Middlesex Water Co.
(Iselin, N.J.), a
provider of water, wastewater, and related services, primarily in New Jersey
and Delaware, has partnered with Natural Systems Utilities (Hillsborough,
N.J.),a provider of innovative and sustainable water and waste
treatment systems through the integrated approach of
design–build–operate–finance, and its wholly owned subsidiary, Applied Water
Management (AWM; Hillsborough, N.J.), to design, construct, and operate a
new leachate pretreatment facility for the Monmouth County Reclamation Center
in Tinton Falls, N.J. Under the agreement, AWM will obtain permits, design,
build, and operate the facility. Middlesex Water will serve as guarantor of
AWM’s performance on the project, in addition to providing operational support.
), a pipeline technology company, appointed
business development director Dale Hartley to lead the company’s
international expansion plans. He has 18 years of international water project
experience and will be responsible for global sales, business development, and
(Salt Lake City), which specializes
in the design of process equipment for municipal water and wastewater treatment
as well as industrial and minerals processing, has appointed Rex Plaizier
president and CEO. Plaizier has a 27-year career with the company and has
served as president for 5 years.
KSB Pumps Inc. (Mississauga, Ontario),
a manufacturer of
pumps, valves, and systems, opened the company’s new Canadian headquarters and
engineering facilities in Mississauga, Ontario. The company also announced its
new line of MOVITEC standardized industrial pumps that will offer water and
wastewater treatment operators midcapacity, high-pressure booster systems — an
ultra-efficient alternative to custom-made industrial pumps.
Calgon Carbon Corp.
(Pittsburgh) has appointed John J. Paro to its board of directors. Since
2009, Paro has served as chairman, president, and CEO of the HallStar Co.
(Chicago), a privately held specialty chemical company. He also serves on the
board of the American Chemistry Council (Washington, D.C.), and is a member of
its executive committee.
joined Gresham, Smith, and Partners (Louisville, Ky.), a
multidisciplinary design and consulting firm, as a senior water resources
engineer. He has more than 22 years of experience in engineering, design, and
project management for the water and wastewater industries. Young will
spearhead the expansion of the company’s water services in Louisville and the
surrounding Kentucky and southern Indiana region. He will focus on business
development for basin, pump station, combined sewer overflow, and combined
sewer improvement projects.
also joined the company as senior water resources business development manager.
She has more than 15 years of experience in marketing and business development
for the engineering and construction industries. Carlisle will advance the
growth of the firm’s water resources market by serving as the go-to internal
resource for industry research and analysis, strategic planning, and pursuit
(Stuart, Fla.), a water engineering, technology
licensing, and innovative manufacturing company, announced that Fidelity
National Financial Inc. (FNF;
), a provider of title insurance, mortgage services, and
diversified services, purchased an additional 8% ownership of Ecosphere
Energy Services LLC (EES) from the company for $4 million, bringing its
total ownership in EES to 39%. After the transaction, Ecosphere Technologies
now owns 31% of the energy services division. FNF received an additional option
to buy another 12% of the company for $6 million before the end of 2013.
The company also filed a
series of environmental patent applications with the U.S. Patent and Trademark
Office. These patent filings teach a method to use the company’s patented
water treatment technology to increase and maintain desired oxygen levels in
the C-44 Canal (St. Lucie Canal) that feeds the St. Lucie Estuary and the
Indian River Lagoon. The estuary and lagoon are one of the most biodiverse
ecosystems in North America, with more than 4000 plant and animal species,
including 36 endangered and threatened species.
rejoins Hubbell, Roth & Clark Inc. (HRC; Bloomfield Hills, Mich.)as project services manager after several years with the Michigan
Department of Transportation (MDOT) Detroit Transportation Service Center as senior
contracts and projects administration engineer where she was responsible for
construction and design project management, consultant contracts management,
and local agency programs management. During her tenure at MDOT, Klein was
resident engineer for a $74-million M-39 reconstruction project as well as for
a $17-million Davison Freeway Reconstruction project in Detroit. She originally
joined HRC in 1998, where her career spanned from construction observer to
project engineer for municipal infrastructure, transportation, and MDOT
The board of ABB
(Zurich) has appointed Ulrich Spiesshofer as CEO of its discrete
automation and motion division. He will succeed Joe Hogan who will
continue with the company for some months as senior advisor to the board. Prior
to taking over the division, Spiesshofer was responsible for corporate
development, leading strategy development, and implementation across the power
and automation businesses in very close collaboration with the company’s teams.
