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CTG would like to congratulate five employees who celebrated anniversaries. There is no substitute for the dedication and enthusiasm of our employees, and we greatly appreciate their many years of service to the company. Congratulations to Jim Prall with 35 years of service, Judy Hoffman Creech, Rob Crowe, Tom Keith with 20 years of service and Gary Shivley with 15 years of service.  Thank you for your years of service and contributions you have made to the CTG family.

Jim Prall, Judy Hoffman Creech, Gary Shivley,Rob Crowe, Tom Keith

 

  Cleaning Technologies Group a world leader in providing cleaning and waste minimization technologies will introduce a host of advanced cleaning solutions at the TECMA 2013 in Santa Fe, Mexico City March 5 – 8, 2013.  Visitors to Cleaning Technologies Group Booth #455 will be introduced to a number of new products, technologies and services. Among the new technologies exhibited at the show will be: New Gen 3 LeanJet RB-2 Aqueous Immersion Cleaning System uses a patented washing and rinsing process of agitation, spray impingement, hydraulic purging through immersion and rotation, ultrasonics, and heated blow-off drying. The patented "triple action" batch cleaning process was developed specifically to process a broad range of challenging parts, especially those with internal bores and passages and complex geometries, making this system capable of meeting critical cleaning expectations. The LeanJet RB-2 parts washer also features the latest Siemens programmable controller and operator interface screen. This controls platform boosts system flexibility for automation integration, process control and data logging while offering an intuitive user interface. • PROHT Sonic Tank also known as the “Benchtop Series” is an entry-level benchtop ultrasonic cleaning system made of all stainless steel construction.

IMTEX 2013 is the largest manufacturing show in India. This year, the IMTEX show had 984 exhibitors consuming 30,822 sqm of exhibit space and over 84,000 visitors attend the seven day event in Bangalore. CTG displayed the New Gen 3 LeanJet RB-2 Aqueous Immersion Cleaning System, LeanJet RB-Hydrocarbon Cleaning System and the PROHT Sonic Tank with Ultrasonic Technology.   We sincerely thank you for visiting the CTG Booth, and look forward to helping you to find the right cleaning solutions for your applications.  

Carl Stroh has joined Cleaning Technologies Group, LLC as the Director of Engineering, effective January 2013.  Carl’s position will be responsible for overseeing and directing our Engineering department at Ransohoff, while supporting the CTG engineering teams at Blackstone–NEY Ultrasonics  in Jamestown, NY and Cleaning Technologies Group Asia in Suzhou, China. Carl has held several senior level positions with capital equipment suppliers over his career with significant experience in paper, plastic, robotics, machine tool and the packaging industries. Carl has project management and operations experience in both the domestic and international arenas. “I’m confident that with Carl’s engineering experience, leadership skills and capital equipment knowledge he will help strengthen and lead our engineering team to be the best in class at engineering and manufacturing world class industrial parts cleaning equipment,” said  Reuben Chasteen, Chief Operation Officer,  Ransohoff. Carl is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati, with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.  

 

Cleaning Technologies Group, LLC announced that Helene M. Buse has been named Chief Financial Officer effective January 1, 2013.  Helene will be responsible for all finance and accounting operations of the Company and its divisions. Ms. Buse was previously Corporate Controller of the Company.  She joined Cleaning Technologies Group in October 2011.  Helene has an extensive background in both manufacturing and public accounting, and is a CPA.  She holds a degree in Accounting from The College of Mount St. Joseph. Helene is a member of the AICPA, OSCPA and is the current Vice President of the Cincinnati Chapter of Executive Women International. Ms. Buse said, “I am honored to make this step to CFO and to be part of a great leadership team who continues to grow the Company in the global marketplace.” Mr. McCormack, the current Chief Financial Officer, announced his retirement at the end of 2012, but will remain with the company as Vice President - Finance through 2013 to assist in the transition.  Mr. McCormack has been with Cleaning Technologies Group, LLC for over 10 years. “Helene has the requisite knowledge and experience to perform at a high level in her new position,” said Mr. McCormack.

