Carrocino named Hungerford President

Hungerford & Terry has announced, effective March 20, that Thomas J. Carrocino will be the new President of the employee-owned water conditioning, purification, engineering and manufacturing firm. He has been with the company for 37 years, serving with distinction in a variety of positions. For the past 11 years, Carrocino was Vice President of Operations, effectively overseeing all daily operations. He has also held positions in sales, service, purchasing and engineering and since 1994, has been a member of the company’s Board of Directors. Carrocino graduated from Gloucester County College, NJ in 1977 and learned about every facet of H&T’s business through rigorous, hands-on training put into practice during his many years of outstanding service.

AIChE keynote speaker announced

William F. Banholzer, retired Chief Technology Officer at the Dow Chemical Company, and a faculty member in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and the Wisconsin Energy Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, was the keynote speaker at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers’ (AIChE) 2014 Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety. He also received AIChE’s Government and Industry Leaders (AGILE) Award—a recently established prize that celebrates the contributions of innovative executives who employ chemical engineers and who have made significant contributions to the chemical engineering profession. Banholzer was also a member of the Board of Directors for the Dow Corning Corporation, chaired the Corporate Responsibility Committee and served on the Dow Foundation Board of Directors. Prior to joining Dow Chemical in 2005, Banholzer spent his early career as a Staff Engineer at General Electric (GE) Corporate Research and Development Laboratory, later becoming Vice President of Global Technology at GE Advanced Materials. Banholzer is a member of the US National Academy of Engineering. He is known for discovering and commercializing methods to create synthetic diamonds of high purity, holds 16 US patents for his inventions and is the author of 87 scientific publications. He earned his PhD in chemical engineering at the University of Illinois.

Canature business development team expanded

Canature has announced the addition of several new employees who will be responsible for leading business development in specific regions across North America. David Taft, Senior VP of Business Development, Eastern US Region, has a wealth of industry experience, most recently working as the National Sales Manager for WaterGroup. He will be responsible for his region but will serve as a mentor supporting the other regional VP’s. He can be reached at (518) 326-1502 or

Jeff Hubbard,VP of Business Development, Central US Region, has 24 years of industry experience. He started with the company in 2012 as Regional Sales Manager for Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin. Hubbard is a current Wisconsin WQA Board Member. He can be reached at (612) 232-7756 or

Marc Nolan, CWS-VI, VP of Business Development, Western US Region, brings nearly four decades of veteran industry experience. He is also a WQA Certified Sale Representative and certified in the WQA Code of Ethics, and was recently elected VP of the Arizona Water Quality Association. Nolan can be reached at (480) 298-3458 or

Shelley Peters, Director of Business Development, Canature Canada, has 26 years’ experience, having held both sales and operations roles with Petwa Canada Ltd., WaterGroup and most recently, VP Sales for Waterite Technologies Inc. Over the past eight years, she also served as Director, Governor and Vice President of the Canadian Water Quality Association. Additionally, Peters earned a Diploma in Business Administration–Management Studies.

Eisberg honored by AMTA

Avista Technologies announced that Doug Eisberg, Director of Business Development and water treatment applications veteran, has received an AMTA Presidential Award, in recognition of his time and commitment on behalf of the American Membrane Technology Association Chats with the Pioneers program. As a leader in the membrane technology industry, Eisberg currently serves as the Chairman of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code Section X Committee. He is also an active Director of the American Membrane Technology Association (AMTA) and serves as a board member for the International Desalination Association (IDA).

WQA European head named

Sam De Laender has been named head of WQA’s newly dedicated European operations. An independent contractor based in Brussels, Belgium, he will serve as the WQA representative for all of Europe, responsible for promoting organization membership and services, performing factory inspections, organizing European water quality and treatment industry meetings, educating European members on standards and regulations, representing the organization in Aqua Europa and European Water Treatment Association meetings and assisting in the development of WQA’s global Gold Seal product certification program. He holds a Master’s Degree in engineering from the University of Leuven, Belgium, and most recently worked for 15 years at NSF International. De Laender may be reached at

Zackart named head of LANXESS Board

Matthias Zachert, currently Chief Financial Officer of Merck KgaA, took over as Chairman of the Board of Management of LANXESS AG on April 1. Until he joined the company, LANXESS Chief Financial Officer Bernhard Duettmann performed the responsibilities of the Chairman of the Board of Management.

IDA veteran Herschell honored by AMTA

Judith Herschell, President of Herschell Environmental has been honored with the 2014 American Membrane Technology Association’s (AMTA) Presidential Award, conferred during the 2014 AWWA/AMTA Membrane Technology Conference and Exposition, which Herschell chaired. It acknowledges individuals who have made significant contributions to the growth and development of the association. Herschell is a respected consultant in the water treatment and engineered systems industries. During her 29-year career, she has held executive positions in water treatment companies and served in important leadership capacities in various professional associations. In addition, she has been a presenter and seminar instructor at many national and regional professional conferences and has authored numerous articles under the banner of The Treatment Room for American Water Intelligence, as well as reporting on the water industry for various industry publications. A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and Geneva College, Herschell has been a member of AMTA, American Water Works Association (AWWA), Water Environment Federation and the Marcellus Shale Coalition.

Hwang named Membrane Young Professional

The American Water Works Association named Michael Hwang the Membrane Young Professional of the Year. A current member of AWWA through the Arizona section, he has been praised as a leading young professional in the water industry for his intellect, judgment and work ethic. Hwang is currently an engineer at CH2M Hill in Phoenix, AZ, where he serves as the West Regional Membrane Technology Leader for the firm’s water business group. He holds both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in environmental engineering.


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