April 2011, Vol. 23, No.4


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Sustainable Communities selected CH2M Hill (Englewood, Colo.) as one of three firms to deliver the program “Environmental Innovations: Sustainable Approaches to Development.” Under the 5-year technical assistance contract, the company will provide program support for research and policy analysis, technical assistance, and communications and outreach. It also will analyze challenges facing communities and guide the development of plans for smart growth.

Jim Litchfield joined the Sacramento, Calif., office of ESA PWA (San Francisco) as environmental hydrology director. Litchfield has more than 15 years of experience in hydrologic and hydraulic analyses, water rights, fluvial processes, water resources studies, and project implementation.

Fluid Imaging Technologies Inc. (Yarmouth, Maine) hired Tom Costa of Walnut, Calif., as western region sales manager. Costa previously represented the company as an independent manufacturer’s representative for FlowCAM, the company’s desktop and portable instrumentation for rapid characterization, monitoring, and digital imaging of particles in fluids.

The Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) presented its George W. Burke Jr. Award to the City of Leominster (Mass.) Wastewater Treatment Plant for its safety program. The annual award encourages an active and effective safety program in both municipal and industrial wastewater facilities.

The Leominster plant, which also won the award in 1998, has a safety program that includes monthly training and emphasis on accountability and strong project management leadership. The plant has been managed by Veolia Water North America (Chicago) since 1983.

James A. Fox has been selected to serve as the next chief executive officer for O’Brien & Gere (Syracuse, N.Y.). Fox most recently led the company’s industrial and federal business units. Fox has worked at the company for 27 years and has been a member of its board of directors for more than 10 years.

Natgun Corp. (Wakefield, Mass.) and DYK Inc. (El Cajon, Calif.) announced the merger of their companies and the formation of their new parent company, DN Tanks Inc. Initially, the two companies will operate under their existing names as divisions of DN Tanks, evolving into a single operating company. The DN Tanks board of directors will include Charles Crowley, William Hendrickson, William Crowley, and David Gourley; co-chief executive officers will be Charles Crowley and William Hendrickson.

Modern Water (Guilford, England) announced the purchase of Cogent Environmental (Cambridge, England). The acquisition increases Modern Water’s offering in its existing water monitoring business, and as a result, the company has established a new dedicated division, MW Monitoring, to consolidate and enhance its resources and expertise in the industry.

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA; Rosslyn, Va.) published ICS 4-2010 Application Guideline for Terminal Blocks. This guideline, last published in 2005, was produced by NEMA’s Industrial Automation Control Products and Systems Section. The publication provides practical information concerning ratings, construction, test, performance, and manufacture of industrial control equipment.

Black & Veatch (Overland Park, Kan.) earned a Business Achievement Award in the category of Industry Leadership from the Environmental Business Journal for its thought leadership series “Overcoming Barriers to Water Reuse as Part of an Integrated Water Portfolio.” The series of discussions was held during six global industry conferences October 2009 through June 2010 and brought together approximately 75 water industry leaders from 13 countries to discuss common themes and specific regional differences in reuse practices. A second series, focusing on economic pressures facing the water industry, is currently under way.

Jeremy N. Nakashima joined Lockwood, Andrews, and Newnam Inc. (Houston) as a senior project manager. With more than 15 years of experience, Nakashima has overseen the design and construction of numerous water supply, treatment, and distribution facilities.

Schreiber LLC (Trussville, Ala.) has named P. Thacher Worthen as chief executive officer and president of the company. Worthen has served as president of the company since July 2008.

WesTech Engineering Inc. (Salt Lake City) acquired WWETCO LLC (Atlanta). Although wholly owned by WesTech, WWETCO will continue to function as an independently operated company. WWETCO has developed products for combined sewer overflow and has engineered new ways to utilize compressed media filtration for both primary and tertiary treatment. The acquisition will help advance these technologies.


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