AWT elects new president

The Association of Water Technologies has installed its new president. John Joseph "Jay" Farmerie, of Cyrus Rice Water Consultants in Pittsburgh, began his one-year term as president...

ROCKVILLE, MD, Feb. 28, 2006 -- The Association of Water Technologies (AWT) reported Feb. 14 it has installed its new president. John Joseph "Jay" Farmerie, CWT, of Cyrus Rice Water Consultants in Pittsburgh, PA, began his one-year term as president, which runs from September 2005 to September 2006, at the AWT annual convention in Palm Springs.

Farmerie has risen up the ranks of AWT, serving on various committees and in leadership roles such as secretary, treasurer and as the president-elect. He has also written several papers for the AWT and serves as one of it's trainers at the Technical Training Seminars.

"It is a great honor for me to serve as president of this association," Farmerie said. "I'm confident that we can continue to grow as an organization through training, certification, regulatory and public awareness programs -- all to advance the highest in professional standards, preserve natural resources and promote the growth and development of the association's member firms."

The other members of the 2006 Board of Directors are as follows: Charles Hamrick, Jr., CWT, president-elect; Matt Copthorne, CWT, treasurer; Robert Lee, CWT, secretary; Steve MacCarthy, CWT, immediate past president; Allan Bassett, CWT, David Christophersen, CWT; James Lukanich, CWT; Scott Olson, CWT; Michael Charnigo, supplier representative.

Demonstrating the caliber of those who serve on the AWT Board of Directors, for the third year in a row, all voting members of the AWT Board have attained Certified Water Technologist (CWT) status. The CWT is the highest professional credential in the industrial and commercial water treatment field.

AWT (www.awt.org) is an international trade association representing nearly 500 regional companies that specialize in industrial and commercial water treatment for heating and cooling systems (boilers, cooling towers, etc). These companies may also specialize in wastewater treatment, potable water treatment, and other industry segments.

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