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KMC Controls Celebrates Employee’s 52 Year Career

KMC Controls Celebrates Employee’s 52 Year Career
Chris Kreuter

Chris Kreuter sitting at his desk.

NEW PARIS, Ind. – September 6, 2022 – (Newswire.com)

KMC Controls®, an industry leader in building automation, is at once delighted and saddened to announce the retirement of Chris Kreuter, an innovator whose career spanned more than 50 years with the company. 

Chris’ career started 52 years ago when his father, Ken Kreuter, founded Kreuter Manufacturing – today called KMC Controls.

In the late-1960s Ken realized an opportunity to form his own company. “My dad wanted to design a line of controls of our own,” explained Chris, “and that’s what we started doing. We built molds and dies to make our own parts and our own controls.”

At the company’s inception, Chris worked in partnership with his father, two of his brothers, and future brother-in-law. “I was making parts on a lathe and also on a punch press when I was a teenager,” recalled Chris, three of whose brothers continue to work at KMC. Together, along with other family members lending a hand when and where needed, they fashioned parts and equipment to Ken’s designs in a three-car garage. “We used to work 12, 14 hours a day if we had to.”

In the mid-1970s, the young company relocated from Winnipeg, Canada to Thief River Falls, Minnesota. By the 1980s, manufacturing split off and moved to a site in New Paris, Indiana. By the close of the decade, the company had consolidated its engineering and manufacturing operations to its expanded facility in New Paris.

As the business grew, so did the scope of Chris’s roles at the company. “I started doing some of the tool design in the ’80s,” he said, “and I was doing some of the product design in the ’90s.” 

A small sampling of HVAC hardware he helped develop include wall-mounted sensors, the proprietary line of KMDigital controllers, the Conquest series of BACnet controllers, and the Company’s new Indoor Air Quality line of controllers and measuring devices, not to mention a system for coupling an actuator to a valve or damper, for which he holds a patent.

In his more than five decades in the business, Chris has witnessed firsthand sweeping changes in technology and how it is applied to facility controls. “We went from pneumatics [controls that use compressed air as the signaling medium] to computer electronics on all aspects of a building,” he said. “That was the biggest change I’ve seen.” 

In that same time span, KMC Controls has managed to grow while remaining true to its origins as a family-owned business committed to innovation and to the success of its customers.

Today, the original machine shop has given way to a state-of-the-art tool and die facility under the same roof as the engineering department and factory floor. Having all those capabilities in house remains one reason the company can take a concept from drawing to working prototype in a fraction of the time it takes other manufacturers in the controls industry.

Looking ahead, Chris said he looks forward to having more time for his hobbies. “I’ll probably do a lot more hunting and fishing,” he said. A pilot who has logged more than 4,000 hours in the air, he is also an avid vintage motorcycle collector.

Looking back, said Chris said he enjoys the friendships he’s made at KMC. “Good folks here,” he said. And he plans to check in on them at KMC from time to time. After all, it’s another opportunity take one of his 1930s- and 1940s-era Harley Davidson cruisers out for a ride.

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Kerr Dental’s Nexus™ RMGI Offers Smart Response Ion Technology to Help Prevent Secondary Caries

Featuring the Smart Response Ion Technology, Nexus™ RMGI has been proven to offer a sustained ion release that helps prevent secondary caries.

BREA, Calif. – September 6, 2022 – (Newswire.com)

Kerr Dental announces the relaunch of Nexus RMGI, a resin-modified glass ionomer luting cement featuring Smart Response Ion Technology. The first RMGI available with advanced NexusTM Technology, Nexus RMGI is formulated for easy cleanup, outstanding bond strength, great color stability, and provides sustained ion release to help prevent secondary caries.

Since its original launch in 2013, NexusTM RMGI has been known for its proprietary One-Peel™ Cleanup that simplifies cleanup during the luting process – making it the cement of choice for many dental professionals. Kerr Dental customers will be pleased to learn that in addition to being easier to use, recent studies have shown that the NexusTM RMGI also offers sustained ion release that can help prevent secondary caries. 

Featuring Kerr’s Smart Response Ion Technology, the NexusTM RMGI is formulated for a sustained release of fluoride, as well as calcium and zinc in acidic environments, thus providing antibacterial properties to help prevent secondary caries.

Lea Pagaduan, Senior Marketing Manager at Kerr Dental, says, “Doctors want to have confidence that an RMGI will continue to perform well after restoration placement. The Smart Response Ion Technology gives doctors that confidence, making Nexus RMGI the cement of choice to help protect against secondary caries.” 

Pagaduan continued, “NexusTM RMGI also features easy clean-up and a dual-adhesive system that provides 50-80% greater bond strength relative to other leading brands for metal and zirconia crowns.” 

