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News Article | February 23, 2017
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RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- In support of their global growth strategy, Liqui-Box continues to add to their industry leading team with experienced packaging professionals. On February 20th, Lamy Chopin joined the Liqui-Box team as a Technical Manager in the R&D...


Move Comes as Company Adds Other New Employees, Opens Two Facilities to Manage Growth PHILADELPHIA – December 14, 2016 – In order to meet the company’s growth trajectory, Rajant, the pioneer of innovative mobile mesh technology for private wireless networks, announced today the hiring of Geoff Smith as Executive Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing, and Bernard Taliaferro as Channel Director. The company also opened facilities in Arizona and Kentucky, and added 20 employees overall. Rajant makes mobile, scalable and highly reliable kinetic wireless mesh network technology, which provides a make-before-break always connected communications network so critical applications like Kinetic Autonomous Networking are always available. Its Kinetic Autonomous Networking delivers intelligent path selection to ensure the best conditions for V2V (vehicle to vehicle) and V2X (vehicle to everything) communications, and maximizes industrial IoT (Internet of Things) initiatives around Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGV) and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV). Smith has more than 25 years of experience designing, managing, marketing and selling innovative communication solutions. Most recently, he served as Managing Director of Wave Mobile Solutions, a pioneer in outdoor wireless communications specializing in (V2V) and vehicle to infrastructure (V2I) DSRC (Dedicated Short Range Communications) radios. Previously, he held executive positions at Proxim Wireless, including Vice President of Sales, Marketing and R&D. He also has held management roles at Agere Systems, Lucent Technologies and AT&T Bell Labs. At Rajant, he will be responsible for driving the company’s global expansion and sales initiative. “Rajant is changing the way the world utilizes mobile infrastructure today, and I’m looking forward toward building upon that success,” Smith said. “The world is moving autonomously, including autonomous cars, trucks, drones, robots, mining equipment and vehicles, and Rajants Kinetic Mesh Technology is already the proven standard supporting all of these mobile applications. In my new role, I will work with our talented sales and engineering teams to ensure that partners and end-user companies understand the breadth of Rajant solutions that can help them achieve their strategic advantages.” Rajant’s technology includes portable radios that connect people into this autonomous infrastructure to control and communicate, and extends the applications to Military, Police, Fire, EMS and industrial warehouse automation. “The appointments of Geoff and Bernard bolster our team and our global growth initiative,” said Bob Schena, Chairman and CEO of Rajant. “More and more organizations are demanding mesh technology that better handles the shortcomings associated with traditional WiFi technology. Our ability to support a myriad of applications and mobility simultaneously is resonating with influencers who are looking for increased productivity, insights and results from their communications networks.” Taliaferro has more than 20 years of experience in the wireless industry and in fostering strong distributor, integrator and reseller relationships. At Rajant, he is responsible for developing and executing the indirect channel go-to-market strategy as well as managing relationships with distributors and integrators to facilitate solution-selling across vertical markets. Prior to Rajant, Taliaferro was Head of Distributor Management at Ericsson, Channel Manager at BelAir Networks, and Regional Technical Manager at Motorola. Additional highlights of Rajant operations and channel growth include: For years, Rajant’s scalable and highly reliable kinetic wireless mesh network technology has been recognized as a leader in mission-critical communications. About Rajant Corporation Rajant Corporation is the exclusive provider of private wireless networks powered by the patented Kinetic Mesh™ network, BreadCrumb® network nodes, and InstaMesh® networking software. With Rajant, customers can rapidly deploy a highly adaptable and scalable network that leverages the power of real-time data to deliver on-demand, critical business intelligence. Rajant BreadCrumbs can seamlessly integrate with any Wi-Fi or Ethernet-connected device to deliver low-latency, high-throughput data, voice and video applications across the meshed, self-healing network. With the ability to take private network applications and data everywhere, Rajant networks are used across a broad array of industries, including military, industrial, transportation, utilities, telecommunications, and all levels of governments. For more information, visit www.rajant.com.


