Baert, Melhem named to Watts positions
Watts Water Technologies, Inc. elected Bernard Baert to its Board of Directors, and was appointed by the Board to serve as a member of both the Audit Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. He has served as Senior VP and President, Europe and International of PolyOne Corporation since January 2010. Previous positions include Senior VP and GM, Color and Engineered Materials (Europe and Asia); GM, Color (Europe) at M.A. Hanna Company, PolyOne’s predecessor and GM (Europe) for Hexcel Corporation. The company also appointed Elie Melhem President of Asia. Previously, he worked at Ariston Thermo Group as Managing Director of China operations and spent 11 years with ITT Industries in China, where he held several management positions. Melhem replaces Michael P. Flanders, who left at the end of August.
Koehn, Herring added to Pentair staff
Pentair Residential Filtration announced the addition of two new team members to its American Plumber® and WELLMATE® brands.
The International Ozone Association’s (IOA) general assembly elected Jeff Neemann, Assistant Director of Water Treatment Technology for Black & Veatch, as the association’s next President at its World Congress in Paris, France, in late May. Neemann, who currently serves as IOA International Treasurer and previously served as IOA Pan American Group President and IOA International Secretary, will begin his two-year term in January 2012. He will share goals for his term in a ceremony at the 2nd North American Conference on Ozone, Ultraviolet & Advanced Oxidation Technologies in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, September 18-21, which is jointly organized by IOA and the International Ultraviolet Association.
Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) President Jack Krecek selected Tim Doyle of Amerikam, Inc., as co-chair to help lead PMI’s Member Services Committee. He will serve alongside existing Co-Chair Rick Reles of Kohler Co. Doyle is the quality assurance manager and International Organization for Standardization (ISO) management representative for Amerikam. He oversees the development, implementation and maintenance of the quality management system. While effective immediately, Doyle’s three-year term officially begins with the 2011 PMI Fall Conference, September 18-21 in Washington, DC.
The International Desalination Association (IDA) awarded the 2011 Channabasappa Memorial Scholarship to Errol M. Glenn of the USA and Sim Siang Tze Victor of Singapore. Glenn attends the University of California, Irvine, pursuing a Ph.D. in environmental engineering. He earned an M.S. Degree in mechanical engineering at the US Naval Postgraduate School and a B.S. Degree in mechanical engineering at the US Merchant Marine Academy.
Bruursema, Sbabo appointments at NSF
The National Ground Water Association’s (NGWA) CFO Paul Humes, CPA, began serving as the Michigan Ground Water Association (MGWA) Executive Director in August. MGWA Board of Directors have contracted with NGWA as the management firm for MGWA. Humes has been in association management for more than 20 years and with NGWA for 16 of those years.
WEF excellence awards recipients announced
The Water Environment Federation (WEF) announced the winners of its 2011 Excellence Awards, which will be presented during WEFTEC® 2011, in October. The awards and recipients included: Camp Applied Research Award: Dr. Henryk Melcer; Emerson Distinguished Service Medal: Dr. Charles A. Sorber; Fair Distinguished Engineering Educator Medal: Dr. Nancy Love; Innovative Technology Award: Adaptive N-Impeller™, ITT Water and Wastewater USA (Collection Systems Category), Member Association Achievement Award: Puerto Rico Water & Environment Association; Outstanding Young Water Environment Professional Award: Tom Johnson; Public Education Award: Jeffrey Kalmes (Individual) and LOTT Clean Water Alliance (Other); and WEF Canham Graduate Studies Scholarship, Trevor Ghylin.
Baert, Melhem named to Watts positions
Watts Water Technologies, Inc. elected Bernard Baert to its Board of Directors, and has been appointed by the board to serve as a member of both the Audit Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees. He has served as Senior VP and President, Europe and International of PolyOne Corporation since January 2010. Previous positions include Senior VP and GM, Color and Engineered Materials (Europe and Asia); GM, Color (Europe) at M.A. Hanna Company—PolyOne’s predecessor—and GM (Europe) for Hexcel Corporation. The company also appointed Elie Melhem President of Asia. Previously, he worked at Ariston Thermo Group as Managing Director of China operations and spent 11 years with ITT Industries in China, where he held several management positions. Melhem replaces Michael P. Flanders, who left at the end of August.
Beckman named MIOX VP
MIOX Corporation announced the hiring of Craig Beckman as Executive Vice President of Business Development, who will play a key role in MIOX’s aggressive business growth strategy. He will be responsible for driving new partner development and new product commercialization to dramatically increase the company’s distribution capacity and access to markets worldwide. Beckman will lead the company’s efforts to identify new global business opportunities and provide new partners with customized service solutions, while leveraging MIOX’s position as a leading provider of onsite chemical generation. Previously, he served as VP of Global Commercial Development at GE Water. Beckman’s 19 years of water industry experience includes roles in application engineering, marketing, sales and sales management at membrane filtration companies Osmonics and GE Water. He holds a BS Degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Craver named AdEdge Sales Manager
Singh promoted at KMS
Koch Membrane Systems, Inc. has promoted Manwinder (Manny) Singh to Senior Vice President, Technology. He will be responsible for KMS’ full range of product research and development activities, including functional groups responsible for research and development, quality and reliability, and process engineering and design. Based at KMS headquarters in Wilmington, MA, he joined the company in April 2010 as Vice President of Technology Product Management. Previously, Singh held engineering and managerial positions at ZENON/GE Water and Process Technologies. He holds a Master’s Degree in civil engineering from University of Toronto.