• RAE Corp. (Pryor, Okla.) welcomed Vickie Stephens as chief talent officer.
• K2 Systems (Oceanside, Calif.) opened its U.S. division, Everest Solar Systems LLC.
• ECR (Utica, N.Y.) appointed Tim Marklein (left) as regional sales manager for the organization’s wholesale distribution business in the North Central region.
• Knipex Tools LP (Arlington Heights, Ill.) added Helen E. Mills as controller of North American sales.
• Rinnai America Corp. (Peachtree City, Ga.) and Giant Factories Inc. (Montreal) formed a partnership to market and develop new products.
• Jaga Climate Systems (Toronto) appointed Kathy Huang as inside sales representative.
• Dri-Steem (Minneapolis) named Jon Summers (bottom right) its president.
Publication date: 10/8/2012