Blacoh Industries, Riverside, Calif., expanded its depth of industry expertise with the launch of Blacoh Surge Control and Blacoh Metal Solutions.

Blacoh Surge Control provides customized engineering solutions for large-scale pressure vessels in surge protection, pressure regulation, storage and pump control for water, wastewater and loading terminals, among other applications. 

Meanwhile, Blacoh Metal Solutions offers a one-stop sourcing service for metal tubing and piping products.

“These are clearly exciting times,” says Andrew Yeghnazar, president. “Together with the entire Blacoh family, we will forge ahead and continue to build and grow Blacoh and serve an ever-expanding customer base the only way we know how—with world-class customer focus.”

Frank Knowles Smith III will lead the Blacoh Surge Control team as executive vice president. Smith is a trailblazer in fluid dynamics with 28 years of academic, design and application experience. His specialties include pump station/pipeline design and computer modeling, piping components, instrumentation and electrical control panel design. Previously, Smith was the co-founder and former president of Pipe Tech, Inc.

Steve Mungari joins the Blacoh Surge Control team as business development manager. Previously, he was the global sales manager for Young Engineering and Manufacturing, responsible for the company’s domestic and international sales efforts. Prior to that, he was the Western regional sales manager for Burkert Contromatic Inc., the USA division of Burkert Fluid Control Systems, which specializes in fluidic measurement and control technologies.

“Steve's track record is one of proven success with both domestic and international companies serving a wide variety of challenging applications among various sales channels,” says Yeghnazar. “Together, Frank and Steve along with the rest of our sales and engineering team will be making some major waves in this industry.”

Peter Wang was named executive vice president of Blacoh Metal Solutions. Previously, he was the managing director of special metals Asia Pacific, part of PCC Precision Castparts Corp. Prior to that, Wang also headed up business development in Asia for RathGibson.