Aquion CMO appointed
Rainsoft’s parent company, Aquion Water Treatment Products, announced Mark Vance has joined the company as Chief Marketing Officer. He brings extensive executive-level marketing experience with a strong history focused on consumer marketing. He previously served as Vice President of Consumer Marketing at Spring-Green Lawn Care and Vice President of Marketing for Oberweis Dairy. With more than 25 years of experience in manufacturing, business development, retail and consumer products marketing, Vance has a history of success in developing and executing innovative branding, corporate communications and in building sales strategies.
Toray President named
Toray Membrane USA recently added Thomas Wolfe as Vice President of Software Technology. A 25-year veteran of water and energy related processes, he was previously Chief Technical Officer for Open Energy Corp and President/CEO of WaterEye Corporation. Wolfe has extensive experience with RO and thermal processes for water production and industrial design expertise. He was an early RO pioneer at General Atomic’s Reverse Osmosis General Atomic Division and has participated in many of the innovations that have made reverse osmosis a commercial product.
LANXESS group leader announced
Argentinean native Jorge A. Nogueira has been appointed head of LANXESS Functional Chemicals. Previously, he served as CEO of Petroflex S.A. He studied chemical and process engineering at the University of Buenos Aires then began his career with Dow Chemical in Brazil as Technical and Service Development Manager for Latin America. Most recently, Nogueira was responsible for global businesses in specialty chemicals and pharmaceutical intermediates for Rhône-Poulenc.
Tones named to new Garlock unit
HI BoD appointees announced
The Hydraulic Institute (HI) named John Miersma, Vice President, CFO and COO of Iwaki America Inc. as Chairman of the Board. President of Pentair Water Bill Waltz will serve as HI’s President. Other key appointments include Dave McKinstry, Vice President of IMO Pump, as Vice President, Technical Affairs; Dennis Ziegler, President and CEO of GIW Industries, Inc., as Vice President, Member Services and Gretchen McClain, President of ITT Corporation – Fluid Technology, as Vice President of Knowledge & Education.
NGWREF student awards announced
The National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation (NGWREF) awarded $500 scholarships to four students for poster and paper presentations made at the 2008 Ground Water Summit held earlier this year. Given in honor of the late Dr. Robert Farvolden, scholarships were awarded based on presentation quality, content (including contribution to ground water science, engineering, management, or policy), and demonstrated insight on chosen topics. The winners were: Katelyn FitzGerald, Michigan Technological University; Laura Brunson, University of Oklahoma; Jennifer Oblinger Clemson University and Megan Smith, Colorado School of Mines.
Verbruggen new President of NatureWorks
Marc Verbruggen was named President and CEO of NatureWorks LLC, the first company to offer commercially available low carbon footprint polymers derived from 100-percent annually renewable resources. Previously, the 20-year marketing, sales and business leadership veteran served as President of Teijin subsidiary Toho Tenax America. Verbruggen holds Master’s and Doctorate degrees in aerospace engineering.
Pacific Ozone VP named
IDA Fellows announced
The International Desalination Association (IDA) has selected Salah Ibrahim Al-Khamis, Marine Biology Specialist, Department of Ecology and Marine Biology at Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) in Saudi Arabia and Jorge A. Arroyo, P.E., Innovative Water Technologies (IWT) Director at the Texas Water Development as recipients of its inaugural IDA Fellowship Award.
NSF’s Davis promoted
MIOX Director promoted to VP
Bates named Sales Manager
Calgon board member named
Calgon Carbon Corporation announced the election of William J. Lyons to its board of directors. He has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of CONSOL Energy Inc. since 2005. Lyons began his career with CONSOL Energy in 1976 as an accountant and served in various positions of increasing responsibility. A Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Management Accountant, he obtained both a Bachelor of Science Degree in business administration and a Master of Science Degree in accounting from Duquesne University. Lyons is a member of the Boards of Directors of CNX Gas Corporation and Duquesne University, where he is a member of the Executive Committee and Chairman of the Audit and Finance Committee.