Severn Trent’s Bacon promoted Severn Trent Services promoted Rick Bacon to Director of Operations for its Water Purification division, with responsibility for the management of Severn Trent Services Ltd. (UK) and Severn Trent Water Purification S.p.A. (Italy). His new role includes responsibility for the delivery of projects throughout Europe and the development of the business in line with the company’s growth plan. Bacon is currently the general manager of Severn Trent Services-Apliclor in Spain, a role that he will maintain. He is an expert in new business development, as well as the integration, acquisition and restructuring of organizations.
Anova Resources appointed Tom Gleisner as National Sales Manager. His responsibilities include new dealer acquisition and dealer network development, management of sales activities to meet corporate growth targets, and launching new green technology products to the marketplace. Gleisner previously spent 10 years as GE’s National Account Manager, where he focused on new business development and development of national retail accounts.
Clement appointed at PWN
PWN Technologies named Jonathan Clement Director of Strategic Business Development, responsible for client relationships, developing new business and application of technology. Previously, Clement was Global Technology Leader at Black & Veatch. He was the principal investigator and co-investigator of 10 Water Research Foundation projects, one of which won Grand Prize of Excellence in research from the American Academy of Environmental Engineers. Clement has worked for nearly a decade in Southeast Asia and Australia on advanced water technology projects including membranes and reuse. He is the founder of the International Water Association’s Leading Edge Water Technology Conference and was Chairman for the first five years. Clement is also on the management committee of IWA Water Reuse Specialist Group.
Deb Kling was appointed Manager of Distribution Programs at Lenze Americas, in addition to her responsibilities as Marketing Manager. She joined Lenze in 2005; her motion control career includes positions as Distributor Sales Engineer as well as product and marketing management roles. Kling holds a BS Degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois and an MBA from Northern Illinois University.
NGWA scholarship winners announced
The National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation awarded a total of $2,000 (USD) in Farvolden Award scholarships to four students for paper or poster presentations at the 2010 NGWA Ground Water Summit and 2010 Ground Water Protection Council Spring Meeting in Denver, CO. Given in honor of the late Dr. Robert Farvolden, former NGWA Senior Science Counsel, the $500 scholar- ships were awarded based on the quality of the presentation, content (including contribution to groundwater science, engineering, management or policy), and demonstrated insight on the chosen topic. The winners: Rory Cowie, University of Colorado at Boulder, Use of Isotopic and Geochemical Tracers to Identify Source Waters and Subsurface Residence Times Within Headwater Catchments in Boulder Creek Watershed, Colorado (paper); Michelle E. Miro, University of Texas at Austin, Rural Water Supply in Tamil, India: A Provider-Based Approach (poster); Kristin M. Mikkelson, Colorado School of Mines, Preliminary Investigations Into the Impact on Metal and Cationic Surface and Groundwater Fluxes Due to the Mountain Pine Beetle Epidemic: Summit County, Colorado (poster) and Stephanie S. Wong, Baylor University, Quantifying Groundwater Resources in Alluvial Aquifers Using GIS (poster).
Mike Gottlieb, President and Founder of ResinTech, Inc., received the prestigious WQA Lifetime Member Award last March at the annual WQA Aquatech convention in Orlando, FL. This award is given for “exemplary service to the association and knowledge and accomplishments in the field of water quality.” The award citation noted, “The list of publications, seminars, task forces, committees and boards that Mike has been deeply involved in can hardly be added up. Any list would not even begin to demonstrate his energy, enthusiasm and impact. Mike has spent more than four decades sharing his knowledge and ideas. His tireless devotion to our industry products can be seen in more than 75 publications and scores of committees he has served on nationally and closer to home. Mike has enriched our industry in so many ways.”