Motion Industries names president; Badger Meter CFO to retire; MFG Chemical names VP

Jan. 11, 2019

Industry news: Motion Industries names president; Badger Meter CFO to retire; MFG Chemical promotes EHS director to VP of operations.

Motion Industries names president

Motion Industries Inc., a distributor of maintenance, repair and operation replacement parts, promoted Randall "Randy" P. Breaux to president. Breaux was most recently executive vice president of marketing, distribution and purchasing for Motion Industries and has nearly four decades of experience in the industrial manufacturing and distribution markets. He joined Motion Industries in May 2011 following 21 years with ABB/Baldor Electric Company. 

Badger Meter CFO to retire

Badger Meter’s vice president of finance, Richard E. Johnson, will retire effective April 2019. Johnson has been succeeded by Robert A. Wrocklage. Johnson will stay on as senior vice president of administration, continuing to assist in the transition before retiring. Badger Meter’s vice president-controller, Beverly L.P. Smiley, will also retire effective in March 2019. Smiley has 46 years of service to Badger Meter.

MFG Chemical promotes EHS director to VP of operations

MFG Chemical, a specialty and custom chemical manufacturer for oil and gas and water treatment facilities, promoted Barry Lassiter to vice president of operations. Lassiter will be responsible for MFG’s three plants in the Dalton, Georgia, area and the recently acquired plant in Pasadena, Texas. Barry started at MFG in 2014, following nearly 40 years with Dupont and Invista. Joe Welch, who joined MFG in 2018, will take Lassiter’s previous role.

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