Food Engineering

Industry & People

March 22, 2003
Reflecting its expansion into industry-specific engineering, consulting and project management services, Fisher-Rosemount is changing its name to Emerson Process Management. The company's expanded services and solutions offering complements Fisher-Rosemount's reputation for best-in-class products, technologies and revolutionary automation architecture. The new name and immediate adoption of a new logo also reinforce the company's link to its parent, St. Louis-based Emerson, supporting a corporate-wide branding strategy launched in December 2000. "Customers are demanding more from suppliers," said John Berra, executive vice president of Emerson with responsibility for the process management business. "Simply carrying a broad line of leading products and technologies isn't enough today. In many cases, they are looking to reduce the number of suppliers they do business with, choosing those who can help them grow their business continuously, efficiently, long term. This calls for a supplier with experience in bringing together and applying superior technologies to industry-specific and customer-specific applications. Emerson Process Management is that supplier."

From beginnings in 1926, Shambaugh & Son has matured into a customer-driven, single-source, slef-perform engineering and construction firm servicing a wide range of industries. Today, Shambaugh is the largest contractor of its type in Indiana and is ranked the third largest specialty contractor in the United States. Shambaugh has completed over $1 billion of successful design/build "self-performed" projects in teh past five years. We've grown to 1,500 personnel who perform over $250 million of construction per year in forty states. Shambaugh's scope of work includes broad disciplines including mechanical, process, refrigeration, electrical, process controls, water and waste treatment, and advanced systems computer consultants.

Promotions & Job Changes

Paul H. Woodruff, who founded Environmental Resources Management (ERM) 24 years ago, announced his retirement as of April 1. He had served as the ERM Group chief executive officer from its founding until January 1, 2000. Since that time he has served as chairman of the board of ERM Group.

Columbia, Md.-based GEA Evaporation Technologies, LLC annouced the appointment of Eric_Bryars as president of the company. Bryars has worked for GEA Niro for the past 15 years, serving Niro Inc. in the U.S. and then in Singapore._Under his tenure in Singapore, Niro established itself as the market leader in Asia for spray drying technology.

William F. Christ, executive vice president and chief operating offier, Hershey Foods Corp., announced that Richard E. Bentz has been named vice president, business process operations-analysis & planning. Bentz, a 26-year employee with Hershey Foods, will report to Christ and be a member of the corporation's operating committee.