People and Industry News: October 2018
BNP Media’s Engineering News-Record named DENNIS GROUP as its No. 1 food and beverage design firm for the fourth consecutive year in ENR’s Top 500 Design Firms list. Dennis Group reported $59.2 million in food-related design revenue, a 20-percent year-over-year increase.
SANIMATIC broke ground on a new 93,500-sq.-ft facility in Sun Prairie, WI, which will house the company’s existing Madison operations plus expand its capabilities as well, all under one roof.
INDEGY, a provider of industrial cybersecurity solutions, has closed an $18 million round of financing to accelerate growth and expand global initiatives.
STAY FRESH FOODS
STAY FRESH FOODS has added beverage co-packing services to its high-pressure (HPP) tolling center in Pennsauken, NJ. The line includes drum chipping equipment, blending tanks, large-scale cold brew capacity, rotary filling and labeling.
PLEX SYSTEMS, cloud ERP and MES provider, has acquired DATTUS, Inc., an IoT connectivity solutions company, whose solutions connect manufacturing equipment and sensors to the cloud, manage high volume data streams, and analyze in-motion equipment.
KEY TECHNOLOGY, HEAT AND CONTROL
KEY TECHNOLOGY and HEAT AND CONTROL have entered into a strategic partnership to support customers in Australia, New Zealand and India. Under the terms of the agreement, Key has appointed Heat and Control to serve as its exclusive agent to sell and service Key’s digital sorters, vibratory conveyors and other automation systems in the three countries.
JMP SOLUTIONS, formerly JMP Engineering, was named as one of this year’s Best Workplaces in Canada for medium-sized companies, given by the Great Place to Work Institute. JMP has been a certified Great Place to Work for six years in a row.
HASKELL, a global A&E/C firm, has appointed as its new chief executive officer, James O’Leary. Last year he was appointed president of Haskell, and taking both roles, will succeed Steve Halverson, who held the two positions for the past 19 years.
Bob Hamilton joined BUTLER AUTOMATIC, a provider of automated packaging solutions, as sales director.
SPX FLOW appointed Jeffrey Pato as district sales manager in the food and beverage markets for Eastern Canada. Pato has prior experience with the company’s industrial sectors.
INTERROLL hired Steven Leavengood as its new vice president sales and service US. He has more than 20 years’ experience in material handling, automation and intralogistics.
COCA-COLA BOTTLING CO.
COCA-COLA BOTTLING CO. CONSOLIDATED appointed David M. Katz as president and chief operating officer and Henry W. Flint as a vice chairman of the Board, effective December 31, 2018.
MASTER-BILT, manufacturing of commercial refrigeration equipment, named Chris Greer as its continuous improvement manager.