Steele named HaloSource Marketing Director

HaloSource, Inc. announced the expansion of its marketing group with the addition of Alex Steele as the company’s new Marketing Director. Steele will assume responsibility for developing and executing Marketing Activation Plans for SeaKlear & HaloKlear products and defining the marketing activities that drive sales growth. She brings a wealth of experience in this important area from years of experience in business development and marketing of consumer packaged goods and most recently, running her own marketing consulting business focused on environmentally friendly ‘green’ companies. A native of Argentina and a fluent Spanish-speaker, Steele is excited to interact with the diversity of dealers in the pool and spa industry as well as the construction and industrial water treatment market. She can be reached at asteele@halosource.com.

CH2M Hill appointments announced

CH2M HILL announced CEO and Chairman Lee McIntire will step down effective January 1, 2014. He will continue to serve as Chairman of the Board, which has appointed Jacqueline Hinman to serve as CEO, effective January 1, 2014. Most recently, she served as President of CH2M HILL International and is currently a member of the Board of Directors. Hinman joined the firm in 1988, holding numerous management positions during her tenure and has been involved as a key executive in many of CH2M HILL’s highest profile projects. John Hanula, Senior Vice President and Business Development Director of the US Client sector, has been invited to join the WateReuse Research Foundation’s Board of Directors. He will represent the water industry and work to advance the science of water reuse, recycling, reclamation and desalination. With a background in architecture and civil engineering, Hanula brings 27 years of experience to this role. He has a broad understanding of the planning, design and delivery requirements associated with complex infrastructure programs. Julian Sandino, Vice President and Technology Fellow, has been recognized as a 2013 Water Environment Federation Fellow for his distinguished accomplishments in and contributions to the global water environment. He was recognized during WEFTEC® 2013 in October 5. Sandino is one of fifteen outstanding  professionals to receive this esteemed designation. He previously served two terms on the Board of Trustees, as well as Chair of the Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Design and the International Coordination Committees of WEF, in addition to participating in several task forces for the organization during his 30 years of membership. In 2008, Sandino also received WEF’s prestigious Engelbrecht International Achievement Award. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of WEF Publishing UK.

NSF’s Bartley appointed MI- AWWA trustee

The American Water Works Association’s Michigan Section (MI-AWWA) recently appointed NSF International’s Bruce Bartley to its Board of Trustees. This appointment recognizes his leadership within the section, which includes six years of work with the MI-AWWA Research and Technical Practices Committee as its co-Chair. Bartley, Technical Manager of NSF International’s Global Water Division, will further the MI-AWWA’s mission of promoting a safe, adequate and reliable supply of drinking water and supporting laws and regulations to protect public health. Bartley has more than 28 years of experience in water quality research, testing and standards development. As technical manager, he oversees NSF’s Public Drinking Water Equipment Performance Certification Program. In his work at NSF International, Bartley has also managed an 18-year joint program with US EPA, the Environmental Technology Verification Drinking Water Systems Center.

Ammerer appointed at ETS

Engineered Treatment Systems (ETS) announced that Norman Ammerer, who has 25 years of global water treatment experience, with an emphasis on the proper application of disinfection technologies and advanced oxidation sytems in a broad variety of industrial processes, has joined its team. Previously, he held positions at Pall Corporation, CUNO, Kodak, Arrowhead Industrial Water and Trisap. Ammerer, who earned a BSc in geology and geophysics and an MBA from the University of Connecticut, also participated in US EPA stakeholder meetings, from which the Clean Water Act regulatory disinfection guidelines were established, and he is one of the original founding members of the International Ultraviolet Association.

Hauk named to steering committee

Bruce Hauk, a 17-year water industry professional, has been appointed to the Partnership for Safe Water Steering Committee for a three-year term. Hauk, currently Vice President of Operations at Indiana American Water, brings years of in-depth experience in the water and wastewater industry to the Partnership’s Steering Committee as the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) Representative. He holds an MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University and a Master of Public Administration from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. He also earned dual Bachelor Degrees in chemistry and life sciences from Indiana State University. Additionally, Hauk holds several water, wastewater and distribution certifications.

