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Spirax Sarco Names Javier Jimena President and General Manager

JavierJimena July2017Spirax Sarco has appointed Javier Jimena president and general manager of Spirax Sarco, Inc. He assumed his role on July 17, 2017, and is responsible for the USA business.

Javier Jimena states, “Spirax Sarco has been present for more than 100 years in the United States of America. I am convinced that we have a great opportunity to elevate our services to our customers, developing a win-win relationship. I am very enthusiastic about this new challenge and trust to exceed expectations.”

Jimena brings with him more than 32 years of experience in leadership roles with demonstrated success in taking businesses to the next level in strategic development. He comes from Spirax Sarco Argentina where he was the regional general manager leading Argentina, Chile, Peru and Latin America. Before joining Spirax Sarco, he held a number of general and strategic management positions in Argentina and Brazil. Mr. Jimena earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing at UCES University in Buenos Aires, Argentina. 

Wolseley Industrial Group Names Daniel Hogge District Manager

Daniel Hogge has been appointed district manager of Wolseley Industrial Group’s Mid-Atlantic region, which includes Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina and most of Florida and Virginia. Effective Aug. 1, Hogge will be responsible for managing the financial results of Wolseley Industrial Group’s Mid-Atlantic business, developing associates and ensuring customers in the region receive superior service.

Hogge joined Ferguson in 1997 as a trainee in Newport News, VA and held several positions in the Hampton Roads, VA area including inside sales, outside sales, sales manager and branch manager. In October 2015 Hogge became director of industrial for the Mid-Atlantic markets. 

TAQA Awards Schlumberger EPCIC Contract for Otter Subsea Development

OneSubsea, a Schlumberger company, has been awarded an engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning (EPCIC) contract for a subsea multiphase boosting system by TAQA for the Otter field in the UK North Sea. OneSubsea leverages Cameron flow control, process technologies and manufacturing & aftermarket capabilities.

Through the EPCIC contract, OneSubsea and its Subsea Integration Alliance partner, Subsea 7, will supply and install a subsea multiphase boosting system including topside and subsea controls, as well as associated life-of-field services. The project will result in a 30-km subsea tieback to the TAQA-operated North Cormorant platform. This will be the longest subsea multiphase boosting tieback in the UK North Sea. 

Crane Co. Reports Second Quarter Results

Crane Co. reported second quarter 2017 earnings of $1.14 per diluted share, compared to $1.15 per share in the second quarter of 2016. Excluding Special Items, second quarter 2017 earnings per diluted share were $1.17, compared to $1.21 per share in the second quarter of 2016.

Second quarter 2017 sales were $703 million, down -1% compared to $712 million in 2016. Core sales increased slightly and acquisitions contributed $6 million, which were more than offset by a $14 million, or -2%, impact from unfavorable foreign exchange, and a small divestiture impact. 

Badger Alloys Joins VMA as Associate Member

This week the Valve Manufacturers Association (VMA) welcomes Badger Alloys as an official associate supplier member. This is VMA’s fourth new member in 2017.

Located in the heart of Milwaukee and founded in 1966, Badger Alloys offers single source capabilities for custom castings. The company pours more than 200 different alloys and includes a sand foundry, pattern shop and machine shop to offer customers fully integrated services. 

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