Two Nelsen account reps

Nelsen Corporation added two new Account Representatives, Francis Martinez and Louis J. Damsa, CWS-III. Martinez, fluent in Spanish and English and based in Arizona, brings over 30 years experience to the firm. He began his career in manufacturing in California, quickly learning all aspects of water treatment systems and was also an independent contractor for 20 years. Damsa, a 20-year water industry veteran based in Ohio, is well versed in management and sales, residential and light commercial systems and Kinetico systems.

Jones return to Kinetico announced

Kinetico Incorporated named Ted Jones as Director of US dealer sales, responsible for nurturing the growth and prosperity of individual dealers and the network. He will also broaden the company’s distribution network in the US and assist with new dealer start-ups. The Kinetico veteran began his career with the company after graduating from college and remained until 2005. He recently returned from Liberty Reverse Mortgage after serving as their Vice President of sales.

Kraemer appointed LANXESS China rep

Martin Kraemer became LANXESS AG’s Country Representative of Greater China for specialty chemicals group effective January 1, succeeding Yongli Wang. Kraemer began his career in 1991 at Bayer AG. From 1994 to 1997, he held top management positions at Bayer Korea Ltd. in Seoul and in 2003, he played an important role in the spin-off process from Bayer. In April 2008, Kraemer was appointed CFO of LANXESS Greater China in Shanghai.

FMA Board announced

Jeffrey Knauf, President of Medalist Laserfab, Inc., of Oshkosh, WI and Dan McLeod, District Manager of A. J. Forsyth in Delta, British Columbia, were elected to the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association (FMA) International 15-member Board of Directors at the group’s recent annual meeting. Knauf will serve a one-year term and McLeod will serve a three-year term. Vivek Kumar Gupta, Managing Director for Texas ProFab Corporation, Carrollton, TX, will serve a new three-year term. Gupta was appointed last year to serve a one-year term as a young professional associate director.

Martin named by Gray & Creech

Gray & Creech Water Systems, Inc. announced Jason Martin, previously a district sales representative for Wake Supply, joined the firm as Account Manager. He will be responsible for growing the company’s customer base by attracting potential clients and educating them on the benefits and savings of using the company’s systems. Martin earned his Bachelor’s Degree in business administration with a concentration in management from Radford University in Radford, VA.

Hoffman added to Pall Board

Pall Corporation shareholders elected Ronald Hoffman, CEO of Dover Corporation, to its board of directors in November at the company’s annual shareholder meeting in New York. Prior to becoming CEO, Hoffman served as its President and Chief Operating Officer. Previously, he was President and CEO of Dover Resources, where he earlier served as Executive Vice President.

Angelo named WWEMA Chairman

Dave Angelo, Vice President and General Manager of Fairbanks Morse Pump (Kansas City, KS), was named Chairman of the Water and Wastewater Equipment Manufacturers Association (WWEMA) during the organization’s 100th annual meeting held last November in Tucson, AZ. Angelo will lead the Association during 2009 as Chair of the Executive Committee. The 32-year water and wastewater industry veteran has held leadership positions in the organization since 2006, serving on its Board of Directors since 2000.

Stratton promoted at Garlock 

Garlock Sealing Technologies promoted Bruce Stratton to Product Manager of its expansion joints. The six-year veteran of the company’s product engineering and manufacturing operations previously served as Engineering Manager for Alton Manufacturing of Rochester, NY. Stratton holds a BS Degree in mechanical engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology and an AAS degree in plastic technology from SUNY Morrisville.

AWT President, award winners named

Scott W. Olson, CWT, of Lakeland Chemical Specialties, Inc., (Menomonee Falls, WI) began his term as Association of Water Technologies (AWT) President at the 2008 Annual Convention and Exposition held in Austin, TX in November. The 34-year industry veteran previously served as Secretary and President-elect. Olson received his undergraduate education in marketing from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. He has been the President of Lakeland Chemical Specialties, Inc since it was started in 1991.

During the convention, AWT honored Jim Lukanich, CWT, ChemCal, Inc. with its prestigious Ray Baum Memorial Water Technologist of the Year Award. The award recognizes entrepreneurial spirit and outstanding contributions to the field of water treatment and service to AWT and its members. Bruce Houghton and Steve Pescatore of Houghton Chemical Corporation accepted the Supplier of the Year Award on behalf of the company. The family-owned and operated firm is recognized for their outstanding customer service, quality product and contributions to the industry.

AIChE awards announced

The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) bestowed its highest honor, the Founder’s Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Chemical Engineering, to four recipients this year. Dr. Morton M. Denn, of the City College of the City University of New York, Dr. Robert S. Langer, of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dr. Donald R. Paul and Dr. Nicholas A. Peppas, both of the University of Texas at Austin, were the recipients of AIChE’s major award.

Angelo named WWEMA Chairman

Dave Angelo, Vice President and General Manager of Fairbanks Morse Pump (Kansas City, KS), was named Chairman of the Water and Wastewater Equipment Manufacturers Association (WWEMA) during the organization’s 100th annual meeting held last November in Tucson, AZ. Angelo will lead the association during 2009 as Chair of the Executive Committee. The 32-year water and wastewater industry veteran has held leadership positions in the organization since 2006, serving on its Board of Directors since 2000.

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