Purolite sales rep named
Purolite’s Gary Schrieber announced Melissa Tonsor as Midwest Sales Representative and his future replacement. Prior to joining Purolite, Tonsor worked with the Water Quality Association (WQA), where she initially held the position of Laboratory Analyst. She then became WQA’s first Sales Manager promoting the organization’s Gold Seal Certification Program, which she ran for four years. Tonsor, a level VI Certified Water Specialist, graduated from Eastern Illinois University.
Plastic tubing manufacturer NewAge Industries announced the appointment of Michael Allard as its Global Distribution Sales Manager. Allard brings many years of sales and management experience to this position. In addition to overseeing the company’s worldwide distribution network for plastic tubing and high purity, single use products, Allard will manage the New England sales region. Other responsibilities include involvement in various industry associations and representing the company at trade shows. Previously, Allard was employed by a biopharmaceutical equipment company.
Deane named at World Water Center
The World Water Center recently appointed Anne Deane Executive Director. She joined the organization’s staff in July 1010 and brings with her a passion for safe water and its ties to global health. Deane will be responsible for furthering the organization’s mission and building a constituency for safe water issues. Her interest in safe water started in her sophomore year at Duke University. While there, Deane completed a research paper on POU technology where the premise of it touched on the necessity to approach safe water from a socio-cultural perspective. Her international travels to rural communities exposed her to the complexity of the issues related to the water crisis.
Aquion leadership changes announced
Aquion Water Treatment Products, LLC (AWTP) has announced a new corporate leadership structure. Chief Financial Officer Cal Stuart was promoted to Chief Operating Officer, while retaining CFO responsibilities. Chief Marketing Officer Mark Vance, will add the role of Executive VP. Stuart has been with AWTP since 2007. In his new role, Stuart will lead the organization and its multiple business units. Under his leadership, AWTP will continue to support its network of independent authorized dealers and distributors with a focus on continued growth in the residential water treatment industry. Mark Vance, who joined the company in 2008 as Chief Marketing Officer, will provide leadership in the development and execution of growth strategies for AWTP including new business development.
The Water Environment Federation (WEF) Board of Trustees has named Jeff Eger Executive Director of the not-for-profit technical and educational organization. Eger has been serving as Executive Director of Sanitation District 1 (SD1) in Fort Wright, KY since 1994. During his tenure, Eger developed and implemented a regional stormwater management program to comply with US EPA’s regulations, and began taking responsibility for public stormwater collection systems in 2009. He also supervised the regionalization of 30 municipal sanitary sewer systems in response to pending federal environmental regulations and legislative changes. Eger also chairs the Wet Weather Partnership, a national organization dedicated to seeking environmentally responsible solutions to urban wet weather issues, and holds a communications degree from Northern Kentucky University.
FMA board members announced
Teresa Beach-Shelow, President of Superior Joining Technologies Inc.; William ‘Jeff’ Jeffrey, President & CEO of IRMCO; Carlos Rodriguez-Borjas, President of Ferraloy Corporation; Edwin Stanley, partner of GH Metal Solutions and Al Zelt, Director of Sales & Marketing for ASKO, Inc were elected to the board of directors of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International (FMA) at the group’s recent annual meeting. All will serve three-year terms on the 15-member board. In addition, George Bogan, President & CEO of Main Steel Polishing and Robert Clark, Vice President of Operations at Clark Metal Products were appointed to one-year terms as Associate Directors. Current board member Tom Nederpel, a consultant with VGAN, Inc was elected chairman. He served his first term on the board in 2005.
Babieh named Severn Trent manager
Severn Trent Services has announced the addition of Mohanned Babieh to its global business development team as Senior Sales Manager responsible for selling filtration products and growing sales in the Middle East. He is based in the company’s Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates office. In his new role, Babieh is responsible for developing markets in the Middle East for the company’s leading filtration products such as TETRA® LP Blocks™, TETRA® DeepBed™ and Denite® wastewater filters and the UAT™ membrane filtration technology.
Ibarguen to head Quench
Anthony Ibarguen has been named Chief Executive Officer of Quench USA, Inc., where he is tasked with extending Quench’s leadership position in the POU water filtration market. A veteran CEO whose leadership positions have spanned venture capital-backed startups to Fortune 100 companies, Ibarguen is a resident of Villanova, PA and holds degrees from Boston College and Harvard Business School.
AdEdge Technologies named Paul Matz as Senior Project Engineer, responsible for project management and engineering on large treatment system projects. He has more than 25 years of experience in project engineering, project management, system design/development and testing. In addition, Matz’s field experience includes pilot testing, construction oversight, construction quality assurance, and operation and maintenance of facilities, processes and process equipment. For 15 of the 25 years, he was a subcontractor to the military and US EPA on design/construct/operate projects.