Herman named manager at Bunting

Bunting Magnetics Co. announced Monday the appointment of Brock Herrmann as Product Manager over Magnetic Separation.

Herrmann will manage the growth and profitability of the company’s line of magnetic separation products by supporting the company’s sales team, identifying new markets and customers and new product development. Bunting Magnetics’ separation equipment includes a line of in-line magnets, magnetic liquid traps, several styles of drawer filters and the NUHI™ Neo Ultra High Intensity cartridge magnet – the strongest cartridge in the industry. The company’s products are found in thousands of plastics and food, grain, powder and bulk processing facilities nationwide. 

“Brock will be a great addition to the Bunting family,” commented Rod Henricks, Director of Sales, Bunting Magnetics, who made the announcement. “His background in industrial sales and product development, will help strengthen our magnetic separation portfolio of products, while his sales management and business development experience will maximize our sales and profitability.”

Based in Newton Herrmann draws on over ten years of experience in sales, product development and new business in a variety of position in the energy sector. Most recently, he was Senior Sales Manager at CW Manufacturing, an industrial equipment manufacturer providing design, engineering, manufacturing and equipment repair services.


Energy companies seek merger

Great Plains Energy Incorporated and Westar Energy, Inc. recently announced that they have filed a Petition for Reconsideration with the Kansas Corporation Commission regarding its order denying approval of Great Plains Energy’s acquisition of Westar.

The petition requests additional time, until May 31, to allow further discussions between Great Plains Energy and Westar to determine if a mutually agreeable revised transaction might be negotiated that resolves the concerns identified by the Commission, while preserving meaningful benefits for customers and shareholders.

If the companies are able to reach and announce an agreement, they will immediately engage with the other parties to the proceeding in order to address their concerns and set a new procedural schedule that allows all parties and the Commission adequate time to review the matter.