Krauss joins SI
The Salt Institute has named Joseph G. Krauss as General Counsel. As a partner in the Washington, DC law firm of Hogan & Hartson, he gained a rich background and significant international experience in antitrust law, including 11 years in the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition. Krauss’ specialties are strategic alliances and cooperative relationships, trade association law, pricing and distribution systems. He holds a BS degree from the University of Delaware and a Juris Doctor degree from Delaware Law School of Widener University. Krauss is a member of the American Bar Association with admissions in Delaware, Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia.

Pentair appoints Schrock
Pentair created a new leadership structure and appointed Michael V. Schrock to the newly-created role of President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) effective immediately. He will report to the company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Randall J. Hogan. Schrock joined the firm in 1998 and, following a succession of increasingly responsible positions in the Water Group, was named President and COO of the Technical Products Group in 2001. Previously, he spent 21 years with Honeywell in senior management positions covering North America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East regions. Schrock holds a BS degree from Bradley University and a Master’s degree in business management from Northwestern University Kellogg School.

NaCI/H2O consulting services
Susan Feldman, formerly the Technical Director of the Salt Institute, has created an eponymous consulting firm based in the greater Washington DC area. Feldman and her staff offer technical chemical services ranging from expert witness testimony to chemical systems research and design, seminar/educational instruction as well as interagency communications, representation and liaison. Susan Feldman Consulting, 410 S. Pitt Street, Alexandria, Va. 22314;; tel (703) 706-5841;

Thundercliffe and Jarnagin join Purolite
Purolite Company named Gary Thundercliffe to head its worldwide marketing efforts. He will be responsible for the company’s new product development and launches, strategic planning and marketing communications. Thun-dercliffe previously served as Mining Segments Marketing Manager for Cytec Industries and has more than 20 years of experience in the water and chemical processing industries. He is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and the Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration, Inc. Thundercliffe holds a BSc (honors) in chemical engineering from Salford University (UK) and an MBA degree from the University of Phoenix. Warner Jarnagin, named Plant Manager of the company’s G Street plant in Philadelphia, Pa., will oversee site personnel, production, health/safety/environmental concerns, maintenance and engineering, budget control, materials management, QC/Technical and Sales Coordination. Previously, Jarnagin was the Site Manager for McWhorter Technologies. He holds a BS degree in chemical engineering (with a minor in polymer science) from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa. He is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, American Chemical Society, Philadelphia Chemical Industry Council and the New Jersey Chemical Industry Council.

Wolfe-Johnson joins Koch
Koch Membrane Systems, Inc. announced Margaret Wolfe-Johnson has joined the firm as the new West Coast sales manager for the food, dairy and beverage group. She will be responsible for driving future business growth and managing customer relations. Wolfe-Johnson brings more than 13 years of marketing and technical support experience in the areas of membrane filtration and separations. She previously was sales manager and marketing support engineer for Fluid Systems Corporation, prior to its acquisition by KMS in 1998 and corporate accounts sales manager for GE Water and Process Technologies with responsibilities for membrane separation product sales and support in dairy and biotechnology manufacturing applications.

Flowserve engineers honored
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) established the biennial Sankaraiyer Gopalakrishnan- Flowserve Pump Technology Award for achievement in mechanical pump technology (with a financial prize) in honor of longtime Flowserve employee and pump technology expert Dr. Sankaraiyer Gopalakrishnan. He has published more than 50 papers and has been awarded four patents, was elected ASME Fellow in 1995 and received the ASME Fluid Machinery Design Award in 2001. Gopalakrishnan last served as Vice President of Technology at Flowserve Pumps, leading the firm’s pump research and development efforts. He created a series of advanced specialist courses on aspects of pump engineering as career development for engineers. Bruno Schiavello, Director of Fluid Dynamics, won the ASME 2006 Fluid Machinery Design Award for his achievements in advanced pump design for both single-size pumps and complete pump lines. His innovative designs have contributed to major improvements in pump efficiency, energy usage, size and weight.

Marchal joins WaterAid
WaterAid America welcomes Sarah Marchal as the Director of Development. She will work closely with the President and CEO to develop a five-year fundrais-ing plan for the agency and will take on responsibility for identifying, cultivating, soliciting and supporting a growing donor base. Marchal brings a wealth of fund-raising skills and experience in the not-for-profit sector. Previously, she was a consultant with Community Counselling Services Fund-raising, where she assisted clients with fundraising, organizational development and management and communications and marketing strategy. A graduate of Villanova University, Marchal completed her Master’s degree at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. She may be reached via email or phone (212) 683-0430.

Technical Review Committee
WC&P is proud to announce the further expansion of our Technical Review Committee. Readers will benefit from their unique perspectives as well as from the articles they will be submitting throughout the coming year!

New members
Dr. Gary Hatch is the Director of Research and Development for Pentair Filtration, Inc. within the Fluid Solutions Group of Pentair, Inc., based in Sheboygan, Wis. He is responsible for new technologies development and new materials qualification for use in filter products manufactured by Pentair for Pentek®, American Plumber®, OmniFilter® and Everpure® branded products. Hatch has a doctorate degree in analytical/inorganic chemistry from Kansas State University. He can be reached at (800) 222-7558 or via email:

Thomas Leunig, CWS-IV, is Marketing Programs Manager for the Residential & Commercial Group of GE Water & Process Technologies in Milwaukee, Wis. He has 21 years of experience in water treatment sales and marketing and concentrates on dealer support programs for GE. He can be reached at (262) 518-4285 or via e-mail at

Andrew Warnes is Director of International Marketing and Sales for GE Zenon residential membrane products. Previously, he was the International Director of the Water Quality Association. Warnes received that organization’s 2002 Award of Merit for his work on global regulatory issues on behalf of the water treatment industry. He can be reached at (847) 274-0595 or via email at

Welcome back
Michael C. Keller is Marketing Manager of Household Ion Exchange and Specialty Water for Sybron Chemicals of Birmingham, N.J. Previously, he was a chemist at an environmental laboratory. Keller is a member of the Canadian WQA Board of Directors, Vice President of the EWQA and a former member of Agua Latinoamérica’s Comité Consultivo de Asesores Técnicos. Contact him at (800) 678-0020, (609) 894-8641 (fax), email: or website:

WC&P ongoing consultants
Bruce Kucera and David T. Dally have made significant contributions to our editorial excellence over the past year. They will be regularly featured in our pages in the year to come, as we will print each and every article they have the time to author and submit —after a thorough vetting by our Technical Review Committee, of course! As ongoing consultants to WC&P in their areas of expertise, readers will still benefit from their knowledge.


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