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HOUSTON, Texas - Quality Companies, the global offshore and onshore construction, fabrication and electrical and instrumentation company, has appointed Wayne Lacey as vice president of operations for Zadok Technologies.

Based in Houston, Lacey will be responsible for supervising and managing the sustainability and profitability of all of Zadok Technologies’ operational procedures.

BJERRINGBRO, Denmark - In celebration of Grundfos' 75th anniversary, the Poul Due Jensen Foundation (Grundfos Foundation) has expanded its budget for donations from planned 125m DKK (Danish krone) to 200m DKK. The main donation areas remain water, research, and inclusion, but the Foundation will move its attention to the fight against COVID-19 this year.

The Valve Forum, scheduled for late April, has been rescheduled due to the coronavirus. Here is the letter from Valve Manufacturers Association (VMA) president Heather Rhoderick to those who were attending or considering:

Valve Forum Attendees, Exhibitors and Sponsors: VMA has been carefully monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and how it affects our events, specifically the Valve Forum, scheduled for April 29 - May 1, 2020.

ENON, Ohio - SEEPEX announced the promotion of Josh Donegia to product manager. Donegia joined SEEPEX more than three years ago as a sales and marketing analyst and has gained valuable insight into the progressive cavity market.

Donegia will be working on new product development activities, product launches, company product training, product messaging, pricing and market intelligence. 

VENIO, The Netherlands - Anderol, a global industrial and food-grade synthetic lubricants producer and distributor, has appointed Maurice Sonntag as global sales manager.

Sonntag will be responsible for the development of the company’s sales strategy for its global network of expert lubricant distributors, as well as the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) market in Europe.

AMHERST, N.Y. – Griffco Valve, Inc., a USA manufacturer of accessories for chemical-feed systems distributed worldwide, announced the appointment of Donelle Capriotti to the position of director of sales and marketing. Capriotti will be responsible for expanding the company’s distributor network, improving working relations with channel partners, and managing marketing and advertising programs.

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., – Dover announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Em-tec GmbH (“Em-tec”), a designer and manufacturer of flow measurement devices that serve a wide array of medical and biopharmaceutical applications. Following the close of the transaction, Em-tec will become part of the PSG business unit within Dover’s Pumps & Process Solutions segment.