KX renamed; management team created
KX Technologies LLC appointed a new management team with significant water treatment industry experience to lead the new organization. Donald Caulfield, formerly President of KX Industries, LP, became President of the renamed company. Mohammed A. Bayati, with over 18 years of experience in the carbon industry, was appointed Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Frank A. Brigano, Ph.D., a 20-year veteran of water product development and services, accepted Vice President of Technology. Bruce R. Belcher, new Vice President of Operations, has over 13 years of experience in filtration and separation. Leon R. Drake II has been appointed Vice President of Finance; he has over seven years of financial reporting experience with Marmon Group.

WorldWater expands sales force
WorldWater & Solar Technologies Corp. announced Robert P. Magyar joined the company as Senior Vice President of Sales and three new Regional Sales Managers were appointed. Magyar has over 25-years of executive sales management experience at leading manufacturers where he negotiated and secured national accounts ranging up to $200 million annually. David Brands, former Director of Sales for E-Village Solar, will be the new Southern California Regional Sales Manager, based in San Diego. David Hakim, a pump sales and marketing specialist, was named Central California Regional Sales Manager, based in Fresno. Maya Jones was promoted to Sacramento-based Northern California Regional Sales Manager. A graduate of the University of California (Berkeley) with a degree in International Relations, she was previously a sales representative.

May promoted by Hague
Hague Quality Water International, manufacturer of water treatment systems in Columbus Ohio, appointed V. Eric W. May, Sr. as National Sales Manager in charge of the Hague WaterMax Division. He joined the company as a Mid-Atlantic Regional Sales Manager in March 2004. May attained more than 20 years of sales experience before joining the water treatment industry. Previously, he also served as a Baltimore City police officer and Maryland State Trooper.

Rager elected at AwwaRF
Awwa Research Foundation (AwwaRF) elected David E. Rager as Chairman of the Board for the 2007–2010 term and was appointed Chairman of the Board of Trustees at the board meeting held in Toronto, Canada. As Director of the Greater Cincinnati Water Works, he oversees a utility that serves approximately one million people over about 800 square miles in southwestern Ohio and northern Kentucky. Rager serves on the Board of Directors for the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (most recently as President), AWWA’s Manufacturers/Associates Council and the Water Utility Council.

Management changes at Grundfos

Grundfos Pumps promoted Regional Sales Manager Terry Teach to Vice President/Business Unit Director, US Residential, based in Olathe, Kan. His responsibilities include management of residential hot water circulators, Grundfos core technologies and the company’s growing presence in the water industry. Poul Madsen joined the Pfinztal (Germany) management team as the new Managing Director. He will take charge of the Sales and Marketing departments with responsibility for key account management, product marketing, training, product center disinfection functions and Segment Director for Dosing at Grundfos Alldos. Jes Munk Hansen was appointed to the Board of Directors earlier this year. As Director and Senior Vice President of the Dosing & Disinfection business unit, he is responsible for strategic development and implementation of necessary measures.

Ball named to Lenze position
Lenze-AC Tech appointed Chris Ball to the newly created Mechanical Product Manager position. He will be responsible for management of the entire portfolio of mechanical products including gears, clutches, brakes and motors. Ball has more than five years of experience in electro-mechanical drives and drive systems, most recently as a Product Specialist for Stöber Drives, where he focused on production of high-performance, low-noise industrial gearing solutions.

Stanley appointed by Aquionics
Greg Stanley joined UV disinfection specialist Aquionics Inc. as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. A veteran of specified capital products sales, he joins Aquionics from Roche Diagnostic Corporation in Indianapolis, Ind. where he was Director of Marketing and National Director of Corporate Accounts. He earned his BS Degree in business administration from the University of Missouri, St. Louis.

Himley and Carver join HaloSource
HaloSource, Inc. hired Stephen Himley as Engineering Project Manager of Water Applications and Steve Carver as Mechanical and Plastics Designer, focusing on water purification cartridges and device designs. Himley was Senior Project Engineer/Mechanical Heart Engineer at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane and Senior Research Engineer at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation’s Department of Biomedical Engineering; he will manage the technical phases of project development. Carver, a veteran mechanical designer/design engineer with extensive experience in new biomedical and consumer industry product design, will work with engineers and chemists to design POU devices. He studied mechanical engineering at Fullerton College and produced designs for Hewlett-Packard Co., Intel, Bentley Labs and Hoffinger Industries.

Wirth appointed at Hellenbrand
Hellenbrand, Inc. of Waunakee, Wis. announced Matthew Wirth has joined the firm’s sales team. His responsibilities will include growing Hellenbrand’s dealer base. An industry veteran with 27 years of experience, most recently as West Coast Regional Manager for Charger Water Treatment, he holds a BA Degree in organizational management and a Civil Engineering Certificate from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.

Water for People CEO announced
The Water For People Board of Directors approved Colleen Stiles as the organization’s Chief Executive Officer. She was selected from a field of nearly 100 candidates and possesses significant nonprofit and corporate leadership experience, with a unique approach to problem solving, resource-building and engaging leadership. Stiles assumed her new role in August.

Picozzi named MIOX VP
Anthony Picozzi joined MIOX Corporation as Vice President of Sales. Previously with Siemens Water, he has over 21 years of expertise and success in the water and wastewater industries. Picozzi’s experience includes general contracting, project management, sales and executive level sales management. His move to MIOX coincides closely with the release of a new product line that sets a new standard in safety and performance at reduced operational costs.

Nation appointed at Nubian
Nubian Water Systems, a founding member of the Australian Grey Water Institute, appointed Barry Nation as Business Development Manager–Victoria. He brings more than two decades of water treatment experience and a background in irrigation, pumping and filtration systems to the position. Nation will represent Nubian ‘on the ground’ in Victoria to support the company’s customers, agents and business partners, as well as to address local regulatory matters.

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