WaterBriefs: MIOX announces new engineering, product development VP

Also in this report: Keynote speaker for Ultrasound World IV announced; Water Conservation urged in Florida; Black & Veatch welcomes program/construction management practice leader; Water wiki site launched; Construction Innovation Forum honors Hydra-Stop product; RJA opens Dubai office; Chemilizer names new sales manager; GF Piping's Magmeter wins award; Emerson Process Management names president of global sales; Chicago water district goes green...

In other news below:
-- Keynote speaker for Ultrasound World IV announced
-- Water Conservation urged in Florida
-- Black & Veatch welcomes program/construction management practice leader
-- Water wiki site launched
-- Construction Innovation Forum honors Hydra-Stop product
-- RJA opens Dubai office
-- Chemilizer names new sales manager
-- GF Piping's Magmeter wins award
-- Emerson Process Management names president of global sales
-- Chicago water district goes green with 30 all-electric, zero emissions cars
-- Microfluidics appoints CEO

MIOX announces new engineering, product development VP
ALBUQUERQUE, NM, Dec. 12, 2007 -- MIOX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of advanced on-site generation equipment for potable water, has announced the promotion of Justin Sanchez to VP of Engineering and Product Development. In his new position as VP of Engineering and Product Development, Sanchez will lead all engineering and new product introduction activities for MIOX.

Sanchez holds a BS and MS in Materials Science and an MBA, all from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Among other recent headlines:

Keynote speaker for Ultrasound World IV announced
Dec. 5, 2007 -- UE Systems is the host of the fourth annual Ultrasound World conference, scheduled from January 27th - 30th, 2008, in Clearwater Beach Florida, at the Hilton Beach Resort. Timothy Goshert has been announced as this year's keynote speaker. Goshert is a Worldwide Reliability and Maintenance Manager with Cargill. He brings 28 years of working experience to the 2008 event, with extensive expertise in plant operations management, project engineering, and construction management...
Also see: -- "Free live webcast: Electric Emission & Arc Flash Inspection"

Water Conservation urged in Florida
WEST PALM BEACH, FL, Dec. 4, 2007 -- The 2007 Atlantic hurricane season ended Friday, November 30, officially making last month's Tropical Storm Noel as the final major rain event of the South Florida wet season. Today, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) continued to advise South Florida residents to prepare for a prolonged, severe water shortage with the likelihood of tighter water restrictions ahead...

Black & Veatch welcomes program/construction management practice leader
KANSAS CITY, MO, Dec. 4, 2007 -- Black & Veatch has named Larry W. Zimmerman as its Program Management/Construction Management (PM/CM) Practice Leader for the company's global water business. In his new role, Zimmerman will continue to build upon the success of Black & Veatch's major programs and projects in support of clients' complex challenges...
Also see: -- "CEO of Black & Veatch's Global Water Business Elected to Kansas City Chamber of Commerce Board"

Water wiki site launched
BANGKOK, Dec. 1, 2007 -- OpenWater Wiki, launched today at the 8th Conference of the United Nations Spatial Data Infrastructure Working Group in Bangkok, is designed to share methodological information, tips and tricks on the analysis of water quality samples. The Wiki is intended to serve as a valuable forum to post information and questions relating to existing, new and developing methods for the analysis of water quality samples.

Construction Innovation Forum honors Hydra-Stop product
HUNTSVILLE, AL, Nov. 30, 2007 -- ADS LLC announced that Hydra-Stop, one of its three operating divisions, is being honored by the Construction Innovation Forum (CIF). The Forum has selected Hydra-Stop's Insta-Valve Plus to win the prestigious NOVA Award for outstanding innovation in construction...

RJA opens Dubai office
CHICAGO, IL, Nov. 29, 2007 -- Rolf Jensen & Associates has announced the opening of its Dubai office. Dubai is a key location that will allow RJA to best serve its clients throughout the area...

Chemilizer names new sales manager
LARGO, FL, Nov. 28, 2007 -- Chemilizer Products Inc. has appointed Greg Hayslip to the position of Sales Manager. Hayslip was formerly General Manager at a retail and wholesale flooring distributor. He will oversee Chemilizer's expansion into the water treatment, fertigation, and swimming pool markets, as well as manage the company's well-established presence in animal health, horticulture, landscaping/irrigation, and agriculture...

GF Piping's Magmeter wins award
TUSTIN, CA, Nov. 28, 2007 -- GF Piping Systems' Signet 2552 Metal Magmeter, the company's newest electromagnetic insertion flow sensor, has been selected as one of the 12 winners in Flow Control magazine's 10th Annual Product Innovation Awards Competition, which is designed to acknowledge industry's most compelling, leading-edge advances in fluid handling technology in the categories of fluid measurement, control, and containment...

Emerson Process Management names president of global sales
AUSTIN, TX, Nov. 27, 2007 -- Emerson Process Management, an Emerson business, has announced the appointment of Jim Nyquist as president of Global Sales. Nyquist will direct sales operations for all company divisions, which includes systems, software, instruments, valves and services...
Also see: -- "Emerson adds FOUNDATION fieldbus to Brooks mass flow meters, controllers, and pressure products"

Chicago water district goes green with 30 all-electric, zero emissions cars
CHICAGO, IL, Nov. 23, 2007 -- The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago announced that it has purchased 30 all-electric, low-speed cars as part of its strategy to slash fleet emissions and costs. The acquisition represents the largest all-electric vehicle purchase by a government agency in the United States....

Microfluidics appoints CEO
NEWTON, MA, Nov. 14, 2007 -- MFIC Corporation, parent company of Microfluidics, announced that Michael C. Ferrara has been appointed Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Company's Board of Directors. Ferrara was most recently president and CEO of X-Rite...

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