Supplier Shorts: Emerson, Mol in conveyor industry news
December 12, 2008
SUPPLIER SHORTS: Emerson Power Transmission, St. Louis, said it purchased System Plast S.p.A., a Telgate, Italy-based producer of engineered modular belts and custom conveyor components for the beverage, baking, food processing and packaging industries. The deal helps Emerson better "service marquee food and beverage customers around the globe," officials said. System Plast will join Emerson's Industrial Automation business unit. . . . Dr. Zhinong Yan was hired as a senior food safety scientist for Mol Industries Inc., a Grand Rapids, Mich., supplier of ThermoDrive belting. Mol said Dr. yan has more than 20 years experience in microbiology and previously was a research assistant professor at Michigan State University's food safety microbial lab.