Industry roundup: partnerships, mergers, etc.
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
In a year when manufacturing continued to lead the economic rebound, it makes sense that plant manager bonuses rebounded. Plant Engineering’s annual Salary Survey shows both wages and bonuses rose in 2012 after a retreat the year before.
Average salary across all job titles for plant floor management rose 3.5% to $95,446, and bonus compensation jumped to $15,162, a 4.2% increase from the 2010 level and double the 2011 total, which showed a sharp drop in bonus.