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Posted on Friday, August 1, 2014

Fischer Technology has been accredited ISO/IEC 17025:2005 by the American Association of Accreditation Laboratories. ISO 17025 is the benchmark standard for calibration labs and ensures the competency of the laboratory staff and the accuracy of the calibrations being performed.

Rajeev Rao joined Axalta Coating Systems as vice president of strategy and business development. Rao will report to Charlie Shaver, Axalta Chairman and CEO, and support the implementation of the company’s strategic plan to chart dynamic, organic growth opportunities and potential merger and acquisition initiatives across its global business portfolio.

In other Axalta news, the company is stepping up its efforts to expand its product offerings in China. Manufacturing capacity for new modified polypropylene powder products will be added to the Huangshan operations center of Axalta’s powder coatings joint venture—Huajia Chemical Co. Ltd.

MicroCare Corp., New Britain, Conn., manufacturer of cleaning, coating and lubrication products, has hired Agustin Mireles as regional sales manager to serve markets in Mexico. Based in El Paso, Texas, Mireles will oversee the company’s support of maquiladoras (plants that import and assemble duty-free components for export), which are said to have been growing in the past few years with more manufacturers moving production from Asia to Mexico.

Launched this year, the mobile version of Henkel’s Loctite® Maintenance Expert Guide has become a popular source of tips, tricks and advice for MRO professionals. Now, the mobile website, with its wide-ranging product and application information has become even more attractive with an expanded service and a comprehensive array of practical application videos. Visit