Industry loses veteran; Bushman first to get CWS-V
Jim Bushman passed away on Nov. 23. He was 78. He began in the water conditioning industry in 1955 and was the founder and president of AquaLine Technologies, of Canton, Ohio, until his retirement in 1999.

Bushman served as president of the Ohio Water Quality Association and was active in the Water Quality Association as well as its predecessor, the Water Conditioning Foundation.

He was the first industry professional to achieve WQA’s CWS-V level designation. Bushman’s son, Timothy, is the president of WaterSource Systems, of Watsonville, Calif. Contributions may be made to Water for People, 6666 West Quincy Ave., Denver CO 80235.


Myers increases sales base
Chlorinators Inc., of Stuart, Fla., has appointed Chris Myers as its national sales manager. Previously, Myers served as regional sales manager for the company’s Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana and New Mexico territory. Myers will now oversee the company’s North America sales effort including the supervision of 10 regional sales managers. He has a bachelor’s degree in management from Texas Tech University. Chlorinators Inc. manufactures water disinfection products, gas chlorinators, sulphonators, ammoniators and accessories.

Bosanko gets ONDEO post
Mark Bosanko has been named group vice president and president of ONDEO Nalco Energy Services L.P. He takes over for Jack Shubert, who has been promoted to group vice president and president of ONDEO Nalco’s European Operations. He graduated from Northern State University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. ONDEO Nalco, a subsidiary of ONDEO, is a worldwide leader in water treatment and process chemicals. ONDEO supplies 110 million people in 130 countries with water and wastewater services. ONDEO is the water services division of Suez.

Alamo names new president
John Onken has been named president of Alamo Water Refiners Inc., of San Antonio. Onken succeeds Ian Knapp, who becomes executive vice president responsible for new business development. Onken has general management experience with General Electric, financial and operating experience with The Marmon Water Group Inc., and was vice president of finance with EcoWater Systems Inc.

Watts hires 2 managers
Watts Industries Inc., of North Andover, Mass., has promoted two national sales managers. Bruce Parrot is the national sales manager of fire protection and water works markets. Since joining the company, Parrot has held the positions of regional sales manager and national product manager of backflow products. He will be based out of North Andover. In addition, Alan Squires has joined the company as national sales manager of backflow products, plumbing and irrigation markets. Squires joins Watts from Zurn Industries where he was southeast regional sales manager. He will be based in Marietta, Ga.

EcoWater greets newcomer
Bruce Chapman was hired as the general manager at EcoWater Systems, of Rochester, Minn. He will be responsible for day-to-day management of the business including sales and service, installations, inventory and purchasing. Chapman is a graduate of Austin Technical College and Dakota County Technical College. He is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in business.

Pentair fills Brazil post
Rogerio Kian Kanashiro has been named sales manager in Brazil for Pentair Water Treatment. Kanashiro has a strong background in the water treatment industry as well as experience in both mechanical and chemical engineering. He will be responsible for the company’s Water Technologies brands for water treatment—Fleck Controls, Structural Tanks, CodeLine and WellMate.

Vivendi welcomes Young
Graham Young has joined the sales team at Vivendi Water Systems. He will be responsible for the northern England territory. He has previously worked for BHA UK, Morganite Thermal Ceramics and Lex Harvey. With operations in more than 100 countries, Vivendi services over 110 million consumers and 40,000 industrial customers worldwide. It has 69,000 employees.

Barry welcomes new post
Douglas Water Conditioning, of Waterford, Mich., has hired D. Michael Barry as its new general manager. Barry has nearly 25 years experience in water treatment and conditioning sales, service and manufacturing. Previously, he was manager of the consumer water division for Innovative Medical Services, of El Cajon, Calif. Prior to that, he was general manager for Fresh Water Systems, of San Diego.

Cytec names Smith new VP
Cytec Industries Inc. has named Roy Smith as vice president, general counsel and secretary, effective Jan. 1. Smith is a graduate of Princeton University and received his law degree from Columbia University. Cytec is a specialty chemicals and materials technology company.


Touch-Flo founder dies at 75; company to be run by family
Anthony “Tony” Wilcock, founder and CEO of Touch-Flo Manufacturing, died on August 28. He was 75. Born in Liverpool, England, Wilcock founded the company in 1970. His motto was, “To manufacture the highest quality of drinking water products and still keep them affordable.” Twenty years later, he opened Touch-Flo U.K., a distribution center in Liverpool, England, which is managed by his cousin, Patricia Bass. Wilcock also opened an assembly plant in Tijuana, Mexico. Wilcock was the originator of the “0-3” water treatment faucet, which has set the standard for the industry and remains a strong selling product. Touch-Flo Manufacturing will now be managed by Wilcock’s children. Claire Wilcock has been named president and CEO; Joseph Wilcock is CFO and executive vice president; and Deborah Wilcock is vice president of advertising and marketing.

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