software updates; machine location
and tracking; geofencing; automated
report generation; machine efficiency
monitoring and analysis; and frequency and duration use logging.
Danfoss said its telematics solutions
integrate with the company’s Plus+ 1
development and service tools, allowing for real-time remote access to
applications. All Plus+ 1 service tool
features are available for connected
machines, allowing for adjustments to
application parameters or updates to
Plus+ 1 software.
Danfoss telematics solutions also
offer compliance with global system
for mobile (GSM) wireless communication and GPS technology, meaning
the units will function anywhere in the
world, the company said.
This flexibility comes with the speed
and performance of the 3G universal
mobile telecommunications system
(UMTS). High-speed downlink packet access (HSDPA) and high-speed
uplink packet access (HSUPA) provide better and faster data upload and
download, with even faster speeds
coming soon, Tacke said.
“Danfoss telematics solutions were
engineered with the future in mind,”
Tacke said. “Our platform has the power
and capacity to expand as telematics capabilities and needs continue to
evolve. Our initial offering, the WS unit,
is the first release in the platform.” dp
Reciprocating Compressors (formerly
Cameron Compression) and also held marketing positions with Moeller Electric and
Shell Lubricants. He is based at the company’s Houston office.
Angela Jarrell has joined the company
as managing editor of COMPRESSORtech2
magazine. Jarrell previously worked at
Corrosion magazine where she was editor-in-chief for the last 16 years. She is also
based at the Houston office.
Dana CEO To Retire In 2016
Dana Holding Corp. announced that
President and Chief Executive Officer
Roger J. Wood has informed the company’s board of directors that he plans to
retire in April 2016, after five years of leadership at Dana.
The board has initiated a process that
will evaluate both internal and external
candidates, and Spencer Stuart, Inc., the
global executive search/consulting firm,
has been engaged to assist in this process.
Wood will be an integral part of the succession process, the company said.
Wood began his career with Borg Warner
in 1985 in manufacturing engineering at
Morse TEC. After a series of appointments
through 1995, he was named vice president
of operations for both the Morse TEC Engine
Components operations and Transmission
Components operations. In 1999, he
assumed the position of vice president of
Business Development for BorgWarner’s
Torq Transfer Systems, and in 2001 he was
appointed president of Morse TEC.
Wood was named president of
BorgWarner Turbo & Emissions Systems
in 2005. He was named executive vice
president in 2009, and group president and
general manager for the Engine Group in
2010. He joined Dana in 2011.
Patterson New GM At WPT
WPT Power has announced Greg
Patterson will join WPT as general manager. Patterson brings 20 years of international manufacturing experience to
WPT, Wichita Falls, Texas. Most recently,
Patterson was director of operations at
Tranter’s Wichita Falls plant.
WPT Power Corp. is a manufacturer
The WS403 unit is the first release in the
of clutches, brakes, power take-offs,
Danfoss telematics solutions platform.
Kesseler New COO At Tenneco
Tenneco Inc. has appointed Brian
Kesseler as chief operating officer, effective Jan. 12. He succeeds Hari N. Nair
who has announced his retirement from
the company effective March 31, following
a transition period.
Kesseler, 48, most recently served
as president of Johnson Controls Power
Solutions. Kesseler joined Johnson
Controls in 1994 and has served in leadership roles of increasing responsibility
in the company’s Automotive Experience
and Building Efficiency businesses before
becoming Power Solutions president in
2013. Prior to Johnson Controls, he
worked at Ford Motor Co.
Nair, 55, has served as Tenneco’s chief
operating officer since 2010. Concurrent
with his retirement from Tenneco, Nair
stepped down from his position on the
Tenneco board of directors, a position he
had held since 2009.
Diesel & Gas Turbine
Publications Adds Editors
Diesel & Gas Turbine Publications has
hired three new editors for its publications.
Art Aiello has been named managing
editor of Diesel Progress North American
Edition and Diesel Progress International
Edition. Aiello has been involved in marketing and communications through his
23-year career, most
recently as public
at Generac Power
Aiello began his
career at Generac
and later worked in
marketing and brand communication for
several companies, including Rockwell
Automation and Covance Laboratories,
before returning to Generac in 2010.
Aiello was also a contributing editor to
Videomaker magazine from 1998 to 2000.
He is based at the company’s Waukesha,
Mark Thayer has joined Diesel &
Gas Turbine Publications as deputy editor of Diesel & Gas Turbine Worldwide
magazine. Thayer most recently was a
marketing specialist at GE Energy –