriented expertise to the Proceq team. Proceq will benefit from Lim’s extensive expertise in the areas of technical consulting for NDT testing applications, product research and development, and litigation consulting. “Within a niche industry peopled almost exclusively by specialists, Malcolm stands out with a unique blend of 25 years rock-solid hard-earned NDT experience and an honest passion to create a lasting legacy for future NDT specialists,” says Oliver Oh, CEO of Proceq.
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