February 2013, Vol. 25, No.2


Alex Sukhenko joined Salsa Labs Inc. (Washington, D.C.) as vice president of technology. Sukhenko will manage all aspects of the technology division and play a key role in directing the company’s overall business strategy.


Phoenix Contact USA (Middletown, Pa.) named Spencer Bolgard vice president and general manager. Bolgard will oversee the company’s U.S. sales subsidiary, including sales, marketing, channel operations, and service functions.


Mike Maringer joined quasar energy group (Cleveland) as manager of municipal development. He spent more than 20 years at Campbell Soup Co. (Camden, N.J.) as manager of services and utilities and continues to hold positions as trustee for the Operator Training Committee of Ohio.
Philadelphia Mixing Solutions Ltd. (
Palmyra, Pa.) promoted Rui Soares to vice president of sales of the Global Projects Group. Soares will be responsible for the sales and growth of the group’s division at the solutions-based manufacturing company.


The Spotsylvania County (Va.) Livingston Composting Facility in Fredericksburg received a Composting Systems Gold Excellence Award from the Solid Waste Association of North America (Silver Spring, Md.). The award is conferred on distinguished waste programs and facilities that promote and improve environmentally and economically sound solid waste management via progressive designs, operations, and community impact. The plant has the capacity to recycle 26,535 Mg/yr (29,250 ton/yr) of biosolids, with additional capacity to double production to 145 Mg/d (160 ton/d).


E&I Corp. (Westerville, Ohio) hired Jim Carroll as vice president of sales. He has extensive experience in the water and wastewater industry, and will be responsible for directing the corporation’s sales and marketing activity.


Envirogen Technologies Inc. (Kingwood Texas), a provider of long-term solutions for the treatment of groundwater, wastewater, waste reduction, odor reduction, and process improvement, joined forces with Bigler Associates Inc. (Lebanon, N.J.), an environmental design, construction, and operating company, to expand Envirogen’s presence in the Eastern region, a territory that stretches from South Carolina to Maine. Bigler provides comprehensive operation and maintenance services to more than 60 clients in the New York to Philadelphia area and has extensive experience at 18 Superfund sites in U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regions 2 and 3. Dan Bigler, founder and principal of Envirogen, was appointed vice president of the Eastern region.


American Water (Voorhees, N.J.),the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company, received 18 Directors Awards of Recognition from the Partnership for Safe Water (Denver). Fifteen facilities received awards for maintaining Phase III certification for 10 years, two facilities received awards for maintaining Phase III certification for 5 years, and one facility was presented with its first Phase III certification. The partnership is a voluntary initiative developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and water organizations to recognize water suppliers that consistently achieve water treatment standards that surpass federal regulatory requirements.


RapidView (Rochester, Ind.) appointed Jeff Paulik regional sales manager for the company’s Western U.S. and Canada region. He will oversee sales efforts of all of the company’s IBAK pipeline inspection products in his territory.

Xylem Inc. (White Plains, N.Y.) opened a new office in Hanoi, Vietnam, to promote and market its technologies and solutions, as well as support the growth of its water solutions business.


Jamal Shamas moved into a new role as lead for the Water for Oil and Gas industry sector at CH2M Hill (Englewood, Colo.). Shamas will lead global strategic planning and business development efforts for the oil and gas sector within the CH2M Hill Water Business Group’s Industrial, Energy, and Mining Platform. He also will serve as the firm’s client portfolio manager for the industry clients.


Water Institute of the Gulf (Baton Rouge, La.), an independent nonprofit research institute, named Mark Legendre chief financial officer and director of operations.


The Industry Automation Division of Siemens (Munich) sold the assets, inventory, and associated trademarks for certain globally marketed chemical feed, liquid feed, and flowmeter product lines to Underground Solutions Inc. (San Diego). Underground Solutions provides infrastructure technologies for water, sewer, and conduit applications.


Koch Membrane Systems Inc. (Wilmington, Mass.) hired Jack Noble as commercial director of water and wastewater for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. He will focus on growing the company’s customer base and providing leadership to the water and wastewater sales employees in these regions.


Marc Edwards, the Charles P. Lunsford Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering in the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech (Blacksburg), was awarded the Carl Barus Award for Outstanding Service in the Public Interest by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers' Society on Social Implications of Technology (New York). The award honors years of long effort to expose safety and quality problems in U.S. public drinking water supplies, specifically in Washington, D.C. While researching metropolitan water distribution systems, Edwards found that many homes in the U.S. capital were receiving water contaminated with lead leached from city pipes to an extent far exceeding acceptable industry levels.


Steven Weilbach joined the board of directors of Valet Waste (Tampa, Fla.). He has 25 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry.


Abresist Kalenborn Corp. (Urbana, Ind.) appointed Jennifer Lind as a new territory manager for Mississippi, Alabama, western Tennessee, eastern Arkansas, and the Florida Panhandle. She has more than 10 years of industrial and sales experience.


Dvirka and Bartilucci Consulting Engineers (Woodbury, N.Y.) promoted Robert J. DeGiorgioto vice president. He has more than 20 years of experience in environmental engineering design and management of industrial, sanitary, and remediation projects for public- and private-sector clients.


Alfa Laval (Lund, Sweden), a provider of tank equipment solutions, acquired Gamajet Cleaning Systems (Exton, Pa.), a provider of high-impact cleaning machines for the industrial and sanitary processing industries. The combined portfolios and expertise in industrial, hygienic, and other applications will provide customers with an even wider array of tank-cleaning options to help reduce cleaning time and the use of valuable resources, such as water and cleaning solutions.


Green Processing Technologies Inc. (Swanton, Md.), a green technology development, fabrication, and commercialization corporation, entered into a joint venture agreement with CREEnergy Oil and Gas Co. (Edmonton, Alberta), the first aboriginal company dedicated to oil and gas development on First Nation reserves in Canada and the U.S. Under terms of the agreement, both companies will work together to provide state-of-the-art remediation solutions for existing environmental issues on aboriginal lands in Alberta. The joint venture’s primary objectives are the remediation of land-based oil spills and water-based oil contamination.