Toray organizational changes 

Toray Membrane USA Inc. appointed Randy L. Truby Chairman of Global Marketing and Sales. He will coordinate all sales by working closely with company headquarters in Japan and offices in Switzerland, Singapore, Dubai and other locations.

Steven J. Cappos was named CEO, effective immediately. He has over 33 years in the membrane desalination field and previously served as Director of Sales and Marketing for Koch Fluid Systems before joining Toray as COO. Additionally, Cappos has served in other key roles including Production Manager and Technical Service Manager.

Gabriel Juarez, promoted to Vice President of Operations, will be responsible for all production operations, including directing the TMUS state-of-the-art automated manufacturing facility. Juarez has several years experience in a similar role that will allow him to lead the facility to improved operational efficiency and productivity.

Breslin named CEO

Water For People named Ned Breslin Chief Executive Officer effective immediately. He has been serving in the role of Acting CEO for the past eight months. Breslin joined the organization in January 2006 as Director of International Programs, where he proved to have a unique ability to blend programmatic, mission, financial, fundraising and executive experience into high quality outcomes. As Director of International Programs, he oversaw the organization’s expansion into the Dominican Republic, Peru, Rwanda, and Uganda, as well as led the existing programs in Bolivia, Guatemala, Honduras, India and Malawi. Breslin earned a Masters of Arts Degree from the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa and a Bachelor of Arts in political studies from St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY.

Logan named Clarke Prize winner 

Environmental biotechnologist Bruce E. Logan, Ph.D., will be the 16th recipient of the NWRI Athalie Richardson Irvine Clarke Prize for excellence in water research. Logan was selected based on his innovative efforts to generate clean, renewable forms of energy during the treatment of wastewater. A Kappe Professor of Environmental Engineering at Pennsylvania State University, he is also Director of the Penn State Hydrogen Energy (H2E) Center, which is dedicated to developing and promoting the use of hydrogen for sustainable energy production.  

Severn Trent staff added

Severn Trent Services announced UK staff additions, reflecting expanded European business development opportunities. David Barrett was named UK Business Development Manager, responsible for sales of the company’s filtration products and for relationship and framework management. He has 23 years of experience in the water and wastewater industry, previously serving in sales and engineering positions for SPP Pumps, Grundfos Pumps and Clearwater Technology Ltd.

Alan Pickett joined as European Sales Manager, Disinfection. His responsibilities will include managing European distributors of the company’s products and selling disinfection solutions into Europe. Pickett has more than 25 years experience in international and multi-cultural business environments, including 15 years with Wallace & Tiernan as Export Sales Manager. Michael Baran was named Strategy and Development Analyst. He will serve as a member of the company’s product strategy and development team, working to support the development of new technologies. Previously, Baran served as a field-based international water treatment engineer with GE Water. He is a member of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environment Management (CIWEM).

Harmon new Puronics sales VP 

Puronics, Incorporated named Arnie D. Harmon as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. He brings more than 20 years experience in executive leadership roles, most recently serving as Vice President of Business Development at GE Capital. Throughout his GE tenure, Harmon consistently exceeded required sales growth by a wide margin and won six Business Impact Awards.  He also worked with many premier dealer networks in the US, including those in the water industry.


Ide named AdEdge engineer

AdEdge Technologies named Rick Ide as Senior Applications Engineer, responsible for project and new business development, applications engineering for reverse osmosis and membrane applications, filtration and ion exchange projects. In addition, he will be responsible for development and advancement of the company’s integrated solutions packages. Ide brings more than 26 years of experience in the water treatment industry and has extensive experience in fluid filtration and membrane technology. Most recently, he was a consultant for the industrial and commercial fluid filtration industry.


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