BUSINESS BRIEFS: Heatcraft unveils new center

STONE MOUNTAIN -- A local provider of commercial refrigeration solutions is unveiling a new Innovation Center in Gwinnett County. The company held a grand opening event on Monday.

Local officials, business leaders, industry experts and trade media gathered Monday at 2175 West Park Place Blvd., Stone Mountain to mark the milestone.

Located at Heatcraft's North American headquarters, the facility will highlight the company's global innovative products, training services and high-tech laboratory, all designed to provide added customer value.

Those in attendance include Larry Golen, vice president and general manager for Heatcraft North America; David Moon, president of Lennox International; Todd Hoff, vice president of Global Marketing Lennox International; Jim Brooks, executive director of Evermore CID; Chris Garner, Chairman Evermore CID; and Kellie Brownlow, director of economic development, Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development and Partnership Gwinnett.

Local consulting firm announces partnership

DULUTH -- TracePoint company formed several years ago in Duluth has announced it is now an authorized Systems, Applications and Products education partner.

Through a new partnership, the company aims to bring innovative organizational change management and custom education and training capabilities to users of SAP solutions.

According to a news release, TracePoint has achieved a growth rate of more than 100 percent every year since incorporating in 2009.

"SAP software and services are an integral part of our business and so today's announcement of this formal SAP education partnership marks a significant milestone in our company's history," said Randy Geoghagan, president and CEO of TracePoint Consulting. "This will enable us to further enhance our services in conjunction with SAP America, while continuing to provide clients with the expertise needed to get their people working successfully with newly implemented SAP software."

For more information, visit www.tracepointconsulting.com.

NanoLumens VP gets leadership award

NORCROSS -- NanoLumens has announced that its senior vice president of sales and marketing, Karen Robinson, has received the Turknett Leadership Group's 2012 Leadership Character Award in the "Inspirirtor" category.

The annual awards, which were held at the Georgia Aquarium, recognize individuals who demonstrate integrity, relate to customers, suppliers, co-workers and others with respect and maintain a culture in which everyone takes responsibility for achieving results while upholding the organization's core values.

"I'm honored to be recognized as an inspiring figure in corporate leadership and am extremely proud to be apart of NanoLumens' incredible success and rapid growth," Robinson said. "We're an innovative company in a highly competitive industry, and ensuring that every employee is doing their best and every customer is happy is absolutely vital to our continued success."

For more information, visit www.nanolumens.com.