June Business News

June 2010 Vol. 65 No. 6
The ribbon-cutting ceremony at CONTECH's new facility in Guanajuato, Mexico.

"Our Pumpology School allows us to share our expertise about pumps and pumping systems and we raise the knowledge quotient across a wide spectrum of applications, markets and territories,” said Bill Thompson, Thompson Pump president. “The training is geared to address the requirements of engineers, sales representatives and operating technicians.” 800.767.7310, www.thompsonpump.com

Gas Technology Institute
James Marean joins Gas Technology Institute (GTI) as a senior program manager for GTI’s Intelligent Infrastructure initiative.

In this position, Marean will lead efforts to assess and articulate natural gas’ role and value as part of the Smart Energy Grid.

Marean comes to GTI from New York State Electric and Gas, where he spent 30 years in positions of increasing responsibility. Most recently, he was manager, Technical Support Services, with significant focus on new innovations in technology and demonstration deployment. He has experience with distribution engineering, natural gas and compressed air energy storage evaluation, alternative fuel and natural gas vehicles, environmental matters and remediation strategies.

He has held positions on the Board of Directors for Operations Technology Development (OTD) and Utilization Technology Development (UTD). Marean earned a B.S. degree in Wildlife Biology and an M.S. in Fisheries Biology from SUNY Environmental Science & Forestry, and an M.S. in Science Education from Syracuse University. 847.768.0500, www.gastechnology.org

Leslie Equipment Company
Leslie Equipment Company has joined the SENNEBOGEN Dealer Network selling, servicing and providing parts for the company’s Green Line.

Wayne Hoffman also has joined the company as the Product Sales Specialist for the SENNEBOGEN line. He can be reached at 513-313-0038 or hoffmanwayne@lec1.com.

With ten locations throughout Ohio, West Virginia, and Kentucky, Leslie
Equipment Company has provided quality construction and forestry equipment for over 40 years. 304.226.3299, www.lec1.com

Ditch Witch
Ditch Witch Safe, being offered by Ditch Witch, is a new safety program designed to meet the ever-present need for timely, substantive safety information for crews working on jobsites on a daily basis.