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Manne hired at HaloPure

Manne hired at HaloPure HaloSource® has hired Sean Manne as the new Director of Business Development for the company’s global drinking water purification division. He has been tasked with establishing new strategic partnership initiatives for the company’s HaloPure technology worldwide, with a focus on identifying key relationships by geography, channel and product to enhance existing product functionality as well as to create custom products specifically designed for particular market needs and requirements. Manne has worked for 18 years with a diverse sales and business development background in manufacturing and digital advertising. Email him directly at smanne@halosource.com.

Lambert appointed at IDE

IDE Technologies Ltd. has appointed Mark Lambert as CEO of IDE Americas. With more than 30 years of experience as a senior-level executive with expertise in the water, renewable energy and environmental services industries, he is well-suited to lead the company’s business activities in North America. Prior to joining IDE, Lambert was VP of Corporate Development at Hydration Technology Innovations and also served as managing partner of Water Industry Solutions LLC, where he achieved a total merger and acquisition value of $50 million over a two-year period. In addition, he was COO of Test America. Lambert’s involvement in the water and environmental communities extends outside of his previous employment—he serves as a member of the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and the Water Quality Association (WQA). He was also a founding member of the WQA World Assembly, and served on several AWWA and WQA steering committees, including the Point of Use Committee.

Industry veteran Huls passes

WC&P has received word that water industry veteran Trenton W. ‘Trent’ Huls died July 29. He was born February 5, 1933 in San Bernardino, CA, graduated from San Bernardino High School and the University of Oregon, where he pitched in the 1954 College World Series. For 40 years, he and Larry Clark owned Culligan Water Conditioning of East County, later acquiring San Diego Culligan. Huls served as President of the Pacific Water Quality Association and was very active in the community and charitable causes. He was chosen as El Cajon’s Citizen of the Year in 1995 and, at various times, served as President of the El Cajon Valley Lions Club, El Cajon Lions Foundation, the Boys Club of El Cajon, and the Boys and Girls Club of East County Foundation. He was also a member of El Cajon Elks Lodge #1812. Huls is survived by his beloved wife of 56 years, Doris; daughter, Carrie (Thomas) Dubert; son, Steven and grandchildren Ashley, Jason and Allison. He was preceded in death by sister, Evelyn Clark and son, Trenton Scott Huls. The family suggests donations to the Boys and Girls Clubs of East County Foundation, 8820 Tamberly Way, Santee, CA 92071 or the El Cajon Valley Lions Foundation, PO Box 1087, El Cajon, CA 92022-1087.

IDA awards scholarship

The International Desalination Association (IDA) has awarded the Channabasappa Memorial Scholarship for 2012 to Ronan McGovern, a PhD candidate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he also received a Master’s Degree in mechanical engineering. A native of Ireland, Ronan holds a Bachelor’s Degree from University College Dublin (UCD), where he graduated at the top of his class. This degree includes one year of study at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland. In addition to his studies, Ronan worked as a Particle Detector Design Engineer at CERN during the summer of 2009. Upon receiving a Fulbright Science and Technology award to pursue PhD studies in the US, Ronan entered the desalination arena, joining Prof. John H. Lienhard V at MIT. His PhD research, which aims to advance the state of the art in high-recovery desalination systems, will be funded by Fulbright, an MIT Martin Fellowship and the IDA scholarship. Through development of new technology for dealing with highly saline waters, his goal is to extend the fraction of water economically recoverable from waste streams.

Meil promoted at Aquion

Edward Meil has been promoted from Corporate Controller to Vice President of Finance and Administration of Aquion, Inc. His position with the company has been expanded to include the corporate human resources function and he will continue to report to Cal Stuart, President and CEO of Aquion. Meil has worked for Aquion since 1998 and has more than 20 years of financial experience with several Midwest companies. With a background in debt restructuring and cash management in leveraged operations, he played a key role in the refinancing of Aquion that was completed in 2011. He has also been instrumental in establishing effective policies for inventory and receivables management. As Corporate Controller, Meil guided the acquisitions and integration of ClearWater Tech LLC and Erie Water Treatment Controls, which now operate as separate business divisions of Aquion.

 

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