Waltron develops sales team
Waltron LLC, a producer of industrial water instrumentation, has expanded its sales force with the addition of four new sales managers and a customer service representative. Robert Bryant, Bob Thomas, Dale Miller and Brian Schlichtkrull joined the company as sales managers in Texas, Georgia, California and Pennsylvannia, respectively. Marilyn Raimondo has joined the staff as an inside sales/customer service representative.

Koch appoints Galloway
Merrilee Galloway has joined Koch Membrane Systems Inc., as commercial manager in a newly created position in its Municipal Business Group. The group will be introducing a variety of new products for the municipal sector in the near future, said vice president Nick Powell and Galloway will be an integral part of that product development. Galloway worked previously as UF product manager at Ionics Inc., and was a project leader at Xerox Corp.

Senate confirms four EPA appointees
Four senior positions within the Environmental Protection Agency have been filled by presidential appointment and confirmed in the senate. Stephen L. Johnson, the former assistant administrator of the Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances was sworn in as deputy administrator. Ann Klee has been appointed as general council. Charles Johnson was appointed as the EPA’s chief financial officer and Benjamin Grumbles is the new assistant administrator for the Office of Water.

New management at Skelly and Loy
Skelly and Loy Engineering Environmental Consultants has named James Veri as vice president of Monroeville Environmental Services. Veri will direct all of the environmental services performed by the firm’s Pennsylvania office. The firm announced Kristen A. Beckman will assume the responsibilities of office manager at Monroeville. Beckman, who has worked with Skelly and Loy since 1989, is vice president of cultural resources and has more than 20 years experience in the public and private sectors. Skelly and Loy provides expert engineering water resources and waste management services throughout the United States and abroad.

McCain honored by Public Works
Kathryn L. McCain, president of the American Water Works Association, was named a 2004 Trendsetter by Public Works Magazine. The first female president of the AWWA, McCain has become a “role model for many others in the industry,” the magazine stated, helping to raise awareness of the value of water, ensure the security of water supplies and plan for the AWWA’s future.

A.O. Smith names new VPs
A.O. Smith Electrical Products Company has named Kenneth R. Jarosz as vice president of global materials. In his new position, Jarosz will have responsibility for developing global procurement strategies as well as overseeing all purchasing, vendor certification, logistics and warehousing activities for the Tipp City-based motor manufacturer. He is the former vice president of materials for White-Rodgers, a St. Louis-based division of Emerson that manufactures gas control valves and thermostats. The company has also announced the appointment of Steve Anderson as vice president of Operations. He will be responsible for residential and commercial water heater manufacturing operations in Tennessee, South Carolina, Washington (U.S.A.) and in Juarez, Mexico. A former executive at IMI Cornelius of Chicago, Ill., Anderson will be based at the company’s headquarters in Milwaukee, Wisc.

Norland honors first employee
Norland Int’l. Inc., celebrating its 12th anniversary this year, honored Dick Schuessler, chief engineer and director of customer service, as the first employee that company founder and president Mike McFarland hired after the company’s start-up. “The company was beginning to take off and I needed someone to handle all of the technical issues,” McFarland said. “It was a big step to hire someone of Dick’s caliber, but it was crucial if the company was to succeed. Dick has been instrumental in the shaping of Norland.”


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