September 2010, Vol. 22, No.9


NSF International (Ann Arbor, Mich.) and the National Environmental HealthAssociation (Denver) announced that James J. Balsamo Jr., will receive the 2010 Walter F. Snyder Award for outstanding achievement in environmental health.

The award recognizes Balsamo’s more than 40 years of environmental health service to the City of New Orleans Health Department, where he established the first comprehensive Institutional Environmental Health Program, and Tulane University (New Orleans), where he organized the first Hospital Environmental Health and Safety Program and was later appointed to his current position as director of the university’s Office of Environmental Health and Safety.

ITT Corp. (White Plains, N.Y.) agreed to purchase privately held Godwin Pumps (Bridgeport, N.J.). Godwin, a supplier of automatic self-priming portable pumps, is expected to increase ITT’s revenue from dewatering equipment and services sales.


Theboard of directors of GEI Consultants Inc. (Woburn, Mass.) elected six new vice presidents, including Timothy B. Anenson,Pacific region manager; William J. Bennett,planning division manager; Giovanni Bonita, geostructural practice leader and office manager; Roger Hathaway, manufactured-gas plant practice leader; Patrick P. King, environmental division manager; and Alfred P. Leuschner, manufactured-gas plant practice leader.


Dvirka and Bartilucci Consulting Engineers (Woodbury, N.Y.) promoted Robert L. Raab, a member of the Wastewater Collection and Treatment division, to vice president. He has more than 35 years of environmental and civil engineering experience.

Advanced Drainage Systems Inc. (ADS; Hilliard, Ohio) acquired Inserta Fittings Co. (Forest Grove, Ore.), a manufacturer of watertight fittings for water, sanitary, and electrical applications. This acquisition is in addition to the recent ADS purchase of StormTech LLC (Wethersfield, Conn.), Foltz Concrete Pipe Co. (Winston–Salem, N.C.), and Piedmont Concrete Structures (Pineville, N.C.).


MACTEC (Alpharetta, Ga.) appointed Don Chandler to director of Engineering and Science. Chandler has been with the company for 35 years, serving in numerous management and technical roles.


PSMJ Resources Inc. (Newton, Mass.), a training and education firm for architecture, engineering, and construction companies, has selected Wright–Pierce (Topsham, Maine) for its 2010 Circle of Excellence. The PSMJ Circle of Excellence is determined by weighting each firm’s ranking in the overall 2010 PSMJ A/E Financial Performance Benchmark Report with respect to 13 individual benchmarks. The 13 benchmarks reflect that the recipients are well managed, have a strong client base, and are led in a responsible and sustainable manner.


Clark Hale joined Brooks Instrument (Hatfield, Pa.) as president and chief operating officer. Hale brings with him more than 25 years of experience. Most recently, he was the executive vice president of Victaulic Co. (Easton, Pa.).


The Pacific Northwest section of the American Water Works Association (Denver) presented its 2010 Kenneth J. Miller Founders Award to Jeanne LeJeune, business development manager in the Portland, Ore., office of HDR Inc. (Omaha, Neb.). The award recognizes volunteers involved with the Water For People program for their contributions to the mission of the organization.


Intellitect Water (Dorset, England) appointed Alan Pickett to senior sales executive to support growth of sales of the company’s in-pipe water-monitoring technolgies.


John Bergen joined the global water business of Black & Veatch (Overland Park, Kan.). He is based in the company’s Walnut Creek, Calif., office. With more than 30 years of experience in water and wastewater infrastructure design and program and construction management, Bergen will lead the company’s program and construction management practice in the northwestern United States.


Samuel Jeyanayagam joined CH2M Hill (Englewood, Colo.) as a vice president and senior principal technologist in the company’s Global Technology Group. Jeyanayagam, located in the Columbus, Ohio, office, has 30 years of consulting and academic experience.


Environmental Science Associates (San Francisco) promoted Ellen Cross to senior vice president. Cross has more than 20 years of experience. She joined the company as vice president and regional director for its San Francisco Bay Area Region in January 2008.


Barney G. Fullington joined Barge Waggoner Sumner & Cannon Inc. (Nashville, Tenn.) as director of water services. Fullington, a registered professional engineer, has more than 15 years of experience in planning, design, and project management for water-related projects nationwide. Most recently, he served as project manager for Black & Veatch (Overland Park, Kan.).


The Maryland Rural Water Association (Woodbine) named the Elkton Wastewater Treatment Plant as the state’s the System of the Year for 2010. The $30 million, 12,000-m3/d (3.2-mgd), biological nutrient removal/enhanced nutrient removal wastewater treatment plant was brought online in 2008 to reduce pollution to and restore the Chesapeake Bay.


The Electric Power Research Institute (Palo Alto, Calif.) board of directors elected Senior Vice President Michael Howard as its next president and CEO, effective in September at the retirement of current President and CEO Steve Specker. Howard has more than 30 years of leadership experience.


Mark A. Halleman joined Parsons Corp. (Pasadena, Calif.) as vice president, business development, for its water & infrastructure group. Halleman has 30 years of infrastructure experience and is based in the company’s Washington, D.C., office.


The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority launched a comprehensive rebranding campaign for the first time in its 14-year history. Known since its inception as DCWASA, the agency announced that it would now do business as DC Water. A new logo featuring a water drop and the tagline “water is life” round out the campaign. DC Water started the rebranding process in June by changing its Web site and signage, and has begun adding its new logo to vehicles and staff uniforms.


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