PeopleTuesday, October 3rd, 2000
Siddiqui new So-Safe GM
So-Safe Water Technologies, of Karachi, Pakistan, has appointed Salamn Siddiqui as its general manager. He has over 14 years experience in public relations and media. A professional trainer, Siddiqui has graduated from various foreign academies. Prior to So-Safe, he worked with PIA Duty Free Shops for the last 12 years. Once a Jaycee member, Siddiqui last served as the organization’s president in Karachi.
TWQA names president
At its annual convention in late July, the Texas Water Quality Association elected Bob Shelton, of Shelton’s Water, as president for the year 2000-2001. Also, Jo Grace was appointed interim director for the coming year while a new director is chosen.
Calgon increases board
After approving a temporary increase in the number of directors from 8 to 10, Calgon Carbon Corp., of Pittsburgh, Pa., elected Julie Roberts and John P. Surma. Roberts earned her bachelor’s degree in economics/management from the University of Iowa and an MBA from George Washington University. Surma holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Pennsylvania State University and is a certified public accountant.
New VP at SRE
Lisa Westerfield has joined SRE, Inc., of Nutley, N.J., as vice president of sales and marketing. With extensive experience in new market development and business management in the chemical industry, Westerfield was most recently the manager of marketing at Degussa-Huls Corp. She has a bachelor’s degree in biology cum laude and a master’s from Monmouth University.
Changing of the guard
The Marmon Water Group, Inc., of Chicago, announced Troy A. Ethen as president of Spectrum Labs, Inc. Previously, Ethen was general manager of standard equipment and components for Osmonics, Inc., of Minnetonka, Minn. He received his B.S. degree in Chemistry from Carlton College in Northfield, Minn., where he graduated magna cum laude. Appointed in July, Ethen replaces Dr. Duane Nowlin, who has since been appointed senior vice president of science and technology for Marmon. Nowlin had been Spectrum’s president for the last 10 years. He earned his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Iowa State University. Both Ethen and Nowlin will report to John Goody, president of Marmon.
Apyron hires CUNO scientist
Dr. Wei-Chih W. Chen has been hired by Apyron Technologies Inc., of Atlanta, as its new director of product development. He holds three U.S. patents and has more than 13 years in product development for the water industry. Previously, Chen worked at Connecticut-based CUNO Inc., where he was a senior research scientist. At Apyron, he will structure the development process for new applications of adsorbent and antimicrobial medias. He also hopes to facilitate commercialization of water treatment innovations.
Walters heads to Precision
Precision Analytical Laboratories, of Tempe, Ariz., welcomes the addition of Karen Walters as vice president of business development services. Her expertise for developing personalized client server platforms will be utilized to further enhance and implement the company’s programs. Walters has worked in the analytical science field for over a decade. Most recently, she was employed with Del Mar Analytical Laboratories as a marketing representative for all Arizona operations.
Guest’s Hoyle in new role
John Guest Ltd. has announced that Brian Hoyle will move from his position as director of international sales to that of export consultant. Hoyle joined John Guest in 1981 to take responsibility for the sales of Speedfit push-in fittings and was instrumental in introducing the first plastic push-in fitting for beer and beverage and pure water applications. He will be based at group headquarters in England.
DSWA welcomes associate
Jim Geselbracht, P.E., has joined Damon S. Williams Associates (DSWA), of Concord, Calif., as an associate and will be the company’s chief engineer. Geselbracht has 20 years of experience in modeling, design and troubleshooting of biological processes for the treatment of wastewater and solid waste.
Smith named as VP
Multi-Pure Drinking Water Systems, of Las Vegas, has appointed Dr. Kenneth E. Smith as vice president. His responsibilities will include research and development, quality assurance and laboratories. Previously, Smith was the company’s director of laboratories and quality assurance. He has a Ph.D. degree in analytical chemistry from the University of Iowa.
Warnes’ celebrate birth
Andrew and Edna Warnes are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Natalie Louise Warnes on August 17. Both mother and daughter are doing fine. Natalie weighed in at 8 pounds, 3 ounces and was 20½ inches long. Andrew is manager of international operations for Kinetico, of Newbury, Ohio.
Royalty of ion exchange
Representing nearly 500 years in the ion exchange industry, 10 of the most respected members of the fraternity gathered at the Ion Exchange at the Millennium symposium, July 16-21, held at Churchill College of Cambridge University in Cambridge, England. Standing, from left to right, are Mike Sadler (Consultant UK), George Critz (Consultant USA) and Dr. Zdenek Matejka (Professor, Inst. of Chem. Tech., Czech Republic). Sitting, from left to right, are Dr. Robert Kunin (Consultant USA), Dr. Sallie Fisher (Puricons USA), Mike Gottlieb (ResinTech USA), Dr. Brian Bolto (CSIRO Australia), Tom Arden (Consultant UK), Craig Brown (EcoTech Canada) and Frank McGarvey (Consultant USA).