PEOPLE: HMM hires three for Canadian, Mid-Atlantic expansion
In other moves: Moyno appoints two managers; Solorio picked for Orange County water board; HydroFlo unit hires marketing VP; Severn Trent Services adds two to New England staff; Aluma Systems appoints safety director; Bush appointee joins Parsons Brinckerhoff; King & Spalding adds EPA official to environmental; Cytec board gains Sharpe; Aluma Systems appoints safety director; URS names energy exec to management committee; Devcon gets new CEO; and Fresh Creek Technologies expands staff...
In other news below:
-- OEM sales manager, Asia-Pacific operations manager appointed at Moyno
-- Solorio picked for Orange County Water District Board
-- Metals & Arsenic Removal Technology hires marketing vice president
-- Severn Trent Services adds two to New England staff
-- U.S. Transportation Department vet joins Parsons Brinckerhoff
-- King & Spalding expands environmental practice with addition EPA official
-- Sharpe elected to Cytec board
-- Aluma Systems appoints safety director
-- URS names FPL, Mitsubishi Heavy Industry execs to management committee
-- Devcon promotes Ruziki to CEO post
-- Fresh Creek Technologies expands staff
Bodimeade leads HMM's Canadian expansion, Burns heads Mid-Atlantic effort
MILLBURN, NJ & MISSISSAUGA, ON, April 29, 2005 -- Carl Bodimeade joined Hatch Mott MacDonald on March 14 as vice president responsible for the expansion of HMM's water and wastewater infrastructure services in Ontario.
HMM also recently hired two senior wastewater/water project managers, Bruce Burns, PE, and James Havey, PE, formerly with Mid Atlantic Region Engineering (MAR). With the addition of these two key individuals, the company expands its water and wastewater infrastructure practice in Maryland, Virginia, Delaware and south central Pennsylvania.
Burns joins us as a vice president. Both he and Havey will work out of HMM's Timonium, Md., office, from which they'll support projects in the Baltimore market, as well as our new office in York, Pa. Both have consulted on infrastructure issues in the area for more that 26 years each. They bring extensive experience in wastewater nutrient removal, water supply management and sewer shed management to HMM's already extensive list of capabilities.
Bodimeade has 23 years of experience in project management and engineering for a variety of project types including wastewater collection and treatment, water treatment, site remediation and Brownfield development, industrial waste management and hydrogeological investigations. He has lead teams on projects as diverse as combined sewer overflow (CSO) control and treatment, urban infrastructure and hydroelectric projects.
Previously, Hatch Mott MacDonald offered mainly transportation and tunneling services in the region. The firm's service portfolio will now be expanded to include water supply, wastewater and environmental management services.
Hatch Mott MacDonald (www.hatchmott.com) is a full-service transportation, infrastructure and environmental engineering company. The firm offers public and private clients the complete range of services from planning, feasibility studies, conceptual through detailed design, to procurement, construction management, and full program management services, as well as operations and maintenance support. HMM has over 30 offices in North America, and access to staff resources of over 13,000 worldwide.
OEM sales manager, Asia-Pacific operations manager appointed at Moyno
SPRINGFIELD, OH, April 28, 2005 -- Moyno recently announced the appointment of Eric Gray to the position of OEM Sales Manager. Joyce Nam also was named operations manager of Robbins & Myers Pte Ltd, responsible for the overall management of Moyno operations throughout the Asia-Pacific region.
Gray will apply his wide knowledge of all facets of progressing cavity and grinder technology in his new role as OEM Sales Manager, assuming responsibility for the expansion of Moyno's business in both the industrial and municipal OEM markets as well as identifying new OEM opportunities. He will also continue with product and marketing responsibility from his previous position as Product Manager, for the Moyno® AnnihilatorTM and PipelinerTM grinder products.
In his 27-year career with Moyno, Gray has successfully held various positions which include project engineer, engineering manager, technical sales representative, district sales manager, and most recently, product manager. He holds an MBA in marketing from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, and a bachelor's degree in engineering from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.