 

CTG Asia is currently moving into a new State-of-the-Art facility in Suzhou, China.   The new building will include a 350 square meter Testing  Lab,  where customers will have the opportunity to send their parts for cleanliness testing and Millipore validation.  The new building will have 1500 square meters of production and warehouse space that will allow for production of larger cleaning systems. Stay tuned for the announcement of the Grand Opening in 2013.

Doug Cole has joined Cleaning Technologies Group, LLC as a Regional Sales Manager, effective November 2012 “Doug comes to us with not only the ambition and drive that our growing organization desires but also the superb customer service skills that our customers demand" - Chris Whittaker, VP of Sales & Marketing CTG, LLC Doug is an experienced Account Executive with a technical background, along with a very successful sales record.  Doug is a Highest Honors Graduate from the Rochester Institute of Technology with a B.S. in New Media Publishing and Marketing. Doug currently resides in Buffalo, NY with his wife and two sons.
By  Jim McEachen, Chief Executive Officer, Cleaning Technologies Group Published by AMT News November 2012
Late last month we held another very successful AMT Global Forecasting & Marketing Conference. The theme of the conference was “Make Your Own Future,” and we learned much to help us do just that in the coming months and year.
Here is some food for thought. Are you satisfied with your new product development and R&D activities? Do your competitors surprise you with new, state-of-the-art products or services? Does new product development find itself playing “second fiddle” to delivery and production requirements in your company? Is product development sometimes concentrating on projects that linger, or that will not monetize when they are completed?
If you answered yes to one or more of the above questions, then you are like the vast majority of manufacturing equipment and services companies. Especially during these challenging economic times where we are experiencing great fluctuations in market growth and shrinkage, it is common that new product development and R&D take a back seat to current delivery requirements. During the good times, we focus all of our efforts on current production needs and managing growth. Then when things slow, we struggle to invest in new products as we deal with right-sizing to the current production requirements.
Cleaning Technologies Group a world leader in providing cleaning and waste minimization technologies will introduce a host of advanced cleaning solutions at the Indian Machine Tool Exhibition (IMTEX) in Bangalore, India January 24 – 30, 2013.  Visitors to Cleaning Technologies Group Booth #A102Q will be introduced to a number of new products, technologies and services. Among the new technologies exhibited at the show will be: New Gen 3 LeanJet RB-2 Aqueous Immersion Cleaning System uses a patented washing and rinsing process of agitation, spray impingement, hydraulic purging through immersion and rotation, ultrasonics, and heated blow-off drying. The patented "triple action" batch cleaning process was developed specifically to process a broad range of challenging parts, especially those with internal bores and passages and complex geometries, making this system capable of meeting critical cleaning expectations. The LeanJet RB-2 parts washer also features the latest Siemens programmable controller and operator interface screen. This controls platform boosts system flexibility for automation integration, process control and data logging while offering an intuitive user interface. New LeanJet RB-Hydrocarbon Cleaning System guarantees near-zero atmospheric emissions. Incorporating similar part rotation dynamics and process parameters to the Aqueous LeanJet RB-2 System it also offers vapor cleaning and rinsing cycles. Air re-circulation drying systems and advanced vacuum technology eliminate the need for exhaust smokestacks.

Barney Bosse Cleaning Technologies Group announced that Bernard (Barney) A. Bosse Jr. will become Chief Executive Officer effective January 1, 2013.  Barney will be responsible for the overall operation of the Company, including the Ransohoff, Blackstone-NEY Ultrasonics and CTG Asia divisions. Mr. Bosse is currently President of the Ransohoff Division, being named to that position in December 2010.  He joined Ransohoff in 1990 and has held various positions within the Company, most recently Vice President Engineering and National Sales & Marketing Manager.  He holds a BSME and an MBA from the University of Cincinnati. Bosse said, “I am honored and excited to lead Cleaning Technologies Group as we continue our global growth in products and markets.  I am very appreciative of the great people at our company and the passion they show every day for our customers.” Jim McEachen, the current Chief Executive Officer, has announced his retirement at the end of 2012.  He will remain with the Company as a Board Member, and to assist in the transition.  Mr. McEachen turned 65 this year and has been with the company for over 15 years.

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