PWT gets help for RO line
Professional Water Technologies, of Escondido, Calif., hired Caroline Hendrickson in April for sales and technical support of its reverse osmosis chemicals. Previously, she provided technical support and engineering assistance at Koch Membrane Systems. Hendrickson earned a bachelor’s degree from Purdue University and is certified in health/safety management.

Aqua Care CEO resigns
Aqua Care Systems Inc., a maker of fluid handling, filtration and water purification products, said its president and CEO, Norman Hoskin, has resigned, effective April 28. In late March, private investment group A.V. Inc. completed a partial tender offer of 39.9 percent of the company’s common stock, resulting in a change of control of Aqua Care. George Overmeyer, the company’s vice president of finance, also resigned.

Solvay promotes Wylot
Richard Wylot has been promoted to North American business manager, hydrogen peroxide, at Houston-based Solvay Interox Inc. Wylot joined Solvay in 1999 as product manager, hydrogen peroxide. He holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from The Georgia Institute of Technology.  

New posts at Infilco
Infilco Degremont Inc., of Richmond, Va., has named Didier Perrin as director of DENARD (Degremont North American Research and Development Center). He had been assistant director at the company since 1997. He holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering. Also, Calvin Wilhelm has joined Infilco as manager of procurement. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Oregon.

Think tank gains analyst
Charlene Coon has been named a senior policy analyst for energy and environment at The Heritage Foundation, a Washington think tank. In her new position, Coon will research and write on all aspects of energy and environmental policy. Previously, she was a research and budget analyst for Republicans in the Illinois state assembly. Coon received her law degree from Loyola University. She earned a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Illinois-Springfield and is working on a master’s degree in environmental law at George Mason University.
 
ASTM member gets honor
Nathalie Perkins, business development manager for The Bionetics Corp., of Newport News, Va., and chairman for the American Society for Testing and Materials Committee D19 on Water, has received the Max Hecht Award. The award is presented annually to a D19 member who has performed outstanding work in the committee or in the field of water. Perkins holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and a master’s degree in analytical chemistry from the University of Richmond.  

Alfa Laval names president
John Atanasio was appointed president of the parts and service division of Richmond, Va.-based Alfa Laval Inc., in October 2000. Previously, he had served as general manager of Industrial Separation. Atanasio holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from West Virginia University.

Calgon tabs next chairman
Pittsburgh-based Calgon Carbon Corp.’s board of directors elected James Cederna chairman of the board at its meeting on May 1. Cederna is now chairman, president and chief executive officer of the company. He joined the company in April 1999 as president and chief executive officer.

NGWA selects two feature speakers
John Schnieders was chosen to serve as the second McEllhiney Distinguished Lecturer by the National Ground Water Association. Schnieders is principal chemist of Water Systems Engineering Inc., an investigative and chemical systems design laboratory. His first lecture will be a key feature at this year’s NGWA Expo to be held Dec. 7-9 at Nashville, Tenn. Also, Dr. David Hyndman, an associate professor of Geological Sciences at Michigan State University, was selected as the 2002 Darcy Distinguished Lecturer by NGWA. Hyndman will spend the year traveling to colleges and universities throughout the world to foster interest in groundwater science and technology.

Water expert wins top prize
Takashi Asano, an adjunct professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of California at Davis, was selected in March to receive the prestigious 2001 Stockholm Water Prize. Asano has been called the world’s foremost expert on the safe and beneficial use of recycled water. HM King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden will present the award to Asano on Aug. 16 at a ceremony during World Water Week in Stockholm. Founded in 1990, the prize includes a $150,000 award and is presented annually to an institution, organization, individual or company that has made a substantial contribution to the preservation, enhancement or availability of the world’s water resources.

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