Dawn, Va., received the 2009 All American City award from the National Civic League (Denver), in part for installing a new wastewater treatment plant. The city installed the Bio-Microbic (Shawnee, Kan.) MicroFAST® fixed-film aeration system to achieve the required nitrogen reduction and high-quality effluent with low-cost operation and maintenance.
Water For People (Denver) awarded Robert Adamski its 2009 Robert W. Hite Outstanding Leadership Award. Adamski received the award on Oct. 13 at the Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) Technical Exhibition and Conference in Orlando, Fla. Adamski is vice president of Municipal Infrastructure Programs at Gannett Fleming (Camp Hill, Pa.), has served two terms on the Water For People board, and has been active in Water For People’s volunteer program, the World Water Corps.
Koch Membrane Systems (Wilmington, Mass.) hired Hamid R. Rabie as senior vice president of technology. Rabie has more than 12 years of experience in membrane water and wastewater treatment, both with industrial firms and as a consultant. In addition, the company received NSF International (Ann Arbor, Mich.) certification for its new reverse-osmosis and nanofiltration element construction operation.
The Phoenix Business Journal recognized Arizona American Water, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Water (Voorhees, N.J.),as one of the best medium-size companies in its “Best Places to Work” contest. The company made the list because of how it attracts, retains, and develops employees. Results of a company employee survey revealed high rankings in team effectiveness, employee satisfaction, trust with co-workers, and company culture.
BioteQ Environmental Technologies Inc. (Vancouver, British Columbia) signed a contract with Minto Explorations Ltd. (Vancouver) to provide water treatment services at the Minto Mine, a copper mine in Canada. Because of the northern location, operation of the water treatment plant at the site will be seasonal, commencing with the spring snowmelt and running through the summer months. The operating contract follows BioteQ’s recent agreement with Minto Explorations to design and build the Minto Mine water treatment plant for installation before spring runoff this year.
Mike Bayda joined Brooks Instrument (Hatfield, Pa.) as global level-product manager. Bayda previously served as director of marketing and sales at Lafarge North America Inc. (Herndon, Va.). Bayda will work closely with the Brooks Instrument level-measurement team in Vichy, France, and the global sales force.
Kleinfelder (San Diego) acquired SEA Consultants Inc. (Cambridge, Mass.), an engineering, architecture, and planning firm. SEA has more than 200 people in seven locations and will become Kleinfelder/SEA and represent the New England region for Kleinfelder after the transition. Kleinfelder employs more than 2000 people in more than 60 U.S. locations.
Wright–Pierce (Topsham, Maine) announced the arrival of two environmental engineers to the company. Bryan J. Weiner joined the Providence, R. I., office where he will lead project teams in the Water and Wastewater Practice groups. Donald L. Song joined the Wastewater Practice Group in the firm’s Portland, Maine, office.
Southern Water (Worthing, England) chose Black & Veatch (Overland Park, Kan.) as one of the partners on its AMP5 Professional Services Framework. Being part of the framework means Black & Veatch is able to bid for professional services work on the water company’s 2010 to 2015 capital program. The AMP5 Professional Services Framework will encompass both Southern Water’s water supply and wastewater recycling activities. Black & Veatch will be offering feasibility and design development expertise, as well as specialist services, such as estimating, network modeling, construction design, and management coordination.
Terry L. Duperon, founder, president, and chief executive officer of Duperon Corp. (Saginaw, Mich.), will assume the position of chairman of the board. At that time, Tammy L. (Duperon) Bernier, current vice president and chief operating officer will become president and chief executive officer.
The board of directors of Industrial Scientific Corp. (Oakdale, Pa.) elected Justin McElhattan president and chief executive officer. McElhattan has served as president and chief operating officer since February 2008 and as a member of the board since 2006.
Dover Fluid Management (Downers Grove, Ill.) named Dean E. Douglas president of its Pump Solutions Group. Douglas brings 20 years of pump-industry expertise to his new position. For the past 7 years, he was president and chief executive officer of Peerless Pump Co. (Indianapolis). Dean is also a member of the board of directors of the Hydraulic Institute (Parsippany N.J.).
The Prichard (Ala.) Water Works and Sewer Board announced the start of a 5-year public–private partnership with Severn Trent Services (Fort Washington, Pa.). Under the agreement, Severn Trent is responsible for the complete operation, maintenance, and management of the city’s water and wastewater facilities, collection and distribution systems, and meter-reading, billing, and customer service functions.
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