Operating from Moyno's Singapore facility, Nam also is responsible for developing new market opportunities as well as identifying and securing qualified distributors in the Asia Pacific region to support the company's growing customer base. She has over 20 years experience in the pump industry, and began working with Robbins & Myers in 1987. Nam has diplomas in marketing, salesmanship and sales management. She also holds a bachelor's degree in psychology with a focus on business.
"Joyce Nam's proven leadership will help to strengthen Moyno's position in the Asia-Pacific region by increasing market share and reinforcing our global position in the progressing cavity pump industry," said Alan Boyce, Moyno President and CEO.
Moyno Inc. (www.moyno.com), a unit of Robbins & Myers Inc., is a leading manufacturer and marketer of Moyno progressing cavity pumps, multiphase fluid transfer systems, grinders and controls. It has an extensive worldwide stocking distribution network that serves a wide range of industries including water and wastewater treatment, pulp and paper, chemical, food, pharmaceutical, mining, petrochemical and oil and gas recovery.
Santa Ana city council member added to Orange County water board
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Jose Solorio, Santa Ana city council member since November 2000, was appointed to the Orange County Water District Board (OCWD) in March 2005 by the Santa Ana City Council to represent OCWD's Division 8.
"We are privileged to have Santa Ana City Council member Jose Solorio serve on the Orange County Water District board of directors," said OCWD Board President Philip Anthony. "I have known Jose personally since before he was first elected to the Santa Ana City Council. He is an excellent person with a fine record of public service -- I look forward to working with him on OCWD's water-related issues."
The son of migrant farm workers, Solorio has gone from laboring in the fields as a teenager alongside his parents, to then attaining a master's degree from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, to now being a respected community leader. As a teenager, set on improving his family's standard of living, Solorio saw education as the key to his future.
"Being appointed to the water district board is one more way I continue using my education, government, and business experiences to help address regional policy challenges and improve the quality of life for Orange County residents," stated Solorio.
Prior to being elected to the City Council, Solorio served as a member of the city's Planning Commission and Environmental and Transportation Advisory Committee. He is also currently a Governor's appointee to the California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 8.
Solorio currently works full-time as marketing program administrator for the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA), playing a pivotal role in promoting transportation choices for local commuters, students and seniors.
Often asked why he dedicates so much time and effort in the community, Solorio recites one of Cesar Chavez's famous quotes, "The end of all education should surely be service to others."
Solorio holds a bachelor's degree is Social Ecology from the University of California, Irvine, and a master's degree in public policy from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.
The Orange County Water District (www.ocwd.com) manages and protects the huge groundwater basin underlying north and central Orange County. It's a special district, separate from Orange County or any city government. The California legislature created it in 1933 to oversee the county's groundwater basin. The basin supplies more than half of the water needs for 2.3 million residents in the cities of Anaheim, Buena Park, Cypress, Costa Mesa, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Irvine, La Palma, Los Alamitos, Newport Beach, Orange, Placentia, Santa Ana, Seal Beach, Stanton, Tustin, Villa Park, Westminster and Yorba Linda.
Metals & Arsenic Removal Technology adds Tiller as marketing VP
RALEIGH, NC, April 27, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Metals & Arsenic Removal Technology Inc. (MARTI), a portfolio company of HydroFlo Inc., has added Kathleen Tiller to its professional management team as vice president of marketing.
In this role, Tiller will be responsible for the duties of directing all marketing for the MARTI product line. She will oversee all tradeshows and tradeshow publications, and create and manage company advertisements. According to management this position is essential due to the large influx of upcoming sales and marketing efforts to increase name and product recognition to additional retailers other than those currently in dealing with the company.
Chief operating officer George Moore expressed his excitement to have Tiller working with the company: "Ms. Tiller brings exceptional corporate marketing knowledge to MARTI. Her extensive international trade and promotion experience coupled with her broad network of business contacts in the international corporate world are all invaluable and exactly what I have been looking to add to our company's top list of management professionals. We are truly honored to have a person of her high caliber and work ethic on the MARTI team."
