WorldWide Drilling Resource

13 SEPTEMBER 2022 WorldWide Drilling Resource® WHO’S IN THE NEWS Send your Who’s in the News to: Franklin Electric Co., Inc. welcomed two new team members to its growing industrial and engineered systems business unit. Mike Smith joins as senior business unit manager for fleet. Matt Murray joins the company as senior business unit manager for industrial distribution. Matt Murray. GEFCO Breaks Ground on New Facility GEFCO, in conjunction with BAUER Equipment America, recently broke ground to mark the start of construction for the new Bauer GEFCO facility in Conroe, Texas. The facility will be used for the assembly and manufacturing of GEFCO rigs. It will also include state-of-the-art classrooms for operator trainings, staff offices, and much more! CEO Jochen Grundmann and GEFCO Director of Sales Chip Nelson led the groundbreaking, along with other BAUER executives Michael Stomberg, Christian Gress, Stephan Oosthuizen, and Andre Siegel. They were also joined by Conroe Mayor Jody Czajkoski and Jennifer Matthews of the Conroe Economic Development Council. For more information, click on this box in our online issue. Mike Smith. Jerry A. DiMaggio received Deep Foundation Institute’s highest award bestowed to an individual, the Distinguished Service Award. This award recognizes individuals who have made exceptionally valuable contributions to the advancement of the deep foundations industry. DiMaggio has more than 45 years of experience in civil engineering and heavy construction. He is internationally recognized for his contributions to design, construction, forensic assessment, and more. Jerry A. DiMaggio.