Bruno appointed by EcoWater
Toray Industries, Inc. named Jim Hotchkies Vice President of Marketing – Americas, for its UF and MBR technology series. With over 20 years of global advanced membrane technology experience, he will focus on developing the market for the company’s portfolio of advanced microfiltration, ultrafiltration and MBR membranes across the municipal, industrial and commercial development sectors in North and South America. He may be contacted at [email protected]
Schleinz appointed to WQA Lab
Ann Schleinz, CWS-VI, joined WQA’s Gold Seal Product Testing and Certification Program as a Product Certification Coordinator. Previously, she was a Product Certification Specialist for Pentair. Schleinz, whose 16 years of industry experience with Pentair included domestic and international regulatory compliance, third-party product testing and certification, state registrations, internal ISO auditing, technical support and customer service relations, also holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
Peat named Bord na Mona Director
WEF board members announced
The Water Environment Federation (WEF) passed the gavel of leadership from President Rebecca West to incoming President Paul Freedman and announced its 2009-2010 Board of Trustees: Immediate Past President West; President-Elect Jeanette Brown; Vice President Matt Bond; Treasurer Chris Browning; Secretary and Executive Director Bill Bertera; Paul Bowen; Judy Jones; Deborah Houdeshell; Carl Janson; Betty Jordan; Terry Krause; Ed McCormick; Sandra Ralston; Leslie Samel; Cordell Samuels; Paul Schuler and Rick Warner (Reno, NV).
Messley named Resintech sales rep
NGWA awards announced
The National Ground Water Association recently honored several industry leaders and outstanding projects contributing to the furtherance of groundwater initiatives. Those receiving 2009 NGWA awards were Stanford University Professor Emeritus Irwin Remson, Ross L. Oliver Award; John Doherty, Ph.D., of Corinda, Brisbane, Australia, M. King Hubbert Award; Chemist John H. Schnieders, Ph.D., Robert Storm Interdivisional Cooperation Award; Professor Hans-Olaf Pfannkuch, Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Minnesota, Life Member Award; Malcolm Pirnie Inc., Ground Water Outstanding Project Award; CDM, Outstanding Ground Water Project Award; Mary P. Anderson, Ph.D., Editor-in-Chief of Ground Water®, the Keith E. Anderson Award; Beth L. Parker, Ph.D., of Guelph, Ontario, Canada, the John Hem Award for Excellence in Science & Engineering; Bernard Amadei, founding President of Engineers Without Borders-USA and Rachael Paulson, Founder of Hands on the World Global, Honorary Member awards; Roger E. Renner, MGWC, President of E.H. Renner & Sons Inc. Individual Safety Advocate Award; former NGWA President Tom Downey, President of Downey Drilling Inc., Standard Bearer Award; Tom Edwards, Eastern Regional Sales Manager for Cresline Plastic Pipe Co. Inc., Manufacturers Division Special Recognition Award; Vickie Ross, Sales and Marketing Manager for National Well Supplies Co. Inc., Supplier of the Year Award and Murray Einarson, PG, CEG, CHG, AMEC Geomatrix Inc., Technology Award.
John Borger, Jr. (1947-2009)
WC&P sadly announces the passing of industry veteran John Borger, Jr., retired co-owner and former President of San Dimas, California-based Evolutionary Concepts, Inc. (ECI). The San Clemente resident died in a tragic kayak accident near Dana Point Harbor in August. Passionate about family, fishing and reading mystery novels in the afternoon, Borger had taken up kayaking about a year ago.
Born September 19, 1947 in New Jersey, Borger served in the US Air Force in Vietnam. He was a dedicated member of the water quality industry for many years and a member of the Water Quality Association.
Borger is survived by his wife, Mary, stepdaughter Caryn Cadez, son-in-law Igor and granddaughters Morgan and Kaylee. He is also survived by brother and sister-in-law, David and Ann Borger of Mission Viejo and his beloved African gray parrot, Alfie. A Celebration of His Life was held at the San Clemente Golf Course on September 13.