News briefs -- Oct. 28, 2008

Chris, Deb Anguil promoted at Anguil Environmental Systems; Smittee Root appointed marketing manager at Duoline; Fiberforge names Anna Haudenschild as composites applications engineer; Flow International opens sales and customer service center in the Czech Republic; Intertape launches products for wind blade applicaitons; Flow International names Eric Magnuson North Central regional sales manager; Reichhold moves to new European offices.

After 30 years in business, Anguil Environmental Systems Inc. (Milwaukee, Wis.) announced that the company will begin its transition to the second generation. Founder of one of the largest air pollution control and volatile organic compound abatement companies in the industry, Gene Anguil has been president since 1978. He will become the CEO and hand many of his current responsibilities over to the next generation, namely Chris and DebAnguil. Chris Anguil, the present vice president of sales and marketing, will be taking over as president of the organization. Deb Anguil, the current vice president of operations, will become COO.

Duoline Technologies (Odessa, Texas), a provider of solutions for oilfield corrosion problems, has announced the appointment of Smittee Root as maketing manager. Root has more than seven years experience in manufacturing and more than 10 years experience in marketing. She graduated from the University of Texas at Tyler with a BBA, with an emphasis in marketing.

Fiberforge (Glenwood Springs, Colo.), a developer of thermoplastic advanced composites technologies, has announced the addition of Anna Haudenschild as composites applications engineer. In this role, Haudenschild will be responsible for product development and will be a lead engineer for design and development projects in the aerospace segment. Haudenschild brings to Fiberforge extensive experience in the aerospace and composites industries. In a previous role as mechanical design engineer for Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co., Haudenschild lead all aspects of material development, testing and selection for a top-secret carbon fiber rocket payload adapter. In other capacities, she has been responsible for design, analysis, tooling and drawing for the internal structure of a single-piece carbon fiber jet wing and has designed and fabricated experiments for Discovery Channel's "Myth Busters" television program.

Flow International Corp. (Kent, Wash.), a developer and manufacturer of industrial waterjet machines for cutting and cleaning applications, has announced the opening of a new sales and customer service center in the Czech Republic. The new center, located in Brno, Czech Republic, will serve customers in central and Eastern European markets, including Croatia, Slovenia, Hungary, Romania, via Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Russia, Belarus, and the Ukraine. The center was opened in response to the growth of Flow’s European customer base in those countries, and the future growth opportunities in these countries.

Intertape Polymer Group (Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Bradenton, Fla.) has announced plans to launch new products for the wind power market. A focus team has been dedicated to develop tapes and films based on the needs of alternative energy markets such as wind power and solar.  The launch comes as the global wind market is expected to continue rapid and strong growth. IPG’s most recent addition, Anchor Orange Mask, is a masking tape designed to provide adhesion to semipermanent release agents.

Jet Edge Inc. (St. Michael, Minn.), a manufacturer of ultrahigh-pressure waterjet and abrasivejet systems for precision cutting, coating removal and surface preparation, has announced the appointment of Eric Magnuson as its new North Central regional sales manager. Magnuson is responsible for sales of Jet Edge waterjet systems in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Nebraska, Western Iowa, Northern Wisconsin and Manitoba. He brings to Jet Edge more than 10 years of experience in capital equipment sales.

Reichhold (Research Triangle Park, N.C.) has announced that its technology centre for Europe, Middle East and India, located in Sandefjord, Norway, has moved into new premises on the outskirts of Sandefjord. The new facilities include a new, modern and highly specialized laboratory as well as other functions that had previously been scattered around Sandefjord. The laboratory is dedicated to research and development of resin systems for the composites industry and has specialized analytical and testing equipment that allows for the simulation of full-scale composites manufacturing processes.