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Barney Bosse-President, Chris Whittaker-VP Sales & Marketing, Everett Rice-Regional Sales Manager, and Jeff Mills-Regional Sales Manager of the Cleaning Technologies Group recently visited National Machinery's European Headquarters in Nuremberg, Germany.  While in Germany CTG met with several local automotive manufacturers and suppliers.  CTG's line of parts washers are designed to fit well into European standards.   Along with NME's line of cold forming equipment CTG sees a potential for huge growth in the European Market.   With sales and support throughout the US, Europe, and Asia CTG has emerged as a global supplier of the most innovative industrial and precision cleaning technologies available today.

National Machinery's European Headquarters - Nuremburg, Germany

National Machinery's European Headquarters - Nuremberg, Germany

Chris Whittaker, V.P. of Sales and Marketing recently joined 11 other members of AMT (The Association for Manufacturing Technology) on a trade mission to Brazil.   Brazil's recent economic growth especially in the industrial sector has put them on the map as a global player.  The trip consisted of briefings on Brazil's overall economic, industrial and political outlook , current market segments, and learning about local customs and regulations.  The trip included facility visits to several local manufacturers and one-on-one meetings with potential distributors.  The trip was important to CTG's commitment to providing the latest technology in parts washers around the globe.


Machine Tool Manufacturer ERGOMAT

Machine Tool Manufacturer ROMI

Machine Tool Manufacturer ROMI



The next couple of months CTG will be out on the road, showcasing the latest in precision cleaning technology and industrial parts cleaning directly to our customers.  CTG kicks off the season at CIMT April 11th - 16th in Beijing, China.  This is the largest international machine tool show and CTG is excited to be participating for the first time.  Then its back to the states for PCX April 19th - 21st in Columbus, OH.  The Process Cleaning Expo is teaming up with PMTS attracting all kinds of machining tool companies throughout the midwest.  In May CTG will be exhibiting at Eastec May 17th-19th in Springfield, MA and Orthotec May 24th-25th in Warsaw, IN.  focusing on the medical and aerospace industries.


Booth W3-B107


Booth 1323

The Cleaning Technologies Group is a world class leader in providing passivation systems to the medical and aerospace industries.  What exactly is passivation?  Passivation is the removal of exogenous iron or iron compounds from the surface of stainless steel by means of chemical dissolution.   A process extremely important to critical cleaning applications. Our systems combine ultrasonic cleaning with pickling, passivation, rinsing neutralization, and drying using our own Blackstone-NEY ultrasonic generators to achieve precision cleaning at the sub micron level.  Our years of experience in this field can help you define a system that will meet your most stringent cleaning needs today and in the future.  For more information contact our sales staff at

 Whittaker Headshot

Chris Whittaker has been named Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the Cleaning Technologies Group (CTG).  Mr. Whittaker will be responsible for all CTG sales activities in North America and for all CTG global marketing activities.  The Ransohoff and Blackstone-NEY sales force will report directly to Chris, and he will provide leadership and guidance to the CTG Asia sales team. "Chris will do a great job leading our sales initiatives as we move forward and he will help assure that we present the same image and message to all of our customers.  In addition, he will continue to leverage the strengths of all divisions as we move to further develop and penetrate corporate strategic customers, and increase our market share on a global basis." - Jim McEachen, CEO CTG, LLC Chris is a 2000 graduate of Ohio University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, he has over 10 years experience with the Cleaning Technologies Group working in the engineering, proposal, and sales departments.  Most recently he consolidated the new CTG website and launched many new sales procedures and processes.  Chris was responsible for developing the 2011 CTG Sales & Marketing Plan.

Jim McEachen, CEO of Cleaning Technologies Group recently participated in a trade mission to India, which was arranged by the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT).  The mission consisted of visits with a few very important India manufacturers, a tour of the Chennai based AMT Technology Center, and an extended visit to the bi-annual IMTEX (India Machine Tool Exposition) trade show in Bangalore.  The visit was very informative and important.  CTG plans to base its India operations out of the AMT Chennai Technical Center (CTC).  Please watch for announcements in the near future.

India Trade Mission

"Members of the AMT trade mission to India during a visit to the Caterpillar facility in Tamil Nadu"

Suzhou, China - The Cleaning Technologies Group has hired a new Operations Manager for its Asia facility.  Mr. Wang Ligang will be in charge of engineering, production, and planning at CTG Asia.  Mr. Wang Ligang spent eight years with Grundfos Suzhou, as a mechanical engineer, production engineer, and production manager.  He is a graduate of Xian Jiao Tong University and spent one year with Bombardier Suzhou before joining CTG. In 2010 CTG Asia increased its production of parts washers and immersion cleaning systems. "CTG is very excited to have  Mr Wang Ligang join our team, he will be a big help to CTG Asia's continued growth." - Enlin Zheng-General Manager CTG Asia 

Ligang-CTGA Oper Mgr

Ransohoff's new Lean-Jet RB-8 part of CTG's family of lean products, has met a new standard of cleaning.  CTG recently developed a specific new process consisting of part fixturing, chemistries, and cycle times to meet a customer's  200 micron cleanliness specification.  The cleanliness level exceeded the customer's expectations and the perfomance surpassed similar washers they currently have in house. In the new Lean-Jet RB-8 all of the internal passages are thoroughly cleaned and flushed using our patented "triple action" cleaning process.  After the initial wash, an ultrasonic cleaning cycle is used to enhance the "triple action" process.  To insure a maximum particle size of 200 micron is maintained, step filtration is used on the rinse tank.  This includes 50 micron bag filters, followed by 10 micron cartridge filtration.

Enclosed LeanJet RB8

CTG is continually striving to raise cleaning standards and this new process will allow CTG's Lean family of parts washers to meet your most demanding cleanliness specifications.

Don't start off the new year throwing money down the drain.  Ransohoff's WasteWizard ultrafiltration system is a compact, fully-integrated system for point-of-use recycling.  The system comes complete with its own fluid transfer arrangement that automatically exchanges dirty cleaner from your parts washers with recycled cleaner.  When used in conjunction with our Evercycle line of chemistries, the WasteWizard system has the ability to fully recycle the cleaning chemistry saving thousands of dollars in chemical usage, energy, labor, waste processing and hauling expenses.   The WasteWizard system will improve cleaning and quality consistency for all your industrial parts cleaning needs.


Want to learn more about the WasteWizard click here to view a case study or download a brochure.

As the year draws to a close CTG would like to recognize the following employees who are celebrating a special anniversay.  The CTG family is getting ready to celebrate its own special milestone.  2011 will mark CTG's 95th anniversary and it's thanks to employees like these that have made the past 95 years a success.  Thank you for your hard work and dedication, and may we all look forward to many more successful years. Lyle Carman                         15 Years Ricky Florence                    15 Years Jeffrey Gordon                       5 Years Brian Greene                         15 Years
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