January 2009, Vol. 21, No.1

Business

Business

Eutek Systems (Portland, Ore.) is now operating as part of the wastewater division of Hydro International (Portland, Maine) following Hydro’s acquisition of Eutek in May 2008. The division now offers a large variety of products to separate, wash, and dewater grit from municipal and industrial wastewater.

David Maurstad has joined PBS&J (Tampa, Fla.) as vice president and national business manager for its risk and emergency management division. Joseph J. Beal, Robert J. Brandes, and Paul D. Thornhill have joined the company to expand its presence in the water resources, water engineering, and water management fields. In addition, the company is marketing credits and conducting oversight for the Pineywoods Mitigation Bank, the largest wetlands mitigation bank in Texas.

David Vosbein has been hired by Geospatial Holdings Inc. (Pittsburgh) as executive vice president of worldwide strategic initiatives and a member of the board of directors. Vosbein was the founder and CEO of Wellstream Corp. (now Wellstream Holdings PLC [Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England]) and The Offshore Group (Tucson, Ariz.). Richard Nieman has stepped down from the board of directors but will continue as executive director of corporate development.

Neven Kresic has been named senior principal hydrogeologist at MACTEC Engineering and Consulting Inc. (Alpharetta, Ga.). Kresic has more than 25 years of consulting, research, and teaching experience in projects and issues related to groundwater and surface water.
 
Black & Veatch (Kansas City, Mo.) has been selected to provide engineering services and program and construction management services for Phase 2 of the Toledo (Ohio) Waterways Initiative. Phase 2 is part of a 15-year, $450 million initiative to control combined sewer overflows by upgrading the aging sewer system and wastewater treatment facilities in Toledo.

IDEX Corp. (Northbrook, Ill.) has announced the acquisition of IETG (Leeds, England), a provider of flow monitoring and underground utility surveillance services for the water and wastewater markets.

The Enceladus Water Group (Baltimore), a new company specializing in reverse-osmosis components for industrial and municipal water-filtration applications, recently was formed. Senior management includes Kevin Goodge, vice president, formerly with Pentair Water Treatment (Golden Valley, Minn.), and John Larmon, vice president of sales and marketing, with nearly a decade of experience in the industrial water market in Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and Europe.

Malcolm Pirnie Inc. (White Plains, N.Y.) has expanded its operations with a new office in New Orleans, which is under the leadership of John M. Logigian. The office will support contracts for design of civil works projects awarded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District.

Dow Water Solutions (Midland, Mich.) has announced that DOW™ ultrafiltration modules have been certified by NSF International (Ann Arbor, Mich.) under NSF/ANSI Standard 61 for use in drinking water installations.

Mark L. Wetzel has been named senior associate with responsibility as a senior project manager at Wright–Pierce (Topsham, Maine). He has more than 30 years of municipal water engineering experience. In addition, Michael D. Giggey, vice president and senior wastewater engineer at the company, has been honored as an “Environmental Champion” by the Association to Preserve Cape Cod (Barnstable, Mass.) for his contribution to the stewardship of Cape Cod’s coastal environment.

Arthur S. Reynolds was named by ThermoEnergy Corp. (Little Rock, Ark.) as the international financial advisor to the company’s board of directors. Reynolds is the founder and current managing director of Rexon Ltd. (London) and previously worked as managing director of Ferghana Financial Services Ltd. (London).

Glen R. Boyd, a project manager at HDR (Omaha, Neb.), has been appointed chair for Emerging Water Quality Issues for the American Water Works Association (Denver). Les Harder was appointed as a private-sector representative to the National Committee on Levee Safety. Donna Bloom has joined HDR as the West Region major pursuits manager for the company’s water business group.

Malcolm Pirnie Inc. (White Plains, N.Y.) and CH2M Hill (Englewood, Colo.) will serve as the construction management team for the New York City Department of Environmental Protection’s Catskill–Delaware Ultraviolet Disinfection Facility.

ARCADIS (Denver) has announced that Albert Malinak was hired as a senior bridge engineer in the company’s Akron, Ohio, office. He will work on the flood protection project in New Orleans, as well as other major projects. Malinak has 34 years of experience as a structural engineer and project manager with expertise in transportation structures.


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