Tiller comes to MARTI with exceptional experience in marketing communications. She holds in-depth understanding of marketing management in global corporations as well as product promotion and production experience. For over 20 years she worked as an executive for Tyco Electronics, where she managed promotional budgets of upwards of $1,000,000. She also developed and implemented all trade shows, events and seminars.
"I look forward to bringing my skills and experience to such an innovative company as MARTI," stated Ms. Tiller. "I believe that I can expand MARTI's numerous business opportunities and am pleased to join the management team. I look forward to beginning my new position with MARTI on May 2."
HydroFlo (www.hydroflo.us) is a business development company, as defined by the Investment Act of 1940. Based in Raleigh, N.C., its focus is to locate, develop, and fund innovative technologies and businesses and utilize these acquisitions to make pure water available to the world by means of disinfection, purification, and removal of contaminants.
Severn Trent Services adds local staff in Manchester, N.H.
Office provides sewer collection system analysis and rehabilitation services throughout New England and the Mid-Atlantic region...
FORT WASHINGTON, PA, April 26, 2005 -- Severn Trent Services announces the addition of Susan Pryputniewicz, PE, as engineering supervisor and Kim Emond as office manager to its Pipeline Services office in Manchester, N.H. The office provides sewer collection system analysis and rehabilitation services throughout New England and the Mid-Atlantic states.
Pryputniewicz will fill the newly created position of engineering supervisor. She'll oversee the data analysis and reporting activities of the office's engineering department. Prior to joining Severn Trent Services, Pryputniewicz served as a project manager with Metcalf & Eddy Inc. She brings 10+ years of wastewater experience to her new position with an emphasis on infiltration/inflow analyses and sewer system evaluation surveys. Sue has both a master's degree in environmental engineering and a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
Emond is responsible for the daily activities of the clerical and accounting staff and will serve as client liaison in the areas of customer service, billing and contract administration. Formerly of CDM Inc., Emond is well versed in administrative management, corporate training and human resources.
"We recognize the need to continuously infuse additional talent and energy into our staff to meet the needs of our evolving industry," said Carla Proulx, vice president - Pipeline Services. "Sue and Kim exemplify some of the best and brightest talent in our industry today and we are pleased that they have chosen Severn Trent as their professional home."
Severn Trent Services (www.severntrentservices.com), based in Fort Washington, Pa., is a leading supplier of water and wastewater treatment solutions. Its broad range of products and services is concentrated around disinfection and filtration technologies, pipeline analysis, rehabilitation and repair services, contract operating services, and state-of-the-art residential metering products and services. The company is a member of the Severn Trent Plc group of companies.
Bush Transportation appointee joins Parsons Brinckerhoff
NEW YORK, April 26, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Emil H. Frankel, former assistant secretary for transportation policy at the U.S. Department of Transportation, has joined Parsons Brinckerhoff (PB), an international consulting, engineering and program management organization.
Frankel has been named a principal consultant with PB Consult, the management and strategic consulting unit of the PB organization. He will also be a senior vice president of PB.
"The addition of Emil Frankel to our team at PB Consult strengthens our ability to offer strategic guidance to clients who are planning, financing and building complex infrastructure projects worldwide," said Bruce Johinke, president of PB Consult.
"Frankel brings to PB the experience of his distinguished career leading transportation policy initiatives within the federal government, on a state level and with various international organizations," said Michael Schneider, PB's executive vice president. "His expertise and intimate knowledge of the government transportation planning process will be an invaluable asset to our clients."
Appointed by President George W. Bush in 2002, Frankel played a key role in the coordination and development of the administration's proposal to reauthorize the Federal highway, transit, and highway safety programs. He also provided leadership in such areas as intermodal freight transportation, reform of the nation's intercity passenger rail system, transportation infrastructure project financing, and the application of information technologies to transportation systems operations and maintenance.
