Spiroflow Systems, Inc., Charlotte, N.C., launched a new business that provides a broad range of automation solutions. Spiroflow control panel

The new company, Spiroflow Automation Solutions, Inc., offers automation project services and solutions for project development, control system design, industrial automation integration, control system migration, HMI design, procurement, startup and long-term support across a wide variety of industries. The company’s total solutions offerings include process control, robotics, scales, conveyors, Spiroflow material handling equipment and more.

“With Spiroflow’s 40 years of control system expertise, the launch of this new business is a natural and logical extension of our brand,” says Jeffrey Dudas, chief executive officer.

Bud Blankenship was appointed president of the new company. He brings more than 40 years of experience in operations management, business development and project management of automation projects both domestically and internationally. He previously served as manager of business development in the Mustang automation and control business unit of Mustang Engineering. Blankenship also spent 20-plus years with Ashland Oil, managing refinery process operations and transportation groups, served four years as director of the refining at Litwin Engineering and five years with ABB Automation providing global management of the refining industry.