COMPANYNEWS • BLUE MONSTER products Launched a new website at www.BlueMonsterProducts.com using responsive technologies for a better viewing experience on multiple platforms, the company announced. • DANFOSS made a $100,000 contribution to Florida State University’s engineering research in aerodynamics and magnetic technology. The contribution comes from Danfoss Tubrocor Compressors and The Mads Clausen Foundation. • DIVERSITECH CORP. announced it has purchased CLIPLIGHT MFG.CO., a Toronto-based manufacturer of HVACR sealants, work lights and battery charger products. • Livermore, Calif.-based manufacturers rep ZURIER CO. Is the recipient of Rinnai’s President’s Award in recognition of its exceptional year-over-year growth. Other award winners are MCCAIN SALES CO. (Commercial Sales Award in a Mid-Sized Market), SOUTHWEST SALES (Growth Achievement Award in a Mid-Sized Market) and KEYLINE SALES (Growth Achievement Award in a Major Market). • Officials from Columbus, Ohio-based manufacturers rep firm BWA SOUTH recently visited WILLOUGHBY’s 250,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility in Indianapolis to meet with factory staff, tour the facility and familiarize themselves with Willoughby’s vast offering of new products. PEOPLENEWS • McGuire Mfg. Co. Named ROBERT B. WILLIAMS its new president. Williams, who replaces T. MICHAEL MCROBERTS, has been with the company in a sales function role for 13 years and most recently was vice president of sales. Also, KEVIN MAYER was promoted to executive vice president. • Viega announced the hiring of CASSIE CHAUNCEY, Ph. D, as vice president of human resources. Chauncey has experience in several industries spanning from government to health care. • MIFAB appointed HUGH HORNSBY as vice president, sales and marketing, and JOHN CAMPBELL as national account manager. • ALEX DAVIDKHANIAN was named chief fi nancial offi cer for LIXIL Water Technology Americas, American Standard, DXV and GROHE brands, effective Dec. 1, 2015. Davidkhanian brings nearly 20 years of experience and a wealth of commercial, strategic and fi nancial expertise to the positon, LIXIL Water Technology Americas noted. • THG Paris, a French atelier in luxury bath and kitchen fi ttings, appointed retail showroom sales specialist JACQUELINE MATUSEK as a northeast regional manager. • Elgin, Ill.-based Test Gauge & Backfl ow Supply named ALICIA BRANHAM to the newly created role of national marketing director. Branham previously worked at Conbraco Industries/Apollo Valves. • ACV Triangle Tube named SJACCO VAN DE SANDE CEO for the company’s North American operation. He will lead a regional sales team that includes DON METRISH, GUY WOOLLARD, CHRIS HAAS and KEVIN STEINKE. • IAPMO Group Senior Vice President and General Counsel NEIL BOGATZ, Esq., recently retired. He had been IAPMO’s general counsel since 2000. In other IAPMO news, DUANE HUISKEN has been promoted to senior vice president of marketing and communications, while MITCHELL MORRIS has been promoted to senior vice president of information technology. • Danfoss named MIHA KAVCIC head of sales and business development in North America. • ESCO Group welcomed Professor EUGENE SILBERSTEIN to its team where he will serve as director of technical education and standards, part of the executive team.
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