Ballard added to Toray roster
Toray Membrane USA welcomed Chris Ballard to its team as Southeast Regional Sales Man- ager, responsible for sales of all Toray prod- uct lines from Florida north to the Carolinas. He brngs many years of experience in the water industry, includ- ing regulatory issues, engineering, water consulting and appli- cations. Ballard’s knowledge of the market and strong customer ties have made him successful and a key addition. Previously, he was Regional Market Manager with Protec Arisawa America for eight years.
Dearth named Calgon President, CEO
Calgon Carbon Corporation’s Board of Directors appointed Randall S. Dearth as Calgon Carbon Corporation’s new President and CEO, effective August 1. The board also appointed Seth E. Scho- field as its independent Chairman, to be effective on August 1. Since 2004, Dearth has served as the President and CEO of LANXESS Corporation and President and CEO of Bayer Chemicals Corporation. He holds a BA in chemistry from Hiram College and an MS in polymer science and engineering from Case Western Reserve University. He has also served as a member of Calgon Carbon’s Board of Directors since 2007.
Anderson new AWWA leader
As the American Water Works As- sociation’s 2012 Annual Conference and Exposition (ACE12) drew to a close, incom- ing President Charlie Anderson accepted the gavel and committed to exploring new collabo- rations among AWWA headquarters and the 43 AWWA sections throughout North America. Anderson, a CDM Smith consultant and former Utility Director and Deputy City Manager for the city of Arlington, Texas, succeeds Jerry Stevens from the West Des Moines (Iowa) Water Works as President of the 131-year-old association. Anderson has spent the last four years serving on the AWWA Board of Directors, as an AWWA Section Director, Vice President and President-elect.
Holmgren named SIWI director
The Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) has appointed Torgny Holmgren as its new Executive Director. He will lead the institute beginning September 15. Holmgren is cur- rently Ambassador and Head of the Depart- ment for Development Policy at the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, where he is responsible for Swedish policy on global development, and has recently served at the United Nations Secretary General’s High-level Panel on Global Sustainability. An economist by training, he also previ- ously served at the Swedish Ministry of Finance, the World Bank and the Swedish Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya.
McKenna named at Triogen
UK ozone and UV water treatment systems manufacturer Triogen announced the addition of Michael McKenna, Electrical Design and After-Sales Support Engineer. Pre- viously, he served four years as a control and instrument engineer with MJB International Gas Turbine Services. Working under Triogen’s Technical Direc- tor Tom Kelly, McKenna will help provide technical after-sales support across the company’s range of ozone and UV water treatment systems for leisure pool and industrial markets.
Bently award winners announced
Bentley Systems, Incorporated an- nounced the winners in Bentley Institute’s 2012 Bentley Student Design Competition, sponsored by Be Careers Network, and named Dr. Guenter Maresch, Professor at University of Salzburg and University of Education Salzburg, as Bentley Educa- tor of the Year. The award recognizes a member of the academic community who has an outstanding record of achievement and is committed to inspiring students to pursue careers in the infrastructure professions. The winning projects in this year’s competition were Integrating Elemental Learning Elementary School, Mor- gan Danner and Desiree Edge, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY; Design of “Nowy Kleparz” Interchange, Tomasz Majkusiak and Micha Marek, AGH University of Science and Technology, Krackow, Poland; 3D Geospatial Database for Underground Pipelines, Suhaibah Azri and Uznir Ujang, Universiti of Teknologi, Malaysia; Leonardo da Vinci Project, Iris Chipchev and Lital Toren, Shenkar College, Ramat Gan, Israel and Libman Airport, Jonathan Libman, Randolph High School, Randolph, NJ.
Lohse named to sales manager position
Severn Trent Services appointed Gary M. Lohse, PE, as a Regional Sales Manager for water treatment technolo- gies. In this role, he is responsible for the sales of all disinfection, instrumentation, engineered products and packaged membrane systems and will work with consulting engineers, contractors and the company’s manufacturers’ repre- sentatives and distributors throughout the region, which extends from eastern Canada south to northern Virginia and west to the Dakotas. Prior to joining Severn Trent Services, Lohse was em- ployed by Veolia Water North America as Area Manager for the Northeast and mid-Atlantic region; previously served as Senior Marketing Engineer and Business Development Manager for American Water and was Regional Sales Manager for Alfa Laval. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in environmental engineering from Pennsylvania State University and a Master’s Degree in civil engineering from Arizona State University.