From 1995 to 2001, Frankel was legal counsel to Day, Berry & Howard in the law firm's Stamford, Conn., office. During that time he was also a management fellow at Yale University's School of Management and a senior fellow at the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, engaged in teaching and research on issues of transportation and environmental policy and public management. In 1995, he was a joint fellow at the Center for Business and Government and the Taubman Center for State and Local Government at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.
Frankel was commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Transportation from 1991 to 1995, responsible for managing an agency with over 4,100 employees and an annual budget of approximately $1 billion. Previously, he served as a special assistant to the under secretary at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and as a legislative assistant to U.S. Senator Jacob K. Javits.
Frankel is a member of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials and chairman of the organization's Standing Committee on the Environment. He served as vice chairman of the I-95 Coalition and was a director of the Regional Plan Association in New York. He earned an LL.B. degree from Harvard University and a B.A. from Wesleyan University, and was a Fulbright Scholar at Manchester University in the United Kingdom. He was a trustee of Wesleyan University from 1981 to 1997 and is currently a trustee emeritus. He served as a selectman of the town of Weston, Connecticut, from 1999 to 2001.
PB Consult (www.pbconsult.com) serves clients across the globe in all areas of infrastructure management, investment and development -- transportation, water and power, and telecommunications. The firm specializes in the areas of infrastructure finance and economics, management and strategic consulting, systems analysis, business process reform, information technology consulting, public sector policy and program management advisory services. It's a subsidiary of Parsons Brinckerhoff, an international planning, engineering, program management and construction management organization with approximately 9,000 professionals and support staff in 150 offices on six continents.
King & Spalding expands environmental practice with EPA veteran
ATLANTA, April 22, 2005 (PRNewswire) -- King & Spalding LLP, a leading international law firm, announced today that F. Allen Barnes, who most recently served as chief of staff to the administrator of the EPA Region 4 office, has joined the firm as a partner.
At EPA, Barnes worked on the most significant cases and issues in Region 4, which includes eight southeastern states. Barnes joins the firm's environmental practice in its Atlanta office and will represent clients with environmental issues before EPA and state environmental agencies, provide regulatory counsel and handle environmental litigation.
"At EPA, Allen was assigned to handle the most challenging cases and issues that EPA Region 4 has faced since 2002," said Patricia Barmeyer, a senior environmental lawyer at King & Spalding. "He demonstrated an ability to find solutions that protected the environment while recognizing the legitimate interests of the regulated community. Allen is an outstanding lawyer who uses his knowledge of environmental law, environmental science and the EPA regulatory system, along with his experience as a trial lawyer, to resolve complex environmental cases. We are very pleased to have him join King & Spalding's environmental practice."
Allen Barnes served as Chief of Staff to Jimmy Palmer, the EPA Region 4 Administrator, since 2002. Previously, Barnes was a prosecutor in the Florida State Attorney's Office, a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in Pensacola, Fla., and a lawyer in private practice. He has handled more than 50 jury trials in his career. He also taught environmental law and environmental policy at Mississippi State University.
Barnes earned a B.S. from the University of West Florida and a J.D. from the University of Mississippi. He expects to earn his Ph.D. in natural resources policy from Auburn University this year.
King & Spalding's environmental lawyers represent corporations, business coalitions and governmental agencies on issues involving air, water, waste, wetlands and endangered species. The group also represents clients in environmental litigation, including defense of agency enforcement actions, citizen suits, permit challenges and superfund claims. The firm also handles toxic tort claims and environmental coverage claims for its clients. Chambers USA ranks the firm's Atlanta office as one of the top two environmental practice groups in Georgia.
"I am excited to be re-entering the private practice of law and to be part of the King & Spalding team," Barnes said. "I have worked closely with many of the firm's attorneys while at EPA, so I know I am joining a premier firm where legal excellence and client service are paramount."
King & Spalding LLP (www.kslaw.com) is an international law firm with more than 800 lawyers in Atlanta, Houston, London, New York and Washington, D.C. The firm represents more than half of the Fortune 100, and in a Corporate Counsel survey in October 2004 was ranked one of the top 10 firms representing Fortune 250 companies overall.
