Pentair appointments 

Pentair Water appointed Shelly Johnson, WQA CWS-VI to its residential filtration sales and marketing teams as Marketing Manger, Wholesale Channel, to spearhead marketing strategy and execution, with a focus on American Plumber brand water filtration products. Johnson brings 17 years of water industry experience to the position and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Neal White was promoted to National Sales Manager for the Wholesale Plumbing Channel, taking over sales responsibilities for the American Plumber product line. He has 16 years of experience in water treatment, with previous service at Hague Quality Water International, Amtrol Inc. and Pentair Water.

CHG interim CEO named

Component Hardware Group (CHG) announced the appointment of John J. (Jack) Vresics as Interim CEO. The company is currently conducting a formal search for a new President and CEO. Vresics brings significant experience in general management, marketing, international manufacturing and sales, and new product development to the company. He previously served as President and CEO of Technical Concepts and Group President of the Colson Group.

Silke selected for WRF committee

Christopher M. Silke, P.E., a Senior Project Manager and corrosion control specialist in the Water Practice Group at Wright-Pierce has been selected to serve as a committee member for the American Water Works Association (AWWA) Water Research Foundation. Silke will serve a three-year term on the foundation’s Infrastructure Project Advisory Committee (PAC). He and three other committee members will oversee the technical direction and performance of a three-year research project, Comparison of Zinc vs. Non-Zinc Corrosion Control for Lead and Cooper. The project will assess the role zinc plays as a corrosion inhibitor compound (CIC) on cement and metal pipes and the resultant effect of employing zinc as a CIC on the lead and copper concentrations in drinking water.

PHSI sales manager named

Pure Health Solutions, Inc (PHSI) welcomed Peter Rushmore to its Wholesale Division as Eastern Regional Sales Manager. He brings more than 23 years of water treatment industry experience to the position. Previously, Rushmore served as Regional Director for RainSoft’s Northeast division. He is a SUNY-Brockport (NY) graduate and WQA Certified Water Specialist, Level 1.



Dutch engineer wins Singapore prize

Professor Gatze Lettinga from The Netherlands has been awarded the prestigious Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize for his environmentally sustainable solution for the treatment of used water using anaerobic technology. His revolutionary treatment concept, which stood out among 39 international nominations, enables industrial used water to be purified cost-effectively and produces renewable energy, fertilizers and soil conditioners. Professor Lettinga has chosen not to patent this invention so that his water treatment technology can be universally available. As a result, his technology has been widely adopted in industrial as well as municipal use.


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