IDEX Fire & Safety Launches SAM™ Smart Nozzle Offering Wireless Communication to Attack Crew

Company News
August 31, 2021

IDEX Fire & Safety is building upon its revolutionary SAM™ automated flow control system with the launch of the SAM Smart Nozzle with N2P Technology.  The SAM™ Smart Nozzle pairs with SAM giving the attack crew control of the water flow and providing key decision-making information where it is needed most.

“IDEX Fire & Safety is continuing to listen to the challenges firefighters face and leads the industry forward with the launch of the SAM Smart Nozzle,” said Bill Simmons, president of IDEX Fire & Safety. “Our N2P Technology extends SAM water flow automation to the point of attack, further increasing speed of response and safety on the fire scene. This is a groundbreaking advancement in firefighting technology.”

The innovative SAM Smart Nozzle helps with common fireground challenges. SAM Nozzle allows the attack crew at a fire scene to view water availability by tracking the water source and supply, it automatically adjusts the nozzle to operate at the desired pressure and flow, and to charge the hose line on demand without tying up the pump operator or scene communications. With patent-pending Nozzle-to-Pump Technology, SAM Smart Nozzle gives the crew on the line direct information and provides feedback to the truck by looping between the truck and the nozzle using the SAM System technology.

SAM Smart Nozzle works with the patented SAM, the integrated total water flow control system that manages the truck’s pump, tank, intakes and discharges to make complex pump operations simple.

Launched in 2019, SAM System has evolved and its second-generation launches this year to offer six new features that make the system more user friendly and efficient.

“SAM System manages the water flow, so the operator can focus on the changing conditions of the fireground and the safety of their crew. SAM Nozzle takes it a step further,” said Jason Cerrano, SAM business line leader of IDEX Fire & Safety. Cerrano, a former firefighter, is the inventor of SAM Integrated Total Water Control System.

“With SAM Nozzle, we’ve amped up on-site support for the crew by giving them direct information and control in a situation when timeliness is key,” Cerrano said.

Launched in 2019, the SAM System has evolved and its second-generation launches this year to offer six new features that make the system more user friendly and efficient.

IDEX Fire & Safety showcased the innovative technology, demonstrated the features, and provided hands-on trials during this year’s FDIC International tradeshow in Indianapolis.

Allison Lausas Joins IDEX as Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer

Company News
August 25, 2021

Allison Lausas today joined IDEX Corporation as Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer, reporting to Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer William Grogan. Allison is responsible for the leadership, development and execution of IDEX’s global accounting function, corporate Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) and Investor Relations.

Allison joins us from SunCoke Energy, Inc. where she was most recently the Interim SVP, Chief Financial Officer and Controller.  Allison joined SunCoke Energy in 2011 as the Manager of SEC Reporting and quickly took on roles of escalating responsibility leading to becoming the Chief Accounting Officer in 2014.  At SunCoke Energy, Allison had progressive growth and expansion of responsibilities in her tenure there gaining experience leading Accounting, FP&A, Tax and Treasury functions.

Prior to joining SunCoke Energy, Allison worked for KPMG from 2002 to 2011, leaving as a Senior Audit Manager. At KPMG, Allison developed an extensive business and accounting background by leading integrated audits for large global public and private companies primarily in the manufacturing, distribution, pharmaceutical and consumer products industries.

Allison’s extensive technical and analytical capabilities will be an asset as IDEX ramps its capital deployment efforts. A Certified Public Accountant, she has a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy, Master of Accounting Science and MBA from Northern Illinois University.


NACD Selects IDEX Non-Executive Chairman William M. Cook as “Public Company Director of the Year”

Company News
August 24, 2021

The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) this week named IDEX Corporation (NYSE: IEX) Non-Executive Chairman William M. Cook as its “Public Company Director of the Year.”

William Cooke HeadshotNACD announced the award along with its 2021 Directorship 100 honorees, an annual recognition of the leading corporate directors, corporate governance experts, policymakers, and influencers who have made a significant impact on boardroom practices and performance.

“Genuinely humble and team-oriented, Bill naturally pulls important viewpoints from other board members, helping shape the necessary space for contemplation,” said Eric D. Ashleman, CEO and President of IDEX Corporation. “One of his greatest skills is how he forces us to do the work of validation in decision-making, helping us think critically about the alternatives presented.

“Never rattled, his sound judgement and critical thinking have been invaluable as we continue to develop and deploy trusted solutions that solve some of the world’s biggest challenges,” Ashleman said.

According to the NACD, the award recognizes those who represent the association’s principles of director professionalism: integrity, mature confidence, informed judgment, and high performance.

“The past year has demanded innovation and rapidly evolving solutions from board leaders across the country,” said Peter R. Gleason, president and CEO of NACD. “This year’s honorees—each of whom have been nominated by a peer—have demonstrated their individual excellence in governance, by serving their organizations and communities during the most challenging of times. They exemplify accomplishment and integrity and inspire others with their dedication to enhancing board leadership.”

Mr. Cook is also Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Neenah, Inc. and is a Director of Axalta Coating Systems Ltd.

