Smith Water announces executive appointments
A.O. Smith Water Products Company, a supplier of residential and commercial water heating equipment, has appointed three executive officers. James Grasha was named to the newly created position of vice president and general manager of the company’s Water Systems business; Kevin Wheeler has been named vice president-international and David Warren has been promoted to managing director of the company plant in Veldhoven, Netherlands.

AFS names new executive manager
Suzanne Sower has been picked to lead the American Filtration and Separations Society as its newest executive manager. Sower will oversee the relocation of the organization’s headquarters from Houston, Texas, to Minneapolis, Minn. AFS is the world’s largest filtration society and organizes a variety of advanced technical conferences and expositions on the subject of filtration and separations.

Hydro Systems adds to sales staff
Hydro Systems International, of Plantsville, Conn., announces the addition of Daniel Kahn to its staff of sales and marketing professionals. Kahn, a recent graduate of Quinnipiac University with a degree in International Business, will focus his efforts on expanding business in the growing Latin American water treatment market. Founded in 1990, Hydro Systems International is a leader in the design and development of innovative fluid filtration products.

Hague technical advisor
Hague Quality Water International has appointed Eric Parrish to its technical advisor position in the Dealer Services department. Parrish has worked with Hague for nine years, previously in charge of testing tools, inspecting incoming materials and pressure testing tanks in the Quality Control department.

Calgon promotes new senior VP
Calgon Carbon Corporation has promoted Michael J. Mocniak to senior vice president, general counsel and secretary. Mocniak, the chief legal officer for Calgon Carbon worldwide, is the former vice president, general counsel and secretary of Fansteel Inc., a public company engaged in metal and aerospace component fabrication.

Moore to manage ART
Arsenic Removal Technologies Inc., a subsidiary of HydroFlo Inc., has begun building its professional team with the addition of George Moore III as chief operations officer. Moore will be responsible for conducting research and development programs for additional applications of the technology, developing a sales and marketing program, implementing cost control programs and managing the day to day operations of the company.

Water Inc. names new VP
Rick Tarantino is the newest executive vice president of Water Inc. The company made the announcement Aug. 1, promoting Tarantino who has been with the company since 1996. Water Inc. is a distributor of drinking water systems, including Everpure®, EverHot®, EverCold® and EverBrew®.

EIP appoints senior environmental scientist
EIP Associates has appointed Sabrina Cook as senior environmental scientist in the company’s Water Resources Group. Cook will serve as the firm’s senior water quality, hydrology and soil scientist on water quality assessments, hydrologic studies and permitting projects.

A True Friend of the Industry Robert E. Morley July 2, 1925 – June 16, 2004

Robert E. Morley, owner of Morley Water Improvement Systems of Redlands, Calif., died at his home after a long illness. He was 78.

Morley was a longtime supporter of the water quality improvement industry at the local, state and national levels. A former member of the Pacific Water Quality Association Board of Directors, he was honored with numerous awards for his work, including a Lifetime Achievement Award bestowed by the Water Quality Association.

“Bob was an enthusiastic supporter of the PWQA,” said Chris Layton, “He was quite content to just quietly go about aiding the association in ways that would help it to realize the industry goals. His example and his commitment will be sorely missed.”

Morley began his work in the water industry in 1951 when he began working for Culligan USA at their headquarters in Northbrook, Ill. He met his wife, Joy, at the company and the two were married in 1954. The couple moved to Redlands in 1972 and purchased their own water conditioning business seven years later. The Morleys and their son, Michael, have operated Morley Water Improvement Systems since that time.

“I shall miss seeing him at Joy’s side, with his wonderful smile,” said Publicom President Sharon Peterson, who called Morley a “true friend of the industry.”

Morley is survived, in addition to his wife and son, by two daughters, Lisa Ondra of Pleasanton, Calif., and Beth Finch of Kent, Wash., and six grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association.


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