Nercon,an Oshkosh, Wis., designer, line integrator and manufacturer of packaging and process conveyors and material handling equipment, has joinedRockwell Automation'smachine builder program. The partnership ensures that controls experts and application specialists at Nercon have frequent opportunities to collaborate with Rockwell Automation on product development and design reviews. Nercon controls designers and project engineers also will  have knowledge of and full access to new Rockwell Automation technologies.

Advantage Refrigeration, LLC, New Berlin, Wis., said it hiredRussell A. Dudanas chief executive officer. Officials said Dudan succeeds Advantage founder John S. Gnas who retired. Dudan previously was director of operations at Modern Equipment Company, Port Washington, Wis.

Ross Industries Inc., a Midland, Mass., supplier of food processing, packaging and tenderizing equipment, hiredCecilie Martinez O’Garaas salesperson to the south-central U.S. states. Officials said O'Gara will represent the company’s entire line of food processing and tenderizing equipment. Ross Industries' line includes  Ross tenderizers, slicers and dicers, BLC chillers and freezers, macerators, meat formers, anti-microbial intervention systems and tray sealing equipment.