Nicor Inc., Albuquerque, N.M., has appointed VP Sales Co., Westlake, Ohio, to cover Ohio. Thomas Petty, president of VP Sales, will be responsible for sales and brand positioning of Nicor products in the state.

Yokogawa Corp. of America, Newnan, Ga. Announced two rep appointments: BBP Sales, Baton Rouge, La., will provides technical sales and service in Louisiana and southern Arkansas and TechStar, with headquarters in Deer Park, Texas, will represent the company in Texas and southern New Mexico.