B&V Director Lee appointed
Ping-Kuen Lee, Associate Director of Black & Veatch’s global water business in Hong Kong, has been appointed to a position with the Commission on Strategic Development. His responsibilities include advising the Special Administration Region Chief Executive on Hong Kong’s long-term development needs and goals with particular reference to the direction and strategy of social, economic and political growth. Lee will hold his position as a non-official member for a period of two years until July 2009.

Mucciolo named at Chemilizer
Debbie Mucciolo joined Chemilizer Products’ marketing team as Marketing Research/Copywriter. A former Project Manager for Morrow Technologies Inc., she will assist with Chemilizer’s current expansion into other markets, including water treatment and swimming pools. Mucciolo earned her BA Degree from New York University.

Parone new Finance Director
AwwaRF named James C. Parone Director of Finance and Administration, responsible for the organization’s finance, technologies, administration and various human resource activities. Previously, he served as Director of Finance and Technologies for the American Animal Hospital Association. Parone earned a BS Degree in finance from Indiana University and an MBA from Regis University. He is a licensed Certified Financial Planner.

Campbell and Felton join IBWA staff
IBWA named Michele Campbell Director of Conventions, Tradeshows and Meetings and Daniel Felton as Director of Government Relations. Campbell is responsible for the coordination and planning of quarterly board and committee meetings and the annual IBWA Convention and Trade Show. She has over 20 years of experience in meeting and convention planning. Felton is responsible for tracking and providing input on federal and state legislation and regulations that impact issues concerning bottled water. Prior to joining IBWA, he was Legislative Manager and Analyst for the National Card Coalition (NCC) in Washington, D.C. and served as Legislative Associate and Analyst for KM Strategies, Inc.

Brockhaus accepts new position
A.J. Antunes & Co. appointed Bill Brockhaus to the newly created position of Director, International Water Filtration. A 32-year veteran of the water treatment industry, he assumed responsibility for the establishment of international sales goals and the firm’s international distributor network, including the selection, training and management of personnel. Brockhaus previously served as Director, International Development for Everpure, LLC. He holds a Masters Degree in Middle Eastern Studies and communicates in five languages in addition to English.

Lenze VP named
Danny McDonald, former Director of Sales at Lenze-AC Tech, has been appointed to the newly created position of Vice President of North American Sales. His responsibilities include evaluating the current market, estimating market projections and advancing development of the North American sales channels. McDonald brings more than 30 years of sales expertise to his new role and will promote greater interaction with the firm’s distributor partners.

Desportes appointed at Aquatech
Aquatech International Corporation has named Charles Desportes as Director of Thermal Desalination. Previously, he was the Technical Director of Entropie, specializing in the design of water desalination systems with Multiple-Effect Distillation (MED) thermal technology. Desportes is an acknowledged expert in the field of thermal desalination and has played a pivotal role in key developments.

New Regulatory Affairs Manager
Ron Grimes has joined NSF International as Manager of Regulatory Affairs, responsible for advancing the organization’s mission. With over 30 years of health department experience, he will build awareness for NSF among state, county and local health departments and other regulatory and agency officials. Previously, Grimes served as the Jackson County Health Department Health Officer in Jackson, Mich. He holds a Master’s Degree in health planning and administration from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor’s Degree in environmental health from Indiana State University.

Mahmood appointed at Parkson
Parkson Corporation, an Axel Johnson Company, appointed Zain Mahmood as President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining Parkson, he was Vice President and General Manager of the Global Construction Materials business unit at Johns Manvilley.

IWC award for Gottlieb
The International Water Conference (IWC) presented Michael Gottlieb, President and Founder of ResinTech, Inc., with its Annual Merit Award at ceremonies held in October. Each year, outstanding individuals in the field of industrial water technology are honored by the conference. Gottlieb was selected for his contributions to ion exchange technology in research and development, innovations as a manufacturer of ion exchange resins and as a leader in the field of special applications.

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