September 2006, Vol. 18, No.9



 CDS Technologies Inc. (Morgan Hill, Calif.), specializing in water treatment products, named HeinzGoetz technical manager of biosolids processing. His principal duties will be consulting and assisting customers with biosolids management and dewatering. Specifically, Goetz will conduct prestartup laboratory bench tests for polymer selection and performance expectations of a CDS Technologies sludge dewatering system.

Richard Kuchenrither, senior vice president of B&V Water (Kansas City, Mo.), has been selected as a new board member of Water For People (Denver), an organization that helps impoverished people worldwide by supporting sustainable drinking water, sanitation, and hygiene projects. B&V Water is the water business of Black & Veatch.

Daria Navon, a project engineer in the Tampa, Fla., office of environmental consulting firm Malcolm Pirnie Inc. (White Plains, N.Y.) and a specialist in in situ remediation of contaminated groundwater, has been selected to receive the firm’s 2006 Paul L. Busch Prize.

Brinjac Engineering Inc. (Harrisburg, Pa.), an engineering consulting firm, named Vikram M. Pattarkine senior vice president responsible for expanding the firm’s environmental business. Pattarkine is a specialist in biological wastewater treatment, particularly biological nutrient removal.

The Flygt unit of ITT Industries Inc. (White Plains, N.Y.) has been selected to provide the complete pumping station for the 2008 Beijing Olympic kayaking course. Under the 8 million yuan (US$1 million) agreement, Flygt Beijing will provide six pumps, including control panels capable of pushing as much as 19,000 L/s (5000 gal/s) of water through the 500-m course.

Thomas E. Ferguson recently was elected president of the Hydraulic Institute (Parsippany, N.J.) for 2006–2007. He also will serve as a member of the board of directors. Ferguson is a vice president at Flowserve Corp. (Irving, Texas), a provider of fluid motion and control products and services, and president of the company’s Flowserve Pump Division, with more than 24 years of experience in the flow control industry.

Systems & Software Inc. (Colchester, Vt.), a provider of customer information solutions for electric, gas, and water utility companies, has launched its enQuesta software solutions and completed installation for several customers. The software was created to increase customer satisfaction, billing accuracy, and transparency, and to provide cost savings and increase revenues for utilities.

Stephen Browning, former director of programs for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, South Pacific Region, has joined the executive team of MWH Global (Broomfield, Colo.), where he will be responsible for helping develop the company’s strategic intent and unit strategies. MWH provides water, wastewater, energy, natural resource, program management, consulting, and construction services to industrial, municipal, and government clients.

Mike Cook, director of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Superfund Remediation & Technology Innovation, retired in August. Cook played a key role in developing the Superfund program and later served as director of the agency’s Office of Wastewater Management before returning to the Superfund office in 2002.

Linda Eichmiller was named executive director of the Association of State and Interstate Water Pollution Control Administrators (Washington, D.C.) in May. She previously served as deputy director. Sean Rolland, who previously served as the association’s legal policy analyst, was named deputy director.

Hi-Vac Corp. (Marietta, Ohio) acquired certain assets of O’Brien Manufacturing (Leiters Ford, Ind.), including the trade name, and will move production of the O’Brien Manufacturing product line to its facility in Marietta. O’Brien Manufacturing has produced sewer cleaning equipment for more than 65 years. Hi-Vac is a global manufacturer of industrial cleaning equipment.

TBE Group (Clearwater, Fla.), an international consulting, design, and engineering firm, appointed Douglas Bock as project manager, responsible for developing and marketing TBE’s new 3-D underground imaging program. Bock will be based in the company’s Fort Lauderdale, Fla., office.

Hazen and Sawyer, Environmental Engineers & Scientists (New York) has named Charles S. Hocking and Paul Saurer as vice presidents. Hocking manages the firm’s Atlanta office and has more than 18 years of experience, including 9 years at Hazen and Sawyer. He specializes in the design of water and wastewater facilities. Saurer has 19 years of experience, all with Hazen and Sawyer. He has played a major role in the design of large-scale wastewater treatment facilities, with a concentration in biological nutrient removal.