Honorees will be recognized during the 2021 NACD Directorship Awards Virtual Gala on November 9, 2021 and highlighted in NACD Directorship magazine’s Annual List of the Most Influential People in Boardrooms and Corporate Governance, appearing in the magazine’s November/December 2021 issue.

IDEX Health & Science Continues Partnership with Summit Assistance Dogs

Company News
August 10, 2021

IDEX Health & Science team members in Oak Harbor, Washington, continue volunteering with Summit Assistance Dogs and completed several projects for the organization last month.

A combination of IDEX Health & Science engineers, technicians, and Continuous Improvement staff recently designed and built a new picnic table with benches and repaired an electric wheelchair for a Summit Assistance program member. The special project team is also in the process of building another picnic table with benches, to ensure visitors with disabilities can sit comfortably at the facility!

This isn’t the first time the team at IDEX Health & Science has supported the local organization.

Starting in 2020, a small group of IDEX Health & Science employees meet on Saturdays to volunteer approximately four hours with Summit Assistance Dogs. These volunteer hours included socializing service puppies, cleaning kennels and toys, making training treats, and assisting vets with vaccines and grooming. The team has also “snuffle mats” and other training tools for dogs in the organization.

Summit Assistance Dogs has been a local mobility service dog organization for the past 21 years. They have helped over 100 clients with disabilities become independent.

In 2020, they broke ground on a state-of-the-art campus in Oak Harbor, WA to raise and train service dogs and support more clients. Most support for their services comes from volunteers, foster homes, and trainers in the local area.

For more information about this wonderful organization, visit

IDEX Fire & Safety Partners with Rosenbauer America to Put SAM™ Integrated Total Water Control System on Rosenbauer Trucks

Company News
August 5, 2021

OCALA, Fla.Aug. 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Fire and safety innovators and leading manufacturers have partnered to ensure apparatus operators can focus on the fireground by pairing innovative technology with a truck design that considers every detail of operation. IDEX Fire & Safety and Rosenbauer America have formed an agreement to offer the revolutionary SAM™ Integrated Total Flow Control System exclusively through Rosenbauer for rear-mount pump applications.

Rosenbauer’s rear-mounted apparatus with SAM™ Systems will be available with IDEX Fire & Safety’s Hale Products, RSD, or RME pumps.

“IDEX Fire & Safety is committed to delivering impactful pumping solutions to first responders that improve speed, efficiency, and safety on the fireground,” said Bill Simmons, president, Fire & Safety at IDEX Corporation. “This partnership with one of the industry’s leaders in apparatus technology and design reinforces our commitment to this mission.”

Reflecting IDEX Fire & Safety’s ability to form strong partnerships and customized solutions for original equipment manufacturers, Rosenbauer will be the only truck manufacturer licensed to install SAM™ Systems in a rear-mount application.

“By pairing IDEX Fire & Safety’s SAM System with Rosenbauer’s rear-pump applications, we’re simplifying complex fire pump operations and getting water to the initial attack crew faster, saving time, lives, and property,” Simmons said.

The SAM™ System makes complex pump operations simple by managing the water flow so the operator can focus on the fireground and the safety of their crew. SAM is an integrated total water flow control system that manages the truck’s pump, tank, intakes, and discharges while protecting the apparatus’ pump, ensuring consistent water source and warning of any disruption in flow.

“For Rosenbauer customers, this means they can get the highest quality apparatus on the market today, integrated with the most advanced total water control systems,” said Mark Fusco, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Rosenbauer America. “This partnership reinforces our commitment to continuously bring the best innovations to firefighters.”

IDEX Fire & Safety is showcasing SAM System and launching a new SAM Smart Nozzle with Nozzle-to-Pump N2P™ Technology with demonstrations and hands-on trials at 2021 FDIC International August 5-7, 2021 in Indianapolis. FDIC attendees can see SAM in action at the

SAM demo truck in the outside South Street Exhibit Demo Area (Booth #19005) and at the IDEX Fire & Safety Booth (#1823) in Exhibit Hall D of the Indianapolis Convention Center.

For more information about SAM, visit

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About IDEX Fire & Safety
IDEX Fire & Safety brings trusted brands together to deliver innovation in both customer experience and integrated solutions that revolutionize performance and technology to make the fire ground and rescue scene safer. Our brands include Akron Brass, AWG, Class 1, Dinglee, Hale Products, Hurst Jaws of Life®, Godiva, Lukas, Vetter and Weldon. The IDEX Fire & Safety brands represent business units of IDEX Corporation [NYSE: IEX], an applied solutions company specializing in fluid and metering technologies, health and science technologies and fire, safety and other diversified products.

About Rosenbauer America
Rosenbauer is the world’s leading manufacturer of firefighting vehicles and equipment. Rosenbauer America incorporates global strengths and innovation to provide the largest and most technologically advanced line of custom and commercial pumpers, rescues, tankers, aerials, and the all-new Revolutionary Technology (RT) electric fire truck. Visit the company’s website for more information at

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