MEP Insider

Recent promotions and hires

08/26/2009


Charlotte, N.C.-based AirTight has hired Scott Blackman, former director with APC by Schneider Electric, to be a critical site support specialist. He will be supporting engineering firms, information technology implementation firms, and electrical contractors with mission critical power and cooling requirements.

Detroit-based Albert Kahn Family of Cos. elected Charles T. Robinson, PE, LEED AP, as president. Robinson is the ninth president in the firm, which has provided architecture, engineering, planning, design, and management services for 114 years. He joined the firm in 1969 and has served as executive vice president of the firm since 2004.

Chicago-based Aon Global Risk Consulting announced the promotion of new COO Mark Rochholz and the installation of a collective leadership team at Schirmer Engineering, Aon's fire protection, life safety, and security consulting business unit. Rochholz has been part of the Schirmer team for 28 years and was promoted from his position of senior vice president.

Portland, Ore.-based Building Commissioning Assn. has appointed Timothy Staley, PE, LEED AP, as regional representative, southeast. Staley is the vice president of Comfort Systems USA energy services, and has had more than 20 years of experience in commissioning. Staley will act as a liaison between the southeast regional chapter of the BCA and the national board of directors.

Boston-based Cannon Design announced that Michael Tillou, PE, LEED AP, has joined the firm as associate vice president. Previously of Tillou Engineering LLC, Tillou will serve as leader of the Cannon's energy services group. Tillou brings to Cannon five core staff members from Tillou Engineering: Susan B. Abrams, Anne H. Karbinos, Daniel R. Louis, Lisa Carey Moore, and Charles H. Stevenson.

Chattanooga, Tenn.-based Lectrus appointed 20-year company veteran Mike Sutley to the newly created position of major projects specialist. The company seeks to increase focus on large, complex electrical equipment center projects. Sutley was formerly the engineering and estimating manager for Lectrus in Houston.

Thomas D. Pellarin, PE, has joined Peter R. Brown Construction Inc. as vice president of business development. Pellarin is transitioning from a 20-year career with sister company PBS&J, where he most recently served as part of the company's transportation service's executive committee.

Elk Grove Village, Ill.-based Schreder Lighting USA appointed Tim Grygera, LEED AP, as western regional sales manager. In this newly established position, Grygera will work closely with lighting specifiers, designers, engineers, electrical contractors, and architects in the west to develop viable and dynamic exterior lighting solutions.

Huntsville, Ala.-based WestWind Technologies Inc. announced the appointment of Roger Tanner as business development manager for hangar operations. Tanner has been with WestWind for six years as hangar operations manager, and is a U.S. Navy veteran with more than 20 years of aviation experience with both commercial airlines and major defense contractors.





No comments
The Top Plant program honors outstanding manufacturing facilities in North America. View the 2013 Top Plant.
The Product of the Year program recognizes products newly released in the manufacturing industries.
The Engineering Leaders Under 40 program identifies and gives recognition to young engineers who...
The true cost of lubrication: Three keys to consider when evaluating oils; Plant Engineering Lubrication Guide; 11 ways to protect bearing assets; Is lubrication part of your KPIs?
Contract maintenance: 5 ways to keep things humming while keeping an eye on costs; Pneumatic systems; Energy monitoring; The sixth 'S' is safety
Transport your data: Supply chain information critical to operational excellence; High-voltage faults; Portable cooling; Safety automation isn't automatic
Case Study Database

Case Study Database

Get more exposure for your case study by uploading it to the Plant Engineering case study database, where end-users can identify relevant solutions and explore what the experts are doing to effectively implement a variety of technology and productivity related projects.

These case studies provide examples of how knowledgeable solution providers have used technology, processes and people to create effective and successful implementations in real-world situations. Case studies can be completed by filling out a simple online form where you can outline the project title, abstract, and full story in 1500 words or less; upload photos, videos and a logo.

Click here to visit the Case Study Database and upload your case study.

Maintaining low data center PUE; Using eco mode in UPS systems; Commissioning electrical and power systems; Exploring dc power distribution alternatives
Synchronizing industrial Ethernet networks; Selecting protocol conversion gateways; Integrating HMIs with PLCs and PACs
Why manufacturers need to see energy in a different light: Current approaches to energy management yield quick savings, but leave plant managers searching for ways of improving on those early gains.

Annual Salary Survey

Participate in the 2013 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.

2012 Salary Survey Analysis

2012 Salary Survey Results

Maintenance and reliability tips and best practices from the maintenance and reliability coaches at Allied Reliability Group.
The One Voice for Manufacturing blog reports on federal public policy issues impacting the manufacturing sector. One Voice is a joint effort by the National Tooling and Machining...
The Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals an organization devoted...
Join this ongoing discussion of machine guarding topics, including solutions assessments, regulatory compliance, gap analysis...
IMS Research, recently acquired by IHS Inc., is a leading independent supplier of market research and consultancy to the global electronics industry.
Maintenance is not optional in manufacturing. It’s a profit center, driving productivity and uptime while reducing overall repair costs.
The Lachance on CMMS blog is about current maintenance topics. Blogger Paul Lachance is president and chief technology officer for Smartware Group.