December 2010, Vol. 22, No.12


Community Conservation Solutions (Los Angeles) honored the South Los Angeles Wetland Park as the Green Solution Project of the Year. The wetland park project, currently under construction, is transforming a former rail-transit yard into a public park that will capture and treat urban runoff. Psomas (Los Angeles) is the prime consultant for the project.


The board of directors for Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc. (St. Paul, Minn.) named Sam L. Claassen president. Previously, Claassen has served as a vice president, chief operating officer, and the wastewater leader for the company. Throughout his career, he has served as president of the Central States Water Environment Association (Crystal Lake, Ill.) and on its board of directors.

Glenn Dostal, senior water project manager in the water business group of HDR Inc. (Omaha, Neb.), received the George Warren Fuller award for the State of Nebraska at the American Water Works Association (AWWA; Denver) ACE10 convention. The annual award recognizes an AWWA member in each of the organization’s 43 membership sections for service to the water supply field. Dostal has been at HDR for 32 years.


The Water Research Foundation (Denver) selected the HDR Inc. (Omaha, Neb.) Water Business Group to conduct two research studies. HDR, in association with American Water (Voorhees, N.J.), will conduct the first study to identify best practices for water utilities to manage public health risks associated with water-main breaks and depressurization events. For the second study, HDR will work with 12 utilities to investigate manganese accumulation in distribution systems.


Teledyne Tekmar Co. (Mason, Ohio), a subsidiary of Teledyne Technologies Inc. (Thousand Oaks, Calif.), entered into a partnership with MLS Analytical (Wilmington, Ill.) to grow its sales force. The partnership allows MLS to distribute its analytical instruments in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, and northern Illinois.


Water For People (Denver) announced several additions to its newly structured board of directors: Paul Bowen, water technology director and director of strategic business initiatives, The Coca-Cola Co. (Atlanta); Erich Broksas, senior vice president, innovation and investments, The Case Foundation (Washington, D.C.); Monica Ellis, chief executive officer, Global Environment and Technology Foundation (Arlington, Va.) and Global Water Challenge (Washington, D.C.); Mary Kay Kaufmann, chief marketing officer and vice president of sales–Americas, Nalco Co. (Naperville, Ill.); Pat McCann, president and chief executive officer, Weston Solutions Inc. (West Chester, Pa.); Harold MacNeil, engineering information engineer, Halifax (Nova Scotia) Regional Water Commission; David Nastro, managing director, Morgan Stanley (New York); Darwin Nelson, senior vice president, CDM (Cambridge, Mass.); Connie Roesch, superintendent, City of Cincinnati–Greater Cincinnati Water Works; and James Williams, president and chief executive officer, Peerless-Midwest Inc. (Mishawaka, Ind.).


Stantec (Edmonton, Alberta) hired Don Spiegel as vice president and practice leader for its environmental infrastructure practice. Bringing more than 30 years of water design and planning experience to the company, Spiegel, based in the Sacramento, Calif., office, will support companywide water supply engineering services.


Environmental Science Associates (San Francisco) announced a merger with Philip Williams and Associates Ltd. (San Francisco) to support its strategy to deepen technical services in its water practice through specialized habitat restoration and water science services.


CDM (Cambridge, Mass.) Executive Vice President Paul Brown was named an International Water Association (London) Fellow at the organization’s 2010 World Water Congress and Exhibition. The new program recognizes extraordinary water professionals. Brown has more than 37 years of experience.


AMEC (London) added senior engineer Robert Dusenbury as a key member of its Earth and Environmental office in Oakland, Calif., where he will expand the company’s innovative surface water practice in the state. Dusenbury is a water resources engineer with more than 13 years of experience.


The American Academy of Environmental Engineers (Annapolis, Md.) selected and certified Michael R. Corn, president and founder of AquAeTer Inc. (Brentwood, Tenn.), as a board-certified environmental engineer. Corn, a Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) member since 2003, has more than 35 years of consultant experience.


NewAge Industries (Southampton, Pa.) appointed Bill Keiser as its new director of quality. Keiser has nearly 30 years of experience and is a member of the American Society for Quality (ASQ; Milwaukee) and an ASQ section chairman.


Konecranes (Hyvinkää, Finland) expanded its Machine Tool Service (MTS) business in the United States by acquiring the assets of Ohio Hi-Speed Machine (Cleveland). The company plans to expand its MTS offering throughout the Americas.


Barwon Water, which provides water, sewerage, and recycled-water services to more than 275,000 people across 8100 km2 in Victoria, Australia, has selected Black & Veatch (Overland Park, Kan.) to be a member of its Technical Services Panel. The panel consists of six engineering companies that will provide a range of services to Barwon Water for water, wastewater, and recycled-water treatment assignments until July 2013.


PBS&J (Tampa, Fla.) named David Maurstad national director of water policy and planning to help grow the company’s flood mapping business throughout the United States and internationally. Maurstad joined PBS&J in October 2008 as vice president and national business manager for the emergency management business sector.


RJN Group Inc. (Wheaton, Ill.) began a yearlong study for the City of Burlington, Iowa, in August. The company will complete a collection system evaluation to help the city prepare an action/construction plan for combined sewer overflow elimination in the Cascade (Mississippi River Interceptor) Sewer Basin.


Lukas Loeffler became the chief executive officer of Siemens Water Technologies (Warrendale, Pa.) on Oct. 1. He previously headed the business unit Infrastructure Logistics, based in Arlington, Texas, and was part of the Mobility Division. He has been a member of the company’s management team since 2005.


Abuma Manufacturing Ltd. (London, Ontario) acquired the rights to manufacture and jointly market the Mitton Valve Technology (Brantford, Ontario) industrial harnessed cavitation reactor system.


Fluke Corp. (Everett, Wash.) will donate $65,000 worth of test instruments to schools and training programs for use in teaching students to diagnose and repair sophisticated industrial process control systems. Five different schools will be selected to receive kits of nine Fluke test tools. Instructors in accredited U.S. training programs were able to apply for these tools through the new Fluke Industrial Control Grant Program.


Arizona American Water (Voorhees, N.J.) appointed Greg Barber to the position of finance director. Barber, based in the company’s Phoenix office, also will oversee finance and rates functions for New Mexico and Hawaii. He brings more than 20 years of financial experience to the position.


Aquionics (Erlanger, Ky.) named Oliver Lawal as its new president. Lawal has more than 12 years of experience and was promoted from the position of technical director in the ultraviolet division of Aquionics’ parent company, Halma Plc. (Amersham, England).


Philip Hecht joined Woolpert (Dayton, Ohio) as project director for its Infrastructure Management Services division. Hecht’s more than 24 years of experience includes developing documents supporting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s regulatory process, evaluating drinking water facilities for the U.S. Navy, and overseeing the Hampton Roads (Va.) Planning District’s Source Water Assessment Program for 17 local municipalities.


GE (Fairfield, Conn.) received the WateReuse Association (Alexandria, Va.) 2010 WateReuse Equipment/Manufacturer Award, which acknowledges the commitment, performance, and application of a specialty-equipment product or manufacturer.


MicroMedia Filtration Inc. changed its name to M2 Renewables Inc. (Lake Forest, Calif.), effective June 22, 2010. The new name more accurately portrays the company’s scope as it ventures to find ways to help produce cleaner water and energy, according to the company’s news release.


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