PEOPLE: Personnel moves at Strategic Diagnostics, Sterilox, WAGO, Nalco, EarthTech

Dec. 5, 2004
Strategic Diagnostics Inc., a leading provider of antibody products and analytical test kits for the food safety and water quality markets, announced that Richard Rumble has joined the company as vice president of marketing...

Strategic Diagnostics hires marketing VP and human resources, quality directors
NEWARK, DE, Dec. 1, 2004 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Strategic Diagnostics Inc., a leading provider of antibody products and analytical test kits for the food safety and water quality markets, announced that Richard Rumble has joined the company as vice president of marketing.

Rumble spent 14 years with 3M, where he advanced through a series of marketing and general management positions of increasing responsibility. Immediately prior to joining SDI, he was with Steris Corp., most recently as the vice president and general manager of its Healthcare Sterile Processing Business.

He's a graduate of the University of Western Ontario with bachelor's degrees in biology, immunology and microbiology.

SDI also hired Peggy Royer-Parisi as human resources director and Mark Wood as quality director.

Sterilox Technologies appoints Bosch as head of company
RADNOR, PA, Nov. 22, 2004 (PRNewswire) -- Sterilox Technologies Inc.'s board of directors has elected Gregory T. Bosch as president and CEO effective Nov. 1, 2004.

Prior to joining Sterilox, Bosch, 41, held a variety of management and leadership positions with Baxter International during his 19-year tenure there. Most recently, he was Vice President and General Manager of Baxter's BioSurgery division, where he led it to become one of the largest biomaterials businesses globally. He has extensive background in the healthcare and laboratory science markets, and brings significant experience in strategic alliances, business development, and international business with assignments in both Austria and Switzerland while with Baxter. He received his bachelor's degree from Duke University and his MBA from DePaul University.

David Anderson, Sterilox's president and CEO for the last four and a half years, stepped down from the board at the end of October.

Sterilox Technologies Inc., formed in 1997 and based in Radnor, Pa., is a medical technologies company engaged in the development and commercialization of novel solutions based on its patented platform technology. Sterilox has a portfolio of non-toxic, non-hazardous, fast- acting, broad-spectrum biocides. These disinfectants were developed for both rapid and cold sterilization of heat-sensitive surgical instruments such as endoscopes, as well as for general disinfectant use in hospitals and the dental market.
The solutions are produced by Sterilox's patented, electrolytic generators that offer a safe, single-use application for each patient as well as for each disinfecting cycle. They produce a powerful, application-specific disinfectant from water and common salt (sodium chloride), eliminating the concern about shelf stability or chemical storage. The Sterilox solutions have multiple use-specific clearances as a high-level disinfectant/sanitizer from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as well as for disinfection and sterilization and as a wound irrigant in the U.K. and Europe. These clearances are supported by one of the largest libraries of disinfectant microbiology available in the world today.

WAGO introduces new president, regional manager
GERMANTOWN, WI, Nov. 22, 2004 -- WAGO Kontakttechnik GmbH adds Tom Artmann as president of its North American operations, WAGO Corp., and Karie Daudt as a regional sales manager.

"Tom Artmann brings leadership, experience, and unparalleled dedication to excellence." said Sven Hohorst, managing director of WAGO worldwide. "With more than 22 years with WAGO Corporation, Tom's service has been instrumental in the success of our North American Operations.

Artmann started with WAGO Corp. in 1982, only three years after the North American subsidiary was founded. Throughout his career with WAGO, he has held many different roles within the company, including his previous role as vice president of sales and marketing.

As regional sales manager, Daudt covers the area of Minnesota, North and South Dakota, and western Wisconsin. She comes to WAGO after a career in the industrial manufacturing area selling a variety of control products, including ABB/Entrelec and Moeller. Combining her knowledge of the industry, experience in system design, project management and sales, along with her strong customer commitment gives Karie a terrific background to offer dynamic technical support to customers within this region.

