Industry News - October 2021

Industry News - October 2021

RIDGID hosts local high school students for career program

RIDGID, a part of Emerson’s professional tools portfolio, hosted students from Elyria Catholic High School at the brand’s headquarters and manufacturing center in Elyria, Ohio. The program was part of the high school’s Engineering and Technology Career Trek, a week-long initiative designed to introduce students to potential career paths, while broadening their understanding of Lorain County technical and manufacturing companies. 


Matco-Norca names new sales manager

Matco-Norca welcomed Nora Koesel as its new central region sales manager. She will be managing Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. Prior to joining Matco-Norca, Nora was the electrical account manager for Hilti North America.


Shelley Kiley joins Rinnai as VP of operations

Rinnai America announced Shelley Kiley joined the organization as its vice president of operations. Kiley will help Rinnai continue to grow and expand manufacturing capabilities in North America, including overseeing the completion of its new manufacturing plant in Griffin, Georgia. In addition, Kiley has assumed responsibility over all functional areas in manufacturing, supply chain, distribution and logistics.


Kyle Thompson joins PMI as technical director

Kyle Thompson was named the new technical director at Plumbing Manufacturers International. Thompson comes from PMI member IAPMO, where he spent more than 10 years working as a standards development engineer. Before joining IAPMO, Thompson worked for a solar design and installation company while working on his degree in mechanical engineering from California State Polytechnic University at Pomona. 



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