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Emerson Agrees to Acquire Cooper-Atkins

Emerson has agreed to acquire Cooper-Atkins, a manufacturer of temperature management and environmental measurement devices and wireless monitoring solutions for the foodservice, healthcare and industrial markets. The acquisition is expected to close within the next 60 days, subject to various regulatory approvals.

Headquartered in Middlefield, CT, Cooper-Atkins is a privately-owned company with approximately 150 employees, and has offices and operations in Ohio, Florida and Singapore. 

Diane Popovich Named President of Solon Manufacturing Company

Solon Manufacturing Company president J. Timothy Dunn will assume the role of chairman of the board and Diane Popovich will take over as president, effective January 1, 2018. Popovich is the first female executive in company history.

Popovich joined Solon Mfg. in 2015 as the sales & marketing director, and became the VP of operations in 2017. Serving the manufacturing industry for over 20 years, Popovich previously served as sales director at Nook Industries in Cleveland. 

Metso President and CEO Nico Delvaux Resigning

Metso's president and CEO Nico Delvaux has decided to resign and assume the position of president and CEO of ASSA ABLOY AB. He will leave his duties in Metso on June 18, 2018, at the latest. Metso’s board of directors will initiate a search for his replacement.

"I was offered a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that I could not turn down," says Delvaux. "I have enjoyed my time at Metso and I'm grateful for the board and all the Metso people for the opportunity to work with them over the past months. Based on my experience, I'm confident that Metso has significant potential to drive profitable growth in line with its strategy." 

Setpoint Integrated Solutions Names Jeff Birch President & CEO

Setpoint Integrated Solutions has promoted Jeff Birch to the position of president & CEO, from his current role as COO. Birch has been with Setpoint Integrated Solutions for approximately 1.5 years. During this time, he has lead and contributed significantly to business improvements while also serving as the company’s CFO.

Prior to joining the Setpoint Integrated Solutions team, Birch was vice president of commercial finance for the Dr Pepper Snapple Group. 

United Valve Names Jim Nelson Engineering and Production Manager

United Valve LP has promoted Jim Nelson to production and engineering manager. Nelson will be responsible for overseeing all production and engineering activities at United Valve.

“Jim Nelson has demonstrated consummate professionalism and shown his strong leadership skills, earning the respect of all of us at United Valve as well as our customers”, said Greg Johnson, United Valve president.

In Nelson’s time at United Valve he has been responsible for many critical projects for customers and end-users around the U.S. As an active participant in the American Petroleum Institute (API) standards development activities, he has worked closely with other valve engineering professionals on several different API standards, including fugitive emissions related documents API 622 & API 624. Jim has a bachelor of science degree in Industrial Engineering from Texas A&M University. 



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