Overbeck to lead International Ozone Association

Paul K. Overbeck will leave Mazzei Injectors-GDT Corp. to assume leadership of the International Ozone Association, where he'll become executive director in January. Overbeck, who served as chairman of the IOA's Pan American Group for the western hemisphere in 2003-2004, has long been affiliated with the association as a key technical representative. He merged his company, GDT, with Mazzei a year ago...

PHOENIX, Dec. 21, 2005 -- Paul K. Overbeck will leave Mazzei Injectors-GDT Corp. to assume leadership of the International Ozone Association, where he'll become executive director in January.

Overbeck, who served as chairman of the IOA's Pan American Group for the western hemisphere in 2003-2004, has long been affiliated with the association as a key technical representative. Other organizations of which he's also been an active member include the American Water Works Association, Institute of Food Technologists - Non Thermal Processing Group, International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers, International Bottled Water Association, Water Quality Association and the International Water Association. He also has been intricately involved in regulatory and standards development issues related to use of ozone for water and wastewater treatment on a national and global level.

In December 2004, Overbeck merged his company, GDT Water Process Corp., of Phoenix, with Mazzei Injector, a business owned by Angelo Mazzei with which he's long been affiliated. He served as Mazzei's general manager and lead a team of engineers and sales representatives.

GDT -- a water treatment equipment company specializing in ozone treatment and VOC stripping applications using patented pressurized dissolution and degassing technology in the industrial and municipal water arena -- was formed in May 1996 as an outgrowth of a unique strategic technical alliance between Mazzei Injector and Claude Laval Corp., makers of the LAKOS® Separators. Prior to joining GDT, Overbeck was COO for Osmonics Inc.'s Phoenix Operations. At Osmonics, now a unit of GE Infrastructure, Overbeck was responsible for marketing and operations for its Ozone Research and Equipment Corp. (OREC) and Lakewood Instruments subsidiaries. He also has held marketing and sales management positions with Culligan International and Polymetrics. Overbeck holds a bachelor's degree in chemistry from the University of Minnesota.

Overbeck has been active in the water treatment industry since 1977 and with ozone since 1982. He can be reached at pauloverbeck@io3a.org.

Mazzei Injector Corp. (www.mazzei.net), established in 1978, designs, manufactures and globally markets a diversified line of high efficiency venturi injectors, nozzles and proprietary application processes. Mazzei holds several U.S. and international patents covering both application and product. The company is based in Bakersfield, Calif.

The International Ozone Association (www.io3a.org) is a non-profit educational and scientific organization dedicated to the collection and dissemination of information on, and to promote research in, any and all aspects of ozone and related oxygen species technologies. Since its foundation in 1973, the IOA is at the forefront in connecting professionals around the globe involved and interested in ozone-related issues including scientists, researchers, engineers, system designers, technologists, equipment manufacturers, consultants, end users and members of governmental agencies. It groups together almost 1,300 members representing the world's leading edge of ozone and related oxidants specialists from various disciplines through three regional groups.

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