May 2011, Vol. 23, No.5


AMEC (London) has acquired BCI Engineers and Scientists Inc. (Lakeland, Fla.), an environmental, water resources, geotechnical, civil, and forensic engineering firm. The acquisition is part of AMEC’s growth strategy in the water and mining sectors.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) named David Kennedy assistant administrator for the National Ocean Service. Kennedy, a 22-year NOAA employee, was previously director of NOAA’s Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, and previously served as director of NOAA’s Office of Response and Restoration.

Ashtead Technology (Houston) announced the opening of two new facilities in Baltimore and St. Louis to increase access to its environmental monitoring instrumentation for applications such as hazardous waste investigation and water quality testing.

Dewberry (Fairfax, Va.) acquired the assets of Integra Engineering (Denver). Dewberry–Integra will continue to operate from Denver, expanding the company’s western geographic footprint.

Black & Veatch (Overland Park, Kan.) has expanded operations in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, moving to new premises and making a number of key appointments and transfers. The changes will help the company build business momentum and target sustained growth from the water and energy infrastructure, mining, and oil and gas sectors.

Ted Niemann joined RJN Group Inc. (Wheaton, Ill.) as branch manager of its Louisville, Ky., office.

Abbie Adams, engineer at EA Engineering, Science, and Technology Inc. (Hunt Valley, Md.), received the 2011 Young Professional of the Year award from the American Council of Engineering Companies (Washington, D.C.) as well as the 2011 Young Engineer of the Year Award from the Engineering Society of Baltimore. The two awards recognize achievements of engineering professionals age 35 and under.

NASA recognized ASA Analytics (Waukesha, Wis.) as a company that has successfully commercialized technology originally developed for the space agency in the 2010 edition of Spinoff, NASA’s annual publication. ASA commercialized automated spectrometry technology with its ChemScan™ automatic online analyzers to monitor and control processes that perform such tasks as disinfection of drinking water and management of the biochemistry that breaks down wastewater before returning it to the environment.

Smith Flow Control (Witham, England) named Dan Kelly general manager of the company’s North American operations. Kelly has more than 30 years of sales experience.

ISCO Industries LLC (Louisville, Ky.) hosted a grand opening of its new facility in Kingman, Ariz. The plant will serve as a major hub, servicing most of the U.S. West.

WesTech Engineering Inc. (Salt Lake City) has expanded its partnership with Nordic Water Products AB (Gothenburg, Sweden) to bring Nordic’s ZICKERT clarification system to North America. The systems are currently available through WesTech.

HDR (Omaha, Neb.) combined its Water business group and its Federal, Energy, and Resource Management business group to form one new business class: Integrated Water Resources.

Bob Beduhn
was named business class director for Integrated Water Resources. Beduhn has more than 25 years of experience and has worked for HDR for 15 years.

Frank J. Gally and Daniel R. Aungst, employees at Skelly and Loy headquarters in Harrisburg, Pa., received the Professional Engineer designation. Gally has more than 12 years of engineering experience, and Aungst has more than 10 years of experience in environmental, civil, and construction projects.

CDM (Cambridge, Mass.) has acquired Wilbur Smith Associates (WSA; Columbia, S.C.) to expand CDM’s service portfolio, extend its presence in Asia and the Middle East, and expand WSA’s capabilities in water, environment, and design–build services.

Jason S. Brown and Corey D. Hogue, engineers at Gary Burton Engineering Inc. (Tyler, Texas), received the Professional Engineer designation.

The Plumbing Manufacturers Institute (Rolling Meadows, Ill.) changed its name to Plumbing Manufacturers International. The new name reflects the association’s members and its worldwide involvement and outreach.

J&J Industries (Dalton, Ga.) received a 2010 Excellence in Partnership Award from the Coalition for Government Procurement (Washington, D.C.) and the 2009 Evergreen Award from the U.S. General Services Administration (Washington, D.C.) recognizing the company’s recycling, energy conservation, and waste reduction efforts.


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