Aluma Systems appoints Al Shetler safety director
TORONTO, Canada, April 21, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE)--April 21, 2005--Aluma Systems has promoted Al Shetler to director of safety policy and administration. In this new post, he'll oversee all of Aluma Systems Safety programs for its North American branches and field operations and will report directly to Aluma Systems vice president of engineering Peter Rogers.
Shetler has over 25 years experience in safety, engineering and project management and is a registered professional engineer, holding a master's degree in engineering, majoring in occupational safety.
"The appointment of Al Shetler reflects Aluma Systems' commitment to preserve a safe operating environment and culture throughout its organization," stated Aluma Systems CEO Jim Demitrieus.
Shetler lead safety initiatives at Aluma Systems over the last decade beginning with the development and implementation of its safety policies and procedures manual. He provides leadership for Aluma's cross-functional "Team Safety", and the highly successful Gold Link Safety Audit Program, which has equipped it to achieve record setting results from the start. His work led to Aluma's winning the most prominent construction safety award in Canada for 2002, the Canadian Construction Association's coveted Vipond Safety Award.
"It's one thing to make a claim that a company has a great safety program," commented Shetler, "but everyone at Aluma is committed to implementing that program in everything we do -- making us truly a 'safe company.' To be successful, we must create the safest work environment possible for everyone working at Aluma Systems, and for our customers. Establishing and growing our safety culture on every project is just as critical as the engineering, products, and technical know-how for the job. By eliminating hazards and preventing incidents and their costs, there are improvements in production, work quality, and bottom line profits."
Recently, Aluma Systems announced another record setting year for safety in 2004, beating the specialty trade contractors average industry rate by more than 70 percent as set by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, while logging 3.45 million hours-worked for the year.
Aluma Systems received numerous awards and designations in 2004 including:
-- Alberta Construction Safety Association - Trailblazer Safety Award
-- Alberta HR and Employment "No Lost Time" certificate
-- "Worksafe Alberta" - 2004 Award for Innovation in the Workplace Health and Safety
-- Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) - Paragon Award for Excellence in Safety (Northeastern USA)
-- Eagle Trophy Award at Shell Martinez Refinery (zero recordable cases in 100,000 work-hours)
-- Associated Builders and Contractors Gold S.T.E.P. Safety Award
-- The Aluma Systems Houston Branch crossed a milestone in 2004, by recording more than two million hours worked without a lost-time incident. This accomplishment spans more than 150 consecutive months of perfect safety dating back 13 years to 1992.
-- Aluma Systems exceeded two million hours worked over an eighteen month period, without a lost-time incident at the Alberta Syncrude Oil Sands Mine worksite.
Aluma Systems (www.aluma.com), based in Toronto, Canada and founded in 1972, is a leading industrial scaffolding and concrete construction services company, with annual revenues of more than $275MM. Aluma Systems' Concrete Construction division delivers high-efficiency forming and shoring equipment with unrivaled engineering expertise to global projects ranging from high-rise towers, airports and parking garages to dams, stadiums, bridges, transit systems and water treatment plants. The Industrial Scaffolding division serves refineries, chemical processing plants, shipyards, power plants, pulp and paper mills, marine maintenance, offshore oil rigs, mining and civic customers. Aluma Systems, an award winning industry leader in safety, innovation and quality, has 45 offices worldwide and a growing international network of alliances in 50 countries.
Raymond Sharpe joins Cytec's board of directors
WEST PATERSON, NJ, April 21, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Cytec Industries Inc. elected Raymond P. Sharpe for the first time to Cytec's Board of Directors, as well as naming three other directors, Anthony G. Fernandes, David Lilley and Jerry R. Satrum, who received additional terms.
Sharpe, 56, has been president and CEO of Isola Group, a privately held manufacturer of base materials for printed circuit boards, since June 2004. Before that, he was CEO of the Cookson Electronics Division of the London-based Cookson Group PLC, where he also served as a director from 1995 to 2004. He was also a director of SPS Technologies Inc., a manufacturer of aerospace components, from 1994 until 2004.
