GAWDA Connection

July 1, 2019 Member News

Anova and ISA Join Forces

Anova has acquired Intelligent Sensing Anywhere (ISA), a remote telemetry company with nearly 30 years of expertise in LPG, oils, lubricants, natural gas and water. ISA is headquartered in Coimbra, Portugal, with additional offices in Brazil, the U.S. and Canada, and solutions deployed in more than 40 countries. “We cannot think of a better home for ISA,” said Diamantino Costa, chairman and CEO of ISA. “Anova is dedicated to providing the best monitoring solutions, and we have been impressed with their professionalism, commitment and customer focus to-date and look forward to providing even better delivery and service to our customers.”

ISA extends Anova’s range of monitoring solutions, as well as its ability to provide industry-leading service to Europe, North America, Latin America, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific markets where ISA has a significant presence. In addition, ISA’s premier engineering and software development teams will contribute to innovation in areas like reliability, product life, user experience and next-generation technologies. “ISA is a perfect complement to Anova, building on our vision to grow our presence in multiple geographies,” said Chet Reshamwala, CEO of Anova. “It is evident that ISA is built on great people with similar values, cultures and desires to exceed customer expectations by providing unparalleled service.”

Along with ISA’s customer base, Anova now manages nearly 375,000 devices around the world.

Oxygen Service Company Honored with ESOP Awards

Oxygen Service Company Named ESOP Company of the Year

Oxygen Service Company Wins AACE Award

In April, Oxygen Service Company was selected as Company of the Year by the MN/Dakotas ESOP Chapter. This honor is awarded to companies that demonstrate a strong and ongoing commitment to employee ownership by enthusiastic involvement in the ESOP Association, communication with employees and the communities they serve about the features and benefits of employee ownership, and creation and support of activities that advance ownership culture.

“It is truly an honor to be recognized as Company of the Year with so many other great ESOPs located in the Midwest,” said president and CEO, Ryan Diekow.

In May, Oxygen Service Company was also presented with a distinguished AACE Award in the category of “Series of Special Events – Companies with 250 and fewer employees” from the ESOP Association during its kickoff of the 42nd Annual National Conference in Washington, D.C.

The Annual Awards for Communications Excellence celebrates outstanding companies in the ESOP community. Every year, AACE Awards are presented to companies who excel at communicating with their own employee owners and their surrounding communities about the benefits and advantages of ESOPs. “The AACE award is a great recognition for all of the hard work that our ESOP Committee has done to promote employee ownership and to effectively communicate that message to our employee owners,” Diekow said.

The five-person panel of judges at this year’s AACE competition noted that Oxygen Service put on a well-rounded, diverse series of events that hit on all cylinders, offering strong social, community, educational and advocacy components. Charity-focused activities included placing flags at a cemetery, gathering school supplies for children in need, collecting Toys for Tots, a community parade, and a clothing drive.

ABICOR BINZEL Hires New Regional Sales Manager

Jeremie Gaudreau

ABICOR BINZEL has added Jeremie Gaudreau to their sales force to oversee the Quebec and Eastern Canada region.

Gaudreau comes to ABICOR BINZEL from working outside sales for a leading welding equipment distributor for well over a decade, bringing a strong basis of experience and knowledge to the new position.

“We are excited to have Jeremie working with our partners in Quebec and Eastern Canada,” said BINZEL USA director of sales Larry Cassesa. He brings a high level of enthusiasm, great past experience, and will continue building upon our reputation as helping our customers solve their problems.”

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