Milestone celebrated
In April 2006, Pacific Ozone Technology shipped out its 5,000th installation, a 6M24 Ozone Generation System imprinted with a special gold-colored tag that displayed the serial number 5000. A company luncheon was held to celebrate the occasion and employees new and old alike from each department recalled their involvement in the years of growth and excitement in a pioneering industry. “What was great was the sense of accomplishment shared by the entire Pacific Ozone family,” said Sales Administrator Chauna Romano, who joined the company in February, 2005.

Manager named at Res-Kem
Res-Kem Corp. has named Thomas Dupnik as Marketing Manager. He will expand the customer base through the leveraging of the company’s engineering expertise, wide product selection and on-site technical services in the residential, industrial, municipal and commercial markets. He brings over 20 years of domestic and international marketing, sales and product development expertise in a wide variety of technologies including filtration, ion exchange, ultrafiltration and reverse osmosis. Dupnik was previously with Sybron Chemicals and Koch Membrane Systems/Romicon Inc. and a consultant to Hydroglobe, Inc. He holds a BS in chemical engineering from the University of Connecticut and a BA in liberal arts from Fairfield University.

New Director of Sales
Aquest/aquacore™ has hired Chris Adams as Director of Sales. His efforts will focus on developing key accounts and sales channels for the aquacore ultrafiltration aspect of the business. He has 19 years of sales and management experience, including developing a successful water treatment product and service dealership in Green Bay, Wis. Most recently, Adams was an industry consultant helping manufacturing companies with ozone product distribution in both the residential and food service markets.

Marketing director selected
Water-Right, Inc. of Appleton, Wis., has hired Stephanie Tsoris as Marketing Director. She has more than 14 years experience in creative design and communications. Tsoris will develop marketing strategies and coordinate the efforts of the firms advertising agencies. Previously she held a communications management position at the Fox Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau and a writing position at Thrivent Financial. “It is a real advantage having Stephanie on board,” says Kurt Gruett, Vice President of Water-Right, Inc. “We at Water-Right and, more importantly, our customer base, can go directly to her with a marketing issue and get quick, personalized results.”

McClean promoted
Jon McClean, President of Aquionics Inc., has been promoted to Divisional Managing Director of UV Companies, taking overall control of Aquionics Inc. (U.S.); Berson UV-techniek (the Netherlands); and Hanovia Ltd. (U.K.), where he served previously as Managing Director. McClean has 20 years of experience in the industry, ranging from municipal and water reuse applications to specialized ultrapure industrial uses. He holds an MBA and a BS in physics from Imperial College in London, U.K.

Piper honored by university
Dr. Fontaine Piper, Chairman of the NSPF® Instructor Education Committee, has been recognized by Truman State University, Kirksville, Mo., for vision and leadership in health and exercise science education. The university has announced that it will establish the Piper Movement Analysis Laboratory, a state-of-the-art facility integrating the three disciplines with which Dr. Piper was most closely identified: biomechanics, motor learning/control and anatomy.

Technical Director announced
Morton Satin has been appointed Director of Technical and Regulatory Affairs for the Salt Institute, a global non-profit association of salt producers (manufacturers). He replaced Susan Feldman, who has retired. Satin recently served as Executive Director of the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association. “Salt has 14,000 known uses and it will be my job to provide information to help salt users and regulators make public policy decisions on how to unlock its benefits,” said Satin. A molecular biologist, he attended Sir George Williams and Queen’s Universities in Canada.

ETI reorganizes staff
Recent changes at Eastern Technologies, Incorporated (ETI) resulted in reorganization of the Technical Support and Marketing Team. Gary M. Reggiani has been promoted to Director of Sales and Marketing where he replaces Jack Soost, who retired last December. Reggiani has been employed by ETI since 1998 and formerly served as technical director. He is a member of the Association of Water Technologies and the Cooling Technology Institute (CTI) and serves as a Committee Vice-Chair for the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE). Reggiani is a graduate of the New Jersey Institute of Technology, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in environmental engineering. Rick Nicolas will serve as Technical Advisor of International Operations to support international and reverse osmosis OEM activities. He is a senior member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and has more than 19 years of experience in the water treatment industry. Nicolas has a diverse and extensive background in international water treatment boiler and cooling applications, as well as expertise in membrane systems operation and treatment. He holds a degree in chemical engineering. David Ritz, recently hired as Technical Advisor of Domestic Operations, brings 18 years of water treatment experience to the team. He earned his degree in chemical engineering from Villanova University and has authored and presented papers at CTI and NACE conferences.

New manager at KROHNE France
Jacques van den Bosch has been appointed to the management team of KROHNE’s French subsidiary in Romans sur Isère. He is a native of the Netherlands and an expert in industrial engineering and strategic marketing. Since 1998, van den Bosch has been responsible for the production, buying, stock keeping and dispatch departments for the mass flow division at KROHNE Ltd. in the U.K.


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