Cytec Industries (www.cytec.com), of West Paterson, N.J., is a specialty chemicals and materials technology company with pro forma sales in 2004, including the Surface Specialties acquisition, of approximately $3.0 billion. Its growth strategies are based on developing technologically advanced customer solutions for global markets including: aerospace, coatings, mining, plastics and water treatment.
URS names Green to management committee, chairman of Advatech
SAN FRANCISCO, April 19, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- URS Corp. announced that its subsidiary, Advatech LLC, a joint venture formed with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., has named Ronald F. Green, former president of the Engineering & Construction Division of FPL Group, as a senior vice president of URS and chairman of Advatech, LLC, effective April 18.
Launched in 2002, Advatech is a leading provider of advanced flue gas desulfurization proprietary technology for sulfur dioxide emissions control, along with full-service engineering, design and construction services for the power industry. Advatech's list of clients includes two of the nation's largest utilities -- the Tennessee Valley Authority and Southern Company. URS is managing partner and 60% owner of Advatech.
As chairman of Advatech, LLC, Green will lead the Advatech Management Committee and have executive responsibility for Advatech. He'll also oversee URS' Engineering, Procurement and Construction business in the power industry. He'll be based in Charlotte, N.C.
In conjunction with Green's new position, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries recently appointed Takumi Saito, president of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America Inc., to the management committee.
Green, 57, was most recently senior vice president of US Enrichment Corp. Inc., a global energy company, where he was responsible for the American Centrifuge program for commercial nuclear fuel enrichment. Prior to that, Green worked for FPL Group, most recently as president of the Group Engineering & Construction Division, where he led the design and construction efforts for both FPL Energy and Florida Power and Light, and as president of FPL Energy from 2001 to 2002.
Over the course of his career, Green has held numerous top management positions, serving as president and CEO of Duke Engineering & Services; president of Tejas Energy LLC; president and CEO of Fluor Daniel Hanford; and president of Fluor Daniel Power.
Green is a member of the Board of Advisors, University of Tennessee, Knoxville College of Engineering; American Nuclear Society and American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He holds a B.S. degree in Engineering Physics and a M.S. in Engineering Administration from the University of Tennessee. He also attended advanced management programs at the Wharton School of Business and American Graduate School of International Business.
Saito, president of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America Inc., is based in New York City. He joined Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in 1972 and has held several top management positions with the company. He holds a bachelor's of commerce degree from Tokyo's Waseda University.
URS Corp. (www.urscorp.com) offers a comprehensive range of professional planning and design, systems engineering and technical assistance, program and construction management, and operations and maintenance services for transportation, commercial/industrial, facilities, environmental, water/wastewater, homeland security, installations and logistics, and defense systems. Headquartered in San Francisco, the Company operates in more than 20 countries with approximately 27,500 employees providing engineering and technical services to federal, state and local governmental agencies as well as private clients in the chemical, pharmaceutical, oil and gas, power, manufacturing, mining and forest products industries.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. (www.mhi.co.jp), based in Tokyo, Japan, is one of the world's leading heavy machinery manufacturers, with consolidated sales of 2,373 billion yen in fiscal 2003 (year ended March 31, 2004). MHI's diverse lineup of products and services encompasses shipbuilding, steel structures, power plants, chemical plants, steel plants, environmental equipment, industrial and general machinery, aircraft, space rocketry and air-conditioning systems.
Devcon names Stephen Ruzika as CEO
DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla., Apr. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Devcon International Corp. has appointed Stephen J. Ruzika as CEO, succeeding Donald L. Smith Jr., who has retired while retaining the position of board chairman.
Ruzika, 49, has been the president of the company since October 2004 and was made CEO of the company effective April 18. Ruzika has served as president of Devcon Security Holdings Inc. since August 2004. Prior to that he served as chairman and chief executive officer of Congress Security Services Inc. Congress, through its subsidiaries, including Security Equipment Company Inc., which was acquired by the company on July 30, 2004, provides employment screening and paperless workflow services to major corporate clients in North America.