WAGO ( is a world leader and innovator in spring pressure connection technology designed to eliminate loose wires as a result of vibration and temperature cycling, as well as provide a highly reliable, corrosion resistant, and maintenance-free connection. Our complete line of spring pressure connection products include DIN rail mount terminal blocks, chassis mount terminal blocks, PCB mount terminal blocks, relays, signal conditioners, power supplies, surge suppressors, the WAGO I/O SYSTEM and more.

Doug Pertz named director of Nalco Holding Company
NAPERVILLE, IL, Nov. 16, 2004 --(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Nalco Holding Company added Douglas A. Pertz to its board of directors, serving on the board's audit committee. His appointment brings the board to a total of eight members.

Pertz was chairman and CEO of IMC Global Inc. from October 2000 until IMC's merger with Cargill Crop Nutrition in October 2004 to form The Mosaic Company. Before that, he was president and CEO of IMC Global Inc. from October 1999 to October 2000, after holding the position of president and COO from October 1998 to October 1999.

Prior to joining IMC Global, Pertz served from 1995-98 as president and CEO and as a director of Culligan Water Technologies Inc. He currently serves as a director of The Mosaic Company, Bowater Inc. and Compass Minerals International Inc. He holds a bachelor's degree from Purdue University.

Nalco ( is the leading provider of integrated water treatment and process improvement services, chemicals and equipment programs for industrial and institutional applications. The company currently serves more than 60,000 customer locations representing a broad range of end markets. It has established a global presence with over 10,000 employees operating in 130 countries, supported by a comprehensive network of manufacturing facilities, sales offices and research centers. In 2003, Nalco achieved sales of $2.8 billion.

Earth Tech appoints three new vice presidents to pursue infrastructure options
LONG BEACH, CA, Nov. 15, 2004 -- Earth Tech Inc., a business unit of Tyco Engineered Products & Services, and a global provider of consulting, engineering and construction services, has named three vice presidents to pursue major infrastructure projects in the United States and Canada.

The following people, who have combined experience of more than 60 years, have been added to the Earth Tech team:
-- Pamela Murray Johnson will consolidate under one umbrella the development and delivery of K-12 school construction projects that were previously carried out by individual Earth Tech offices. She will be located in Earth Tech's Alexandra, Va., office. Murray Johnson has experience in the development and implementation of large-scale construction programs in excess of $100 million and has managed projects in Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.
-- Joe Cazares will be responsible for business development of large transportation projects nationwide, including public/private programs, and design/build projects. He will be located in Earth Tech's San Diego, Calif., office. Cazares has experience in the design and construction of billion-dollar public facility and infrastructure projects. He specializes in program management assignments with complex schedules, contracts and project phases.
-- Lou Tortora, Jr. will be responsible for global sales and marketing for Earth Tech's water, wastewater and water resources projects. He will be located in Earth Tech's Milwaukee, Wis., office. Prior to joining Earth Tech, Tortora served as a senior vice president for Camp Dresser & McKee Inc.

The new executives report to Vladimir Khazak, Earth Tech's executive vice president responsible for major projects. They join Earth Tech executives Mike Hoff, who is responsible for new opportunities in the highways and bridges sector; Jerry Farrar, who focuses on aviation projects; and Nuria Fernandez, who continues to focus on the transit area.

Earth Tech Inc. is a world-class provider of a full suite of engineering, construction and operations services to the global water/wastewater, environmental, transportation, and facilities markets. A business unit of Tyco Engineered Products & Services, Earth Tech employs more than 8,500 talented people, delivering services to customers in 17 countries. Founded in 1970, Earth Tech is headquartered in Long Beach, Calif.

Tyco International Ltd. ( is a global, diversified company that provides vital products and services to customers in five business segments: Fire & Security, Electronics, Healthcare, Engineered Products & Services, and Plastics & Adhesives. With 2004 revenues of $40 billion, Tyco employs 260,000 people worldwide.


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