LANGHORNE, Pa. — Eastern Catalytic has appointed Charles Pantano to head up its emissions certification efforts. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement The announcement was made by George Schafer, president of Eastern Manufacturing, who noted, “As a leading manufacturer of world class catalytic converters, it is extremely important for us to be able to quickly and effectively meet the ongoing requirements of global emissions. Charles Pantano comes to us with a great deal of engineering and design experience and expertise, as well as a strong, hands-on knowledge of the automotive business. We will be looking to him to provide us with the leadership to address our certification needs and further expand Eastern’s catalog of certified catalytic converters.” In this new role, Pantano will be responsible for assuring that Eastern Catalytic products are designed to meet the testing requirements and performance compliance criteria established for catalytic converters by various regulatory agencies, including CARB and EPA. His duties will include: defining production exhaust configurations; technical liaison to component suppliers; qualifying technologies and ensuring performance, durability, and quality compliance; supporting catalyst development and certification programs, production selection of catalyst, product verifications and validation and assistance of commercial launch for new converters. Before joining Eastern Catalytic, Pantano enjoyed a successful career as an electro-mechanical engineer. Most recently, he worked as a product design engineer for Advent Design (Bristol, Pa.) from 2006-2009 where he designed and manufactured high speed automated assembly equipment for various industries. From 2004-2006, Pantano was a senior mechanical engineer at Ocean Power Technology (Ewing, N.J.) and was responsible for the designing and fabricating of large-scale ocean buoys that generate renewable energy through wave power. Prior to that, he spent five years as an electrical/mechanical engineer with Alpha Automation (Trenton, N.J.). Advertisement In addition to his career activities, Pantano is also an automotive performance buff and active NHRA drag racer. Since 1982, Pantano has designed and built various engines for local racers. He has an NHRA competition license and competes locally in NHRA events. He also holds an Amateur Radio Operator Advance Ticket.
TORONTO, Canada, CMC – Recovering West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell snatched a four-wicket haul and narrowly missed out on a half-century, before facing and then bowling a nerve-jangling super-over, as the Winnipeg Hawks edged his Vancouver Knights in a dramatic Global T20 Canada final here Sunday. Opting out of the recent T20 series against India after a flare up of his chronic left knee injury, the 31-year-old Jamaican showed little sign of discomfort in a Herculean performance which nearly got Knights over the line.Sending down his medium pace, he claimed four for 29 from his complement of four overs as Hawks, sent in at the CAA Centre, reached 192 for eight off their 20 overs.United Arab Emirates opener Shaiman Anwar slammed 90 from 45 balls with eight fours and seven sixes, posting a frenetic 73 off 36 balls for the first wicket with Australian Chris Lynn (37) before adding a further 81 for the third wicket with South African JP Duminy (33). Russell removed Lynn in his first over – the sixth of the innings – and returned to prise out Sunny Sohal for one in the eight over for one.He returned to take his last two wickets in the penultimate over when he knocked over Kaleem Sana (5) and Umair Ghani (0) in successive deliveries.Former West Indies batsman Dwayne Smith lasted just two balls for his one before missing one from speedster Ali Khan (2-30) and having his stumps rattled. In reply, Knights got a top score of 53 from captain Shoaib Malik while Russell blasted a sensational unbeaten 46 off just 20 balls to propel the Knights.Saad Bin Zafar (27), South Africa batsman Rassie van der Dussen (23) and Daniel Sams (21) all chipped in with valuable contributions.However, Knights still found themselves slumping at 53 for four in the eighth over after West Indies all-rounder and captain Rayad Emrit (2-37) removed both openers cheaply with his new-ball spell. Shoaib then came to his side’s rescue in an 86-run, fifth wicket stand with Bin Zafar before Russell arrived to dominate a 53-run, sixth wicket partnership with Bin Zafar.Arriving at the crease at the end of the 17th over, Russell was sensational in belting three fours and five sixes to haul Knights back into contention.He smashed Emrit for two back-to-back sixes in the next over before single-handedly taking 21 runs from the penultimate over from Dutch pacer Paul van Meekeren. With 17 runs required from the last over, Russell clobbered two sixes off the first three legitimate deliveries from left-arm pacer Kaleem Sana, but could only manage two runs off the next three balls to tie the game.In the super-over, Russell hit a six off the first ball from Sana as Knights tallied nine runs but then failed to defend the total with the ball in hand.