Water Conditioning & Purification Magazine


Kelly named Trigen Director

Triogen, a branch of Degremont Technologies (Suez Environment group) has appointed Tom Kelly as Managing Director. He succeeds company Founder Jim Wheatley, who will be retiring after more than 30 very successful years at Triogen. Kelly joined Triogen in December 1990 as an Electrical Design Engineer, has progressed through various positions and has been the Technical Director for the last four years. He began his career at Yarrow Shipbuilders and is a qualified electrician, draftsman and design engineer who holds both BSc and B Eng (Hons) Degrees in electrical engineering.



Nomac leadership change announced

Marc Nolan of Nomac Water Technologies announced a change to his role and involvement with the company in January. He relinquished his duties as Managing Member, to turn over management and operations to his mentor, partner and collaborator Terry Walker of Salt Works Inc. Walker will continue the professional service that Nomac has provided these past 12 years. He has the management team, professional service and installation crews and resources to handle continued growth. Nolan will continue as consultant and technical adviser/trainer.

Willis named VP at NeoLogic

NeoLogic Solutions welcomed Greg Willis as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing, responsible for operations, marketing and strategic development of sales. He previously worked with Harmsco Filtration Products and brings 24 years of experience in the residential, commercial and municipal water filtration industries. Willis also holds a BS Degree in marketing from Florida State University. He will be based out of the Stuart, FL office.

Hanula appointed to USC advisory board

CH2M HILL’s AIA, John Joseph Hanula, has been appointed to the Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Advisory Board at the University of Southern California (USC) Viterbi School of Engineering. He brings a strong background in architecture and civil engineering to this role. Hanula will provide valuable insight on the role of private sector consultants and how engineering disciplines are addressing urban infrastructure issues. During the past nine years, he has given numerous presentations on large infrastructure projects—highlighting water/wastewater and transportation projects—to USC’s civil engineering students. Hanula is based in the firm’s Los Angeles, CA office.

Smith, Frances join Lavatec Laundry staff

Well known after serving in various industrial laundry equipment sales and marketing positions for 28 years, Dave Smith has joined Lavatec Laundry Technologies as the Western Region Sales Manager. He reports to Tom Washbrook, LLT Vice President of Operations and will be based in Wichita Falls, TX. Smith will be responsible for all states west of the Mississippi River, with the exception of Arkansas and Louisiana. He can be reached via email at d.smith@lavatec-laundry.us or at (940) 447-7710.


Field Service Technician Franklin Frances also joined the company. He has several years of manufacturing experience, most recently working as an assembly and field service technician at Ward Leonard Electronics.


AIChE officers and board members elected

The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) announced that Otis Shelton, Director of Praxair’s Corporate Safety and Environmental Services Assessment Program for Praxair facilities worldwide, will become President of the organization in 2014. An AIChE Fellow, he previously served on the Board of Directors and as Secretary. Shelton is the outgoing Chair of the Government Relations Committee, and a member of the Board of Trustees and the Minority Affairs Committee. He served 20 years on the National Advisory Board of the National Society of Black Engineers and for five years on the National Research Council’s Committee on Chemical Demilitarization. Shelton received his BS and MS Degrees in chemical engineering from the University of Houston. President-Elect Cheryl Teich, a reaction engineering expertise leader in Dow Chemical’s Engineering Solutions Technology Center, joins Shelton on the Board of Directors and will will serve as AIChE President in 2014. Treasurer E. Dennis Griffith, a Senior Project Manager at Granherne in Houston, TX, is another new addition to the Board. Newly-elected Directors include Dan Lambert, Fellow Engineer at Savannah River National Lab (Aiken, SC); Joseph Smith, the Laufer Endowed Energy Chair and Director of the Energy Research and Development Center at Missouri University of Science and Technology, (Rolla, MO); Diane Spencer, a lead Safety Analyst at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (Livermore, CA) and Levi Thompson, the Richard E. Balzhiser Collegiate Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. AIChE Directors serve three-year terms.

Calgon Carbon Director to retire

Calgon Carbon Corporation announced that long-time Director and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Seth Schofield will be retiring at the end of his term and not standing for re-election. He will continue to serve as a Director and Chairman until the 2014 Annual Meeting of Stockholders expected to be held in early May. Schofield has been a director of Calgon Carbon since 1995. As permitted under its bylaws, the board has authorized and approved a reduction in the number of directors from 10 to nine, effective immediately prior to the annual meeting. Three directors will be elected at that meeting; a new chairman will be elected at a future date.

Smith named WaterGroup Regional Account Manager

Albert Smith has been hired as WaterGroup’s Regional Account Manager for Western Canada. In this new position, he will be responsible for all outside sales activities in western Canada from Manitoba and farther west, serving both wholesale and independent water dealer channels. Smith has eight years of extensive water treatment experience, including customer service as well as branch and territory management within the wholesale and independent water dealer channels. He will be based out of Calgary, Alberta to best complement WaterGroup’s western Canadian customer base and its new distribution hub.

Karimi named IDA scholarship winner

The International Desalination Association (IDA) has awarded the 2013 Channabasappa Memorial Scholarship to Leila Karimi, a PhD candidate at the Institute for Energy and the Environment, Chemical Engineering Department, New Mexico State University (NMSU). Born in Iran, Karimi graduated as the outstanding student of secondary studies in 2000 and pre-university studies in 2001, then attended Sahand University of Technology in Tabriz, where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in chemical engineering in 2005 and a Master of Science Degree in 2009. After teaching undergraduate courses from 2009-2011, she decided to pursue the doctoral program at NMSU. In 2011, Karimi began her research as a member of the team in the Institute for Energy and the Environment/WERC. Her focus is on the selective removal of ions in an electrodialysis reversal process as one of the inland desalination technologies that is appropriate for brackish groundwater.

WC&P mourns Doug White

Industry veteran Douglas T. White, former President of the WQA Board of Governors from 2008 to 2009, passed away January 11 after a lengthy illness. He was working as Director of Member Services for the Culligan Dealers Association of North America (CDANA). Prior to that, White was Group President for Watts Water Technologies’ Water Quality and HVAC Groups. Also, from 2004 to 2010, he served on the WQA Board of Directors. In 2011, White received the Ray Cross Award, which recognizes a WQA member whose pioneer spirit and unwavering commitment has made a notable difference in the water treatment industry. “Doug was a brilliant and highly respected, yet extremely humble, man,” remarked WQA Board President Richard Mest (Master Water Conditioning Corp.). “He brought a really high level of fiscal insight to our board and also had an ability to connect with people in a very genuine way. He will be dearly missed.” White is survived by his wife Heather; brother, Phil; son Greg and daughter Amanda Sykes as well as eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack White and Marjorie Toelle and first wife, Karan. Condolence cards may be sent to Heather White, 5859 West Del Lago Circle, Glendale, AZ 85308.

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