News Article | December 6, 2016
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Following an extensive audit by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS), LRQA has been granted global accreditation to ISO 13485:2016, the international quality management system (QMS) standard for organisations involved in medical device manufacturing. Published in March 2016, ISO 13485:2016 shares the same QMS principles of the previous version of the standard, but has not adopted the Annex SL high level structure reflected within ISO 9001:2015. Holders of UKAS accredited certificates issued against either ISO 13485:2003 or the associated European Standard EN ISO 13485:2012 will have until 31 March 2019 to transition to the revised standard, after which the certificates will cease to be valid. New clients who wish to apply for certification to either of the aforementioned standards are strongly encouraged to apply for ISO 13485:2016 certification. John Howlett, LRQA Technical Manager, Medical Devices, said, “The new ISO 13485:2016 standard presents organisations with an opportunity to make their management systems even more robust while aligning with the ever demanding global regulatory environment. Adopting the risk based approach and implementing the improved feedback processes should allow organisations to move beyond compliance to enhanced performance. Certified organisations should be acting now, as delaying transition and not planning ahead could potentially put your certificate at risk.” With all the major ISO standards being revised, LRQA is at the forefront of communicating the changes. We offer a range of assessment services as well public and in-house training courses, all aimed at helping to ensure that organisations worldwide have a smooth transition to the new standards. For more information about our range of ISO 13485:2016 services, email enquiries(at)lrqa(dot)com or visit http://www.lrqa.com/standards-and-schemes/iso-13485-2016/. About LR Management Systems (LRQA) LRQA is a member of the Lloyd’s Register group. LRQA is a leading independent provider of assurance services including assessment, certification, validation, verification and training across a broad spectrum of standards, schemes and business improvement services to include training and customised assurance programmes. About Lloyd’s Register (LR) Lloyd’s Register (LR) is a global engineering, technical and business services organisation wholly owned by the Lloyd’s Register Foundation, a UK charity dedicated to research and education in science and engineering. Founded in 1760 as a marine classification society, LR now operates across many industry sectors, with over 9,000 employees in 78 countries. Lloyd’s Register has a long-standing reputation for integrity, impartiality and technical excellence. Our compliance, risk and technical consultancy services give clients confidence that their assets and businesses are safe, sustainable and dependable. Through our global technology centres and research network, LR is at the forefront of understanding the application of new science and technology to future-proof our clients’ businesses.


News Article | March 1, 2017
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The Manufacturing Institute will award Shannan Billings, Global Sourcing Director of Raw Materials; Amber Holland, Director, IS Administration Systems; and Danielle Lancianese, Technical Manager, with the Women in Manufacturing STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Ahead Award. The STEP Ahead Awards honor women who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in their careers and represent all levels of the manufacturing industry. Billings and Holland are among the 100 recipients to be recognized as honorees and Lancianese is among the 30 emerging leaders selected. These winners of this year’s award were selected amongst hundreds of applicants from numerous manufacturers across the country reflecting the diversity of manufacturing sectors and positions. Billings was selected for her leadership in supporting the company’s product category shifts through vendor negotiations and ongoing supplier relationships; Holland was selected for transforming several information services processes within Shaw; and Lancianese for her contributions as a lead innovator and driver of the development of a moisture resistant laminate flooring. All were recognized for their demonstrated leadership within the company, including efforts to mentor others. “These 130 women are the faces of exciting careers in manufacturing,” said Jennifer McNelly, executive director, The Manufacturing Institute. “We chose to honor these women because they each made significant achievements in manufacturing through positive impact on their company and the industry as a whole. The STEP Ahead Awards are part of the larger STEP Ahead initiative, launched to examine and promote the role of women in the manufacturing industry through recognition, research, and leadership for attracting, advancing, and retaining strong female talent.” On April 20, 2017 The Manufacturing Institute will recognize the 130 recipients of the STEP Ahead Awards at a reception in Washington, D.C. The STEP Ahead Awards program will highlight each Honoree’s story, including their leadership and accomplishments in manufacturing. “We are proud that the accomplishments of these women are not just recognized within our company, but also within the broader industry at-large,” said Vance Bell, Chairman and CEO, Shaw Industries. “The diverse talents within our organization are well represented by this outstanding group of women.” Since the inception of the STEP Ahead Awards, nine Shaw associates have been recognized through the program. About Shaw Industries Shaw Industries Group, Inc. offers a diverse portfolio of carpet, hardwood, laminate, resilient, tile & stone flooring products, synthetic turf and other specialty items for residential and commercial markets worldwide via its brands Anderson, Patcraft, Philadelphia Commercial, Shaw Contract, Shaw Floors, Shaw Hospitality, Shaw Sports Turf, Southwest Greens, Tuftex, USFloors and more. Headquartered in Dalton, Georgia, Shaw is a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. The company employs more than 20,000 associates with offices; R&D, manufacturing, warehousing and distribution locations; product showrooms; and/or salespeople throughout the U.S., as well as Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, India, Mexico, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit http://shawinc.com. About The Manufacturing Institute The Manufacturing Institute (the Institute) is the 501(c)(3) affiliate of the National Association of Manufacturers. As a non-partisan organization, the Institute is committed to delivering leading-edge information and services to the nation's manufacturers. The Institute is the authority on the attraction, qualification and development of world-class manufacturing talent. For more information, please visit http://www.themanufacturinginstitute.org.


