Cosulich at top of U.K. Peak
Pure 1 Systems, of New Rochelle, N.Y., has opened a European office and appointed Lena Cosulich to head up operations. The building is located at the offices of the company’s largest current European distributor—Peak Drink Dispense Ltd., in Chesterfield, England. As European sales manager, Cosulich will oversee marketing, sales and after-sales service throughout the continent. Born in Sweden, she is an Italian citizen and studied at SSIT in Genoa and IULM in Milan. She speaks English, Italian, French, Swedish and Croatian, with a working knowledge of German.

Culotta among five appointed by NSF
NSF International has announced five new management appointments including Nancy J. Culotta as its general manager of food safety programs. She rejoined NSF after serving as president and CEO of HIV/Aids Resource Center (HARC). Prior to HARC, Culotta worked at NSF for 14 years in establishing its certification program for drinking water filters and treatment technologies. In other news, Kevan P. Lawlor has been elected president of NSF International Strategic Registrations, Ltd. He will continue to serve as NSF’s senior vice president. Leslie L. Loomans has been elected senior vice president and CFO. Kristen L. Reimink was promoted to senior director of finance. James G. Kendzel was named vice president of standards.

Scott takes over at CWWA
The board of directors at Canadian Water and Wastewater Association has announced Doug Scott as their new president for an 18-month period beginning in May 2000 and ending October 2001. He replaces Ted Gillespie, who moves to the office of past president. Scott’s work experience includes over 30 years with one of Canada’s major municipal engineering consultants. Since 1993, he has served as manager of engineering with the city of Thunder Bay, Ontario. Scott graduated from the University of Toronto with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering.

Brown to head CEI office
With a new office open in Manhattan, Ill., Carbon Enterprises Inc. has put Karen Brown in charge of operations. Having extensive experience in industrial and drinking water filtration, her background is in filter media such as gravel, sand, anthracite, etc. Brown will also aid CEI in sales of activated carbons. The Manhattan location helps handle the company’s customers in Northern U.S. and Canada.

Environmental Products adds two managers
Hoffinger Industries has named Pete Perez as product/technical manager and Steve Pflueger as national sales manager of its Environmental Products Division (EPD)—the corporation’s industrial/commercial and drinking water system filtration division. Perez, who joined the company in 1996, previously served as electro/ mechanical technician and designer and returns to EPD after an 11-month absence. He’ll oversee new product design. Before joining Hoffinger, he served as control systems designer for Equinox Industries. Pflueger will handle domestic distribution of EPD’s industrial/commercial and drinking water filtration systems. He brings 20 years of experience in the aquatic industry to the job, having served as sales manager for Waterline Technologies, where he specialized in commercial aquatic facilities among other duties.

Burkert USA names president, VP
Hal J. Reisiger has been appointed president and Andrew Harris picked as vice president of marketing for Burkert USA, a division of Burkert GmbH, a world leader in fluid control systems with offices and manufacturing facilities in 43 countries that integrate intelligence into valves and sensors. Reisiger joined Burkert in 1998 as executive vice president of operations after 17 years with Hasken International where he was vice president of operations and director of worldwide distribution. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Cal Tech and an MBA from UCLA. His appointment ends a succession of European personnel that previously headed Burkert’s U.S. operations. Harris is responsible for new business development and marketing management. Before joining Burkert in 1999, he was corporate sales manager for Hercules Inc.’s Betz-Dearborn Division. He began his career as a project engineer with Exxon and holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Arizona and an MBA from the University of Southern California.

Wise leads sales at Better Water
Better Water Industries Inc., of Tyler, Minn., has appointed Cary Wise to head up sales and marketing divisions for their chlorination system divisions. Among his duties will be scheduling nationwide dealer and distributor training sessions and providing technical assistance. Previously, Wise was VP of sales/marketing for Alamo Water Refiners and PJD International.


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