Features like Smart Response Ion Technology, One-Peel Cleanup, and the highest bond strength combined in Nexus RMGI provide doctors with a luting cement that helps them work faster and with greater confidence in the outcomes.

To learn more about Nexus RMGI’s One-Peel Cleanup, outstanding bond strength, and Smart Response Ion Technology, visit kerrdental.com.

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Brea, CA 92821

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Brands Could Save Millions in Paid Search With Adthena’s New Brand Activator Automation Tool

Brand Activator finally solves the problem of “Lone Ranger” keywords

AUSTIN, Texas – September 6, 2022 – (Newswire.com)

Adthena, the leader in AI-powered search intelligence, today announced the launch of its innovative Brand Activator automation tool. The new platform feature resolves a longstanding source of inefficient spending in paid search advertising by automatically pausing bidding on search terms when a brand is winning organically and when no other competitors are bidding. 

Brand Activator will reduce total paid search costs for its users by an estimated 20% simply by eliminating this wasted spend, with enterprise brands saving up to $2 million annually. Using Adthena’s patented Whole Market View technology, these savings can then be reinvested back into paid search on higher-performing search terms to further increase overall Return On Ad Spend (ROAS).

A Lone Ranger term is a keyword for which a brand currently has no rival bidders in the paid search auction and the brand appears in the #1 organic position on the search engine results page. Because the brand is winning the keyword organically and has no competitors in PPC, there’s no reason to pay for those clicks. Brand Activator automatically switches off and reactivates a brand’s bidding as rivals exit and re-enter the auction on a customer’s brand terms.

“Adthena’s new Brand Activator could save many large brands millions of dollars a year,” said Ian O’Rourke, CEO & Founder of Adthena. “Nearly 70% of brands will see savings immediately, and the remainder will see costs go down within 40 days. Those savings in budget can be much better invested in higher-performing terms, which Adthena’s market-leading Whole Market View technology can identify. By reallocating paid search budget in this more-efficient way, our customers will achieve their overall goals, such as boosting market share, much faster.”

Brand Activator automatically detects Lone Rangers for a customer and pauses bidding on those terms. Just as important, if a competitor re-enters the auction for that term, Brand Activator automatically resumes bidding so the brand doesn’t lose clicks or market share. The entire cycle is logged in detail in Adthena reports so search marketers can track all activities and savings, as well as reinvest in areas of growth directly in the platform. Adthena’s digital agency customers can achieve client saving commitments or, alternatively, reinvest the savings into new channels, new investment plans or upper funnel tactics to benefit their clients’ overall strategies.

We are thrilled to help our customers reach PPC goals with the confidence that valuable marketing spend is being “always on” optimised to deliver the most efficient and effective impact,” said Ben Peck, VP Customer at Adthena

Adthena’s platform users are already seeing enormous savings from the new feature. Travel company Avanti West Coast needed to maximize spending efficiency without sacrificing market share during the pandemic. Adthena identified multiple high-volume Lone Rangers, and the brand was able to stop spending on those terms without relinquishing clicks to its competitors. The brand saved an average of 32% each month, and by reinvesting the savings in other areas of growth in PPC, the company increased revenue by 13% on generic terms.

“Adthena helped us identify real spend efficiencies,” said Alison Yarrow, Digital and Media Manager, Avanti West Coast. Through their Lone Rangers, we’re able to stop spending on brand terms and reinvest that budget to areas that are more conducive to acquiring new customers.” 

For more information, please visit: www.adthena.com.

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Felsen Joins AAPPR’s Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Advisory Committee

Health eCareers partners with industry professionals for DE&I

DENVER – September 6, 2022 – (Newswire.com)

Health eCareers announced today that account executive Li Felsen has joined the Association for Advancing Physician and Provider Recruitment‘s Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Advisory Committee.

The committee was created in 2021 to ensure inclusiveness for physician and provider recruitment professionals. Comprised of both association members and strategic partners, the committee reviews policies, structures, relationships, and opportunities to advance DEI.

“It is an honor to be a part of AAPPR’s DEI Advisory committee,” said Felsen. “Having the opportunity to serve our industry and those who serve others is both a passion and a mission for me.”

Felsen has managed major and strategic accounts in the Northeast, Southeast, Texas, and the West Coast since 2013. Her clients comprise some of the top health systems and staffing firms across the country including Dignity Health, Kaiser Permanente, Providence Health, PeaceHealth, and CHG. In addition to her passion for elevating attention for DEI initiatives, Felsen also is the co-founder and co-president of Ziff Davis’ LatinX employee resource group and is a member of its DEI Council. She is also a two-time winner of the company’s Leadership Achievement Award.

“Li’s passion for her clients, our industry, and her coworkers is shown in everything she does,” said Greg Chang, managing director at Health eCareers. “Like Li, Health eCareers is committed to serving the healthcare recruitment industry and healthcare professionals and believe diversity, equity, and inclusion must continually be raised to the forefront,” added Chang.

