New staff at Essentia
James Tonkin has been promoted CEO of Essentia Water Inc. of Phoenix. He has over 26 years of experience in the food and beverage industry. Tonkin has a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of Oregon. Also, Joyce Hansen was hired as accounting manager for the company. Diane Micola is the new customer service/office manager, and  Bonnie Morgan was hired as customer service/marketing coordinator.

Mulloy elected president
The Association of Water Technologies (AWT) announced the election of James Mulloy as the group’s president. Mulloy began his career in the water treatment industry in 1983 after receiving a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Middle Tennessee State University. The AWT also elected to serve on the 2001 Executive committee are: Anthony McNamara, CWT, president-elect; William Pearson II, CWT, secretary; Cynthia Davidson, CWT, treasurer; and Alfred Nickels, immediate past president.

Grounds for president
John Grounds, III, PE, has been elected to serve as president of the American Water Resources Association for 2001. He is a senior engineer with Halff Associates Inc. of Houston. He is responsible for the management, design and analysis of hydraulic and hydrologic engineering projects. Grounds received a bachelor’s of science degree in civil engineering from Southern Methodist University, and both his master’s degree in civil engineering and doctor of philosophy in civil engineering at the University of Houston.

CET board chooses Hendrick
Englewood, Colo.-based CET Environmental Services Inc. has elected John D. Hendrick, Ph.D., P.E., to its board of directors. He received his doctorate in hydrology and water resources from Colorado State University and also holds a master’s degree and bachelor’s degree in agricultural engineering. Hendrick has been involved in water resources planning and engineering for over 30 years.

Goober picked new director
Weston & Sampson Engineers Inc. has announced that Robert Goober, P.E., has been promoted to the position of director of marketing. He has been with Weston since 1985, most recently as an associate/team leader for the Wastewater Group. He has earned master’s of business administration and bachelor’s degrees in civil engineering.

NGWA assigns new duties
The National Ground Water Association has announced a couple of staff title changes. Jill Ross, previously publishing manager, has been promoted to the position of director of publishing services. She is now in charge of daily publishing operations, overseeing the production of NGWA’s publications: Water Well Journal®, Ground Water Monitoring & Remediation™, the journal Ground Water® and Drilling Marketplace™. This change allows Anita Stanley, vice president of member services programming, to focus on NGWA’s marketing efforts and the oversight of all programs.

Pentair adds & cuts
Pentair announced in December that Frank Feraco, formerly president of Textron’s Industrial Products Segment, will become president and COO of the company’s tools group, effective Dec. 20. Feraco succeeds James White, who resigned as executive vice president and president of the tools business on Sept. 13. Feraco earned his bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Rhode Island and a master’s degree in business from Syracuse University. In other company news, Pentair has discontinued its equipment segment and will implement a restructuring and downsizing to improve near-term financial performance. Century/Lincoln and Lincoln Industrial equipment businesses with combined annual sales of approximately $250 million, are being sold.

Ionics names new CFO
Daniel Kuzmak has been named chief financial officer and vice president at Ionics Inc. of Watertown, Mass. Kuzmak replaces former CFO Robert Halliday, who left the company in September. Kuzmak was previously CFO of ABB Inc. Ionics also named Gary Groom as vice president of project finance, and treasurer. Groom was most recently a vice president at Raytheon Co.

Three moving at Trojan
Trojan Technologies Inc. has appointed three new employees. Linda Gowman has been selected as vice president of science and technology. She brings over 12 years of industrial and research experience in production, product and research engineering. Gowman earned a bachelor’s degree and doctorate degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Toronto. She also earned a master’s degree in biophysics from the University of Western Ontario. David Harburn was selected as vice president of manufacturing operations. He earned both a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and management and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from McMaster University. Peter McBain was appointed vice president of human resources. He has a bachelor’s degree in social sciences from the University of Western Ontario.



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