Thomas Industries Inc. has announced that the operating name of its pump and compressor business will be Rietschle Thomas. This will also serve as the brand name for the entire product line formerly marketed under the Thomas and the Rietschle brands. Tim Brown, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Thomas Industries, said the new name reflects the integration of two powerful brand names that have come together as a result of Thomas Industries and Werner Rietschle GmbH joining forces in an acquisition. He noted that the parent company, Thomas Industries Inc., will not change its name. He also indicated that this will not affect the Company’s Welch or Oberdorfer product lines, which will both retain their well-known and recognised brand names. Rietschle Thomas has also unveiled a dynamic new logo and graphic identity that aims to streamline the key elements of the former brands into one cohesive look. Coinciding with its new name, Rietschle Thomas will unveil a new portal website.