Industry News: May 2017

Catch up on the latest acquisitions, promotions and company milestones
Industry News: May 2017
​Franklin Electric appointed Donald Kenney as president, North America Water Systems.

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Kenney named Franklin Electric president 
Franklin Electric appointed Donald Kenney as president, North America Water Systems. He is responsible for all aspects of the NAWS business that supports the sale of Franklin Electric products in Canada, the U.S., Mexico and Central America.

Deriu appointed COO at Advantage Funding 
Advantage Funding has named Joseph Deriu chief operating officer. With a background in technology and operations, he will focus on streamlining operations and efficiency of company systems.

Fox-Marrs named president of JCB North America
JCB announced the appointment of Richard Fox-Marrs as president and CEO. He will be responsible for JCB operations in North America, including sales and support for the construction, agricultural, rental, government and defense industries. Additionally, he will oversee production at JCB North America’s Savannah, Georgia, headquarters.

Manitou Americas partners with Yanmar
Manitou Americas has partnered with Yanmar to offer remanufactured engines under the XPRT Genuine Parts brand. The engines are designed to fit any Gehl or Mustang machines in North America.

SJE-Rhombus receives ESOP award
SJE-Rhombus was awarded the 2017 ESOP Company of the Year award for the Minnesota/Dakotas Chapter of the ESOP Association. The award is presented to one of over 100 employee-owned companies in the local chapter for displaying a strong commitment to employee ownership and promotion of the benefits and unique culture common among successful employee-owned companies.

Felling Trailers earns ISO 9001 in Minnesota locations
Felling Trailers received ISO 9001:2015 certification for its quality management system at its Sauk Centre, Minnesota, and Litchfield, Minnesota, operations. The certification process included a detailed assessment of the company’s facilities.


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