Arcadis (Arnhem, Netherlands) signed a merger agreement to acquire 100% of the shares of Malcolm Pirnie Inc. (White Plains, N.Y.), a water and environmental consulting and engineering company with more than 60 offices and 1700 employees. Malcolm Pirnie will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Arcadis.
Beth Thomas joined AdEdge Technologies (Atlanta) as project manager. She has more than 28 years of experience in the water treatment industry.
Gannett Fleming (Camp Hill, Pa.) named Ronald A. Jager vice president. He is a senior project manager and office manager for the company in its State College, Pa., office. With more than 27 years of experience, he is responsible for the firm’s services to municipal and industrial clients in central Pennsylvania, as well as supporting water and wastewater reuse projects nationwide.
PBS&J International Inc. (Tampa, Fla.) named Walid Hatoum president. He joined the company as director of international business and development in May. Hatoum has served as division manager for Parsons International (Pasadena, Calif.), chief of party for the USAID Iraq Infrastructure Reconstruction Program, Phase II, and U.S. East Division manager for Parsons Water and Infrastructure.
Parkson (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) opened its Water Campus in Fort Lauderdale, which includes its headquarters facility and water research facility. The building is being reviewed as a candidate for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification.
The Geneva (Ill.) Water Treatment Facility designed by Black & Veatch (Overland Park, Kan.) received the 2009 Project of the Year Award and Public Works Project Excellence Award from the Chicago Metro Chapter of the American Public Works Association (Kansas City, Mo.). The 30,000-m³/d (8-mgd) facility’s design includes an elevated aerator to allow gravity flow of the filtered water to the finished-water reservoir, eliminating the need for a transfer pumping station.
Kennedy/Jenks Consultants (San Francisco) named Jean-François Debroux director of its Advanced Technologies Group. Debroux succeeds Larry Leong, who had been the group’s director since its formation in 1993. The company also named Gregg Cummings manager of the firm’s Oakland, Calif., office.
MACTEC (Alpharetta, Ga.) appointed Lisa Brandon vice president and director of Design Operations. Brandon has more than 20 years of experience and is based in the firm’s Wakefield, Mass., office.
The National Society of Professional Engineers (Alexandria, Va.) selected Freese and Nichols Inc. (Fort Worth, Texas) to receive the Professional Development Award for Private Practice. The award recognizes career development initiatives and employment practices. Freese and Nichols offers continuing education to employees and clients through its university, which provided 133 classes to 360 employees and 614 clients in 2008.
The Hydro Aluminum North America (Linthicum Heights, Md.) facility in Monett, Mo., received the Missouri Water Environment Association’s Gold Industrial Wastewater Pretreatment Compliance Award.
Joon Min joined the Water–Wastewater Group of Psomas (Los Angeles) as project director, advanced treatment technology. Min has more than 16 years of experience and will be based in the company’s Costa Mesa, Calif., office.
The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (St. Joseph, Mich.) named Dale Zimmerman the 2009 Professional Engineer of the Year. Zimmerman, president of Mock, Roos & Associates Inc. (West Palm Beach, Fla.), is a 44-year member of the organization and has served on its board of directors and held officer positions in its Florida section.
H2ID, a consortium owned by IDE Technologies (Kadima, Israel) and Shikun & Binui (Ramat-Gan, Israel), signed an $80 million agreement to finance the expansion of the reverse-osmosis desalination facility in Hadera, Israel, by 27 million m³ to a total annual production of 127 million m³. The total investment in Hadera’s facility, including the expansion, is valued at 1.5 billion Israeli shekel (US$381 million).
Andy Mix joined NIES Engineering Inc. (Hammond, Ind.) as senior project manager. Mix’s engineering experience includes system analysis, planning and design; plant design; inspection; and project management for numerous water, wastewater, and development projects.
Donald L. Correll, president and CEO of American Water Works Co. Inc. (Voorhees, N.J.), has been elected to serve on the board of directors for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. He will serve for a term of 2 years.
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