CUNO signs three to posts
CUNO Inc., of Meriden, Conn., recently made three new appointments—Kathleen Rossi as assistant treasurer, Anthony Doina as vice president of Worldwide Food Processing, and Colin McLaren as vice president of Worldwide Healthcare. Rossi will be responsible for managing the administration and helping in the strategy formulation of CUNO’s worldwide treasury function. She has a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s degree in taxation from the University of Florida. Doina will lead worldwide sales and marketing efforts within the fluid processing business and continue to be responsible for the company’s U.S. fluid processing sales, marketing and operations. He joined CUNO in 1994 and has held the position of vice president and general manager of the U.S. Process Division since 1998. Before joining CUNO, Doina worked at Pall Corp. He holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the State University of New York. Lastly, McLaren will lead worldwide sales and marketing efforts within the healthcare business and assume responsibility for the U.S. healthcare organization. McLaren joined CUNO in 1996 as director of healthcare in CUNO Europe. He holds a bachelor’s degree in clinical microbiology from Caledonian University (Glasgow, Scotland).
Tech member joins Corps; DeSilva heads to West Coast
Dick Chmielewski, formerly of West Berlin, N.J.-based ResinTech Inc. and currently a member of the WC&P Technical Review Committee, accepted a position with the U.S. Peace Corps. He is currently training in Jamaica. He has been assigned to work with the Ministry of Health, which has overall responsibility for water and wastewater systems. He had worked as the western regional manager at ResinTech for the past five years. Chmielewski is part of the largest group of Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs) to serve in Jamaica. The 77 volunteers are now housed at the University of the West Indies, where they are undergoing seven weeks of intensive training in their areas of specialty as well as Jamaican language and culture. The group will serve Jamaicans by giving their services in HIV/AIDS education and prevention, youth development, small business, environmental management, water and sanitation and information technology. In other news, ResinTech announced the relocation of national sales manager Frank DeSilva. DeSilva will be moving to the West Coast to head up sales efforts in the western region of the country. DeSilva joins Ken Ciaccio, ResinTech’s carbon products manager, in California. ResinTech will maintain its headquarters (production plant, technical center and warehousing) in New Jersey, supplemented by warehouse locations in Florida, Texas and California. ResinTech is a provider of ion exchange resins, activated carbon and selective media to the water and wastewater marketplace.
Burba wins trip to expo
James Burba, of Rosebrook Carefree Pools, Highland Park, Ill., has won the International Pool & Spa Expo’s “The Ultimate Backyard First Annual Design Competition” announced in late July. Based on proposals for the design of a distinct exhibit area that showcases pool, spa and outdoor living products as seen in an ideal backyard setting, Burba’s design was selected from 15 entries by a panel of three pool and spa industry judges. As the winning designer, Burba received a trip to the 2003 International Pool & Spa Expo including complimentary roundtrip airfare to New Orleans, a hotel stay of two nights, and a Super Pass, allowing admission to all seminars and special events at the expo to be held Nov. 5-7.
Shake-up seen at IDEXX
Westbrook, Maine-based IDEXX Laboratories Inc. elected Rebecca Henderson, Ph.D., and Brian McKeon to its board of directors. Henderson is Eastman Kodak LFM Professor of Management at the MIT Sloan School where she focuses on strategy formulation, competition, research management and product development in pharmaceutical and high technology industries. She has a doctorate degree in business economics from Harvard University and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from MIT. McKeon is executive vice president and CFO of The Timberland Co., a provider of premium outdoor footwear, apparel and accessories. He has a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Connecticut. IDEXX also announced Erwin Workman, Jr., Ph.D., was to retire as executive vice president and chief scientific officer as of Aug. 1.