NGWA Board members elected
Calgon management restructured
Effective January 1, Robert P. O’Brien was promoted to the newly created position of Executive Vice President and COO at Calgon Carbon Corporation. In this new role, he will have responsibility for the day-to-day operations of Calgon Carbon worldwide. O’Brien joined Calgon Carbon in 1973 and has subsequently held a number of technical, sales and marketing management positions in the US and Europe. O’Brien was promoted to Senior Vice President, Engineered Solutions in 1999, to Senior Vice President – Americas in 2005 and to Executive Vice President – Americas in 2010. In his current position, he has responsibility for all manufacturing facilities in the US, as well as marketing and sales of all Calgon Carbon products and services in North and South America. In addition, O’Brien oversees the company’s research and development activities. He holds a B.S. Degree in chemical engineering from the Pennsylvania State University. Three executives will be promoted to regional vice presidents, with responsibility for the operations of that region: James A. Sullivan, Vice President – Americas, Reinier Keijzer, Vice President – Europe; and Allan Singleton, Vice President – Asia. They will report to O’Brien.
NSPF Director named
Rayne Dealer Weisz passes away
Robert A. ‘Bob’ Weisz, Owner and operator of Rayne Water Conditioning of San Bernardo, passed away December22, 2011 after a brief illness. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio on October 2, 1950. Weisz enjoyed woodworking as a hobby and going camping and fishing with family and friends. He had been he owner of his Rayne dealership since October 1979 and was an active member of the Pacific Water Quality Association.
Weisz is survived by his wife of 41 years, Bonnie of Redlands; two sons, Robert Weisz of Redlands, CA and Nick Weisz (Janet) of Beaumont, CA; daughter, Kati Boyce (Scott) of Yucaipa, CA; one sister, Kathy Ferguson (Bill) of Escondido, CA and six grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the American Heart Association, American Kidney Foundation and American Diabetes Foundation.