Water Right gains sales rep
Frank Stevens has been appointed sales representative for Water Right Inc., of Appleton, Wis. Stevens brings over nine years of experience in water treatment sales, service and general management roles. He represents the company in the southeast U.S. region including Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi and parts of Arkansas and Louisiana. He is responsible for promoting products and securing distribution through traditional wholesale and dealer channels. Water Right Inc. is a full-line manufacturer of water conditioning equipment. 

Bates moves up in sales
In early April, the D&L Manufacturing Division of Kempsmith Machine Co., of Milwaukee, said Mike Bates was promoted from contract machining salesperson to the sales department of D&L Machinery by CEO Robert Burris. The D&L Division, formerly Dostal & Lowey, of Menomonee Falls, manufactures machinery for washing, filling and capping large 3 and 5 gallon bottled water containers as well as washers for all reusable bottles. 

UE greets new VP of sales
Peter Schwartz has joined United Electric (UE) Controls, of Watertown, Mass., as vice president of sales. Schwartz will be responsible for the sale of UE and Trans-Metrics products within the United States, Mexico, Latin America and overseas. He holds a degree in engineering management from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. UE’s international customers include major energy and chemical producers such as hydrocarbon processing plants, power generation plants, pharmaceutical, food and beverage processors as well as water treatment facilities and OEMs.

Two take posts in Europe
Black & Veatch appointed two directors in the company’s London-based Europe division. David Nickols was appointed managing director of Binnie Black & Veatch Ltd. He will be responsible for the division’s consultancy business, which serves the water, energy and information markets. He is a member of the Institution of Water and Environmental Management, the International Water Association, and the American Water Works Association. Meanwhile, Mike Hinge was appointed managing director of Paterson Candy that provides refurbishment and asset renewal services to the United Kingdom water and wastewater industry. Hinge will lead the asset management business within the division.

Company appoints Thraikill
OASE Pumps Inc., of Irvine, Calif., a designer and manufacturer of water gardening, pond and fountain equipment for both residential and commercial applications, announces the appointment of David Thraikill as eastern regional sales manager for the company’s commercial division. He will be responsible for managing sales and distribution of the complete line of commercial fountain and aerator products. His territory includes wholesale supply and distribution accounts and commercial landscape architects and contractors located in states east of, and including, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Tennessee and Mississippi, and all eastern Canadian provinces bordering the adjacent eastern U.S. states. Thraikill will be working out of the Atlanta office.

Alamo hires industrial GM
Alamo Water Refiners Inc., of San Antonio, announced Patrick O’Neill as general manager for its industrial division, located in Naperville, Ill. Previously, O’Neill was director of sales/marketing for Water One/Calco. He brings over 19 years of commercial/industrial water experience to Alamo. Prior employers include EcoWater and Ecodyne Water Treatment (now Alamo Water Industrial). He is presently on the board of directors for the Illinois WQA. Alamo Water Refiners Inc. is a member of The Marmon Group of companies, an international association of more than 100 autonomous manufacturing and service companies.

Perkins begins new term
Nathalie Perkins, business development manager for The Bionetics Corp., of Newport News, Va., has begun a new term as chairman of ASTM Committee D19 on Water. Perkins graduated with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and a master’s degree in analytical chemistry from the University of Richmond.

CEO receives IWA honor
Bill Alexander, CEO of Thames Water, was presented with the International Water Association (IWA) award for outstanding contribution to water management and science. He received the award—an engraved bronze medal—at the opening of the IWA World Congress in Melbourne, Australia. Under Alexander’s term, Thames Water has grown from a regional water company serving London and the Thames Valley to the world’s third largest water company, with 43 million customers and a presence in 44 countries.

Think tank gets Faeth
The World Resources Institute appointed Paul Faeth as executive vice president and managing director, effective April 15, 2002. Recently, Faeth developed the first website to trade water quality improvements as a means of cleaning up water pollution in the United States. This idea was adopted by the U.S. Senate in its 2002 Farm Bill. The World Resources Institute is an environmental think tank.

Ion exchange pioneer dies
Stanley M. Ziarkowski, 68, of Mount Laurel, N.J. passed away May 3.  A past president of the Eastern Water Quality Association and former Water Quality Association Board of Directors member, he was head of household ion exchange at Sybron Chemicals Inc. A full obituary will appear in WC&P’s July issue. Meanwhile, contributions can be made in his name to the American Cancer Society, 1851 Old Cuthbert Road, Cherry Hill, N.J. 08034; and the Water Quality Research Council—call the WQA at (630) 505-0160.


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