WaterBriefs: HDR welcomes national director to water business group

Sept. 24, 2007
Also in this report: Saint-Gobain Corporation names new president, CEO; Tnemec names director of sales, water tank market; AWWA's Rocky Mountain Section names chair; Thermo Fisher Scientific, Microsoft to web-enable LIMS solutions; T-DRILL celebrates 20 years; Dallas to host LIMS seminar tour; Playpumps International announces new CEO; WaterPartners' boardmember receives award at film festival; FuelCell Energy launches new website; Aqua manager reappointed to NJ...

In other news below:
-- Saint-Gobain Corporation names new president, CEO
-- Tnemec names director of sales, water tank market
-- AWWA's Rocky Mountain Section names chair
-- Thermo Fisher Scientific, Microsoft to web-enable LIMS solutions
-- T-DRILL celebrates 20 years
-- Dallas to host LIMS seminar tour
-- Playpumps International announces new CEO
-- WaterPartners' boardmember receives award at film festival
-- FuelCell Energy launches new website
-- Aqua manager reappointed to NJ Drinking Water Quality Institute
-- New report provides overview of UK water, sewage market

HDR welcomes national director to water business group
SAN DIEGO, Sept. 18, 2007 -- Craig Close has joined HDR as national director of management and planning services for the water business group. His responsibilities include developing the firm's technical resources and responding to clients' needs for management and planning services related to their water assets. Close is based in the San Diego office.

Prior to joining HDR, Close was an associate vice president and senior project director for PBS&J, providing professional and project management services encompassing engineering planning, design, permitting and construction management of complex water and wastewater infrastructure and facility projects. His 25 years of experience also includes serving as vice president of operations for the western region of the American Water Works Service Company Inc.

Close serves on the American Water Works Association Standards Committee on Tendon Prestressed Concrete Tanks and also is an active member of the Water Environment Federation, American Public Works Association, National Society of Professional Engineers and American Society of Civil Engineers. Close also is a Diplomate of The American Academy of Environmental Engineers.
Also see:
-- "Three from HDR to Present 'Membrane Systems for Wastewater Treatment' Web Seminar"

Among other recent headlines:

Saint-Gobain Corporation names new president, CEO
VALLEY FORGE, PA, Sept. 17, 2007 -- Jacques Aschenbroich has been named President and CEO of Saint-Gobain Corporation, the $8.5 billion Valley Forge, PA-based manufacturer of packaging, construction products, and high-performance materials. Saint-Gobain Corporation is the holding company for Compagnie de Saint-Gobain's U.S. and Canada operations...

Tnemec names director of sales, water tank market
KANSAS CITY, MO, Sept. 12, 2007 -- Tnemec Company Inc., a manufacturer of high-performance protective coatings for specialized industrial and architectural markets, has named Doug Hansen as director of sales, Water Tank Market, according to Chase Bean, executive vice president...

AWWA's Rocky Mountain Section names chair
DENVER, CO, Sept. 12, 2007 -- Jill Peterson, an employee of global full-service engineering, construction and operations firm CH2M HILL, has been named Chair of the Board for the Rocky Mountain Section of the American Water Works Association (RMSAWWA). Peterson is a senior project manager for CH2M HILL's southwest water group and a project delivery lead. She is based out of the Albuquerque, New Mexico office. Peterson assumed her role September 10, 2007, and will hold the position for one year.

Thermo Fisher Scientific, Microsoft to web-enable LIMS solutions
PHILADELPHIA, PA, Sept. 12, 2007 -- Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. has announced that it is Web-enabling its laboratory information management systems (LIMS) offerings by utilizing Microsoft's ClickOnce deployment technology to create a solution that combines the rich functionality and performance of the desktop client delivered via the simplicity of a Web interface. With this new Web deployment functionality, the Thermo Scientific LIMS enables users to run the application securely and transparently in a separate "sandbox" on their machines, minimizing its impact on the rest of the system.

T-DRILL celebrates 20 years
Sept. 11, 2007 -- T-DRILL Industries is proud to announce that 2007 is the 20th year anniversary of its current ownership. T-DRILL has been in business for more than 30 years and is the premier manufacturer of tube and pipe fabrication equipment. The first 10 years saw several owners and marginal growth; however, with the drive and vision of Osmo Syrenius, T-DRILL has continued to grow and add to the product line...

Dallas to host LIMS seminar tour
WEST END, NC, Sept. 10, 2007 -- Accelerated Technology Laboratories Inc. (ATL) and Microsoft are pleased to announce that Dallas, TX will be the next city hosting their Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) Seminar Tour on October 17th, 2007. This no cost, educational seminar series focuses on the growing importance of Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS)...

Playpumps International announces new CEO
Sept. 10, 2007 -- PlayPumps International announces today that Dale E. Jones will join the U.S. office as Chief Executive Officer, bringing his 25 years of leadership experience and executive skills to its efforts to change and improve the lives of 10 million people living in sub-Saharan Africa without access to clean water...

WaterPartners' boardmember receives award at film festival
KANSAS CITY, MO, Sept. 10, 2007 -- "Extreme" runner Charlie Engle was honored Sunday for his humanitarian efforts in raising awareness for clean water needs in Africa. Engle ran for 111 days with two other athletes across the Sahara desert last year. Engle's 4,500-mile run benefited H2O Africa, an organization founded by actor Matt Damon, host of the One X One benefit gala at the Toronto Film Festival. Damon's media group, LivePlanet produced a documentary "Running the Sahara," which followed Engle and fellow runners Ray Zahab and Kevin Lin during their trek across the continent...

FuelCell Energy launches new website
DANBURY, CT, Sept. 6, 2007 -- FuelCell Energy® Inc. announces the launch of a new web site at www.fuelcellenergy.com. The new site contains extensive information on the company's patented Direct FuelCell® (DFC®) technology, and also provides a comprehensive overview of the benefits fuel cell power plants offer for a wide variety of markets and industries such as wastewater treatment, manufacturing, food/beverage processing, and utility/grid support...

Aqua manager reappointed to NJ Drinking Water Quality Institute
HAMILTON, NJ, Sept. 7, 2007 -- Aqua New Jersey Inc. (Aqua) announced that Carol Storms, Aqua's manager of water quality and wastewater, has been reappointed to the New Jersey Drinking Water Quality Institute by New Jersey President of the Senate Richard J. Codey. Of the 15 members of the Institute, six members serve ex officio and nine members are appointed (three each) by the Governor, the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the Assembly. Storms was first appointed to the Institute in 2004.

New report provides overview of UK water, sewage market
DUBLIN, Ireland, Sept. 6, 2007 -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of Snapshots UK Water & Sewage 2007 to their offering. The report provides 2005 year-end market size data, with 2006 estimates, 4 years of historical data and five-year forecasts. The Snapshots report gives an instant overview of the UK water and sewage market, and covers water supply and sewerage...

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