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NEMA Names Whitman Vice President of Medical Products

NEMA has named Andrew Whitman as vice president of medical products. Whitman will replace Robert Britain, who is retiring after 21 years of service.

Whitman comes to NEMA from Carmen Group, Inc., a government relations firm in Washington, D.C., where he served as the senior associate for healthcare practice representing healthcare providers on Capitol Hill and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. More...

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3M Announces Seventh Major Utility Installation of ACCR Technology
Arizona Public Service has become the seventh major utility to install or place an order for a new overhead conductor developed by 3M specifically for critical line segments needing extra transmission capacity. 7/14/06

HealthSpring Selects GE’s Centricity Practice Electronic Medical Record for Health Centers
HealthSpring, one of the country’s largest managed care organizations primarily focusing on the Medicare-eligible population, has selected GE’s Centricity Practice electronic medical record solution for its new health center initiative. 7/12/06

U.S. Tax Court Adopts 3M Radio Frequency Identification for File Tracking
Following a similar move by the Tax Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Tax Court has acquired a 3M RFID tracking system to boost productivity and efficiency in tracking and retrieving its case files, which currently number approximately 100,000. 7/10/06

Cleveland Browns to Enhance Fan Experience with New Daktronics Displays
The Cleveland Browns have contracted with Daktronics Inc. to provide the latest full-color LED technology above both sidelines in Cleveland Browns Stadium. 7/10/06

Kodak to Transform Hospital’s Film-based Radiology Department
Under a multi-million-dollar agreement, Park Ridge Hospital will contract with Eastman Kodak Company to transform the hospital’s film-based radiology department to a state-of-the art operation featuring the latest digital image and information management technologies. 7/6/06

Honeywell Wins Process Automation Contract with Kuwait-based EQUATE Petrochemical Co.
Honeywell has been awarded a process automation systems contract for new and existing petrochemical plants to be operated by EQUATE in Shuaiba, Kuwait. 7/6/06


Mergers & Acquisitions

Johnson Controls Agrees to Sell Scroll Technologies
Johnson Controls, Inc., will sell its 50 percent interest in Scroll Technologies, a joint venture with Carrier Corporation, a unit of United Technologies Corporation. 7/14/06

Cree to Acquire INTRINSIC Semiconductor
Cree, Inc., has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately held INTRINSIC Semiconductor Corporation, a leader in research and development of low defect density silicon carbide substrates. 7/11/06

3M Acquires SCC Products Inc. and JJ Converting LLC
3M has acquired SCC Products Inc. and JJ Converting LLC. 7/11/06

Philips Acquires Bodine
Royal Philips Electronics has acquired The Bodine Company, a Tennessee-based manufacturer of emergency ballasts with revenues of over $30 million in 2005. 7/10/06

Schneider Electric China to Strengthen its Medium Voltage Vacuum Technology Partnership
Schneider Electric China Investment Co. Ltd. will participate in the equity conversion process of Shaanxi Baoguang Vacuum Electronic Apparatus Co. Ltd. with the intention of taking an equity stake of about 40 percent. 7/7/06

Schneider Electric to Streamline Business Units
Schneider Electric has announced some adjustments in its organization. Marketing and Technology will be streamlined in seven business units: Power, Ultra Terminal, Automation, Services and Projects, Building Automation, Secured Power, Customized Sensors, and Technologies. 7/5/06

Siemens to Acquire Bayer Diagnostics Arm
Siemens has signed an agreement with Bayer to acquire the chemical and pharmaceutical company’s Diagnostics Division. 7/3/06



Curtis Named President of Schneider Electric USA
Christopher Curtis will assume the role of president, Schneider Electric USA. 7/13/06

Spectrum Brands Announces Retirement of President, Latin America
Luis A. Cancio, president, Latin America, will retire from Spectrum Brands, Inc., effective September 30, 2006. 7/5/06



Hypertherm Honored Among “Best Medium Companies to Work for in America”
Hypertherm, Inc., has been named among the top 25 "Best Medium Companies to Work for in America" by the Society for Human Resource Management, and will be listed among the winning organizations in the July issue of HR Magazine. 7/6/06

Johnson Controls Honored by AT&T as Outstanding Supplier
Commitment to excellence over the past year has earned Johnson Controls, Inc., recognition as an outstanding supplier to AT&T Inc. 7/3/06


NEMA Calls for Vietnam's Admission into the WTO as Soon as Possible
NEMA hailed the recent conclusion of negotiations between Washington and Hanoi that herald Vietnam’s approaching entry into the World Trade Organization. 7/6/06


AASHTO, ITE, and NEMA Release Five New NTCIP Profile Standards
AASHTO, ITE, and NEMA have released five additional profile standards: NTCIP 2102:2003, Point to Multi-Point Protocol Using FSK Modem Subnetwork Profile; NTCIP 2103:2005, Point-to-Point Protocol over RS-232 Subnetwork Profile; NTCIP 2104:2005, Ethernet Subnetwork Profile; NTCIP 2201:2003, Transportation Transport Profile; and NTCIP 2304:2002, Application Profile for DATEX-ASN. 7/14/06


Underwriters Laboratories Qualifies Turkish Partner Lab for RoHS Testing
To meet the increasing demand from manufacturers for compliance with global environmental directives, UL has qualified Specialized Technology Resources in Turkey to perform testing in accordance with the European Union's RoHS Directive. 7/13/06

TÜV America Adds Restricted Substance Services
TÜV America Inc., a global testing and certification services firm, has announced the addition of restricted substance services, including consultation, screening, and chemical testing. 7/12/06


July 17, 2006
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