Bushway joins Hague
George Bushway has joined Hague Quality Water International as Regional Manager for New England. Based in Cape Neddick, Maine, he is responsible for recruitment of new dealers and to assist existing dealers to maximize profits through sound business strategies and practices. Bushway previously worked for a New England-based filtration and pump wholesaler.
Patterson named CEO of AgION
Stuart R. Patterson has joined AgION Technologies, Inc. as Chief Executive Officer and Director. He will be responsible for leading the firm’s expansion in target markets including food and water, textiles, construction, consumer products and healthcare. Patterson was President of Patterson Leadership Consulting, LLC and held the same position at ScanSoft (Nuance) and SpeechWorks International. He was co-founder and CEO of Vicorp Interactive Systems.
McCroskey named Merrill agent
Merrill Manufacturing Company named Matt McCroskey of McCrosco, Inc. (San Clemente, Calif.) as its new Manufacturers’ Agent for Arizona and Southern Nevada. He has over 20 years’ experience as an outside sales representative, including more than a decade of selling to and establishing relationships with fluid handling industries. McCroskey earned a BS degree in business administration from Ohio State University.
Ali now Technical Sales Manager
Professional Water Technologies appointed Coley Ali as Technical Sales Manager. Ali began his career as a Field Service Representative for Ecolochem, Inc. where he was later appointed as West Coast Filtration and RO Field Service Engineer, managing the Turlock Irrigation District water treatment system. As Technical Support Manager of the Americas for Hydranautics, Ali was responsible for field operations and personnel.
Nevins appointed at Pacific Ozone
Pacific Ozone Technology appointed Nathan Nevins as In-House Service Technician. He recently completed the company’s training program including several weeks participating in production of the firm’s ozone generators. Nevins brings six years of technical service expertise to the position and will take an active role in improving technical and organizational systems. He will also assume responsibility for diagnosing and servicing units returned for scheduled and required maintenance.
Purite appoints Charlesworth
Purite, a UK manufacturer of high-performance water purification equipment, has appointed Simon Charlesworth as Sales and Marketing Manager – Laboratory (UK) and International. Charlesworth’s responsibilities include increasing the company’s focus on customer care, continuing the process of developing new and innovative products, analyzing customer feedback to gain a greater understanding of overseas markets and assigning exclusive international distributors. Previously, he was Sales and Marketing Manager for ABS Wastewater Technology.
Moshier appointed to Director position
B&H Labeling Systems announced the appointment of James Moshier as Director of Engineering, responsible for the design, development and manufacturing of the firm’s equipment and management of quality control processes. He brings seven years of engineering experience in manufacturing packaging equipment to his position, including being Engineering Manager with SWF Companies. Moshier holds a BS in mathematics from Pepperdine University and an MBA from California State University.
Severn Trent Managers awarded
Two Severn Trent Services Project Managers received awards from the Michigan Water Environment Association at the organization’s annual meeting held June 25-28 in Harbor Spring, Mich. Dale Hill, Project Manager at a Coca Cola Bottling Plant in Paw Paw, Mich., received the Loren F. Oeming Award for outstanding operation of an industrial facility. Jerry Seay received the Donald M. Pierce Award for outstanding municipal plant operation for his work at a wastewater treatment facility in Kalkaska, Mich. Hill and Seay were responsible for the startup of separate treatment facilities and continue to oversee project management at their respective plants.
Brownlee represents US
Emily Brownlee, a 17-year-old resident of Prince Frederick, Md., was honored as a 2006 United States finalist for the International Stockholm Junior Water Prize, the world’s most prestigious water science prize for youth. Her seven-year research project into a controversial proposal to introduce non-native oysters into the Chesapeake Bay revealed that the proposed species of oysters are highly susceptible to a specific algae bloom species in the bay during their first weeks of growth, indicating potential major problems as long as the bay’s water quality remains poor. During World Water Week, entrants from more than 30 countries competed for the only award to recognize students in the US and abroad for excellence in water science research and their dedication to improving the water environment.
Young to represent NAWC
John Young will represent the National Association of Water Companies on a newly formed committee on management practices. Formed in part by the US EPA, the committee will identify attributes of effectively managed utilities and proven methods for measuring utility progress in achieving goals as well as develop strategies to promote widespread adoption by water and wastewater utilities of effective management practices. Other groups represented on the committee include American Water Works Association, American Public Works Association, Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies, National Association of Clean Water Agencies and Water Environment Foundation. Young is Chief Operating Officer of American Water.
Griffith joins CSI
CSI Water Treatment of Ashland, Ohio announces the appointment of Josh Griffith as Director of Dealer Development. He brings extensive industry background in dealership management and direct OEM regional sales to the position. Griffith will assist dealers in growing their businesses through unique product offerings and extensive technical support. He can be reached at 800-363-5842 ext. 25 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.