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Culora promoted to VP position

Monday, May 15th, 2017

The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) announced Jill Culora has been named VP of Communications. She has worked as a Communications/Public Relations Consultant to IBWA since 2009 and has a full understanding of the many important issues facing the bottled water industry and IBWA’s members. Earlier in her career, Culora held multiple media-related positions, including head of media relations unit at James Cook University in Australia; newsroom print reporter (News Corporation and Tribune Media); magazine writer (Condé Nast and BoatUS) and a producer of television (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) and radio (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) news programs. She is a graduate of Dalhousie University (where she studied political science) as well as a graduate of the University of King’s College, where she received a post-baccalaureate degree in journalism. Culora can be reached at (703) 647-4609 or by email, jculora@bottledwater.org.

Woodard named John Guest President

Monday, May 15th, 2017

John Guest® announced Byron Woodard as its new President, effective in mid-January. Previously, he was the Chief Marketing Officer at Ferguson Enterprises as well as CMO and Vice President of Sales of North America at McGraw-Hill Financial. Throughout his 22-year career, Woodard has garnered an impressive track record of strategic, commercial and operational achievements within the plumbing, industrial, manufacturing, construction and HVAC industries. More specifically, he brings over a decade of combined distribution, logistics and MRO experience to his new role. Woodard will be responsible for the entire P&L of both John Guest USA and John Guest Automotive. This will also include his supervision of all sales, operations, marketing, finance, warehouse, human resources and customer service personnel. Woodard holds a BS in ocean engineering from the US Naval Academy, two Post Graduate Certificates in executive leadership and strategic marketing from Cornell University and one Post Graduate Certificate in international business management from IMD in Switzerland.

BlueWater Group CFO named

Monday, May 15th, 2017

Bluewater announced the appointment of Marcus Larsson as Chief Financial Officer, with immediate effect. He brings a broad range of experience in private sector financial management to the position and will be responsible for the overall management of finance, investments, procurement, business engagement, internal audit and corporate systems. Previously, Larsson was with Ernst & Young for seven years, where he was an authorized public accountant, coordinating and managing audits of mid-sized and large entities within the sectors industrial products, consumer products and private equity-owned companies in various industries.

Ruef named PWQA Director

Monday, May 15th, 2017

The Pacific Water Quality Association announced the appointment of Ronald E. Ruef as Executive Director for the association. He retired from Morton Salt after 34 plus years earlier in the year. Ruef has been active in PWQA since 1982 when he started with Ocean Salt out of the Port of Long Beach, CA. He was previously Association President (2001-2002) and has been awarded the association’s highest award, the Hall of Fame Award. In addition, Ruef has been honored with the Carolyn J. Fahnstock Award twice and the Marino Pomares Award. He has also been known as the ‘Vanna White’ of PWQA. Ruef brings an extensive background in the water treatment industry to lead the Association. He can be reached at (760) 644-7348 or by email, info@pwqa.org

Latin America: GE white paper released

Monday, May 15th, 2017

GE Water & Process Technologies announced it has issued a white paper: Addressing Water Scarcity through Recycling and Reuse: A Menu for Policymakers/Perspective on Latin America, Brazil and Mexico. The paper underscores the potential for countries throughout Latin American—particularly Brazil and Mexico—to increase the use of water recycling and reuse solutions to help address their pressing water-scarcity challenges. The authors note that while Latin America has almost 31 percent of the world’s fresh water resources—more fresh water per capita than any other region in the world—the region still faces acute water scarcity challenges.

Latin America: Kentucky non-profit responds to disaster

Monday, May 15th, 2017

On April 1, a deadly landslide devastated Mocoa, Colombia, killing more than 300 people. After heavy rains caused mud, rocks and water to engulf the town, sweeping away entire neighborhoods, more than 100 are still missing and approximately 2,700 residents are living in shelters. Louisville, KY-based non-profit WaterStep has responded to a request to help provide safe water to the landslide victims with the delivery of M-100 Chlorinators and Bleach Makers to provide safe water in landslide-stricken regions, especially to patients receiving care in hospitals.

North America: United Health contract won by PWWI

Monday, May 15th, 2017

Pure Water Works, Inc. (PWWI) announced it has won a contract to install a high-purity water system for United Health Groups, Spectrum Labs. The specialized design went to the engineers in September, 2016. PWWI acted as the general contractor, coordinating all the trades, including engineering and permitting, in 21 days after being awarded the contract.

North America: Water decision making at MSU conference

Monday, May 15th, 2017

A collaborative conversation on a simple topic, water, has yielded discussions that literally could change the world, and researchers are saying that change is critical for meeting increased water needs around the globe. About 200 participants gathered March 27-28 for the 2017 SEC Academic Conference hosted by Mississippi State University. The conference focused on ‘The Future of Water: Regional Collaboration on Shared Climate, Coastlines and Watersheds.’ With an emphasis on research collaboration, the conference highlighted how water, in its simplicity as the Earth’s most life-giving resource, poses some of the world’s most complex scientific and social challenges.

North America: Water financing company launched

Monday, May 15th, 2017

Leumi announced that it has expanded its US commercial banking business into the water sector, an area in which the Leumi Group has long operated in the Israeli market. It has developed a unique set of products and services specifically for water-focused companies, including lending, equipment financing, foreign-exchange services and cash-management products. Leumi’s US team will leverage 50+ years of experience in commercial banking and borrow on the water expertise of their Israeli counterparts to focus on water equipment and materials, water meters, industrial water treatment, reclamation and reuse, and desalinization.

North America: US EPA grant for Michigan

Monday, May 15th, 2017

US EPA has awarded a $100 million grant to the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to fund drinking-water infrastructure upgrades in Flint. The funding, provided by the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act of 2016 (WIIN) will enable Flint to accelerate and expand its work to replace lead service lines and make other critical infrastructure improvements.

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