GE, UC Davis, Winesecrets use recycled rainwater in wine production

The University of California Davis (UC Davis) and wine production industry solutions provider Winesecrets partnered with GE to pilot an innovative program to use captured rainwater in wine production. By reusing rainwater, rather than pulling freshwater from the aquifer for wine production, the pilot program offers a unique way to supply the needed wash water for the wine production process. The pilot program comes as California’s agriculture continues to plan for months of extreme rain followed by months of longer drought, which could hinder the wine production in the area.

Image courtesy of GE

Image courtesy of GE

Milestones & Expansions

ANC celebrates 40 years of ERP loyalty with Global Shop Solutions

American National Carbide (ANC), celebrated 40 years as a loyal customer of ERP software producer for manufacturers, Global Shop Solutions. ANC, a make-to-order manufacturer of tungsten carbide products, originally purchased the software in the early 1970s, and remained steadfast in its loyalty to the product and the company through the years as computer and software technologies improved.

Siemens supplies 5 gas turbines, commissions industrial power plant

Siemens received an order for five F-class gas turbines for a combined heat and power (CHP) plant in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The plant will supply about 400 MW of electricity and process steam to a new natural gas extraction plant in Fadhili, located 100 kilometers northwest of Dammam in the Eastern Province of the Kingdom. The additional 1,100 MW will be sufficient to supply power to 1.1 million Saudi households. All five turbines will be produced at the Siemens Dammam Energy Hub (SDEH), the first manufacturing facility for gas turbines in Saudi Arabia and the largest in the Middle East.

Siemens commissioned the Tate & Lyle’s cogeneration plant at its facility in Loudon, Tennessee. Siemens delivered two SGT-700 gas turbines and two SGen-100A generators for the natural gas-fired combined heat and power (CHP) system, with a maintenance plan to ensure long-term safe and reliable operations. Tate & Lyle’s Loudon plant manufactures a range of corn-based specialty and bulk food and industrial ingredients.  By upgrading to these high efficiency gas turbines, the plant will reduce their operating costs while achieving higher energy output and greater fuel efficiency.

Huffman Engineering opens second office in Denver

Huffman Engineering Inc. opened its second office in Denver, Colorado. The expansion will allow the full-service provider of engineering and software development services to highly regulated water/wastewater, pharmaceutical, and food & beverage industries to accommodate a growing client base in the western part of Nebraska, as well as Colorado and Wyoming. The new office location builds on the company’s partnership with Rockwell Automation, expanding the relationship to include Rockwell’s Denver-based staff.

Appointments

Silver Bullet Water Treatment selects names new CEO, President

Robert Hanfling, Board Chairman of Silver Bullet Water Treatment LLC announced that David Lisle has joined the company as its new chief executive officer and president. Lisle will oversee the strategic direction, sales expansion and corporate operations of Silver Bullet’s innovative and environmentally safe water commercial treatment solutions. With more than 1000 water treatment systems operating on multiple continents, Silver Bullet has set a new standard for cost-effective, safe treatment of water in a wide range of livestock drinking water, horticultural and industrial applications. Prior to joining Silver Bullet, Lisle was the CEO of Instrument Sales & Service, Inc. (ISS). Lisle’s tenure at ISS was marked by company growth to more than 150 employees located at manufacturing, distribution, and sales centers across the western U.S.

American Water announces new leadership

American Water https://amwater.com  named Robert MacLean senior vice president of its Eastern Division and president of New Jersey American Water, and Jeffrey McIntyre as senior vice president of its Mid-Atlantic Division and president of Pennsylvania American Water. Both appointments are effective March 1, 2017.

MacLean replaces William Varley, who recently was appointed senior vice president of American Water’s Midwest Division. McIntyre replaces Kathy Pape, who was named American Water’s senior vice president of Regulatory Policy and Business Development.

MacLean has served as president of California American Water since 2009 and president of Hawaii American Water since 2011. McIntyre is currently president of West Virginia American Water.

Bacharach names Karl Roberts regional sales manager

Bacharach Inc. appointed Karl Roberts as regional sales manager overseeing the U.K., Ireland, and Northern Europe. Roberts brings a strong background in gas detection and related industry experience, most recently as territory sales manager with Tyco Gas & Flame Detection responsible for industrial safety portable & fixed gas detection product ranges into the UK, Nordic and Eastern Europe regions.

In his new role, Roberts will focus on developing Bacharach’s key food retail, industrial and commercial refrigeration and air conditioning accounts, growing Bacharach’s combustion and emissions analysis and refrigerant leak detection portable instrumentation position and supporting Bacharach’s channel partner’s market development.

Ayyeka appoints water industry veteran as new director

Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) company Ayyeka hired industry expert David Dolphin as director of its Water Sector. In his new role, Dolphin will oversee Ayyeka’s water and wastewater business lines worldwide, with special emphasis on sales development in the U.S. He comes to the company with experience managing disruptive new technologies, smart networks, streamlining logistics, and working with municipalities on water quality and service. Prior to joining Ayyeka, Dolphin served for two decades in various executive positions at Veolia, including vice president of sales – digital offers for North America, managing director of the sensors group ENDETEC, and general manager of various equipment and services businesses. He has also previously served in senior water market positions at Hanovia, Kalsep and Rohm & Haas.

Hoover Ferguson announces Troy L. Carson as chief financial officer

Hoover Ferguson Group named Troy L. Carson as its new chief financial officer. In this role, Carson will be responsible for planning, implementing, managing and controlling all financial-related activities of the company, including accounting, finance. strategic planning, property management, deal analysis and negotiations, investor relationships and partnership compliance, and private and institutional financing. Carson joins Hoover Ferguson from Hercules Offshore, where he served as senior vice president and chief financial officer. He is based in Houston, Texas.

Bacharach appoints new regional sales manager

Bacharach Inc. appointed Karl Roberts as regional sales manager overseeing the U.K., Ireland, and Northern Europe. Roberts brings a strong background in gas detection and related industry experience, most recently as territory sales manager with Tyco Gas & Flame Detection responsible for industrial safety portable & fixed gas detection product ranges into the UK, Nordic and Eastern Europe regions.

Karl Roberts | Image courtesy of Bacharach Inc.

Karl Roberts | Image courtesy of Bacharach Inc.

In his new role, Roberts will focus on developing Bacharach’s key food retail, industrial and commercial refrigeration and air conditioning accounts, growing Bacharach’s combustion and emissions analysis and refrigerant leak detection portable instrumentation position and supporting Bacharach’s channel partner’s market development.