Jensen Tools Inc. (Phoenix, AZ) has launched the Vantage Tool Kit line for customers in the electronics and communications industries. The seven toolkits developed to date are for service and repair of electronic and electrical equipment, telecommunications installation, personal computer service and repair, standard field service, and general equipment work.
Hubbell Inc. (Orange, CT) has acquired Anderson Products from the Square D Co. (Palatine, IL). Anderson manufactures electrical connectors and associated hardware for the electric utility industry.
Michael Gaertner has been named president and CEO of Bosch Telecom Inc. (Gaithersburg, MD), a member of the international Robert Bosch Group, which manufactures products for broadband network applications in fiber optics, video distribution, protection switching, transmission and access. Gaertner has 17 years` experience at Teldix GmbH, a Bosch subsidiary in Heidelberg, Germany.
Williams Telecommunications Systems Inc. (Houston, TX) has purchased Comlink Inc. (Marlborough, MA), a privately-held voice and data systems integrator with annual revenues of $22 million. Through its more than 100 locations, Wiltel offers businesses nationwide a range of communications products and services, including sales of new systems, system upgrades, installation, maintenance, network design, systems integration, monitoring services and facilities management. Wiltel was attracted to Comlink, according to Henry C. Hirsch, the company`s president, because of its rapid growth in the New England area. Comlink sees the acquisition as an opportunity to join a national organization, according to Comlink`s President Peter D. Helwing.
Spectran Specialty Optics Co. (Avon, CT), a subsidiary of Spectran Corp. (Sturbridge, MA), has opened an Applications Engineering Resource Center. Its purpose, according to Rob Sullivan, engineering manager, is to "better serve customers who come to us for complete engineering solutions." Access to the resource center is available through Spectran`s sales representative and sales engineers.