Introducing advanced laboratory Paddle Blender

ROSS introduced a new laboratory paddle blender offering advanced features for more convenient, automated powder blending and liquid spraying operation with recipe management. It is constructed entirely of US stainless steel type 304 with 150-grit interior finish and driven by a 1 HP TEFC motor. Complementing the blender’s full vacuum capability, new features including a pneumatic powder charging port and liquid delivery spray system promote batch-to-batch consistency. Touchscreen PLC recipe controls are housed inside a NEMA 4X stainless steel enclosure allowing for indoor or outdoor use. © Chemical Today magazine. Read More

Hikma Pharmaceuticals USA Inc, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC has appointed Kristy Ronco as executive vice president, sales and marketing for its generics division. Ronco will be responsible for leading Generics’ retail sales, addiction therapy sales and branded sales teams. She will also oversee marketing, pricing, forecasting and analytics. Ronco joins Hikma after 11 years at Zydus Pharmaceuticals where she was most recently senior vice president, sales and marketing. Earlier in her career, she held successive positions of increasing responsibility in marketing, contracts, pricing and market analysis at TEVA, Sandoz, Aventis and Johnson & Johnson. Read More

Westlake Chemical Corporation (WLK) announced that John Chao has been appointed to its board of directors. John Chao (41) is the chief operating officer of New York Public Radio (WNYC) and has been with the organization since March 2015. He was previously in the strategy and finance practice at McKinsey & Company, where he advised energy and commodity companies, beginning in 2004 and ending his tenure as a partner in 2013. He worked for Westlake Chemical Corporation from 2000 to 2002. “We are delighted that John has agreed to join our board. He brings a unique combination of experience and in-depth knowledge of a variety of industries. Read More

Synalloy Corporation said that its subsidiary Bristol Metals LLC has been awarded an $8 million tubing order. This is the single largest order of its type Bristol Metals has received since acquired by Synalloy. The product will be produced at Synalloy’s Bristol, Tennessee and Munhall, Pennsylvania facilities, and will commence shipping this month and continue through the remainder of 2018.  Read More