News Article | November 20, 2016
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With more than 20 years of experience helping companies in a wide range of industries solve their most complex information technology problems, Seth Seigel-Laddy has joined Earley Information Science Corp. (EIS), a leading consulting firm specializing in digital transformation, as a Client Partner. Mr. Seigel-Laddy, who is based in New York, has a broad background as a consultant and manager in media, publishing, education and financial services. He has held senior positions at Siteworx, Scholastic, LexisNexis and AOL. “Seth is an accomplished leader with the ability to communicate across stakeholder groups, from the C-suite to the end user,” said Seth Earley, Chief Executive Officer of EIS, which assists companies in managing information to improve operational performance and drive strategic outcomes. “Seth is able to translate business needs into technology programs that result in highly effective digital transformations in fast-changing industries,” Mr. Earley added. “Over the years, he has put together a great mix of skills and roles while leading large-scale initiatives through their full lifecycles,” said Dino Eliopulos, Managing Director of EIS. “He has partnered with large and small organizations, helping them innovate and introduce new products and services while optimizing their operations. He understands client needs, is adept at defining new approaches and knows how to assemble and manage teams.” Mr. Seigel-Laddy joined EIS on Nov. 1. “Having seen the innovations that the EIS team has delivered during the past 20 years, I am thrilled to be part of a team of experts and thought leaders,” he said. “I am a hands-on leader who thrives in high-pressure, technology-oriented environments.” Mr. Seigel-Laddy, who is 46, was a Client Partner and Managing Director at Siteworx; a Vice President for Technology and Digital Services at the Scholastic Media division of Scholastic Inc.; Director of Web Production at LexisNexis; and a Senior Technical Manager at AOL. Besides business and product development, his areas of expertise include teardowns and turnarounds, process reengineering, technology evangelism, user experience and outsourcing and offshoring. Mr. Seigel-Laddy holds a degree in political science from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Earley Information Science (EIS) helps organizations harness the value of one of their most important assets – information. EIS improves enterprise information agility to drive digital commerce innovation, increase revenue, and enhance customer experience with a strong enterprise information architecture and management foundation. EIS helps make information more findable, valuable and useable — thereby helping organizations improve operational efficiency and effectiveness. EIS has over 20 years of experience in working with Fortune 1000 organizations globally across many industries, including manufacturing, retail, financial services, healthcare, life sciences, the public sector, and professional services. Learn more about EIS at http://www.earley.com.


Kalmar, part of Cargotec, is pleased to announce an order for eight Kalmar Hybrid Straddle Carriers from DP World, a leading global operator of marine and inland terminals. The machines will operate at the company's Antwerp Gateway terminal in Belgium. The order was booked in Cargotec's 2017 first quarter order intake, with delivery scheduled for quarter three, 2017. DP World is committed to minimising impacts of its business to the environment. One of the objectives of the companies' "Our World, Our Future" programme is to better manage natural resources and emissions. The new Kalmar Hybrid Straddle Carriers will be a significant factor in meeting this goal. With hybrid technology, the fuel consumption of the straddle carrier can decrease up to 40 percent and the annual CO2 emissions by over 50 tons per unit compared to traditional machines. In addition the hybrid start/stop function will provide lowest noise emissions in the market. Jef Lambregts, Technical Manager at DP World Antwerp Gateway: "Kalmar's hybrid straddle carriers offer significant reductions in fuel consumption and emissions, meaning they perfectly complement our environmental goals. These new machines will help us take a big step forward in terms of minimising the terminal's environmental impact and improving the energy efficiency of our operations." Tero Kokko, Senior Vice President, Automation and Projects at Kalmar: "We are delighted that DP World once again chose our solution to their Antwerp Gateway terminal. Our hybrid straddle carriers can help the customer reach their ambitious environmental goals and at the same time boost efficiency of container moves at the terminal." The maintenance-free regenerative energy system of the Kalmar Hybrid Straddle Carriers converts braking and spreader-lowering energy into electrical power and stores it in a state-of-the-art on-board battery system. The straddle carriers feature industry leading stability, safety, and manoeuvrability features such as active stability control as a standard, enhancing the performance of the operations. Kalmar and DP World have a long and distinguished relationship, with the Antwerp Gateway container terminal already operating six Kalmar STS cranes and 18 Kalmar straddle carriers. Kalmar offers the widest range of cargo handling solutions and services to ports, terminals, distribution centres and to heavy industry. Kalmar is the industry forerunner in terminal automation and in energy efficient container handling, with one in four container movements around the globe being handled by a Kalmar solution. Through its extensive product portfolio, global service network and ability to enable a seamless integration of different terminal processes, Kalmar improves the efficiency of every move. www.kalmarglobal.com Kalmar is part of Cargotec. Cargotec's (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) sales in 2016 totalled approximately EUR 3.5 billion and it employs over 11,000 people. www.cargotec.com


