November 2011, Vol. 23, No.11

Business

CH2M Hill (Englewood, Colo.) was awarded the 2011 WateReuse International Award by the WateReuse Association (Alexandria, Va.) for the Luggage Point Advanced Water Treatment Plant project in Queensland, Australia. The award acknowledges international facilities that contribute significantly to the advancement of success within the water reuse industry.

 

Jeff Bredeson joined Wilo USA LLC (Rosemont, Ill.), a water management products and services company, as senior vice president, sales region Americas. Before joining Wilo, Bredeson was vice president of sales at Danfoss Inc. (Nordborg, Denmark) and director of sales for Europe at Johnson Controls (Milwaukee). He will be based at Wilo’s Chicago facility.

 

AquaMost Inc. (Madison, Wis.) placed third in the third annual Brinks Innovation Competition. The competition recognizes business-ready ventures that are developing new products in the green and clean technology sector. AquaMost has developed a new water-purification device that destroys a variety of pathogens in water, including bacteria, viruses, and fungi, as well as harmful chemicals that contaminate drinking water.

 

The competition, sponsored by the law firm of Brinks Hofer Filson & Lione (Chicago) and presented by the Global Midwest Alliance (Chicago), the Midwest Research University Network (Chicago), and the Economic Development Council (Chicago), helps companies gain visibility for their technologies and make connections with early-stage investors, researchers, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and financiers.

 

Jeff Berk has joined the global water business of Black & Veatch (Overland Park, Kan.) as a vice president and senior client account manager. Berk, who will be based in the Irvine, Calif., office, has more than 20 years of client service experience and is a registered professional environmental engineer.

 

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