ITT Corp. (White Plains, N.Y.) announced that through a partnership with Mercy Corps (Portland, Ore.), it is donating five portable water treatment systems to the Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces of Pakistan in response to the flooding. These units, donated by ITT and deployed by Mercy Corps, have the potential to provide clean water for as many as 200,000 people. This collaborative disaster response is part of the company’s corporate citizenship program, ITT Watermark®, that includes an emergency fund to support Mercy Corps’ initial assessment of short- and long-term needs. To assist with flooding in Pakistan, ITT donated $62,000 to Mercy Corps and is matching all employee donations to help relief efforts.
Water For People (Denver) announced a $100,000 commitment by IPS Corp. (Compton, Calif.) and recognized the company as a new Global Sponsor of Water For People. This pledge marks the first time IPS Corp. is committing resources of this scope to a global nonprofit organization.
EagleBurgmann (Houston) named Steve Rose as engineering manager. Rose brings more than 15 years of experience and extensive knowledge of mechanical seals and pumps to the company. He will provide leadership and organizational direction for the engineering initiatives and assist the sales team as a refinery specialist.
Greeley and Hansen (Chicago) presented the Purdue University (West Lafayette, Ind.) School of Civil Engineering with an additional donation of $30,000 in support of the Elmer F. Ballotti Memorial Fellowship. The fellowship, awarded based on academic performance and leadership abilities, supports Purdue graduate students pursuing studies in environmental engineering.
American Water (Voorhees, N.J.) announced that its subsidiary, Applied Water Management (Hillsborough, N.J.), was awarded a $4.5 million contract from Home Properties Inc. (Rochester, N.Y.) to build a wastewater treatment plant in Islip, N.Y. The plant will treat 580 m3/d (152,250 gal/d) and serve approximately 1700 people.
MACTEC (Alpharetta, Ga.) appointed Jim Cloonan to the position of industrial–commercial business line leader. Based in the Greenville, S.C., office, Cloonan brings more than 26 years of experience to the company.
Michael A. Lucki joined CH2M Hill (Englewood, Colo.) as senior vice president and chief financial officer. Lucki has more than 30 years of international experience in the engineering and construction industry. He comes from Ernst & Young LLP (New York), where he was a partner and led the Global Engineering and Construction Industry Practice since 1994 and the Global Infrastructure Practice since 2008.
Members of Iowa’s Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Member Association voted in favor of changing its name from the Iowa Water Pollution Control Association to the Iowa Water Environment Association — officially abbreviated as IAWEA. The association has moved its Web site to a new domain, www.iawpca.org, and created a new logo.
NEFCO Inc. (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.) announced a new strategic alliance with Ecometec Gmbh (Munich, Germany). Ecometec will have responsibility for promoting NEFCO’s engineered fiberglass products in the markets of Bavaria and Austria, as well as the emerging markets of Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia–Herzegovina, Serbia, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Kosovo.
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