Kalmar, part of Cargotec, is pleased to announce an order for eight Kalmar Hybrid Straddle Carriers from DP World, a leading global operator of marine and inland terminals. The machines will operate at the company's Antwerp Gateway terminal in Belgium. The order was booked in Cargotec's 2017 first quarter order intake, with delivery scheduled for quarter three, 2017. DP World is committed to minimising impacts of its business to the environment. One of the objectives of the companies' "Our World, Our Future" programme is to better manage natural resources and emissions. The new Kalmar Hybrid Straddle Carriers will be a significant factor in meeting this goal. With hybrid technology, the fuel consumption of the straddle carrier can decrease up to 40 percent and the annual CO2 emissions by over 50 tons per unit compared to traditional machines. In addition the hybrid start/stop function will provide lowest noise emissions in the market. Jef Lambregts, Technical Manager at DP World Antwerp Gateway: "Kalmar's hybrid straddle carriers offer significant reductions in fuel consumption and emissions, meaning they perfectly complement our environmental goals. These new machines will help us take a big step forward in terms of minimising the terminal's environmental impact and improving the energy efficiency of our operations." Tero Kokko, Senior Vice President, Automation and Projects at Kalmar: "We are delighted that DP World once again chose our solution to their Antwerp Gateway terminal. Our hybrid straddle carriers can help the customer reach their ambitious environmental goals and at the same time boost efficiency of container moves at the terminal." The maintenance-free regenerative energy system of the Kalmar Hybrid Straddle Carriers converts braking and spreader-lowering energy into electrical power and stores it in a state-of-the-art on-board battery system. The straddle carriers feature industry leading stability, safety, and manoeuvrability features such as active stability control as a standard, enhancing the performance of the operations. Kalmar and DP World have a long and distinguished relationship, with the Antwerp Gateway container terminal already operating six Kalmar STS cranes and 18 Kalmar straddle carriers. Kalmar offers the widest range of cargo handling solutions and services to ports, terminals, distribution centres and to heavy industry. Kalmar is the industry forerunner in terminal automation and in energy efficient container handling, with one in four container movements around the globe being handled by a Kalmar solution. Through its extensive product portfolio, global service network and ability to enable a seamless integration of different terminal processes, Kalmar improves the efficiency of every move. www.kalmarglobal.com Kalmar is part of Cargotec. Cargotec's (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) sales in 2016 totalled approximately EUR 3.5 billion and it employs over 11,000 people. www.cargotec.com


News Article | February 27, 2017
Site: www.marketwired.com

Wider scope to include new standards for intrinsic safety ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - Feb 27, 2017) - SGS, the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, today announced that is has it has expanded the scope of its North American testing laboratory to include standards from the International Electrotechnical Commission Explosive (IECEx) Certification Body. This will provide global third-party services on electrical and electronic products for use in hazardous locations. This expansion will provide electrical and electronics manufacturers with testing capabilities in North America that reduce time-to-market. In addition, the new facility helps SGS provide a more unified and technically-aligned offering between SGS North America and SGS Baseefa located in the UK. The IECEx system was created to facilitate international trade in equipment and services used in explosive atmospheres while maintaining the required level of safety. Explosive atmospheres include areas where flammable liquids, vapors, gasses or combustible dusts are likely to occur in quantities sufficient to cause a fire or explosion, for example at an oil refinery or mine. "Having IECEx capabilities in North America complements the global certification needs of product manufacturers; opening the doors to over 30 markets by certifying their products to the SGS NA Listed Mark, IECEx, and ATEX," said Jedd Smith, Products for Hazardous Locations Technical Manager, SGS North America. The new IECEx standards that have been added to the SGS scope include: IEC 60079-0, IEC 60079-11, and IEC 60079-15. This is in addition to the newly added ISA 60079 series of standards for US market access. The 60079 series of standards include products that are unable to cause an explosion but are used in a hazardous location. For more information on the locations and contacts for SGS Intrinsic Safety Facilities, please visit: http://www.sgsgroup.us.com/en/Local/USA/Solutions/Hazardous-Locations.aspx. About SGS SGS is the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 85,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,800 offices and locations around the world.


