11 November 2008

Web exclusive: November Career Moves

ARC Advisory Group appointed life sciences industry expert, Janice T. Abel, as a principal consultant in ARC's regulated industry group.

Beckhoff Automation hired five new regional sales and application engineers in the past few months of 2008 to deliver direct, on-site sales and engineering support to machine builders, manufacturers and other technology-driven businesses: Kenneth Harbin, sales Engineer for Dallas-Fort Worth; Jeff Johnson, application engineer for Wisconsin; Rich Lester, application engineer for Texas; Niels Ouwersloot, sales engineer for Los Angeles and central California; and Erik Soeder, application engineer for the Cleveland area and Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia.

ICONICS hired Mark Fountain as its new Western regional sales manager.

Robert Chapman recently joined MPR Associates, an inter-disciplinary engineering firm founded in 1964. Based in California, Chapman serves as the director of marketing for MPR's Product Development business sector.

Garner Industries, manufacturer of level indicating devices, promoted Todd Peterson to vice president of sales.

John Zhu is the new president of Wärtsilä China, Ltd., as of 1 January 2009. Clas-Eirik Strand, the current president, will retire in February.

Wurldtech Security Technologies, a cyber risk and compliance management solutions company, hired Perry A. Pederson as vice-president of Wurldtech Labs, the applied research and cyber threat intelligence division of the company. Pederson is former director for the control systems security program at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Emerson Process Management appointed Les Hastings as senior project manager, based at Emerson's Ireland office in Cork.

Bentley Systems, Inc., appointed Baker Egerton to the newly created position of vice president, lead generation, in Bentley's marketing group to oversee all lead generation processes, systems, and data.

Lenze-AC Tech promoted Mark E. Baker to vice president of information technology.

Huffman Corporation hired Michael Dulac from Scottsdale, Ariz., as the west regional sales manager to address the growth in the gas turbine manufacturing, aerospace engine and medical markets.

WIKA Instrument Corporation added or promoted the following key personnel: Steve McCullough, CPA, chief financial officer; Jim Zielinski, director of supply chain; Kenneth Grams, product marketing manager; and Harry Booth, regional sales manager.

GE Digital Energy named Juan Macias general manager for the company's Protection & Control product line.