Pavel named R.O. UltraTec CEO

R.O. UltraTec USA, Inc. has appointed Augustin R. Pavel CEO, effective November 1. Since 2003, Pavel has served as Vice President, responsible for the acquisition and implementation of several new business technology systems that have positioned the company for rapid expansion in the global marketplace. As CEO, he will be responsible for the development and launch of a newly structured and enhanced customer service program, and for a planned expansion of the company’s product line.

Oh named Microfilter General Manager

Microfilter Co., Ltd., Korea recently named Jae June Oh General Manager of overseas business. He has 15 years of professional experience in the water industry and has held positions of successively greater responsibility in overseas business for about 20 years.

PMI award announced

Plumbing Manufacturers Institute (PMI) Board President Lee Mercer of Moen Incorporated, bestowed the organization’s President’s Award to Klaus Fromme of
Bradley Corporation during PMI’s fall meeting. Fromme has been in the plumbing industry for 31 years and has been a contributor to both national and international standards development. In addition to being a PMI Committee Chair, he has also been active with several industry organizations. The honor is given as a lifetime achievement award in recognition of outstanding contributions to the plumbing industry.

Jordan recipient of Hite Award

Water For People honored Betty Jordan as recipient of its 2010 Robert W. Hite Outstanding Leadership Award. The annual award recognizes an individual who models the best in leadership with innovation, creativity and commitment to the principles of the organization. Jordan, a Principal in Alan Plummer Associates, Inc. (APAI) and a Professional Engineer, holds degrees in biology, chemistry and civil engineering. As Manager of Technology for APAI, she mentors young engineers and works with others to ensure new technologies are fully evaluated and appropriately incorporated into solutions for clients. Jordan currently serves as President of the Water Environment Association of Texas and is on the Board of Trustees of the Water Environment Federation.

Three elected to NSF




NSF International’s Council of Public Health Consultants elected James Bartram, Ph.D., Paula Brown, M.Sc. and Hongliang Liu, Ph.D., M.D. to support NSF’s mission of protecting and improving public health. Bartram, Professor and Director of The Water Institute at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill, has 28 years of environmental and water sanitation experience working in more than fifty countries. Brown, Director of Applied Research, Biosciences at the British Columbia Institute of Technology, has worked in the natural health and food industry for more than a decade, conducting applied research on product quality, safety and efficacy. Liu, Deputy Director at the Tianjin Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Tianjin CDC, P.R. China) is a professor at the Tianjin Medical University School of Public Health, serves as Director at the Institute of Environment and Health of Tianjin CDC.

NGWA award for Parris

Dan Parris of Iola, TX received a Life Member Award from the National Ground Water Association (NGWA) for his more than 50 years of service in the furtherance of the groundwater industry and NGWA. Parris began in the groundwater industry in 1958. He has represented Gould Pumps, Floway Pumps, Houston Well Screen Company and Johnson Screens. Currently, he is a sals representative for Alloy Machine Works in Houston, which produces a variety of products, including well screens for water wells. Parris’ other groundwater industry contributions include serving leadership positions in both the Texas Ground Water Association and the NGWA.

Pentair Manager named

Ricardo Sureda has joined the Pentair Residential Filtration team as Operations Manager for its Chardon, OH facility. He will lead daily operations and the planning of production and human resources. Sureda most recently worked for Rockwell Automation in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic as General Manager. Previously, he was General Manager and Vice President of Operations for Gaymar Industries and spent 10 years in various managerial positions at General Electric. Sureda holds a Bachelor’s Degree in industrial engineering and is currently pursuing his MBA.

WEF Board of Trustees announced

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) announced the members of its 2010-2011 Board of Trustees. The WEF gavel of leadership passed to incoming President Jeanette Brown, Executive Director of the Stamford Water Pollution Control Authority (Stamford, CT) and Adjunct Professor of Environmental Engineering at Manhattan College in Riverdale, NY. The new Trustees include: Immediate Past President Paul Freedman, President-Elect Matt Bond (Kansas City, MO); Vice President Cordell Samuels (Pickering, Ontario, Canada); Treasurer Chris Browning (Fulton County, GA); Secretary and Executive Director Bill Bertera (Alexandria, VA); Trustees Paul Bowen (Atlanta, GA), John Hart (Saco, ME), Deborah Houdeshell (Akron, OH), Betty Jordan (Dallas, TX), Terry Krause (Chicago, IL), Ed McCormick (Oakland, CA), Sandra Ralston (Charleston, SC), Paul Schuler (Portland, OR), Scott Trotter (Saint Charles, IL) and Rick Warner (Reno, NV).






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