FT. LAUDERDALE, FL, March 02, 2017-- Aerobiology is pleased to announce the addition of Yamile Echemendia as our Fort Lauderdale, FL Technical Manager. Yamile joins us with 15 plus years of experience in plant and environmental microbiology. She has a diverse background in microbiology, extensive technical expertise and provides the exceptional customer service that Aerobiology is known for in the industry. Please find a short bio for Yamile below. We encourage everyone to stop by our new laboratory to meet her.Yamile has over 15 years of experience in the field of microbiology. She earned her B.S. in Microbiology in 1999 and was involved in conducting scientific research on antifungal drug testing and plant pathology before entering the field of environmental microbiology in 2003. Since then, she has been involved in all aspects of fungi and bacteria identification, including the isolation and identification of Legionella species, clinical pathogens, analyzing spore trap and direct microscopic samples, and the analysis of USP 797 samples. She has both broad and detailed knowledge in all aspects of laboratory operations, and quality control, having completed many audits from agencies like the American Industrial Hygiene Association. Yamile's enthusiasm and technical expertise will bring strength and depth to our Fort Lauderdale lab and will be an immense resource for all of our client's needs.Yamile can be reached at yamile.echemendia@aerobiology.net ABOUT AEROBIOLOGYAerobiology Laboratory Associates, Inc. is a woman-owned AIHA EMLAP accredited environmental microbiology laboratory with locations in the Washington, D.C. area, Atlanta, Georgia, Denver, Colorado, and Phoenix, Arizona, Huntington Beach, CA, Pennsauken, New Jersey and Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Aerobiology specializes in the analyses of bacteria associated with Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI), Legionella, USP 797 compliance samples, allergens, asbestos, yeasts and mold, pollen, and soot from wildfires. Aerobiology offers product validation and research/development assistance. Established in 1997 to meet the specific needs of indoor air quality specialists and industrial hygienists, Aerobiology prides itself by providing high quality, responsive, and cost effective environmental microbiology laboratory services. Aerobiology measures its success by the success of its customers; therefore, Aerobiology's dedication to quality service, quick and accurate delivery of results, and consultative support by experienced experts is paramount.Aerobiology holds accreditations from AIHA, NVLAP, CDC Elite and other accreditation programs. For more information regarding services, visit www.aerobiology.net , call (877) 648-9150 to speak to Suzanne Blevins, Laboratory Director, or email suzanne@aerobiology.net Press Contact: Cole S. MackelprangDirector of Sales650-302-2223


News Article | January 22, 2016
Site: cleantechnica.com

Companies partaking in the RE100 campaign are, on average, halfway towards meeting their 100% renewable electricity goals. This, according to the new RE100 annual report published by The Climate Group and CDP this week, which publishes the latest available data (which is from 2014) on 45 companies partaking in the RE100 campaign to commit to 100% renewable electricity. Specifically, the report shows that the retail sector of RE100 companies have switched over 10 GW to renewables, while those in the ICT sector are on average 64% of the way towards their 100% electricity goals. The RE100 campaign predicts that its current group of 53 RE100 companies will reach an average of 80% renewable electricity by 2020. “The good news is that RE100 companies in every sector have made progress towards their 100% goals – or in some cases, have already got there,” said Emily Farnworth, RE100 Campaign Director at The Climate Group. “The companies that have been able to make the switch more easily are those with smaller power requirements operating mainly in the US or Europe – where renewable electricity options are most readily accessible. The report also identified a trend in IT companies that are building research labs and data centers and relying on Power Purchase Agreements and on-site generation. Many European companies are also making the most of opportunities to use Power Purchase Agreements for renewable energy directly from the grid. “This report shows us that business corporations around the world are stepping up in making commitments to renewable energy and working with RE100 to drive forward a global market for renewable energy,” said Roberto Zanchi, Technical Manager, Renewable Energy at CDP. “By reporting to CDP on their transition to clean energy and the sharing of best practices, RE100 companies are demonstrating strong transparency and accountability which are essential in developing a vibrant, well-functioning market.” The RE100 campaign has its own goals as well, and is planning the following tasks moving forward:   Get CleanTechnica’s 1st (completely free) electric car report → “Electric Cars: What Early Adopters & First Followers Want.”   Come attend CleanTechnica’s 1st “Cleantech Revolution Tour” event → in Berlin, Germany, April 9–10.   Keep up to date with all the hottest cleantech news by subscribing to our (free) cleantech newsletter, or keep an eye on sector-specific news by getting our (also free) solar energy newsletter, electric vehicle newsletter, or wind energy newsletter.  

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