October 2011, Vol. 23, No.10


Dewberry (Fairfax, Va.) named Glenn D. Pearson water services regional manager for the mid-Atlantic region. Pearson has 20 years of experience in the water and wastewater industry and is a member of the Virginia Water Environment Association (Richmond, Va.), American Water Works Association (Denver), and American Council of Engineering Cos. (Washington, D.C.).

Layne Christensen Co. (Mission Woods, Kan.) announced that CEO Andrew B. Schmitt intends to retire Jan. 31, 2012. The plan for succession was for Rene J. Robichaud to assume the position of president in September and then assume the additional role of CEO after Schmitt’s retirement.

Schmitt, who has worked for the company since 1993, will continue to serve on the company’s board of directors. Robichaud, who has 15 years of experience in investment banking, has served as director of the company since January 2009.


Marrone Bio Innovations (Davis, Calif.) announced Dennis Bitter as Zequanox™ commercial manager. Prior to joining the company, Bitter was North American sales manager at Severn Trent Water Purifications, and Western regional director at Calgon Carbon.


Marshall Davert joined AECOM Technology Corp. (Los Angeles) as executive vice president, responsible for the water business line in the Americas. Davert, who is based in the company’s Dallas office, has more than 25 years of experience in major global water projects. In addition to being a registered professional engineer, he is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (Reston, Va.) and American Geophysical Union (Washington, D.C.), and a founding director of CalWater, a political action committee advocating for legislative and financial support for water resource projects in California.


Windjammer Capital Investors (Newport Beach, Calif.) has acquired the operations of JWC Environmental (Costa Mesa, Calif.) from Joseph W. Chambers Jr., inventor of the Muffin Monster®. JWC manufactures and services more than 200 variations of grinders, screens, and processing systems.


MIOX Corp. (Albuquerque, N.M.) hired Craig Beckman as executive vice president of business development. Beckman has 19 years of water industry experience and joins MIOX from GE Water (Trevose, Pa.), where he was the vice president of global commercial development.


Carlos A. Riva joined Poseidon Resources (Stamford, Conn.) as CEO. Riva has worked as president or CEO of several infrastructure companies, including J. Makowski Co. (Boston), InterGen (Burlington, Mass.), Amec Group Ltd. (London), and most recently, Verenium Corp. (San Diego).

SAK Construction relocated its national headquarters to larger, renovated facilities a few miles from its original location in O’Fallon, Mo. The new 8200-m2 (88,000-ft2) building will provide space for the storage, maintenance, and repair of the firm’s massive tunneling equipment.


CST Industries Inc. (Lenexa, Kan.) announced the renaming of its aluminum cover and structure division, TemcorConservatek, to CST Covers (Conroe, Texas).


CH2M Hill (Denver) announced that senior vice president and chief technology officer, Glen Daigger, has been selected as chair of the National Academies’ (Washington, D.C.) National Research Council committee tasked with reviewing the economic effects of the final numeric nutrient criteria for lakes and flowing waters in Florida.


The Evesham Township (N.J.) Municipal Utilities Authority selected BioAir Solutions (Voorhees, N.J.) to install an EcoPure® Mini unit at a pumping station located in a residential neighborhood. The system is designed to eliminate odors without using chemicals.

Doug Craver joined AdEdge Water Technologies (Buford, Ga.) as Western regional sales manager. Craver brings to the company more than 30 years of experience in the water treatment industry.


McElroy (Tulsa, Okla.) celebrates 15 years of Pit Bull® fusion machines. The line of fusion machines are used to end-fuse thermoplastic pipes together for use in water, gas, mining, wastewater, geothermal, landfill methane recovery, and other industries.

WesTech Engineering Inc. (Salt Lake City) was a partner in the recent completion of the Emerald Coast Utilities Authority (Pensacola, Fla.) Central Wastewater Treatment Plant Project near Pensacola. The new plant is hurricane-resistant and one of the largest public works projects in Escambia County. n


Bentley Systems Inc. (Exton, Pa.) announced that Dr Cymru Welsh Water (Cardiff, Wales) is deploying Bentley’s ProjectWise project team collaboration platform to improve its work sharing, better manage all engineering content, better leverage its existing hydraulic models for its water and wastewater networks , and reduce costs.


EORM Inc. (San Jose, Calif.) has acquired Sigma Engineering Inc. (Oxnard, Calif.) to increase the company’s presence in Southern California and strengthen its ability to meet client needs for a wider range of services. The acquired company will operate under the name of Sigma Engineering, a division of EORM Inc.


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