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.

FMA Foundation Board announced 

Fabricators & Manufacturers Association (FMA) current board member Jeffrey Knauf, President of Medalist Laserfab, Inc., of Oshkosh, WI, was elected Board Chairman of the FMA Foundation. Delbert ‘Del’ Mullens was named Secretary/Treasurer and Traci Tapani also joined the board. Tapani, who co-owns Wyoming Machine, Inc., will serve a two-year term on the board; Knauf will serve a one-year term as chairman. The nine-member board provides governance for the activities, affairs and property of the FMA Foundation.

Walsh named to board

Carbon Resources’ Kimberly Walsh joined the Board of Directors of Rehostar, Inc., an international relief and development organization that creates lasting solutions to poverty, hunger and education. It began by investing in one small Namibian village, Rehoboth, to create a working model that can be duplicated throughout the world. Walsh noted that 100 percent of received donations go back into the community. “There are not a lot of organizations that can make that claim,” she said. “Like many communities in Africa, the need for drinking and agricultural water is in demand and since I have contacts in this industry, I hope to network with the companies that Carbon Resources works with to support one of the many projects we will be working on in the next decade.”

Zammit hired at UV Pure

UV Pure Technologies welcomed Alex Zammit as Customer Service Manager and Technical Advisor, responsible for supporting the company’s dealers and to set up a network of Certified Service Dealers. Zammit, a systems development professional, will also conduct weekly webinars covering basic troubleshooting. He can be reached via email, [email protected].


Lee named Toray Regional Manager

Toray Membrane USA announced the addition of Lee Telin as Regional Manager-Special Separations. Telin has over 20 years of dairy and process experience. Previously, he was Technical Sales Engineer for GEA Process Engineering, Inc. in Hudson, WI, providing membrane solutions to dairy, food and bio-pharm companies on a global basis. Telin has extensive experience with specialty RO, nanofiltration, ultrafiltration and microfiltration processes and has been involved in the development of many new membrane applications.

New COO for Aqua Finance

Aqua Finance appointed Robert P. Hamilton as Chief Operating Officer, in charge of all employees and day-to-day company operations. He will report directly to the President and Board of Directors. Hamilton joined AFI in 2007 as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing and in 2008 was also named Senior Vice President of Credit.

Desal pioneer Loeb passes

Sidney Loeb, co-inventor of the Loeb-Sourirajan membrane that heralded the practical application of RO desalination, died at age 91, according to The Jerusalem Post. He was credited with building the world’s first RO desal plant in Coalinga, CA. Dr. Loeb went to the Negev Institute for Arid Zone Research in Beersheba in 1967 and when the Institute was incorporated into Ben-Gurion University, he joined its Department of Chemical Engineering, where he continued both teaching and research. He was awarded a patent for pressure-retarded osmosis in 1975 and in 2006, the European Desalination Society established the Sidney Loeb Award to recognize technical excellence in honor of his work to turn RO into a viable and practicable desalination technology.



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