November 2007, Vol. 19, No.11

Business

 

Michael Marino has joined Carter & Burgess (Fort Worth, Texas) as Atlanta water infrastructure programs unit manager. He has 14 years of experience in consulting, management, and project engineering. His project experience includes water and wastewater treatment and conveyance system designs, construction management and administration, public utility contract operations, soil remediation design–build, and site management.

Engineering, consulting, and construction company Black & Veatch (Kansas City, Mo.) recently named Matt Bond as associate vice president and wastewater practice leader for the central region of its Americas water business. His responsibilities include overseeing project management and serving as liaison for many clients within the region. Bond, a licensed professional engineer in Kansas, brings 24 years of experience, including more than 20 years at Black & Veatch.

Christopher Yu joined the water and wastewater infrastructure group of consulting engineering firm Psomas (Los Angeles). Yu, who will be working in the company’s Costa Mesa, Calif., office, has 30 years of domestic and international expertise in water treatment technology and process engineering. His areas of expertise include water quality investigation, process design, and project delivery and administration.

Aquatech (Canonsburg, Pa.), an equipment manufacturer of industrial water and wastewater treatment systems, recently received the Export Achievement Award, which recognizes U.S. companies that have made their first export sale or entered a new overseas market with assistance from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s U.S. Commercial Service. With export counseling from the U.S. Commercial Service, Aquatech was able to secure a contract in the Italian market.

Mulkey Engineers & Consultants (Raleigh, N.C.), a multidiscipline civil engineering firm, received national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Enterprise Council Southeast (Columbus, Ohio). This national standard of certification is designed to confirm that the business is at least 51% owned, operated, and controlled by a woman or women. In other news, company CEO Barbara Mulkey was awarded the Triangle Business Journal’s 2007 Women in Business Lifetime Achievement Award, and Jill Wells Heath, president, received the journal’s 2007 Women in Business award.

Infiltrator Systems Inc. (Old Saybrook, Conn.), a manufacturer of plastic leachfield chambers, recently hired Mark Hooks as a regional regulatory consultant in its science and government affairs department. He will be responsible for regulatory and technology transfer initiatives in Florida, as well as in other areas of the eastern United States. Most recently, Hooks worked for the Florida Bureau of Onsite Sewage Programs (Tallahassee), where he served as environmental administrator and research coordinator.

Stuart Norton of engineering consulting firm Jones Edmunds & Associates Inc. (Gainesville, Fla.) became the first recipient of the Sanford N. Young Scholarship award, presented in August at the annual meeting of the Florida section of the American Water Resources Association (AWRA; Middleburg, Va.). The award provided Norton $2000 toward his pursuit of a doctorate degree at the University of Florida (Gainesville).

Metrix Instrument Co. (Houston) named Lynn Murdock its vice president of sales and marketing. Murdock has more than 25 years of technical, sales, marketing, consulting, and management experience with test and measurement companies. Murdock has directed strategic development and channel management for the sales and marketing of measurement products in the United States, Pacific Rim, European, Latin American, African, and Middle Eastern markets.

Glen McManus was named general manager of the Washington County (Va.) Service Authority, bringing more than 20 years of public utilities management and engineering experience to the position. His background includes public administration, and management of civil, environmental, electrical, and mechanical engineering.

USF Fabrication Inc. (Hialeah, Fla.) recently opened its second manufacturing facility in Ogden, Utah, giving the company an additional 7900 m² (85,000 ft²) of manufacturing space. The company designs and manufactures floor access doors, grating, and metal fabrication for water and wastewater projects in the United States and international markets.

Parsons (Pasadena, Calif.), a management, consulting and engineering company, appointed Richard (“Rich”) Wankmuller president of Parsons Water & Infrastructure Inc. He will be responsible for the business unit’s worldwide operations. Wankmuller joins Parsons after 17 years with MWH Global (Broomfield, Colo.), where he most recently was president of the business solutions group.