July 2012, Vol. 24, No.7


Parkson Corp. (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) has named Mark Turpin as its new vice president of strategic marketing and business development. Turpin will oversee the company’s centers of excellence — which include screenings, biosolids management, biological, separations and filtration, odor control, and disinfection — as well as oversee all product managers.


Globex Engineering and Development Inc. (Coconut Creek, Fla.), an environmental–civil engineering company that provides planning, design, permitting, consulting, and construction management services throughout the United States, became part of SCS Engineers (Long Beach, Calif.), an employee-owned environmental engineering and construction firm. Globex now will operate under its new name, SCS Globex Engineering (Coconut Creek).


Gate 5 Energy Partners Inc. (Aliso Viejo, Calif.) has hired Dan Trznadel as its chief financial officer and Larry Dees as project manager. Trznadel has extensive financial consulting, operational, and management experience. Dees has more than 30 years of engineering and municipal water and wastewater operations management experience.


Eric Zimmer has been named president and chief executive officer of Synagro Technologies Inc. (Houston), a biosolids management company. Zimmer has more than 22 years of experience in environmental services.


Ralph Exton has been named chief marketing officer at GE Power & Water (Trevose, Pa.), a global supplier of water treatment, wastewater treatment, water reuse, and process systems solutions. Exton will lead marketing and sustainability efforts for the water and process technologies business.


The Southwest Membrane Operator Association (Vista, Calif.) awarded Zone 7 Water Agency (Livermore, Calif.) the 2012 Membrane Plant of the Year Award for the construction of its Mocho Groundwater Demineralization Plant. The award recognizes public or private facilities providing water, wastewater, or reclaimed water that show exemplary safety records, maintain clean premises, possess minimal permit violations, utilize their plant to educate the public, and have at least 1 mgd (3785 m3/d) of membrane-based treatment processes. The plant uses reverse osmosis to reduce salt and mineral buildup in the Livermore–Amador Valley Main Groundwater Basin.


Roy Martinez has been named director of the water agency market sector for the HDR Inc. (Omaha, Neb.) water business group. Based in Denver, Martinez will focus on strategic planning and business development.


Teno A. West has been appointed co-chair of the National Council for Public–Private Partnerships (NCPPP) Water Institute (Arlington, Va.). The institute is the forum for NCPPP members to develop programs and activities that support the appropriate use of public–private partnerships in the water and wastewater sector. West leads the municipal infrastructure team at Pannone Lopes Devereaux & West LLC (White Plains, N.Y.). He has experience in public–private partnerships, water and wastewater law, solid waste management, alternative energy projects, procurement law, and design–build–operate projects.


In-Pipe Technology® Co. Inc. (Wheaton, Ill.) has appointed Bulbul Ahmed research and development manager to improve and expand the company’s green sewer collection system treatment. Ahmed’s areas of expertise include biofilms, biological wastewater treatment, and microbial metabolisms.


Glen Daigger, senior vice president and chief technology officer at CH2M Hill (Englewood, Colo.), received the 2012 Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award from Purdue University (West Lafayette, Ind.). The award is presented to Purdue alumni who have made notable contributions to the field of engineering. Daigger was selected because of his internationally recognized expertise in wastewater treatment and water quality management for municipal and industrial systems, with particular focus on biological processes.


newterra ltd. (Brockville, Ontario) recently was formed by a merger of MLE Equipment (Brockville), a design, build, commission, and support environmental firm; Filter Innovations (North York, Ontario), a provider of treatment solutions for wastewater, groundwater, process water, and air; and Pacwill Environmental (Beamsville, Ontario), a customer-oriented company offering a wide spectrum of air-quality management, emissions monitoring, and testing equipment. The new entity has offices and facilities in Canada, the United States, Germany, and the United Kingdom.


The Water Replenishment District of Southern California (Lakewood, Calif.) was awarded the Recycled Water Agency of the Year — Large Award for 2012 by the WateReuse California Association, the California section of the WateReuse Association (Alexandria, Va.). Receiving the award for the district were board President Albert Robles, and general manager Robb Whitaker.


Filtronics Inc. (Anaheim, Calif.) has added GE Water & Process Technologies (Trevose, Pa.) reverse-osmosis systems to its line of municipal and industrial water treatment solutions. Newly hired general manager Bruce Scholten will head a full-service department dedicated to the servicing of all GE membrane equipment. Scholten has 20 years of experience in the filtration industry, primarily overseeing system design and installations.


Amanda J. Waters joined the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) as government affairs counsel. She will monitor, analyze, and report on federal water quality legislation and regulations and their potential effect on WEF members. Her responsibilities also include managing grassroots member involvement, working with WEF Member Associations to develop effective state legislative programs, and supporting outreach on public policy matters to key external audiences, such as elected officials, water utilities, manufacturers, and consulting firms. 


Flow Control Magazine has selected the FPI MagTM Electromagnetic Flowmeter manufactured by McCrometer Inc. (Hemet, Calif.) as one of its Innovation Award winners. The awards program is an annual competition designed to recognize the most compelling advances in fluid-handling technology. The FPI unit is a multielectrode hot-tap, full-profile insertion flowmeter that delivers an accurate flow profile similar to a full-bore mag meter.



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