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Emerson Acquires American Governor

Emerson has completed the purchase of American Governor Company, which specializes in technologies and services for hydroelectric turbine controls. The addition of American Governor builds on Emerson’s technology capabilities in the renewables and power industry. American Governor’s digital governor controllers complement Emerson’s Ovation distributed control system and RX3i programmable automation controllers.

American Governor has an industry-leading hydropower solutions presence, with a global footprint exceeding 1,500 customer locations, and offers aftermarket capabilities with customer service and training programs. American Governor is headquartered near Philadelphia and has about 50 employees. 

Admiral Valve Names Robert Maza Inside Technical Sales Manager

Admiral Valve, LLC d/b/a CPV Manufacturing has appointed Robert Maza as inside technical sales manager. Maza has over 25 years of experience in the technical and industrial sales fields. He previously worked as the director of business development at The John Wood Company and most recently served as the director of sales & business development for Neutronics Inc. in Exton, PA.

Emerson Enters into 7-Year Strategic Alliance with SABIC

Emerson has signed a strategic agreement to serve as a preferred automation services and technologies provider with Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) to help the petrochemical manufacturer successfully adopt digital transformation programs and optimize operations.

The strategic alliance supports the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 by focusing on localization, strategic partnerships and knowledge transfer, as well as leveraging the strategic and operational capabilities of the organizations involved. 

REXA Opening New Sales/Service Office

REXA is opening a new sales/service office in Marietta, GA. The building was formally the home of REXA representative, Process Measurement and Control Corporation (PMCC).

Owned by Trey Vaughan, PMCC represented the REXA product line for over 25 years. To streamline sales and service for a large and growing installed base in the southeastern U.S., Vaughan has agreed to dissolve PMCC and join REXA directly as the southeastern United States territory manager.

In addition to Vaughan, Stephanie Bistline will be joining the REXA Southeast team controlling all internal office operations.

Italian Company Provides 3-D Printed Valves for Hospital Ventilators

Outside of China, no country has been harder hit during the coronavirus pandemic than Italy. There the digital startup Isinnova, in collaboration with a local entrepreneur, has to date printed more than 100 valves, weighing only 0.7 ounces each, for Chiari hospital in Brescia.

“Made of plastic, these valves connect oxygen masks to ventilators used by coronavirus patients. They are called Venturi valves, named after 18th-century Italian physicist Giovanni Battista Venturi,” The National reports.

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