Florence & Hutcheson
(Nashville, Tenn.), a large regional engineering
services company will now be known as ICA Engineering Inc.
SOR Controls Group Ltd.
designer and manufacturer of measurement and control devices for oil and gas
production, power generation, and the process industries, acquired Smart
Sensors Inc. (Houston), provider of a comprehensive line of temperature
sensors and assemblies. The acquisition will enable the company to strengthen
its portfolio of temperature measurement solutions for the oil and gas,
refining, chemical, and power generation markets.
(Oakdale, Pa.) was named the Advanced Manufacturing
Company of the Year in the Pittsburgh Technology Council’s Tech 50 Awards. The
annual awards program recognizes southwestern Pennsylvania’s most
successful, innovative, and thought-leading companies and executives. According
to the council, the finalists employ leading-edge technologies throughout their
manufacturing processes to accelerate productivity and bring valuable new
solutions to their respective marketplaces.
joined Stantec (Tucson, Ariz.) as a senior project manager. Williams
brings more than 25 years of leadership experience in managing public works
projects for local government agencies, including program management, as well
as stakeholder and public involvement programming. He will be responsible for
developing the firm’s continually growing water practice in Southern Arizona.
(Englewood, Colo.) announced that Lee McIntire, CEO and chairman, will
step down effective Jan. 1, 2014. McIntire will continue to serve as chairman
of the board. The board has appointed Jacqueline Hinman to serve as CEO
also effective Jan. 1, 2014. She most recently served as president of CH2M Hill
International and is presently a member of the board of directors.
also ranked the top U.S. environmental firm in Engineering
News-Record’s annual Top 200 Environmental Firms list, a position it has
held since 2006. The firm managed to grow its total to nearly $4.3 billion, up
about 5% from last year. Also, the firm’s environmental revenue outside the
U.S. increased to 42% of the overall numbers.
The San José–Santa
Clara Regional Wastewater Facility (San Jose, Calif.)received a
Gold Peak Performance Award from the National Association of Clean Water
Agencies (NACWA; Washington, D.C.). NACWA’s program recognizes member
agencies for outstanding compliance with their permits under the National
Pollutant Discharge Elimination System. This is the 11th Peak Performance Award
received by the facility (formerly known as the San Jose/Santa Clara Water
Pollution Control Plant).
one of Europe’s independent environmental testing companies, relocated its U.K.
head office, incorporating purpose-built laboratories, to Croxley Green
Business Park, Watford, England.
Katz & Associates
(San Diego) a full-service communication firm specializing in public outreach
for public works, environmental, and consumer awareness programs, has selected Joseph
Charest to head operations in the Sacramento, Calif., region. Charest has
more than 30 years of experience in corporate and agency public relations,
advertising, and marketing.
also has joined the firm as a director in the Sacramento office. Clerici brings
more than 22 years of communication experience with emphasis on stakeholder
outreach and engagement, strategic communication planning, project management,
neutral facilitation, and leadership development. The two will team with
existing staff to expand the company’s Sacramento portfolio to include both
social marketing and public outreach engagements.
joined Hanson Professional Services Inc. (Springfield, Ill.), serving
the firm’s infrastructure market. Altman has 9 years of civil and water
resources engineering experience, including watershed master planning,
floodplain modeling, and analysis as well as residential and municipal-site
Merdith “Bo” Temple
a retired U.S. Army general and leading authority on public sector engineering
and related construction programs, has been named senior board advisor to Tesla
NanoCoatings (North Canton, Ohio), a leading producer of high-tech,
anticorrosive coatings for the military and oil and gas. Temple has more than
20 years of senior executive experience managing multibillion-dollar
infrastructure projects. He held numerous senior-ranking positions within the
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
(Voorhees, N.J.), the nation’s largest publicly traded water and wastewater
utility company, announced that Mark LeChevallier, director of Innovation
and Environmental Stewardship, has been appointed to the Water
Environment Research Foundation’s (Alexandria, Va.) Research Council for a
3-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2014. Council members serve as technical advisors
that provide oversight and coordination across the entire research portfolio,
identifying and developing new research initiatives, and making recommendations
to the board for funding allocations among research areas.
participated in the development of drinking water regulations by serving on
many committees, councils, workgroups, and review panels at the local and
national level. He also has been dedicated to advancing the science of water
through participation in national research foundations, including conducting
nearly $1.5 million of research on the topic of water reuse and planning.