Karge, Milner promoted by Pentair

Pentair announced the promotion of Sam Karge to Vice President of Filtration and Process for the Residential, Commercial and Industrial (RCI) filtration vertical. Karge, current Vice President of WQA, joined Pentair in 2008 as part of Pentair’s joint venture with GE. He has over 15 years of experience within the industry and has served in a number of Sales and Marketing leadership roles. David Milner was promoted to Director, Sales and Marketing for the Residential, Commercial, and Industrial (RCI) vertical of Filtration and Process. In his expanded role, he will focus on growing the Sales and Marketing efforts in North America. Milner joined Pentair in 2011 as Director of Sales for North America after 20-plus years’ experience in the power equipment and home improvement industries.

Hendershott added to Hellenbrand sales team

Hellenbrand, Inc. has added Tim Hendershott to their sales team. The industry veteran has 30 years of experience in water treatment, including 13 years in retail sales and 17 years as a certified Service Technician with Schaefer Water Center. Hendershott brings a wealth of knowledge in the areas of residential and commercial sales along with problem-water applications. He will be responsible for growing the Hellenbrand dealer base in the Midwest.

Sham of Cadmus Group honored

The Cadmus Group, Inc. announced that Senior Vice President Chi Ho Sham, PhD, who leads Cadmus’ Environmental Science and Policy Division, received AWWA’s Outstanding Achievement, Service and Initiative in Sustainability (OASIS) Award. The annual award recognizes an individual’s “contribution, initiatives and dedication to the work of the AWWA Water Resources Sustainability Division in advancing the concepts of sustainable water resources.” Dr. Sham was also recently voted to be the Chair of the Water Resource Sustainability Division for a three-year term beginning in June.

PSP directors named

Pump Solutions Group (PSG®) has named Doug Cumpston Director, Global Segment Marketing (Energy) and Russell Sitka Director of Business Development, Americas. Cumpston will be responsible for the development and execution of PSG’s global energy market strategy. He will focus on strategic business development and marketing, as well as sales and technical support for PSG’s growing energy segment. Cumpston has more than 16 years of experience in the pump industry, working most recently as the Regional Manager for PSG and Blackmer®. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in geology from Colorado State University. Sitka will be responsible for the coordination and execution of PSG’s strategy for the regional vertical segments, including strategic program and business plan development; marketing and communications strategy; pre- and post-acquisition support; sales support and technical support in regional vertical market segments. He has been a valuable member of PSG for the past 16 years, originally serving as a Regional Manager for Wilden® before being promoted to Regional Director for the western US in 2001, then promoted to Director of Integration, Americas for PSG in July 2012. Sitka holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in industrial distribution from Texas A&M University in College Station, TX.

CH2M Hill’s Jeffcoat honored

Blake Jeffcoat, a Vice President and US Client Sector Director for CH2M Hill’s Water Business Group, was honored by Auburn University’s Samuel Ginn College of Engineering as its 2013 Outstanding Civil Engineering Alumnus. He has been actively involved in developing and promoting the engineering profession throughout his career. Jeffcoat has held leadership positions with AWWA, Alabama Water Resources Commission, American Consulting Engineers Council and many others. He is also involved with Auburn’s Department of Civil Engineering as a guest lecturer in environmental engineering courses and as a member of the department’s Industry Liaison Council. Jeffcoat has authored numerous publications and presentations and received AWWA’s George W. Fuller Award. In addition to his degree from Auburn University, he has a Master of Engineering Degree from the University of Florida and is a registered Professional Engineer in Alabama and Mississippi. Prior to joining CH2M HILL in 1981, he worked for the Alabama Department of Public Health.

Deitz, Curtis promoted at US Water

US Water Systems promoted Charles Dietz, CWS1, CI, to Executive Vice President. Dietz has extensive chemical, organic and mechanical treatment experience and extensive knowledge of clean-water production systems and equipment, including DI, RO, water softening, carbon filtration, UV light and other disinfection equipment, pH adjustment systems and conventional filtration and solids removal. In 2009, Deitz began his career at US Water Systems, managing every aspect of the company. In addition to WQA certification, he holds Indiana WWT Class C, 1 wastewater treatment licenses. Mike Curtis, CWS-3, has been named Director of Commercial Industrial Sales. He has been in the water treatment industry since 1999. Previously, he served in various capacities for Aqua Systems. Over the past five-plus years, Curtis has worked extensively with plumbing engineers and contractors, primarily within the design/build and bid/spec market. His extensive experience includes multiple water treatment applications such as softening, filtration, RO, DI and UV. Curtis earned a BS Degree in business administration from Marion University-Indianapolis and has been a member of the American Society of Plumbing Engineers since 2008.

PWQA scholarship winners announced

Johan Eide, a graduating senior at Cardinal Newman High School in Santa Rosa, CA, was honored recently with the PWQA 2013 Major of Study Related to Potable Water Quality Scholarship. He has plans to attend Cal Poly, SLO in the fall and major in bio resource and agricultural engineering. For his high school senior project Eide and his best friend Simon Bell set out to plan, fundraise and build a soccer field for Redwood Covenant Church in Santa Rosa. After meeting with several Sonoma County companies, they arranged to have a well dug at cost and the above-ground portion donated. The pair designed a high-tech weather self-adjusting irrigation system, which has the ability to send email or text notification of sprinkler breaks or pipe bursts. They installed a bio swale on an extra section of land to fulfill the needs in dirt for grading and in an effort to sink, spread and slow drainage water from the field into the ground. Yosuke Yamada, a graduate student at Cal State Northridge majoring in environmental and occupational health, received the Member Company Sponsorship award. He started working at Puroserve Water Systems, building, installing and servicing the company’s RO systems as an unpaid intern fulfilling a curriculum requirement for his graduate studies. Puroserve management reported that Yamada is a very motivated and capable individual who loves to learn, is always the first to volunteer for any job and is an excellent employee who sets a great example for others. His interest in water quality as it relates to public health is borne mostly from his first-hand view of air and water pollution in his native Japan. Yamada received his Master’s Degree in May and looks forward to a career in the water quality side of the public-health field.


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