WQA staff changes announced

WQA hired H.S. (Heung Soon) Choi to oversee its operations in South Korea. Working as an independent contractor based out of Seoul, he will facilitate relations between WQA member companies and the Korean Water Purifier Industry Cooperative (KOWPIC). Choi will also perform factory inspections on behalf of WQA’s Gold Seal Product Certification Program and increase awareness of WQA membership, product and professional certification programs among South Korean companies.



Dean Jarog, CWS-VI, has been promoted to Education and Professional Certification Trainer and will also provide on-site water treatment seminars in support of participating companies’ educational and professional certification efforts. Jarog, who joined WQA in 2012, previously served as a laboratory analyst. With 16 years of experience working in research and development for Everpure, Inc., he has trained numerous employees of water treatment product dealers and manufacturers. Choi and Jarog may be reached respectively at [email protected] and [email protected].

Speck appointed to Lavatec team

To keep up with demand and provide proper services to customers, Lavatec Laundry Technology (LLT) recently hired Jarin Speck to bolster support in the parts department. He will be responsible for meeting deadlines and working with transportation companies to ship products to customers. Speck has 10 years of experience working in shipping and warehouse environments, as well as knowledge of quality assurance, installation and inventory control procedures.

Willis named HaloSource HR Director

HaloSource announced the appointment of Jeanine Willis as the company’s new Human Resources Director. She brings over 20 years of HR leadership to the company with broad experience gained from her time in the biotechnology, healthcare and service industries. Previously, Willis served at the Seattle Biomedical Research Institute, where she led the human resources team and partnered with colleagues across the organization to hire and develop outstanding researchers, while building a culture of open collaboration. She has a Bachelors Degree in speech communications from the University of Washington and an MS Degree in management from Antioch University.

Turra appointed IDE Chile Sales Director

IDE Technologies appointed Rodrigo Turra as Country Sales Director at its new office in Chile. He brings 18 years of management and business development experience in the water industry, which he will leverage to increase awareness and sales throughout Latin America for IDE’s small- to large-scale membrane and thermal desalination solutions, as well as its industrial water treatment solutions. Previously, Turra was Business Development Manager at Seven Seas Water, managing development of build-own-operate (BOO) and build-own-operate-transfer (BOOT) new business in Chile, generating more than 20 seawater desalination and water reuse project opportunities. In addition, he was Senior Account Manager of GE Power & Water, where he was responsible for maintaining existing business, as well as generating new opportunities.

Chase to lead NSF legislative office

NSF International appointed Harold Chase to lead NSF International’s Legislative Affairs office in Washington, DC. In this role, he will provide legislators with education and technical subject matter expertise from NSF International on a wide range of public and environmental health issues. In particular, Chase will focus on legislation related to the Farm Bill, the Food Safety Modernization Act, requirements for ballast water treatment systems, national standards for sustainable products and services, water reuse, treating drinking water for emerging contaminants, dietary supplement safety and use, the Toxic Substances Control Act and others. Prior to joining NSF International, he served as a Regional Representative, then Legislative Assistant to US Senator Carl Levin. Chase also advised Michigan’s Senior Senator on a wide range of issues.

Marlo President named

Marlo Incorporated announced the promotion of Steve LaMere as President and Chief Operating Officer, effective January 1. He began his employment at Marlo in 1998 as a Project Engineer and has progressed through the company, becoming the Director of Sales in 2005. After earning an MBA from Marquette University, LaMere was promoted to Vice President of Operations in 2008. He will continue to be based out of the company’s Racine, WI headquarters.


NSPF’s Uribe relocated to Europe

The National Swimming Pool Foundation® (NSPF®) announced the relocation of International Business Manager Sylvia Uribe to Europe effective March 17, to better support mission-focused training around the world. At this time, NSPF has more than 120 instructors outside the US. Customers may continue to reach Uribe by email [email protected], by telephone 011-719-540-9119, via fax 011-719-540-2787, or by SKYPE Silvia.Uribe1. Liliana Stewart joined the Colorado Springs, CO office to assist Uribe in her care of existing international customers. She brings experience in international business, project management and organizational development.

Calgon Carbon Chairman, independent Director named

Calgon Carbon’s Board of Directors named Randall S. Dearth Chairman of Calgon Carbon Corporation’s Board of Directors, effective May 1, replacing Seth Schofield, who will continue to serve as Chairman until May 1 and as a member of the board until the company’s Annual Meeting of Stockholders on May 7. Dearth joined the company in August 2012 as President and CEO, following eight years as President and CEO of LANXESS Corporation. He has also served as a member of Calgon Carbon’s Board of Directors since 2007. The Board of Directors named Timothy G. Rupert independent Lead Director of Calgon Carbon Corporation’s Board of Directors effective May 1. He has been a Director of Calgon Carbon Corporation since 2005 and the Chairman of the company’s Compensation Committee since February of 2008. He retired in 2007 as President and Chief Executive Officer of RTI International Metals, Inc.

NGWA journal editors announced

Hendrik M. Haitjema, PhD, has been named Editor-in-Chief of Groundwater®, the National Ground Water Association’s technical publication for hydrogeologists. He is the seventh Editor-in-Chief of the publication, now in its 52nd year. Haitjema served as a professor at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs until August 2012. He taught, among other subjects, groundwater flow modeling and applied mathematics. Haitjema has a specialization in groundwater hydrology and his research interests are extensive. He received his Master’s Degree in civil engineering from the Technical University of Delft in the Netherlands in 1976 and his PhD in civil engineering from the University of Minnesota in 1982. Haitjema will be joined by three executive editors, new positions that are part of a redesigned peer-review workflow model created to improve content for the journal. First Executive Editors are Thomas M. Missimer, PhD, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology; Robert A. Schincariol, PhD, University of Western Ontario and Kristine A. Uhlman, University of Texas at Austin.















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