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News from Moisture Control Services, Selkirk Corp, Active Power, and WAGO Corp.
Brian Hickey , account manager at Moisture Control Services , a division of Munters AB, Stockholm, has been certified as a LEED Accredited Professional. Hickey joined the company in 2006 and is based in the Orlando, Fla., office. He has 23 years of experience in the construction industry. Selkirk Corp. , Stoney Creek, Ontario, announced the following appointments: Tim Rothgeb will assume the position of vice president-sales for the United States; John Vukanovich will assume the role of vice president-marketing; and Bob Emmell , vice president-sales for Selkirk Canada will add Canadian Commercial sales to his territory. Active Power , Austin, Texas, renewed its global distribution agreement with Caterpiller . The 3-year contract is similar to terms and conditions to the previous agreement, but includes new products, operational processes, and pricing. As part of the distribution agreement, Caterpillar will continue to market Active Power products under the Caterpillar brand and as a complement to its own product line. Cory Thiel joined WAGO Corp. , Germantown, Wis., as product manager-interconnect. Thiel will oversee terminal blocks and connectors, pluggable PCB connectors, wall-nuts, lever-nuts, and plug-in connectors.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey