People + Places

Hengelo, The Netherlands: On the leading edge of advanced manufacturing

Industrial Revolutions are rather momentous events. Most historians count three such periods. The mechanization of manual work using water and steam power triggered the first Industrial Revolution, while the harnessing of electricity and mass production (Henry Ford often cited as the pacesetter) drove the second Industrial Revolution in the early 20th century. The computer set […]

Know thyself.

Editor’s Note: Doug holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical and industrial engineering from Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY, USA. Born and raised in Upstate New York, Doug now resides in Houston, Texas. We spent some time talking with Doug Petrie, a 40-year veteran in turbomachinery sales and management, who was tapped nearly two […]

The spirit of Zero Harm culture

Each year, the Dresser-Rand business recognizes exceptional accomplishments and performance by an employee or team of employees. Award winners are selected based on the degree to which they overcome obstacles to achieve results, generate enthusiasm and teamwork, and go above and beyond their job responsibilities. Candidates for the 2017 Dresser-Rand Business Awards were nominated in […]

Colleagues support Baton Rouge flood victims

What characterizes a successful organization? Not only working together for mutual success but also standing together in the face of disaster. The Dresser-Rand Business Award 2017 for Community Service honored the outstanding support of employees who organized help for colleagues that lost their homes and much more during the devastating 2016 flooding that occurred in […]

Mount Vernon employees inspire youth to explore STEM fields

Today more than ever, it’s critical that our nation’s youth be armed with the know-how to solve tough problems, collect and assess data, and make sense of it all. These are the kinds of skills that students acquire by studying science, technology, engineering, and math – subjects collectively identified as STEM. Dresser-Rand business’ employees are […]

It’s all in how you set your sails

MURAT ASLANDAG When asked about his favorite quote, as an avid sailor Murat didn’t hesitate. “You cannot change the direction of the wind, but you can set your sails right.” And he was quick to explain. “There will always be obstacles, but if you reset your sails you can set your direction and you’ll get […]

Mega-test center

The mega-test center in Duisburg can test compressor trains weighing up to 700 tons and can accommodate up to six compressor trains at once. Capable of full-load, closed-loop compressor string tests to 100 MW, the 591-foot-long (180-meter-long), 131-foot-wide (40-meter-wide) and 115-foot-high (35-meter-high) test center strengthened the company’s position as a leader in the oil and […]

World’s largest geared compressor rotor manufactured in Duisburg

Siemens manufactured and tested the world’s largest geared compressor rotor at its Duisburg, Germany facility. With a diameter of 1.8 meters (5.9 feet), the first-stage impeller is the largest installed on an integral-geared compressor rotor. The impeller was balanced in Duisburg at a speed of 3,970 revolutions per minute. At its average operating speed, the […]

Three Named Engineering Fellows

The Dresser-Rand business, part of Siemens Power and Gas Division, recently inducted three distinguished employees into the Engineering Fellowship Program for 2015: Ralf H. Bode; James M. Sorokes; and George C. Talabisco. The Global Engineering Fellowship Program was established in 2012 to enhance Dresser-Rand’s focus as a technology company and to recognize, reward and retain […]

Nachwuchskreis Duisburg / Essen promotes career development

Career development programs are widely acknowledged as an important tool in today’s competitive business environment. Not only do these programs boost company growth and increase employee productivity, but they create an enthusiasm that powers retention. Studies show that employees who participate in career development programs tend to be more productive and customer-directed, and less likely […]