Tech Tidbits From Around New Hampshire

Will-Mor Manufacturing acquired by New York firm … and more

Elizabeth A. Stedina, Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s data analytics vice president, has been recognized as one of 22 women health care leaders joining the Carol Emmott Fellowship Class of 2022. The fellowship is designed to bring attention to the underrepresentation of women in the highest levels of health care leadership. It is a 14-month program for women leaders who are committed to driving meaningful change and advocating for equity in all aspects of work and life.

Merchants Fleet, the Hooksett-based national fleet management company, has launched its Electrify Fleet Hub, an online tool providing centralized information designed to help fleet managers adopt electric vehicles as part of their sustainability goals. The new tool includes an EV Finder, which that allows users to research current and future EV models based on their specific needs. The tool also provides EV adoption planning, charging and infrastructure roadmaps and financing, and other useful resources including white papers, guides, infographics and webinars, Merchants said. “Fleet vehicles account for over 70 percent of our country’s freight movements, so to achieve our nation’s sustainability goals, the fleet industry has to adopt sustainable modes of transportation – and the quickest way to get started on that pathway is through electrification,” said Hari Nayar, the company’s director of electrification and sustainability.”

Seabrook based Will-Mor Manufacturing Inc., which specializes in precision CNC machining and fabrication of complex parts for the aerospace, defense and energy industries, has been acquired by Global Precision Products LLC, a company based in the Rochester, N.Y., area. GPP said in an announcement that Will-Mor’s management team, including Joe Sousa and Rob Rouilliard, will remain with the firm.

Faculty and staff from across the Dartmouth College campus — including Thayer School of Engineering, the Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy and Society, Tuck School of Business and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences — are partnering with Coursera in developing six not-for-credit courses on a range of subjects, from energy equity to web development. The first program, a stand-alone course called “Energy Justice: Fostering More Equitable Energy Futures,” launched on Nov. 20. The course includes perspectives from a range of fields, including anthropology, history and environmental and political sciences and is targeted toward empowering learners to take action. Participation in the course is free; an option to take graded assessments to receive a completion certificate from Coursera is available for a fee. “Digital Transformation,” a course developed with Thayer School of Engineering that is designed to provide skills to manage organizational change in an evolving digital world, will begin on Jan. 17. students enroll as a cohort in the six-month, four-course program and receive a certificate of successful completion. There is a fee for enrollment. Deadline to register is Jan. 10.

U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-NH, is co-sponsoring legislation aimed at cracking down on robocallers who attempt to scam people into sharing their personal or financial information. The legislation would double the penalties for illegal caller-ID “spoofing,” a tactic scammers often use to disguise their true identity and masquerade as government officials or well-known businesses, the senator said. Under the Anti-Spoofing Penalties Modernization Act, per-violation penalties would be increased from $10,000 to $20,000 and the maximum fine would go up from $1 million to $2 million.

Integrity Industrial Inkjet Integration, West Lebanon, has released the DB400 Integrated Inkjet Dropwatcher Kit, which it says enables fast and accurate assessment, optimization and process development of inks and jetting fluids in piezo inkjet printheads. The optional dropwatcher is a bolt-on accessory that attaches and interfaces with Integrity’s DB400 Inkjet Development Platform and further allows Integrity to create custom configurations that are specific to each individual application, the company said.

The Timken Company has been named on America’s Most Responsible Companies 2022 by Newsweek magazine and Statista. The list was based on key performance indicators derived from publicly available sustainability and corporate social responsibility reports as well as an independent survey, with a focus on environmental sustainability, social impact and corporate governance. Timken, based in North Canton, Ohio, has facilities in Keene and West Lebanon in New Hampshire.

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