Equilibar receives national award; SPX FLOW adds to management team; Motion Industries names senior VP

June 14, 2019

Industry news: Equilibar receives President’s “E” Award; SPX FLOW appoints management team members; Motion Industries names senior VP for Southeast.

Equilibar receives President’s "E" Award

Equilibar, a manufacturer of specialty fluid control instruments for research and industry, received the 2019 President’s "E" Award for Exports during a May 23 ceremony in Washington, D.C. The President’s "E" Award is the highest recognition any U.S. entity can receive for making a significant contribution to an increase in U.S. exports. U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross presented the award to Jeff Jennings, Equilibar president, and Julie Detmering, exports and customer service manager. Equilibar was recognized for its commitment to export expansion, including international certifications and global networking.

American companies are nominated for "E" Awards through the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service office network, located within the Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration. Record years of successive export growth and an applicant’s demonstration of an innovative international marketing plan are significant factors in selecting winners.

SPX FLOW appoints management team members

SPX FLOW Inc. hired two new members for its management team. The company appointed Bryan Rumrill as district sales manager for the Ohio Valley region. Rumrill will help grow sales of leading technologies for food and beverage processing. Rumrill will support partners across Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia and Michigan.

SPX FLOW also appointed Paul Baker as aftermarket director for filtration in Europe. Located throughout Europe and other parts of the world, SPX FLOW’s service centers deliver a range of remote and onsite aftermarket services including training, consulting, remote diagnostics, preventative maintenance, refurbishment, precisely engineered upgrades and repairs.

Motion Industries names senior VP for Southeast

Motion Industries Inc., a distributor of maintenance, repair, and operation replacement parts, named John Watwood as group senior vice president of the company’s southeast group.

With an MBA from University of North Alabama and bachelor’s degree in industrial distribution and marketing from The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Watwood has more than 20 years of experience in the industry. He has worked in various positions with AIT, fluid engineering and SMC before joining Motion Industries in 2008 as a fluid power specialist based in Mississippi.

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