Kruszewski new Suntory VP
Michael J. Kruszewski of Marietta, Ga., has been appointed division vice president, home and office sales for the Mid-Atlantic region of Suntory Water Group of Atlanta, Ga. His responsibilities will include the planning, control and direct activities of its sales force, including the recruitment, development and training of the division’s sales associates. Kruszewski has more than 14 years experience in management, marketing, and sales in the beverage and consumer product industries, and his bachelor’s degree in marketing is from Penn State University.
Trojan appoints Griffith as new director
The board of directors of Trojan Technologies of London, Ontario, Canada, has appointed Anthony F. Griffiths as director. Griffiths currently serves on the board’s several public corporations and is chairman of Vitran Corp., Slater Steel Inc. and Russel Metals Inc. Griffiths—a Toronto-based independent consultant—has also held senior executive positions with a number of prominent corporations in both Canada and the United States. He is past chairman and CEO of Canadian Cablesystems Ltd. and is the former chairman, president and CEO of Mitel Corp.
Hubbard hired as RO manager at Osmonics
Jeff Hubbard has joined Osmonics of Minnetonka, Minn., as product manager of reverse osmosis (RO) components, bringing 10 years industry experience to the company. Prior to this position Hubbard was sales manager for GE SmartWater® products, and prior to that was in commercial and residential sales for EcoWater Systems in St. Paul, Minn. In this new position, Hubbard will specifically represent the company’s RO component segment, which includes pumps, membranes, housings and kits.
ITT names Hallberg president of Flygt AB
ITT Industries of Upper Saddle River, N.J., appointed Anders Hallberg president of ITT Flygt AB, part of its fluid business and where Hallberg is currently serving as regional director, Europe. He joined the company in 1996 as director of business development, and has held various engineering, marketing and sales positions with well-know corporations. His bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering is from the Technical Institute of Stockholm and he succeeds Leif Carlsson, who retires from the position next month.
Romanyshyn gets post at Hydraulic Institute
Gregory W. Romanyshyn is the Hydraulic Institute’s new technical director, replacing John H. “Jack” Doolin, who is retiring. Prior to this position Romanyshyn was the senior mechanical equipment engineer for Foster Wheeler Corp., and he holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He’s also a licensed engineer in Pennsylvania. The Hydraulic Institute is an 82-year-old, Parsippany, N.J.-based association of pump manufacturers.
Haan heads Burgmann
Thomas E. Haan was appointed president of Burgmann Seals America of Houston, Texas. Prior to this position he was former group vice president of Flowserve Corp. and president of its fluid sealing division. Haan was also company president and CEO of Durametallic Corp. prior to its merger with Flowserve.
Pure 1 hires Rosen as VP
Pure 1 Systems has appointed Cliff Rosen as vice president of business development, responsible for both non-traditional markets for the existing product line and complimentary new products for additions to the line. Rosen will also explore company acquisition opportunities. He has over 25 years experience in marketing and sales at both the wholesale and retail levels, with additional experience in purchasing, product development, and M & A activities.
‘Call Bill’ Jr. at Amigo
Amigo Enterprises Inc. of Azle, Texas, has appointed Bill Hall Jr. president and chief operating officer. Bill Hall Sr. will remain on board as chief executive officer. Amigo has also added project management, and system start-up and troubleshooting to its list of services available. “Call Bill” is the company’s new slogan for this new assistance service.
Last year’s Corvette winner: Jerry Bishop, vice president of technical services for Water Resources International, Phoenix, Ariz., was last year’s winner of the Chevrolet Corvette convertible, the fundraiser prize that was given away by the Water Quality Association in celebration of its 25-year anniversary in Ft. Worth, Texas. Bishop had initially purchased 20 raffle tickets prior to the show, then bought five more at the convention itself after a committee meeting he attended was repeatedly being interrupted with ticket sale solicitations. The winning ticket was one of those five. Bishop sold the car soon after winning it. “I owned the car long enough to drive it around and sunburn my head,” he said.
Myers Totes Toys: At the 1999 National Ground Water Association convention, F.E. Myers of Ashland, Ohio, and the National Ground Water Education Foundation (NGWEF) sponsored a drive for the U.S. Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots program. Company representatives of this effort (pictured from left) are WellMate National Sales Manager Dick Becker, Fairbanks Morse Western Regional Manager Dave Edwards, Mike O’Brien, director of Water Systems Sales for Pentair Pump Group, and Kathleen Buetow, vice president sales and marketing for Pentair Pump Group. New toy donations were collected during the trade show and delivered to Nashville-area children. F.E. Myers also matched each toy with a $10 contribution to the NGWEF.