Industry News: September 2020

The latest news from around the industry

Vac-Con names new general manager for Vector Technologies
Vac-Con named Ned Zolinski to the position of general manager for Vector Technologies. In this role, he will oversee all aspects of the business from plant operations to sales and marketing. Zolinski holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a master’s degree in business administration, both from Colorado State University.

Kaiser Premier announces partnership with Hathorn Corp.
Kaiser Premier announced its dealer/distributor and authorized service center partnership with Hathorn Corp. for its line of pipeline inspection camera solutions covering the west coast of the U.S. Kaiser will be selling Hathorn’s DuraScope line of standard and Wi-Fi camera reels. The reels come fitted with the DuraCAM line of camera heads, command modules featuring VividHDTM and complete inspection camera systems.

Total Equipment expands Vermeer industrial representation
Total Equipment acquired the rights from Vermeer Caribbean to represent the Vermeer Industrial product line in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Under the leadership of Charles de Armas, Total Equipment has represented Vermeer Corporation’s sales, service and parts in Puerto Rico since 2014. With this acquisition, the dealership will now operate under the brand of Vermeer Total Equipment. Company headquarters will remain in Puerto Rico, while the dealership offers the full line of Vermeer industrial equipment and full-service operations on the island of Saint Thomas, the U.S. Virgin Islands and a commercial office in the Dominican Republic.

James Ramey
James Ramey

Infinity Tool welcomes Ramey to sales team
Infinity Tool Mfg. welcomed James Ramey to the position of North American sales. He has been involved in the rock bit business since leaving college and has a wealth of knowledge and practical experience. Ramey has also been responsible for many company departments, providing him an understanding of customer needs and manufacturing processes to optimize customer support.

Vacuum Truck Rentals announces new hires, certification
Vacuum Truck Rentals named Kevin Shepard the newest member of its sales team. He will serve the Merrillville, Indiana, region with more than 34 years of experience in the vacuum truck and heavy-equipment industry. VTR also named Jesse Medema service manager at its Deer Park, Texas, location. He brings 20 years of experience as a mechanic, with 17 years exclusively in the vacuum truck industry.

The company also announced it is now a certified “R” Stamp Tank Repair Facility, having completed the necessary requirements set forth by the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors. As a certified facility, VTR is required to maintain high standards in all of its procedures when performing repairs including materials, technician skills and quality control procedures.

Kevin Shepard
Kevin Shepard
Jesse Medema
Jesse Medema


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