July 2009, Vol. 21, No.7


ITT Corp. (White Plains, N.Y.) named John P. Williamson president of its water and wastewater business. Williamson joined the company in August 2005 as vice president and director of operational excellence and most recently was president of the company’s Residential and Commercial Water division.

MACTEC (Alpharetta, Ga.) selected James R. Watson to serve on the permanent board of directors for the U.S. National Academy of Sciences’ “BuildingSMART” committee. Watson, director of federal programs for the company, has more than 30 years of experience managing facility assets for both public- and private-sector clients. 

Peter Cook, executive director of the National Association of Water Companies (Washington, D.C.) died April 28. Cook served as executive director of NAWC for 13 years. Before working at NAWC, he served as deputy director of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water.

Baxter & Woodman Inc. (Crystal Lake, Ill.) appointed Steve A. Larson as president and chief executive officer after the retirement of Darrel R. Gavle. Larson, a board-certified environmental engineer, has been vice president and chief marketing officer for the company.

HDR (Omaha, Neb.) hired Tony Mardam as manager of its Arizona Water Business group. Dave Reardon, a senior vice president and process engineer based in Folsom, Calif., was selected to lead the Water Sustainability program for the company’s water business group.

Artel (Westbrook, Maine) added Candie Cavosora to its technical services team. She will coordinate the company’s Pipette Proficiency Training program for laboratory personnel.

The Ethisphere™ Institute (New York) named CH2M Hill (Englewood, Colo.) one of the 2009 World’s Most Ethical Companies. The company is one of four engineering and construction companies on the list of approximately 100. 
Flowserve Corp. (Irving, Texas) earned the 2009 Global Centrifugal Pumps Growth Excellence Company of the Year award from Frost & Sullivan (San Antonio). The company also acquired privately owned Calder AG, a Swiss company, to expand the products and advanced technologies it offers to the desalination market.

AMEC (London) added Mike Worlton as a senior member of its Earth and Environmental division and leader of its new water and wastewater practice in Arizona. He is a registered civil engineer in Arizona and California and is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certified professional.

Brooks Instrument (Hatfield, Pa.) acquired Key Instruments Inc., a flowmeter manufacturer based in Trevose, Pa. 

Timothy G. Psomas became the new chairman of the American Council of Engineering Companies (Reston, Va.) during the organization’s conference in April. He is chairman of the board of the engineering firm Psomas (Los Angeles), on the board of trustees for Loyola Marymount University (Los Angeles) and Marymount College (Palos Verdes, Calif.), and past president and board chairman of Coalition for Project Delivery, a California engineering and public interest group.

Rick DeCesar joined MACTEC (Alpharetta, Ga.) as senior principal and project manager.

Jason Rushing received the Malcolm Pirnie Inc. (White Plains, N.Y.) 2009 Paul Busch Prize for outstanding technical achievements and leadership.

Black and Veatch (Overland Park, Kan.) won two categories of the Institution of Civil Engineers’ London Merit Awards, the city’s honor for civil engineering excellence. The company is principal contractor on the Hampton Advanced Water Treatment Work Rapid Gravity Filtration Remodeling Project and is responsible for design, construction, and commissioning services. The works supplies one-third of London’s drinking water.

Val S. Frenkel has been named a Diplomate, Water Resources Engineer of the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers (Reston, Va.). This title is awarded to those with strong professional ethics and a commitment to lifelong learning and continuing professional development. Frenkel is director of membrane technologies at Kennedy/Jenks Consultants (San Francisco).

David C. Bowen joined Wright–Pierce (Topsham, Maine) as an associate of the firm with responsibility as a senior project manager.

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