General Pipe Cleaners Names New National Sales Manager

McKees Rocks, Pa. — General Pipe Cleaners, a division of General Wire Spring, has named Dave Dunbar as national sales manager, effective October 2, 2017. A 21-year veteran of General, Dunbar succeeds Andy Zelazny, who retired at the end of September after 40 years with the company.

California Tortilla Selects PAR’s Cloud-Based Brink POS Software

New Hartford, N.Y. — ParTech, Inc. (PAR), a leading global provider of point-of-sale (POS) and workforce efficiency solutions to the restaurant and retail industries, has been selected by California Tortilla to roll out PAR’s Cloud-Based Brink POS® Software and EverServ® 8000 terminals in all 51 locations. California Tortilla plans to open six more restaurants by the end of 2017.

Lighting Science Appoints New President

West Warwick, R.I. — Lighting Science®, an innovative LED lighting technology company, has appointed Khim Lee as president. With over 15 years of experience in LED lighting, management consulting and private equity operations, Lee is ideally equipped to drive the next phase of growth at Lighting Science.

Air Apparent

For Boston-area pizzeria, an air curtain proves to be the most effective and less costly indoor air comfort alternative to vestibules and fabric curtains.

FacilitySource Positioned for 50% Growth

Phoenix — FacilitySource, a national tech-enabled facilities management company, has experienced record-setting mid-year client acquisitions and expansions, positioning the company at 50% growth over the last 12 months. The company acquired 11 new clients, and expanded contracts with eight existing clients in the industries of grocery, vitamins, fashion, logistics and wireless retail since the beginning of 2017.

Kaivac Opens New Corporate Campus to Support Sales Growth

Hamilton, Ohio — Kaivac, developers of the No-Touch Cleaning® and OmniFlex™ cleaning systems, marks a milestone in its corporate history. In October, the company will move to a new, multi-building corporate campus. The company’s new address will be: 2680 Van Hook Ave., Hamilton, OH 45015.

SMS Assist Honored by Illinois Technology Association

Chicago — SMS Assist has won the Illinois Technology Association’s 2017 CityLIGHTS Lighthouse Award. The CityLIGHTS Awards is a premier annual event in the region that elevates and honors achievements from the local tech community. The Lighthouse Award and others were presented at the ITA CityLIGHTS Awards ceremony on September 14, 2017 in Chicago.

U.S. Concrete Hires New Chief Financial Officer

Euless, Texas — U.S. Concrete, Inc. has hired financial executive John E. Kunz to join the executive team as senior vice president and chief financial officer. Kunz brings over 30 years of financial expertise to U.S. Concrete, including accounting, tax, finance and capital markets experience.

SpaceList and Common Areas Form International Alliance

Vancouver, B.C., and Tustin, Calif. — SpaceList and Common Areas, two outcome-driven commercial real estate software companies, have formed a strategic international alliance to help building owners, brokers, property/facility managers, tenants and service providers bridge the gap between leasing a space and maintaining it.

Johnson Controls To Accelerate Leadership Succession

Cork, Ireland — Effective September 1, 2017, George Oliver, currently president and chief operating officer of Johnson Controls International plc, will become chairman and CEO. This action accelerates the move of Oliver to his new position 6 months earlier than previously announced. Alex Molinaroli, currently chairman and CEO, will leave the company and the board effective September 1, 2017.

Rose Paving Opens Canadian Headquarters

Bridgeview, Ill. — Rose Paving, the largest American parking lot management service provider in North America, recently opened its official Canadian headquarters in Sarnia, Ontario. The goal of the expansion is to continue to seamlessly provide commercial property owners across the continent with advanced paving solutions.

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