November 2009, Vol. 21, No.11




MIOX Corp. (Albuquerque, N.M.) elected Douglas Brown to its board of directors. Brown, a principal in Brown and Brown Ventures LLC (Los Altos, Calif.), has served on more than 50 nonprofit and for-profit boards during his career.


MWH Soft (Broomfield, Colo.) and Wallingford Software (Wallingford, England) joined as one company to provide a full suite of software products in hydraulics and hydrology. The combined company will continue providing customer support and development from its current operation centers in the United Kingdom, United States, Australia, and Malaysia.


The Mark West Area Chamber of Commerce (Santa Rosa, Calif.) announced California American Water (Coronado, Calif.) as their 2008–2009 Member of the Year for contribution to the betterment of the business and private sector of the Larkfield, Calif., community. California American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (Voorhees, N.J.), has been serving its Larkfield customers for more than 30 years.


Koch Membrane Systems Inc. (Wilmington, Mass.) was selected to provide a seawater reverse-osmosis system for the Minera Esperanza (Las Condes, Chile) copper and gold mine at Michilla Port, Chile. The project will provide drinking water to the mining camp. Construction of the system is expected to be completed this fall.


CH2M Hill (Englewood, Colo.) employees contributed $229,000 to the nonprofit agency Water For People (Denver) through its 2009 workplace giving campaign.


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers selected Black & Veatch (Overland Park, Kan.) as the design engineer for the McCook Reservoir Main Tunnel. The tunnel, a component of Chicago’s Tunnel and Reservoir Plan, will connect the future McCook Reservoir to Chicago’s Deep Tunnel system, which is designed to improve water quality and reduce flood risk in the area.


PerkinElmer Inc. (Waltham, Mass.) received the patent “Methods and Systems for Characterizing a Sorbent Tube” from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The patent protects technology used in the company’s TurboMatrix Thermal Desorber product line that helps gas chromatographers increase the accuracy of their results when using automated thermal desorption gas chromatography.


RedZone® Robotics Inc. (Pittsburgh), a wastewater inspection technologies provider, acquired ICOMMM Inc. (San Ramon, Calif.), a provider of wastewater asset management decision support systems. RedZone will combine its inspection technologies with ICOMMM’s decision support systems.


The Mazzei Injector Co. LLC (Bakersfield, Calif.) named Celia Mazzei as its director of research and development and Richard Fanucchi as production manager.


The World Resources Institute (Washington, D.C.) named Jennifer L. Morgan director of its Climate and Energy Program.


Badger Meter Inc. (Milwaukee) is expanding its sales distribution network with the addition of Innovative Metering Solutions Inc. (Odessa, Fla.). The new distributor will help Badger Meter maintain strong customer relationships by providing industry and product expertise.


The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE; Reston, Va.) installed newly elected officers to its Board of Direction. They include Blaine D. Leonard as president, Kathy J. Caldwell as president-elect, Kevin C. Womack as at-large director, Eriks V. Ludins for Region 3, Sandra N. Knight for Region 4, Kancheepuram N. Gunalan for Region 8, and Robert D. Stevens for the technical region.

ASCE also elected new region governors, who include William J. Cunningham for Region 1, Donald W. Vannoy for Region 2, Darrell J. Berry for Region 3, J.P. Mohsen for Region 4, Fraser K. Howe Jr. for Region 5, Craig M. Newtson for Region 6, F. Jay Burress for Region 7, Michael E. Mathieu for Region 8, Kathleen S. Hayes for Region 9, and Himansu K. Banerjee for Region 10.


The Association of Water Technologies (Rockville, Md.) installed its new president, Robert D. Lee, of R2J Chemical Services Inc. (Largo, Fla.). Other members of the 2010 board of directors include R. Trace Blackmore, president-elect; Mark Juhl, secretary; Eric Fraser, treasurer; Scott W. Olson, immediate past president; Steve Holtzman, director; Richard Hourigan Jr., director; Mark Lewis, director; Casey Walton, director; and Tina Craft, ex-officio supplier representative.


Daphne Utilities (Daphne, Ala.) was named to the Wall Street Journal’s 2009 Top 35 Small Workplaces in America. According to representatives of the judging panel, Daphne Utilities is the only utility company ever to be selected as a finalist in the program’s history. The Top 35 finalist designation is given to small businesses that foster teamwork, flexibility, high productivity, and innovation while helping their employees grow personally and professionally, as well as providing them benefits that improve their lives and communities.


Brent A. Fewell joined United Water (Harrington Park, N.J.) as vice president of environmental compliance. He has served as the principal deputy assistant administrator at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Water.