Hubbard added to WWQA Board

Canature’s Jeff Hubbard has been elected to the Board of Directors for the Water Quality Association of Wisconsin (WWQA). He brings over 23 years of valuable industry experience to the Board. Hubbard is the Canature Regional Sales Manager for Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana and is based out of Appleton, WI. He can be reached at (612) 232-7756.

Allidina named CIPH advisor

The Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating announced Shamus A. Allidina has joined the Institute as Technical Advisor for Codes & Standards. His vast experience has helped him spearhead a number of projects for developing new CSA standards and certification programs, specifically relating to plastics piping, conduits and plumbing products. After completing his education at Carleton University, Allidina began his 31-year career with CSA working as a project engineer for the CSA International Certification and Testing Division of CSA Group. He was also placed on American Society for Testing and Materials Committees, becoming a voting member of the CSA Standards Technical Committees. Allida holds a Masters Degree in engineering and is currently also a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario and ASTM International.

 

IDA Board of Director appointments announced

The International Desalination Association announced the following individuals have been elected by its membership to serve on the 2013-2015 Board of Directors. They were installed in October at the conclusion of the 2013 IDA World Congress in Tianjin. Europe: Michel Canet, Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies; Guillaume Clairet, H2O Innovation; Carlos Cosin, Abengoa Water; Miguel Angel Sanz, Degrémont and Corrado Sommariva, ILF Consulting Engineers. Latin America/Caribbean: Emilio Gabbrielli, Toray Membrane. Middle East: Zamzam Alrakaf, Ministry of Electricity & Water, State of Kuwait; Abdullah Al AlShaikh, Saline Water Conversion Corp.; Mohamad Jaroudi, Future Pipe Industries; Fady Juez, Metito Overseas Ltd.; Imad Makhzoumi, Future Pipe Industries; Shannon McCarthy, Middle East Desalination Research Center and Johnny Obeid, Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies/Sidem. North America: Leon Awerbuch, Leading Edge Technologies Ltd.; Lance Johnson, Dow Water & Process Solutions; Devesh Sharma, Aquatech and Rick Stover, Desalitech. Pacific Asia: Men
Leong Chew, PUB, Singapore; Gary Crisp, GHD Pty Ltd.; Nobuya Fujiwara, Toyobo Co., Ltd. and Youqing Li, Harbin ROPV Industry Development Center. This list will be supplemented at a later time by one representative from each of the 14 IDA Affiliates.

Technical Review Committee changes

The WC&P International Technical Review Committee has been and remains a driving force behind the high quality of our technical articles. As such, we invite new members and retire others as need requires. All members are active industry experts with their own businesses and  demanding schedules. In order to maintain the correct balance of review talent and not overload the team, we have reorganized the committee. Lawrence Henke, a long-time member of the committee, Mo Mukiibi, PhD and Henry Nowicki, PhD are retiring from the committee. We thank them for their valued contributions to WC&P International and look forward to working with them in the future as well. Matthew Wirth is joining the Technical Review Committee this month. His career includes varied experience in residential, commercial and industrial service, application and sales, large- and small-scale RO systems, municipal and industrial filtration and industrial ion exchange systems. Wirth owned and operated a family business (commercial/industrial service and sales) in Minnesota and Iowa from 1983 until 2003. Since 2003, he has specialized in creating organic growth and new business through dealer training, product development and technical support. Wirth’s previous positions include owner/operator, VP of Customer Support and Training, District Manager, Regional Sales Manager and Technical Advisor. Today, he works for Pargreen (an industrial process firm), providing technical support and training for staff and customers. We look forward to many good articles and reviews from Wirth and hope to have him as part of the WC&P International family for many years to come.

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