“The addition of Li Felsen to the DEI Advisory Committee adds a valuable new perspective to our work to educate and equip our AAPPR members,” said Carey Goryl, CEO of AAPPR. “In her position, Li will help form our own approach to DEI, guide membership discussions surrounding DEI and develop valuable educational resources like our Diversity Recruitment Micro Certification to help physician and provider recruiters enhance their recruitment strategies in support of systematic change.”

As part of Health eCareers’ continued focus around DEI initiatives it will be co-hosting a free webinar with CHG and physician recruitment industry leaders from Emory Healthcare, ChenMed, and the Veterans Health Administration on Sept. 13 at 2 p.m. EST. The webinar will include speakers from AAPPR’s DEI Advisory Committee and attendees are eligible to earn up to one continuing education credit from the association.

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Health eCareers is the leading healthcare recruitment network serving professionals, employers, and partners. To learn more, visit healthecareers.com, or find them on Facebook and Twitter. Health eCareers is part of the Everyday Health Group.

About The Association for Advancing Physician and Provider Recruitment

The Association for Advancing Physician and Provider Recruitment (AAPPR) is a nationally recognized leader in health care provider recruitment, onboarding, and retention. For more than 30 years, AAPPR has empowered physician and advanced practice provider recruitment leaders to transform care delivery in their communities by providing best-in-class practices, up-to-date industry knowledge, and evolving innovative approaches for hiring, onboarding, and retaining exceptional clinical talent. To learn more, please visit https://aappr.org.

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ValidSoft’s Trusted eXperience™ Now Available on Genesys AppFoundry

ValidSoft, the world leader in voice biometric guaranteed identity assurance, enters the Genesys marketplace of solutions to securely authenticate and guarantee a person’s identity using his or her voice. It is fast, accurate, secure and friction free.

HARTFORD, Conn. – September 6, 2022 – (Newswire.com)

ValidSoft, today announced its Trusted eXperience is now available on the Genesys AppFoundry™, the industry’s largest dedicated marketplace focused on customer experience solutions. The AppFoundry allows Genesys customers from all market segments to discover and rapidly deploy a broad range of solutions to provide an effortless consumer experience, engage employees and optimize their workforce. 

ValidSoft’s Trusted eXperience makes it easy for Genesys customers to use voice authentication to guarantee agent and customer identity, giving consumers the confidence that the interaction is secure and trusted while reducing identity fraud and agent handle time. 

The agent and caller’s identities are invisibly authenticated during the natural conversation, hence ending customer frustration. Benefits to Genesys customers include: 

  • Improved Customer Experience 

Not requiring customers to remember PINs and passwords allows the agent to quickly address customer issues.

  • Reduced Average Call Handling Time

Callers getting authenticated as part of the initial welcome message reduces agent handling time compared to using legacy knowledge-based authentication (KBA).

  • Language Agnostic

Any voice, any language, any dialect is authenticated and verified. 

  • Anti-Spoofing

Voice detection (Deepfake) and anti-spoofing (Replay attack) modules 

Pat Carroll, CEO, Founder, commented, “In a fast-moving, competitive business world, where every minute matters, customers must be able to interact with business agents in a trusted, secure, and frictionless way. It is no surprise that over 70% of fraud starts in the contact center since most contact center agents still use knowledge-based authentication (KBA) to verify the identity of a caller. KBA is fundamentally compromised and no longer fit for purpose. ValidSoft developed Trusted eXperience to specifically address the issue of identity theft in the Contact Center. It’s a win-win-win. Trusted eXperience is a critical tool in helping organizations authenticate their customers quickly and stops identity theft of credentials, deliver a great customer experience and also reduce operational costs. By using ValidSoft voice authentication, Trusted eXperience is helping to create superior customer experiences and fast time-to-resolution for customer service providers.”

As a Premium App on the Genesys AppFoundry, Genesys customers have the benefit of having their ValidSoft’s Trusted eXperience subscription included on their Genesys invoice, thereby simplifying vendor management. 

To learn more about the specific features and benefits of ValidSoft’s Genesys Cloud integration, visit here

ValidSoft is a leading voice biometrics software company with a long history of innovation in voice authentication and biometrics. Our technology is built using active, passive, and continuous voice-based authentication, guaranteeing that the speaker is who they are, always. Our solutions help to eliminate call fraud and identity theft. ValidSoft’s EuroPriSe™ privacy seals ensure 100% compliance with EU GDPR and other leading Data Protection and Data Privacy laws like HIPAA, Digital Identity Guidelines, Vectors of Trust, Federal Identity Program Guidelines, etc. 

ValidSoft is consistently recognized by third-party analyst firms as a market leader. See how ValidSoft is powering the Future of Identity at www.validsoft.com.
 

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