Water Conditioning & Purification International (WC&P) magazine has been the voice of professional excellence in POU/POE water treatment for more than six decades. Since its launch in June 1959, it has been the premier source for news, technical articles and water science features, presented in a lively format along with features on how to run a successful business, covering everything from marketing to insurance to fleet management. A family-owned and operated company, WC&P is committed to the water treatment industry. Pro bono participation includes event and activity sponsorship, committee membership, task force chairs and association leadership. We are proud to be the voice of the POU/POE community, both across the country and around the globe.
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Peter S. Cartwright
Technical Review Committee
Peter Cartwright, PE, President of Cartwright Consulting Company, entered the water purification and wastewater treatment industry in 1974 and has had his own consulting engineering firm since 1980. He has a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota (1961) and as a registered Professional Engineer in that state, has provided consulting services to more than 250 clients globally. Cartwright’s expertise includes high-technology separation processes such as RO, UF, MF, UF electrodialysis, deionization, carbon adsorption, ozonation and distillation. He has authored over 300 articles, written several book chapters, presented over 300 lectures in conferences around the world and is the recipient of several patents. Cartwright also provides extensive expert witness testimony and technology training courses. A founding member of the Technical Review Committee for Water Conditioning & Purification International magazine, he is also on the Editorial Advisory Committee of Industrial WaterWorld magazine and is on the Editorial Advisory Board for Filtration News. Cartwright, a recipient of both the Award of Merit and Lifetime Member Award from the Water Quality Association (WQA), was the 2016 McEllhiney Distinguished lecturer for the National Ground Water Association (NGWA) Research and Educational Foundation and presented over 35 lectures throughout the world on groundwater contamination mitigation. Previously, he was Technical Consultant to the Canadian Water Quality Association. Cartwright holds membership in the American Filtration Society, American Society of Plumbing Engineers, NGWA, WQA and other related organizations. He can be reached at: (952) 854-4911; fax (952) 854-6964; [email protected] or www.cartwright-consulting.com
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Technical Review Committee
Gary Battenberg is a Business Development Manager – Senior for Argonide Corporation. Previously, he was Technical Manager, Water Treatment Department of Dan Wood Company. Prior to that, Battenberg was Technical Support and Systems Design Specialist with Parker Hannifin Corporation. His nearly four decades of experience in the water industry include a proven, successful track record in areas of sales, service, design and manufacturing of water treatment systems. Battenberg’s technology base covers mechanical and adsorptive filtration, ion exchange, UV sterilization, RO and ozone technologies. He has worked in the domestic, commercial, industrial, high-purity and sterile water treatment arenas. A contributing author to WC&P International magazine and a member of its Technical Review Committee since 2008, Battenberg was voted one of the magazine’s Top 50 most influential people in the water treatment industry in 2009. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or by phone (407) 488-7203.
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Technical Review Committee/Dealer Dynamics Columnist
Greg Reyneke has almost three decades of ongoing experience in the management and growth of water treatment dealerships. His expertise spans the full gamut of residential, commercial and industrial water quality management applications. A recipient of the Ray Cross and Regents Awards, Reyneke has been active in the WQA since 2004 and has served on numerous committees and task forces. He is past-President of the Pacific Water Quality Association and serves on the WQA Board of Directors and Board of Governors. Reyneke writes prolifically and travels worldwide, helping to improve human life through better water quality. You can follow him on his blog at www.gregknowswater.com
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Technical Review Committee
Matthew Wirth is a Water Professional with 42 years of experience, working at multiple levels in the water industry. The scope of his experience includes heavy industrial and commercial systems to public and private well applications – both customer direct and nationwide distribution. In addition to front line field support (including design, application and service troubleshooting), Wirth is an approved trainer for several industry organizations, state CEU programs and an author for trade periodicals. He holds a Water Conditioning Master license in the State of Minnesota, a BA Degree in organizational management and communication from Concordia University (St. Paul, MN) and received his engineering training at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in Rapid City, SD. Wirth is the General Manager of the Pargreen Sales Engineering-Water Division in Chicago, IL. He can be reached at (630) 433-7760.
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Technical Review Committee
Following an education in chemistry (BS Degree) at Georgetown University, graduate work at Wayne State University, and a 27-year career with the US Marine Corps, Lawrence R. ‘Larry’ Zinser has served an additional 27 years in design, manufacture, education, and troubleshooting of residential, commercial and industrial water treatment systems. He has provided numerous technical courses throughout the country and internationally, which have been accredited by the Water Quality Association, the Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Maryland, Virginia, and Delaware Ground Water Associations, the American Nephrology Nurses Association, and the Lehigh-Carbon County Community College. Zinser can be reached at [email protected] or cell phone, (215) 421-7115.
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Product Testing/Certification Columnist
Rick Andrew is NSF’s Director of Global Business Development–Water Systems. Previously, he served as General Manager of NSF’s Drinking Water Treatment Units (POU/POE), ERS (Protocols) and Biosafety Cabinetry Programs. Andrew has a Bachelor’s Degree in chemistry and an MBA from the University of Michigan. He can be reached at (800) NSF-MARK or email: [email protected]
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Brooke K. Mayer, PhD
Public Health Columnist
Dr. Brooke K. Mayer is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering as part of the Opus College of Engineering at Marquette University. She holds Bachelors, Masters and Doctorate Degrees in civil engineering, with an emphasis in environmental engineering from Arizona State University. She is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Arizona.
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Modern Marketing Columnist
Amanda Crangle and her team help residential and commercial water treatment companies profitably grow their dealerships using digital marketing. She intimately knows the water industry, having worked in a dealership as a sales rep and as a general manager.
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Water Policy Columnist
Mae Stevens is an Executive Vice President at Signal Group and the Chair of Signal Water. She provides strategic environmental and infrastructure policy expertise to a diverse range of corporate, municipal and non-profit clients.
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Emma H. Peterson
Dealer/Corporate Profile Series
Emma H. Peterson is a student at the University of Arizona, majoring in journalism, with a minor in natural resources. After graduation, Peterson intends to broadly expand her creative/feature writing and photography prospects.