Hague promotes Rice
Heather Rice has been promoted to Technical Advisor in the Dealer Services Department of Hague Quality Water International, reporting to National Technical Director, Gary Battenberg. She will work directly with dealers to support them with information about equipment, applications, diagnostics and troubleshooting service problems. Rice started her technical support career at Hague in 2002, beginning with intense training for the WaterMax product line and then the RO product line.
EWQA appoints Cain
The Eastern Water Quality Association (EWQA) has appointed Jane Cain as Association Administrator. Cain brings a wealth of experience to the position; in fact, her firm (Cain Associates Inc.) runs South Atlantic Jubilee, the annual well drilling industry trade show and conference of the South Atlantic Well Drillers Association. Cain is also the Executive Director of the Virginia Water Well Association. “We are very excited about the changes Jane is bringing to our association. Members will benefit from her firm’s expertise and they are bringing a new spirit to our Conference in Pikesville this September,” President Michael Urbans said.
Aquion adds officers
Aquion Water Treatment Products announced the addition of Thomas E. Hudock as Vice President of Operations. He will focus on operations (specifically customer service), manufacturing, quality and supply chain. Hudock’s industry experience spans 26 years, previously holding management positions at Chicago Faucet Company and Elkay Manufacturing. The ProSystems Division appointed Mark A. Rolfes to the newly created position of Business Unit Manager. Rolfes assumes responsibility for both national and international sales efforts, including the development of new business opportunities. Previously, he was the Director of International Sales at a competitive water treatment OEM. Rolfes is a 15-year veteran of the water treatment industry.
Myers named Res-Kem Plant Manager
Res-Kem Corp. named Barry W. Myers to the production team as Plant Manager. In this role, Myers will grow the business through streamlined manufacturing processes and distribution of Res-Kem’s extensive residential, industrial, municipal and commercial product line. In addition, he will oversee the firm’s expansion into a significantly larger system manufacturing and product distribution facility in April 2007. Myers brings over 25 years of engineering, manufacturing and distribution expertise to serve customers worldwide in a variety of markets. Previously, he was General Manager of a Tyco/Grinnell division in Lubbock, Texas and held management positions at Ametek/US Gauge and Philadelphia Mixers Corporation. Myers is a graduate of Drexel University with a BS in mechanical engineering.
ANGUS names Whetten as Director
Alan Whetten has been named Director of R&D for ANGUS Chemical Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company. Located in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, his responsibilities will include running the global R&D and technical service organizations including product, process and applications R&D development. Whetten joined Dow in 1984, serving most recently as a Director for Dow Plastics Technical Service and Development. He was a key component in the Dow/Union Carbide (UCC) integration team and spent two years at the heritage UCC facility in New Jersey. Whetten holds several patents and was one of the recipients of the R&D Magazine 100 award in 2001 for the development and commercialization of INSPIRE™ Performance Polymers. He holds an MS degree in chemistry from Kansas State University.
ITT appoints Taylor
ITT Corporation announced the appointment of William E. Taylor to the position of President, ITT China. Taylor will serve as a member of the Executive Council and will lead development and deployment of the overall China strategy for the company. He will also lead the firm’s commercial business interests throughout China, working closely with the motion, flow control and fluid technology business leaders. He will be based in Shanghai, China. Taylor joined ITT in 2003 as Vice President of the Process Products Division and Marketing and has served as President of ITT’s Industrial and Biopharm Group based in Seneca Falls, New York since 2004. Previously, he served as President of the Delta Companies and Sundyne Corporation. Taylor received a BS degree in technical management from Regis University (Denver, Colorado).
WC&P proudly presents
Peter S. Cartwright, esteemed member of WC&P’s Technical Review Committee, will be presenting several seminars on the Aquatech 2006 tradeshow floor at an assortment of venues, including the Aqua Stages booth (#07.538 Hall 7, Amstelhal). For a daily schedule of seminars, stop by WC&P’s booth (#05.304F Oost Hall) in the WQA Pavilion. Cartwright’s tentative schedule of presentations is as follows:
Tuesday, Sept. 26
POU/POE Treatment in North America—Market and Technology Trends. A discussion of the evolving POU/POE market opportunities and specific products becoming available to meet these trends.
Wednesday, Sept. 27
Water Reuse Technologies—The Wave of the Future. The application of membrane separation technologies to facilitate wastewater recovery and reuse.
Thursday, Sept. 28
The Latest in Water Treatment Instrumentation. Describing the latest instrumentation for water purification and wastewater treatment applications.
Friday, September 29
An Innovative Ozone Technology. A new electrolytic ozone production technology for oxidation and disinfection of water and wastewater supplies.
Cartwright, well known to WC&P readers, is President of Cartwright Consulting Co., Minneapolis and a registered Professional Engineer in Minnesota. He has been in the water treatment industry since 1974, authored almost 100 articles, presented over 125 lectures in conferences around the world and has been awarded three patents. Cartwright has chaired several WQA committees and task forces and has received the organization’s Award of Merit. A member of the WC&P Technical Review Committee since 1996, his expertise includes such high technology separation processes as reverse osmosis, ultrafiltration, microfiltration, electrodialysis, deionization, carbon adsorption, ozonation and distillation.
LaRose honored by CIPH
At the Chairman’s Annual Banquet held during CIPH’s 74th Annual Business Conference in Banff, Canada, Immediate Past Chairman and Founder of the Joseph K. Seidner Award, Mike Dennis (Moen) presented the sixth award to Carey LaRose of Alberta Municipal Affairs. The award acknowledges the outstanding commitment of plumbing industry volunteers who dedicate their time, knowledge and expertise to development of safer plumbing codes and standards through various Canadian Standards Association (CSA) International Standard writing committees and the Canadian Advisory Council of Plumbing. Carey is a current member and a past Chairman of the council; he serves on several CSA technical committees and has been with Alberta Municipal Affairs for the past 28 years.
Industry mourns loss
Water Specialist Emeritus Ray E. Cross passed away August 25, 2006, in Ann Arbor, Mich. He was born on October 29, 1912 in Pontiac and graduated from high school there in 1930. Cross earned BS and MS degrees (in chemical engineering and chemistry, respectively) from Michigan College of Mining and Technology, now Michigan Technological University, in 1935. For the first dozen years after graduation, he worked as a metallurgist in various foundries and served his country in a similar capacity during WWII.
Cross spent the better part of his life engaged in water quality treatment; he started a Culligan dealership in Ann Arbor in 1947. In 1960, he was named president of Water Conditioning Association International (WCAI), the precursor to today’s Water Quality Association (WQA). Cross was a strong supporter of both WQA and the Water Quality Research Foundation (WQRF). At his 60th consecutive convention last March, he announced the Ray Cross Challenge. Cross offered to match every new dollar contributed to WQRF (for a period of one year) up to $300,000. Money donated as part of the challenge goes toward an endowment that guarantees ongoing water quality research. The challenge fulfilled one of his lifelong dreams: to provide something within the water industry that would benefit all of mankind. As of July 31, 2006, the challenge has raised over $78,000 from 212 donors.
A memorial service will take place Friday, September 22, 2006, at 3 p.m., at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 506 North Division St. Ann Arbor, Mich. The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Water Quality Research Foundation. As Cross had intended, all WQRF donations made by April 1, 2007, will be matched by his estate. Donation forms may be downloaded at www.wqa.org/pdf/RCC_Form.pdf, or call the WQA at (630) 505-0160 to have one mailed or faxed to you.