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Team, Inc. Appoints Susan M. Ball as CFO

Team, Inc. appointed Susan M. Ball as executive vice president and CFO. Ball will succeed Greg L. Boane, who will now serve as a special advisor to Amerino Gatti, Team’s CEO.

Prior to joining Team, Ball served for more than 12 years at CVR Energy, Inc. in various roles of increasing responsibility. In 2012, she was appointed as CFO and treasurer for CVR Energy and its subsidiaries, CVR Refining, LP and CVR Partners, LP. Ball is a CPA and has more than 30 years of experience in the finance and accounting industry.

Weir Increases Investment in Newton, MS

The Weir Group is investing an additional $15 million in its Newton, MS manufacturing facility as part of a total $50-million plan. When the investment program is complete employee numbers will be more than 400, a 60% increase from 2016.

The Newton facility is one of Weir’s largest manufacturing operations. The expansion is slated to be complete by August 2019.

Emerson Automation Solutions Names New MEA President

Emerson has appointed Vidya Ramnath as the new president for its Automation Solutions business in Middle East and Africa. A 24-year veteran of Emerson, Vidya was most recently vice president for Emerson’s measurement and analytical business in Asia Pacific.

Vidya started her career at Emerson in business unit operations and subsequently held positions of increasing responsibility in a variety of functions. She recently served as global sales leader for Plantweb, Emerson’s portfolio of Industrial Internet of Things technologies and services. She led the growth of wireless business in Asia Pacific and expanded industry solutions and the lifecycle services portfolio for the region.

Emerson and Repsol to Form Alliance

Emerson and Repsol have established a strategic alliance to deliver advanced subsurface geophysical technologies to significantly reduce the time to prospect and produce first oil. To achieve this, Emerson will work collaboratively with Repsol to implement and deploy advanced subsurface imaging technologies, with core technologies developed by Repsol as part of Kaleidoscope, its 10-year innovation project.

The partnership, which includes a joint investment of both research and development, will enable Repsol and Emerson to produce commercially available software products for license to help other oil field operators and service companies.

Highland Foundry Wins Sulzer Excellence Award

Highland Foundry Sulzer Award Gary Kilponen Blair Risto Lindroos Highland Foundry Ltd. was recognized with a Sulzer Excellence Award for “Best Technical Support in 2018” in Casting Category, AME Region. The award ceremony was a part of the Sulzer Pump Global Supplier Days, an event to jointly improve supply chain performance, procurement strategy and outlook to better serve the market held in Houston, TX March 19 and 20, 2019.

Photo from left, Gary Kilponen, Chief Procurement Officer (Sulzer Switzerland), Kim Morgan, VP Business Development and Marketing (Highland), Blair Alton, President and General Manager (Highland), Risto Lindroos, Head Direct Spend Category Management Group Procurement, (Sulzer Switzerland).  

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