July 2010, Vol. 22, No.7

Business

SJE-Rhombus® (Detroit Lakes, Minn.) expanded its sales force by hiring Brett Wilfong as eastern regional sales manager. Wilfong has 12 years of experience in the water–wastewater industry and more than 20 years of sales experience.

The Michigan Business and Professional Association (Warren) selected Stahlin Non-Metallic Enclosures (Belding, Mich.) as one of “West Michigan’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” in 2010. The 101 Best and Brightest awards recognize companies for strategies they use to create the best human resource practices for their employees. This is the seventh year in a row the company has received this award.

Tetra Tech Inc. (Pasadena, Calif.) announced the addition of Daniel L. Johnson as vice president. Johnson, a professional engineer with 36 years of experience, will expand the company’s expertise in water supply projects.

The Environmental Business Journal presented EA Engineering, Science, and Technology Inc. (Hunt Valley, Md.) with a Business Achievement Award for its sustainability program. EA launched its corporate sustainability program in 2008, achieving a 35% reduction in paper use at its corporate headquarters, recycling of more than 0.9 Mg (1 ton) of electronic equipment, and purchasing carbon credits to offset corporate air travel.

Stephen S. Koenigsberg joined Adventus Americas Inc. (Freeport, Ill.) as vice president. Koenigsberg, based in the company’s Corona del Mar, Calif., office, is known for his contributions to in situ remediation and site diagnostics. He most recently worked as a principal at ENVIRON (Arlington, Va.) and has published more than 150 technical articles, books, and patents on remediation science and advanced site diagnostics.

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition selected Zoeller Pump Co. (Louisville, Ky.) as a preferred vendor to work with on upcoming projects. The reality TV series chose to use a Pro Pak 53 sump pump and battery-
backup pump combination on a recent home built in Bloomington, Ill. The company donated the product for a family in need.

A transportable wastewater treatment and effluent recycling unit by Global Water Group Inc. (Dallas) was selected by the U.S. Navy to support its Explosive Ordnance Disposal operations. The system produces purified water for potable and nonpotable use. The Navy plans to use recycled water for maintenance and toilet use.

Aquatech (Canonsburg, Pa.) announced the addition of Karl Michael Millauer as senior vice president. Millauer will focus on Aquatech’s growth in Europe and Africa, as well as play a leadership role in business development and technology acquisitions and alliances. He is former CEO of Christ Water Technology Group (Aesch, Switzerland).

HDR Engineering Inc. (Omaha, Neb.) won the Grand Conceptor Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies (Reston, Va.) for its Gills Onions Advanced Energy Recovery System at the Gills Onions onion-processing facility in Oxnard, Calif. HDR water business group’s Southern California office led the project.

Brown and Caldwell (Walnut Creek, Calif.) received the 2010 American Council of Engineering Companies (Reston, Va.) Engineering Grand Award for its $114 million expansion and upgrade of the Littleton–Englewood (Colo.) Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Nitto Denko/Hydranautics (Oceanside, Calif.) named Raj Kishor Kapoor national sales manager of the Indian Subcontinent. He works from the company’s Mumbai office.

The City of Lynchburg, Va., has chosen MWH Soft (Broomfield, Colo.) InfoSWMM software to manage and operate its stormwater and wastewater systems.

Amiad Filtration Systems (Kibbutz Amiad, Israel) completed the acquisition of Arkal Filtration Systems (Beit Zera, Israel). Amiad expects the additional products and sales and marketing resources to strengthen its global market share and expand its reach into new markets.

Dewberry (Fairfax, Va.) named Darren Conner president of its operating unit, Dewberry & Davis Inc.; named Brian Bradner assistant manager of its Danville, Va., office; and named Sam Fleming senior water resources project manager in its Atlanta office.

The Colorado River Basin Section of the California Water Environment Association (Oakland) recognized Veolia Water North America (Chicago) for its work preserving California’s water quality. Veolia Water took home the Collection System of the Year Award for operating and managing the waste-
water collection system in Palm Springs.

During the ribbon-cutting event for the new Black & Veatch (Overland Park, Kan.) office in San Francisco, the company’s Building a World of Difference Foundation presented Water For People (Denver) with a $20,000 donation.

MACTEC (Alpharetta, Ga.) named Brian J. DuChene vice president.
DuChene has spent his entire 22-year career with the company and has previously served as manager of the Orlando, Fla., office; facilities group leader; environmental group leader; and director of business development.

David M. Crone joined the business development team at SAK Construction (O’Fallon, Mo.) and will be based in San Diego. Crone brings with him 15 years of experience in technical service and sales in the water and wastewater industries.

Badger Meter Inc. (Milwaukee) has purchased Cox Instruments LLC (Scottsdale, Ariz.) and its subsidiary companies Flow Dynamics Inc. (Scottsdale) and Exact Flow (Scottsdale). The acquisition combines the resources of the three flow-measurement companies into a wholly-owned subsidiary of Badger Meter named Cox Flow Measurement Inc.

CSI Controls (Ashland, Ohio) announces the launch of the CSI Controls — Engineered Products Group. The group, paired with the company’s national authorized distribution network, will handle customers’ demands, focusing on the municipal water and wastewater markets.

Aquatech (Canonsburg, Pa.) established Aquatech B.V., a fully-owned subsidiary, in Leiden, Netherlands. Peter Dencher was named managing director of the subsidiary, which will focus on providing local support in Europe to Aquatech’s clients while working to solve water scarcity challenges.

 

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