Mike Nolte of Thornton, Colo. was the winner of one of three grand prizes in RainSoft’s national Wash, Spin & Win contest and was eligible to receive a Maytag Neptune washer and dryer or cash. Nolte at first thought the call from Peter Waelti, President of RainSoft of Denver, was a prank. Over 100,000 entries from across the nation were received. The other winners were from Ohio and Wisconsin.
Gaughan reappointed at Watts
Mike Gaughan has rejoined Watts Water Technologies, Inc. as the Western Regional Manager-Automatic Control Valve Group. He has nearly three decades of experience working with pipe, valves, fittings and instrumentation in the water, plumbing and industrial markets. Gaughan will be responsible for further strengthening the company’s relationships with regional wholesale customers, engineers and municipalities while assisting in the development and implementation of long term sales initiatives. Based out of southern California, he will cover the western United States.
WQA honor for Desmond
New PHSI regional managers
PHSI appointed Bruce Wyble
Knauf appointed to Siemens R&D center
Dr. Ruediger Knauf was appointed Director of Siemens’ Global R&D Center in Singapore. He joined the company in 2000 and was most recently the Director, Corporate Technology. Knauf has held several positions in process development, engineering and R&D including Director Engineering Industrial Infrastructures. He received a Masters Degree in chemical engineering from Technical University Clausthal-Zellerfeld/Germany and earned his Ph.D. in membrane technology at Technical University Aachen/Germany.
Tashjian appointed at Atlantium
Atlantium’s Travis Tashjian is now Vice President of Sales in North America. Formerly with Bioway Technologies, he has over 18 years of experience in both municipal and industrial segments of the water treatment industry. Tashjian will be based in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Wheater honored for hydrology expertise
Clews named Halo Source Marketing VP
Dosmatic sales team expanded
AwwaRF appointees named
The Awwa Research Foundation (AwwaRF) named Jill Estabrook Wisehart as Director of Communications & Marketing, Sean C. Lieske as Senior Account Manager and Shonnie Cline as Project Manager. Previously with the cable and satellite industry, Wisehart will spearhead communications, marketing and brand positioning for the foundation. Lieske bring 14 years of environmental industry experience to the position and will support a variety of member utilities across the US. Cline, previously the City of Brighton (Colo.) Storm Water Coordinator, earned a BS Degree in purchasing management from Arizona State University and a BA Degree in biology from Metropolitan State College of Denver (Colo.).