Anderson selected for Harwil manager position

Harwil Corporation has selected Ellis Anderson to manage worldwide sales for the company. A Founder of Pura, Inc. and National Sales Manager for Intrex Global Sourcing, he brings over 20 years of sales experience to the team. Anderson will help shape Harwil’s future by forging strategic partnerships and distribution channels across industries that use the company’s fluid control products.



Zhang, Giles appointed at NSF

NSF International appointed Alex Zhang to Managing Director, Water Systems, Asia-Pacific. Zhang’s 16 years of experience in water treatment technologies, operations management and international regulations relating to water quality will assist companies with global compliance and market access. An expert in drinking water quality, Zhang will oversee NSF International’s Water Programs in China, South

Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and India. His primary responsibilities include growing NSF’s testing, auditing and certification services as it relates to water treatment and distribution products produced in Asia. Prior to his tenure with NSF International, Zhang served as Asia-Pacific Operations Leader for GE Water & Process Technologies and as General Manager of EcoWater China. Zhang earned Master’s and Bachelor Degrees in applied mechanics from Fudan University in Shanghai, China.

NSF International Strategic Registrations, Ltd. (NSF-ISR) appointed Anthony Giles Business Development Director. Giles, who has extensive knowledge of management systems registrations, will oversee the growth of NSF’s management system registration services both domestically and abroad. Over the past six years, Giles has played a pivotal role in NSF-ISR’s success and global expansion. He most recently served as service delivery manager where he managed operations and global accounts for more than 6,000 companies. Before joining NSF, Giles held sales management and customer service roles and received training in ISO 9001 quality management systems, ISO 20000 information technology, Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points (HACCP) and Miller Heiman sales performance. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in business administration from Eastern Michigan University and participated in NSF International’s first Leadership Excellence and Advancement Program.

Sommariva named IDA President, Kurihara honored

The International Desalination Association (IDA) named Dr. Corrado Sommariva, Managing Director of ILF Consulting Engineers Middle East, President for the 2011-2013 term. Dr. Sommariva has been President of the European Desalination Society (EDS), Vice President of the International Desalination Association (IDA) and Chairman of the WHO committee for the establishment of safe drinking water from desalination, Technical Co-Chairman of the IDA World Congress in Dubai, co-chaired IDA’s conference on Desalination Industry Action for Good in Portofino, Italy and leads the organization’s newly formed Humanitarian Outreach Committee. Sommariva has a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Genoa University and a diploma in Management from Leicester University. An honorary Professor at Genoa and L’Aquila Universities, he holds regular courses on desalination and water reuse related matters. He has published over 50 papers on desalination leading edge research and economics as well as two books on desalination management and economics.

IDA presented its Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. Masaru Kurihara, which recognizes his decades of contribution to the desalination and water reuse industry. Kurihara began his desalination industry career in the 1970s and, during the past 40 years, has contributed to both research and product development. He received the title of Fellow of the Society of Polymer Science in 2008 and the Chemical Society of Japan in 2009. Kurihara has also served IDA as a Director for six years. In addition, he contributed to the revitalization of the Japan Desalination Association (JDA) and the establishment of the Asia Pacific Desalination Association (APDA).
Willett, Burrmann appointed at Hydrotech

Hydrotech®, a division of WaterGroup, has expanded its Northeast US sales team with the hire of Dave Willett, CWS-VI. He brings over 12 years of water treatment experience from both Culligan and Carroll Water Systems. In addition to his residential market knowledge, Willett’s expertise in commercial, industrial, high purity, environmental and food service applications will play a valuable role in his success at Hydrotech. hire of John Burrmann has over 25 years of experience in the financial services, technology, and water treatment industries. For the past decade, he has been a top commercial water treatment sales producer. Burrmann has tremendous knowledge and extensive background in water treatment including residential, commercial, industrial, high purity, environmental and food service. He plans to meet with existing customers to understand their needs and will become an integral part of their continued success in the business. 

Bonilla new AdEdge Manager

AdEdge Technologies has named Esmeralda Bonilla Latin America Business Development Manager for AdEdge Water Technologies, LLC. She will be responsible for developing new business opportunities for AdEdge water treatment systems in the Central and South American markets. Prior to her assuming her new position, Bonilla served as a Project Manger for AdEdge. The Los Angeles, CA-native grew up in Colombia, South America, holds a Bachelor’s Degree in civil engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and is an active member of Engineers Without Borders (EWB).

Magenot named to Falcon team

Falcon Stainless, Inc. announced the addition of Ryan Magenot as a Sales and Marketing Associate and Social Media Coordinator. In his new role, he will be helping to both push forward sales nationally and coordinate and implement an intensified online marketing presence. A former musician, college professor and graduate of Arizona State University, Magenot joins Falcon as a brand new member of the water industry.


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