Industry News - November 2020

Industry News - November 2020

First Supply’s Katie Poehling Seymour wins Woman of the Year award
The American Supply Association’s Women in Industry Division recently announced First Supply Chief Administrative Officer and COO, Kitchen and Bath Stores, Katie Poehling Seymour is the recipient of the 2020 Alice A. Martin Woman of the Year award. She was to receive the award at the Women in Industry ELEVATE2020 event in Charleston, South Carolina. The event was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

KSB names Maturana as president
KSB announced the promotion of Luis Maturana to president. He joined KSB in 2018 and had served as vice president of the water and wastewater division. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in materials science engineering from Simón Bolívar University in Caracas, Venezuela. Prior KSB President Dr. Falk Schäfer remains with the company and is moving to the global headquarters in Frankenthal, Germany. He will serve in general industry as vice president of applications.

Jim Murray announces name change and office move
Jim Murray announced the company name will change to JMI Pump Systems, and also that the company is moving into its new Germantown, Wisconsin, facility. Providing products and services to Wisconsin and Northern Illinois since 1958, JMI was founded by Angela and Jim Murray.

Milwaukee Tool opens new service hub
Milwaukee Tool expanded its footprint with a new service hub in Greenwood, Indiana. Anticipated to open in March 2021, the centralized repair facility will complement the company’s other service hub in Greenwood, Mississippi. Both the Indiana facility and service hub in Mississippi will act as the main axis points for the company’s service operations for users around the U.S. The Indiana facility will employ more than 450 people. 


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