NSF appoints sales director
NSF International, of Ann Arbor, Mich., appointed Bruce Murray as director of corporate sales. His goal will be to advance NSF’s overall strategic sales initiatives including development and implementation of integrated sales strategies and programs that promote effective cross selling. He’ll oversee the sales force of NSF and NSF-ISR to assure effective collaboration for corporate customer services and client retention initiatives. As part of NSF’s “Live safer”™ brand campaign, he will play a key role in executing marketing sales programs to increase global awareness of the NSF Mark benefits for companies and consumers. Most recently, Murray served as a strategic planning consultant for Severn Trent Laboratories, of Fort Washington, Pa., where he was responsible for formulating sales, marketing and business development strategies. He has a bachelor’s degree in economics from Carleton University.

BevExpo snares ex-Snapple CEO for opening speech
Mike Weinstein, the former Snapple CEO, will kick off BevExpo 2004 by delivering the keynote address. His session, “Snap Judgments—The Snapple Story,” will be held Sept. 29. Sponsored by the International Bottled Water Association, the International Dairy Foods Association, the International Association of Food Industry Suppliers and Beverage Marketing Corp., the expo will be held Sept. 29-Oct. 1 in Tampa, Fla. The full BevExpo conference program is available at www.bevexpo.com

Warnes joins ZENON staff
Andrew Warnes, a global market specialist in the residential water treatment industry, has joined Oakville, Ontario-based ZENON Environmental as director of international marketing and sales for consumer products.  In this position, Warnes will be responsible for directing the company’s efforts to expand the use of residential membrane technologies for consumers around the world. He brings more than a decade of experience in global markets for residential water treatment.  Prior to joining ZENON, Warnes was the international director of the Water Quality Association (WQA), where he was responsible for pursuing the global interests of residential water treatment equipment manufacturers. Before that, he served in international management positions for residential treatment industry leaders Culligan and Kinetico. He received his bachelor’s degree in national security policy from Ohio State University.  In 2002, he received the Award of Merit from the WQA for his work on global regulatory issues on behalf of the water treatment industry.

Nelsen adds Dean to team
Norton, Ohio-based Nelsen Corp. welcomes Jeff Dean to its sales staff. Dean will be responsible for supporting and developing the company’s customer base. He can be reached at (866) 745-6008, ext. 690, or email: jdean@nelsencorp.com

Ecodyne welcomes Matz
Ecodyne Water Treatment, of Naper-ville, Ill., has hired Phil Matz as its national sales manager. He has almost 20 years experience in the water treatment industry including Ecowater Commercial/Industrial Systems in the mid-1990s. A Marmon Group company, Ecodyne is a manufacturer of commercial/industrial water treatment products with worldwide distribution.

Alco names sales director
Alco Chemical, of Chattanooga, Tenn., promoted John Cate to director of sales of North America. He’ll report to Win Cooke, vice president of Alco, and be responsible for continuing the growth of the company’s North American sales and improving its sales customer service department. A 16-year veteran at Alco, Cate was most recently the company’s national sales manager. He received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Tennessee. Alco is a manufacturer of specialty polymers used in water treatment, detergents, paper and adhesives.

IOA announces new chief
Michael Dimitriou, of ITT Industries, was confirmed as president-elect of the International Ozone Association (IOA) at its meeting in Barcelona, Spain. He’ll serve during 2006-2007. Dimitriou has been an IOA member since 1985 while promoting ozone in drinking water in North America. Since 1990, he has represented IOA in the USEPA drinking water regulatory process including serving on the EPA Technical Task Force for Stage 1 of the Disinfection By-Products (DBP) rulemaking effort.

Water industry loses veteran; Wynhausen ran softener firms
It recently came to the attention of WC&P that Nathan A. (Nate) Wynhausen passed away on Nov. 27. He was 85. He operated Wynhausen Softener, of Los Angeles, before selling it in 1981. He later bought O & G Softener Co., of San Gabriel, Calif., and sold it a couple of years later. Wynhausen also authored a sales primer for water conditioning salespeople entitled “How to Sell Industrial and Commercial Water Conditioning Equipment.” Though he spent much of his life in California, Wynhausen was born in Kokomo, Ind. He played bridge twice a week, enjoyed smoking a pipe, and loved listening to legendary broadcaster Vin Scully announce games of his beloved Los Angeles Dodgers. Bob Denne, of Ventura, Calif.-based Rayne Corp., worked with Wynhausen for 12 years and said his presence will be missed, especially by water treatment professionals who knew him: “Nate loved the water treatment industry and would never hesitate to help solve a dealer’s problem. I know of no one who didn’t like and respect him.” Sharon Peterson, WC&P’s president, added, “Nate and WC&P’s founder, Jerry Peterson, were good friends. Jerry often turned to Nate for his expertise on issues affecting the industry.” Wyn-hausen is survived by his wife, Grace.

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