March 2011, Vol. 23, No.3


Clean Water America Alliance (Washington, D.C.) has named Benjamin Grumbles as president. Grumbles served as director of the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality and was the longest-serving assistant administrator for Water at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He has served on the Alliance board of directors since April 2009.


Netzsch Pumps North America LLC (Exton, Pa.) signed Bau/Hopkins (Plainville, Mass.) to be its distributor in New England. Bau/Hopkins will service the municipal market in this region.


GHD (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia) Service Group manager Howard LaFever has been appointed to the nine-member board of directors of the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (Washington, D.C.), an independent, nonprofit organization formed by the American Public Works Association (Kansas City, Mo.), American Society of Civil Engineers (Reston, Va.), and American Council of Engineering Companies (Washington, D.C.). LaFever, a board-certified environmental engineer, has 41 years of engineering experience.


The Newhall (Calif.) County Water District board selected Daniel R. Mortensen to serve as board president and Maria Gutzeit to be board vice president for 2011. Mortensen is a principal at Mortensen Law, Tax, Trust, and Probate Attorneys (Valencia, Calif.). Gutzeit is a chemical engineer and owner of Compliance Plus (Newhall).


Richard Haimann joined HDR (Omaha, Neb.) as the Southern California Water Resources section manager and national stormwater technical advisor. Throughout a 20-year career, Haimann has led teams to build environmental businesses for clients throughout the United States.


Ashtead Technology (Houston) has been awarded ISO 9001 certification. The company also developed a “Gold Standard of Enquiry Handling,” an internal system to certify that all pertinent information is gathered from the customer to ensure that the most appropriate equipment is chosen. All employees are required to complete a training course on the system.


Hisham Mahmoud joined AMEC (London) as president of its Earth and Environmental business. He also has been appointed to the company’s group management team and will be based in Atlanta. He joins AMEC from URS Corp. (San Francisco) and has more than 19 years of experience.


BiOWiSH Technologies Inc. (Chicago) appointed John Norton senior executive vice president, Global Wastewater. Before joining the company, Norton was the North American Renewable Energy Practice lead and senior consulting engineer at Montgomery Watson Harza (Broomfield, Colo.).


Jeff Berk joined Brown and Caldwell (Walnut Creek, Calif.) as chief sales officer. Berk brings more than 20 years of experience to the position.


Dewberry (Fairfax, Va.) promoted Skip Notte to associate vice president and branch manager of its Charlotte, N.C., office. Notte has been with Dewberry since 1999 and is a registered professional engineer in Virginia and a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) accredited professional. He previously served as a project manager and senior associate in the company’s Richmond, Va., office.


Long Island American Water (Voorhees, N.J.) President William M. Varley has been reappointed chairman of the New York chapter of the National Association of Water Companies (Washington, D.C.). This will be his second 2-year term. Rose Simpson, also from Long Island American Water, was elected secretary of the chapter.


Parsons Corp. (Pasadena, Calif.) appointed Robert C. Grim to senior vice president, operations, in its Water and Infrastructure group. Grim has been with Parsons for more than 18 years and has held assignments in its Commercial Technology group and most recently in Internal Audit. He has more than 25 years of experience and will be based in Pasadena.


Scott King joined Aquavx (Englewood, Colo.) as director of sales for the company’s western region. King brings 25 years of technical sales experience to the post. Before joining the company, he was director of sales at Twin Eagle Consulting (Centennial, Colo.).


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