Industrial cleaning expert to support growing demand for hands-free waterblasting solutions

HOUSTON, (May 27, 2014)Jetstream of Houston, LLP, a leading manufacturer of industrial high-pressure waterblasting equipment, parts and accessories, has announced the appointment of Sean Baker as automation applications specialist. In this new role, Baker will lead the company’s hands-free automation solutions efforts and will consult directly with Jetstream customers to identify appropriate hands-free waterblasting solutions to match their applications and job environments.

Baker's appointment is part of a broader initiative by Jetstream to further enhance operator safety, productivity and efficiency by providing cleaning contractors with the best hands-free waterblasting tools and training available. Jetstream's hands-free automation solutions use the equipment of the world’s leading manufacturers, including Aquajet Systems, Peinemann, StoneAge and Terydon. By partnering with these well-respected manufacturers, Jetstream offers customers category-leading specialty equipment, automated and robotic tools and accessories.

"As Jetstream's resident expert on everything hands-free, Sean is responsible for formulating the ideal hands-free high-pressure waterblasting solutions for our industrial cleaning customers, coordinating product demonstrations in the field and working with our FS Solutions rental centers to develop and provide hands-free operation training to customers," said Joe Varca, business unit director at Jetstream.

With more than 20 years of industry experience, Baker has an intimate understanding of the industrial cleaning environment and the unique demands of industrial cleaning contractors. Prior to joining Jetstream, Baker was responsible for the repair, training and troubleshooting of automated waterblast tooling at Peinemann USA. He also worked at NLB Corp., where he provided pump rental and parts sales support.

"Having worked extensively with waterblast contractors to develop hands-free solutions for safer, more efficient cleaning processes, I'm honored to have the opportunity to help advance Jetstream's commitment to hands-free automated operations by delivering better, safer and faster cleaning solutions to our customers," Baker said.

With locations across the United States, FS Solutions’ rental centers provide industrial cleaning customers with Jetstream products, related accessories, equipment evaluations, expert recommendations and solutions, and waterblasting safety training. As authorized StoneAge repair facilities, these centers also have the machining expertise and tooling capabilities necessary to keep customers’ StoneAge tools in peak condition.

Jetstream manufactures industrial high-pressure waterblasting equipment operated at pressures up to 40,000 psi for a wide range of applications, including industrial cleaning and surface preparation. Backed by strong after sales service and support, Jetstream product offerings include a complete line of skid- and trailer-mounted pump units, control guns, valves, hoses, replacement parts and nozzles. For more information about Jetstream’s hands-free waterblasting solutions, please call 800/231-8192, or visit www.waterblast.com.

Jetstream of Houston, LLP, a division of Federal Signal Corporation’s (NYSE:FSS) Environmental Solutions Group, manufactures industrial high-pressure waterblasting equipment operated at pressures up to 40,000 psi for a wide range of applications, including industrial cleaning and surface preparation. Product offerings include a complete line of skid- and trailer-mounted pump units, control guns, valves, hoses, replacement parts and nozzles. For more information, visit www.waterblast.com.

Federal Signal's Environmental Solutions Group is a leading provider of a full range of Elgin street sweepers; Guzzler industrial vacuum trucks; Jetstream high-performance waterblasting equipment; and Vactor sewer cleaners and vacuum excavators for commercial, municipal and industrial customers. The Environmental Solutions Group also includes FS Solutions, which offers unsurpassed expertise and a unique breadth of environmental cleaning equipment, parts, rental, service and training to meet the needs of industrial cleaning professionals.

Federal Signal Corporation (NYSE: FSS) provides products and services to protect people and our planet. Founded in 1901, Federal Signal is a leading global designer and manufacturer of products and total solutions that serve municipal, governmental, industrial and commercial customers. Headquartered in Oak Brook, Ill., with manufacturing facilities worldwide, the Company operates three groups: Safety and Security Systems, Environmental Solutions and Fire Rescue. For more information on Federal Signal, visit: www.federalsignal.com.