Annocki promoted at ResinTech
ResinTech’s Michael Annocki has been promoted to Vice President. In his new position, he will be responsible for all procurement activities, as well as day-to-day operations for ResinTech’s production and distribution facilities around the world. Annocki joined ResinTech in 2011 as a purchasing agent and became General Manager in 2014. His 15 years of purchasing experience and strong track record for driving process improvement have helped ResinTech meet the rapidly growing demand for its products.
Wilker named to Canature team
Canature WaterGroup has appointed Chris Wilker to its Canature North America team. He will serve as the Executive VP of Business Development to drive company growth. Wilker has shown excellence in the areas of branded dealer management, business operations and new technology development throughout his almost 30-year career at Ecowater Systems and Marmon Water. He has also been a key contributor to the water treatment industry as a six-year member of the Water Quality Association (WQA) Board of Governors and most recently completed his tenure as President. Wilker was the 2019 WQA Ray Cross award recipient, which recognizes a current or former member whose pioneering spirit and unwavering commitment has made a notable difference in the water treatment industry and has not been previously honored with the Hall of Fame or Lifetime Member Award.
Ticcioni retirement announced
In June, industry veteran Jim Ticcioni entered retirement after 26 years at Marlo Incorporated. He worked both as Engineering Manager and most recently, Director of Technical Services, where he assisted countless customers with technical support, spare parts sales, troubleshooting, field start-ups and equipment training. Coupled with his previous 25 years with Bruner Corporation, Ticcioni is one of the select few in the water treatment industry to serve over 50 years. He will be dearly missed within the industry.
Wilderer name CEO of De Nora
De Nora has named Mirka Wilderer, PhD, to lead De Nora’s Water Technologies group as CEO. She joined De Nora in February 2019 as Global Integration Director. Wilderer is committed to bolstering the company’s revenue growth with geographic and application market expansion, technology advancements and improved processes that will bring an enhanced 21st century experience to De Nora’s global customer base. She had 15 years of water industry experience in numerous countries in Europe and Asia before moving to the United States in 2009. Wilderer holds a Doctorate in international management.
WEF Director announced
The Water Environment Federation (WEF) announced the selection of Walter Marlowe, PE, CAE as its new Executive Director. He brings extensive, high-level experience in association leadership and the areas of civil engineering, construction, certification and science to the WEF position, including tenure as a Director at the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Marlowe is currently the Executive Director of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists. Previously, he held the same position with the Construction Specifications Institute and the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers. Marlowe has a Bachelor of Engineering Degree in civil engineering from Stevens Institute of Engineering and an MBA from George Washington University.
Dyck named Manufacturer’s Agent
The Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH) has named Andrew Dyck, VP of Sales for Barclay Sales, as the 72nd CIPH Chairman. He began his career in 1987 with Honeywell Limited, then moved onto ECR International in 2001 as a Territory Manager for British Columbia. Dyck joined the CIPH Board in 2011 and has been very active with the Agents Council and with the BC Region Board, having served twice as their Region President and the Chairman of the CIPH Agents Council.
AWWA poster winners announced
The American Water Works Association announced the winners of its annual Fresh Ideas Poster Competition for students, which took place during AWWA’s recent Annual Conference & Exposition in Denver, CO. The first-place winner was Amir Alansari representing AWWA’s North Carolina and South Carolina Sections for his poster, Next-Generation Coagulation Optimization for Drinking Water Treatment Plants: A Case Study. He will receive $500 and the opportunity to write an article for Journal–American Water Works Association. The second-place winner was Carmen Velasco from AWWA’s Rocky Mountain Section for her poster, Influence of pH on the Solubility of U(VI) and Natural Organic Matter in Laboratory Controlled Conditions. The third-place winner was Ryan Hanson from AWWA’s Minnesota Section for his poster, Generation of PFOS and PFOA from Cationic and Zwitterionic Precursors during Conventional Drinking Water Disinfection.
Roberts named to Zenith Team
Zenith Global appointed Michael Roberts as Principal Sustainability Consultant, to lead the company’s continued expansion into sustainability services across the food and drink sectors. He will retain his current role as Global Business Development Director for Capri-Sun, while building up the Zenith Global sustainability team. Much of Roberts’ previous career was in the Coca-Cola system, predominantly in Europe, the Middle East and China, often working with partners including Nestlé and McDonald’s.