WaterBriefs: Smith to remain CEO at Mueller, Gaskin promoted to president

Also in this report: Amiad Filtration Systems hires VP of sales, marketing; Spheric Technologies installs high-temp microwave furnace at headquarters; Northwest Pipe Company announces new CFO; Cantel Medical appoints new director; SSOE hires associate senior project manager; ASHRAE's role explored in forum; Enercon prepares combined operating license applications; WorldWater & Solar creates new position of director of communications;...

In other news below:
-- Amiad Filtration Systems hires VP of sales, marketing
-- Spheric Technologies installs high-temp microwave furnace at headquarters
-- Northwest Pipe Company announces new CFO
-- Cantel Medical appoints new director
-- SSOE hires associate senior project manager
-- ASHRAE's role explored in forum
-- Enercon prepares combined operating license applications
-- WorldWater & Solar creates new position of director of communications
-- WBF issues call for award nominations
-- Carolina Process Control welcomes new VP of operations
-- Registration now open for WQA Aquatech

Smith to remain CEO at Mueller, Gaskin promoted to president
ATLANTA, Nov. 2, 2007 -- Mueller Water Products Inc. has announced that Dale B. Smith will continue as chief executive officer of Mueller Co. until the end of its fiscal year 2008. The company had previously announced his retirement was scheduled for December 2007...

Among other recent headlines:

Amiad Filtration Systems hires VP of sales, marketing
OXNARD, CA, Nov. 1, 2007 -- Amiad Filtration Systems, a leading manufacturer of water filtration solutions, has hired Jim Lauria as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the company's North American business...

Spheric installs high-temp microwave furnace
PHOENIX, AZ, Nov. 1, 2007 -- Spheric Technologies Inc., marketer of patented Spheric/Syno-Therm™ high-temperature microwave powdered metal and ceramic processing systems, now provides fast turn-around of customer process development projects using a newly installed high-temperature microwave furnace at its Phoenix process development center...

Northwest Pipe Company announces new CFO
PORTLAND, OR, Nov. 1, 2007 -- Northwest Pipe Company, a leading manufacturer of water transmission pipe, has announced that Stephanie J. Welty has been named Chief Financial Officer as of November 1, 2007. As announced previously, John Murakami, the current Chief Financial Officer, is leaving the Company, but will assist in the transition...
Also see:
-- "Northwest Pipe Company announces $11M order"
-- "Northwest Pipe Company announces $5M order"
-- "Northwest Pipe Company announces management change"

Cantel Medical appoints new director
LITTLE FALLS, NJ, Oct. 31, 2007 -- Cantel Medical Corp. announced the appointment of Mark N. Diker to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Dr. Spencer Foreman as a director on June 25, 2007. Diker is co-founder of Diker Management LLC, a registered investment adviser which focuses on healthcare and other industries, where he has served as co-managing partner since February 2003...

SSOE hires associate senior project manager
CARLSBAD, CA, Oct. 31, 2007 -- SSOE, one of the nation's largest architecture and engineering firms, continues its rapid expansion announcing the addition of Ron Gonzales, PE as senior project manager and associate. Gonzales is a certified professional engineer and brings over 20 years of experience to SSOE in project management and civil engineering and is also a certified professional in erosion and sediment control and stormwater quality...

ASHRAE's role explored in forum
ATLANTA, Oct. 31, 2007 -- To ensure design and construction of the most efficient and comfortable buildings possible, ASHRAE is working to provide its technical guidance to all members of the building team...

Enercon prepares combined operating license applications
TULSA, OK, Oct. 31, 2007 -- Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), the nation's largest public power utility, has submitted an application to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for a license that would allow for the future construction and operation of a new nuclear power plant based on Westinghouse's AP1000 reactor design. The application is for a two-unit plant that could potentially be located at TVA's Bellefonte site near Scottsboro, Alabama. Nuclear power plants typically involve extensive water treatment systems equipment due to the amount and purity level of boiler and cooling water required...

WorldWater & Solar creates new position of director of communications
EWING, NJ, Oct. 31, 2007 -- WorldWater & Solar Technologies Corp., developer and marketer of proprietary high-power solar systems, announced that Amy Copeman has joined WorldWater in the newly created position of Director of Communications...

WBF issues call for award nominations
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, Oct. 30, 2007 -- WBF has issued its call for award nominations for two awards -- the Dr. Guido Carlo-Stella Award and the Thomas G. Fisher Award -- that could be given in 2008. The deadline for nominations for both awards is 17 December 2007...

Carolina Process Control welcomes new VP of operations
FOREST CITY, NC, Oct. 30, 2007 -- Paul Skelton has recently joined Carolina Process Control, LLC (CPC) as the new Vice President of Sales & Operations. CPC, based in Forest City, NC, is a well-known supplier of metal finishing supplies and equipment for the plating and powder coating industry...

Registration now open for WQA Aquatech
Online registration is now open for the upcoming WQA Aquatech USA 2008 event taking place March 25-28, 2008, in Las Vegas, NV. For more information or to register, see: http://www.wqa-aquatech.com.

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