Harmsco names COO, 2 others
North Palm Beach, Fla.-based Harmsco Filtration Products announced the appointment of Mike Heald as president and chief operating officer. Heald has served as the company’s vice president and general manager since June 2000. He was named vice president of Harmsco in 1992, after serving five years as the company’s production manager. In other company moves, Richard Barreto has been named director of sales and worldwide marketing. He has experience in filtration sales and project management with over 15 years in the environmental arena with several companies including Allied/Signal. Also, Michael Brachfeld was appointed to corporate controller of Harmsco. A certified public accountant, Brachfeld has a bachelor’s degree in management from Tulane University and a master’s degree in accounting from Florida International University.

Nelsen plans for growth
Nelsen Corp., of Akron, Ohio, has appointed Bob Matthews to national sales manager. Formerly southeast regional manager for Alamo Water Refiners, Matthews has 16 years of experience in various sales and managerial positions within the industry. In other company news, Nelsen plans a major office and warehouse addition. The project is expected to be completed early next year and will include state-of-the-art production facilities and improved shipping capabilities.

Trojan picks new CEO
Canada-based Trojan Technologies Inc. has appointed Allan Bulckaert as its president and chief executive officer, effective Oct. 1. He brings experience in managing global operations in a manufacturing and high-tech competitive environment. He has overseen international operations in France, Korea, Mexico, Germany, Japan, the Czech Republic, as well as Chatham and London, Canada. Bulckaert earned his bachelor’s degree in computer science and mathematics from the University of Western Ontario.  

Taylor adds Nash to team
Taylor Technologies, of Sparks, Md., has brought on Jessica Nash as a customer service representative to keep pace with the company’s core markets—industrial water treatment and pool/spa water management. Taylor targets public and private sector operations that involve routine analysis of water quality. These include pool and spa water maintenance, boiler and cooler system operation, potable water and wastewater treatment, industrial operational control, and food and beverage production.

Journal gets new editor
Dr. Mary Anderson, chair of the department of geology and geophysics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has been appointed editor-in-chief of Ground Water, a bi-monthly peer-reviewed journal of the National Ground Water Association. Anderson will succeed Warren Wood, a research hydrologist with the U.S. Geological Survey in Reston, Va. Ground Water, a 39-year-old journal published by NGWA, features scientific articles for and by professional groundwater hydrologists. Anderson assumes her editorial responsibilities Jan. 1. She earned a doctorate degree in hydrology from Stanford University.  

Green named Norit manager
Judith Green has joined Atlanta-based Norit Americas as the business manager for membranes and systems. Most recently, Green served as marketing director for Beacon e-Commerce where she managed national accounts for procurement of filtration products on its website. Prior to that, she was regional sales manager for Koch Membrane Systems and sales engineer for Osmonics. Green graduated from the University of North Carolina with a mechanical engineering degree. She also has bachelor’s degrees in biology and psychology from Geneva College. Norit manufactures and sells hollow fiber and tubular membranes that are used in a variety of markets including potable water, municipal and industrial waste waters and beverage filtration.

Donoho becomes VP at IBWA
The International Bottled Water Association appointed Patrick Donoho as vice president of government relations. Donoho joined the association after serving as vice president, government affairs and public policy at the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association, which represents managed care pharmacies and its healthcare partners in all areas of pharmaceutical care. He has over 25 years of government affairs experience at the federal, state and local levels. Donoho has a bachelor’s degree in political science and German from the University of Minnesota.

Fisher CEO steps down
Fisher Manufacturing Co. announced in June the retirement of CEO Ray Fisher Sr. after 43 years in the family-owned business. He will remain chairman of the board. Fisher Manufacturing, of Tulare, Calif., produces commercial plumbing products for food service and related industries.

Bowman speaks at AWQA
Dennis Bowman, president of Ann Arbor, Mich.-based Eco-Tech, addressed Arizona Water Quality Association members at a luncheon held Aug. 24. He discussed proper drain connections and air gaps. The company manufactures and distributes drain connections for undercounter RO units and distillers, including air gaps for residential and commercial water softeners and RO units.

ASCE names institutes’ head
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) in July named C. Gary Carroll as executive director of the Environmental and Water Resources Institute, Architectural Engineering Institute and the Coasts, Oceans, Ports and Rivers Institute. His areas of expertise include planning, designing and constructing water treatment plants and wastewater facilities; developing water quality studies and managing construction services. Carroll holds undergraduate degrees in psychology and biology from San Diego State University and a master’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Idaho.


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