Bruno appointed by EcoWater 

EcoWater Systems LLC appointed Joe Bruno to Business Development Manager. A 25-year veteran of the water treatment industry, he has been employed in a variety of sales, sales management and general management roles with Culligan corporate and independently owned dealer stores. Bruno also has an extensive background in sales training and personnel development and most recently, owned his own Water Mart store.

Hotchkies new Toray marketing VP 

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

Bord na Mona Environmental Products U.S. Inc. appointed Raymond Peat as Director of Business Development, effective immediately. He will assume complete responsibility for development and implementation of all North American business development programs in support of the company’s residential and commercial wastewater and water reuse treatment systems. Previously, Peat was Director of Market Development at Premier Tech Environment, Past President of the National Onsite Wastewater Management Association, is active in a wide variety of industry events and associations, and is extensively involved in the Water Environment Federation.  

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

ResinTech increased its sales support operation by hiring Matthew Messley as Midwest Technical Sales Representative. The 18-year industry veteran will be developing new sales for ResinTech, its Aries Filterworks Division and ACM Technologies, Inc. Messley will also provide technical assistance and recommendations to current clients as necessary. Previously, he was VP of DuPage Water Conditioning’s Wholesale Division. Messley’s expertise extends to application design, technical support and installation.

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.

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