Prior to that Ruzika served as CEO of Carlisle Holdings Limited (formerly known as BHI Inc.). He's the former chief financial officer (1989-1997) of ADT Ltd., president of ADT Security Services Inc., and has over 20 years of experience in the security services industry.
Donald L. Smith Jr., 83, has served as chairman and CEO of Devcon since founding the company in 1950. During his tenure, he has directed the company's growth from its beginnings as a small south Florida contractor to a major provider of construction materials and construction contracting services in the eastern Caribbean.
"Don has laid a good foundation upon which we can build and I am excited about working closely with Dave Rulien, the president of the Construction and Materials and Utilities Divisions, as well as with all members of the Devcon team in the years ahead," Ruzika said.
In addition, Devcon has also announced the following changes in senior management: Ron G. Lakey was named vice president of business development, effective April 13, 2005, and Robert C. Farenhem has been appointed the company's interim CFO.
Lakey joined Devcon as its chief financial officer in February 2005. Prior to joining the company in February 2005, he served on the Board of Directors and as chief financial officer of Alice Ink Inc., a privately held consumer products company. From July 1987 to August 1997, he served in various financial and operational positions for various subsidiaries of ADT Ltd., the last being chief operating officer for its operations in Canada and 11 European countries.
Farenhem has been and is a principal and chief financial officer of Royal Palm Capital Partners, a private investment firm, since April 2003. Previously, he served as executive vice president of strategic planning and corporate development for Bancshares of Florida and the chief financial officer for Bank of Florida from February 2002 to April 2003. He served as an investment banker with Bank of America Securities from October 1988 through February 2002.
Devcon (www.devcon.com) has three operating divisions and an operating joint venture. The new Security Services Division provides electronic security services to commercial and residential customers in selected markets. The Construction Division dredges harbors, builds marine facilities, constructs golf courses and prepares residential, commercial and industrial sites, primarily in the Bahamas and the eastern Caribbean. The Materials Division produces and distributes crushed stone, ready-mix concrete and concrete block in the eastern Caribbean with principal operations on St. Croix and St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands, on St. Maarten in the Netherlands Antilles, on St. Martin in the French West Indies, on Puerto Rico, and on Antigua in the independent nation of Antigua and Barbuda. DevMat, an 80-percent-owned joint venture, was formed in 2003 to build, own and operate fresh water, waste water treatment and power systems.
Fresh Creek Technologies expands staff
CEDAR GROVE, NJ, April 18, 2005 -- John Meakim, president and CEO of Fresh Creek Technologies Inc., announced recently the appointment of Clinton R. Holland Jr. as sales director and, P. Michael Farrelly as senior project engineer.
"These appointments," Meakim said, "are in direct response to significantly improved sales opportunities, new product initiatives and the need to strengthen our sales and project management process. Holland and Farrelly are very well qualified and bring extensive experience to these new positions."
Clint Holland came to Fresh Creek Technologies from Van Air Inc., Erie, Pa., where he was president. Holland's primary responsibilities in his new assignment include strengthening the sales process, upgrading the associates network and streamlining marketing and product information and training programs. He holds an MBA from Boston University and a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the University of Rhode Island. He has more than 30 years experience in the chemical and filtration industries.
Mike Farrelly joined the company from Atomizing Systems Inc., of Ho Ho Kus, N.J., where was a project engineer. In his new position, Farrelly will supervise the design and development of new installations and coordinate engineering needs of customers and site management. He has a bachelor's degree in industrial sciences from Montclair University. He has more than 20 years experience in facilities engineering, safety and environmental programs.
Fresh Creek Technologies Inc. (www.freshcreek.com) is a provider of net capture products and services to the municipal and commercial stormwater and wastewater treatment markets. The company has more than 125 Netting TrashTrap® system installations across the country. This technology is included in the EPA Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) guidance documents. It implements the "Nine Minimum Controls" floatables requirements and has been approved for use in every state where it has been proposed. Fresh Creek Technologies is also the first company to receive approval from the California Regional Water Quality Control Board as a full capture device in accordance with the Trash Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) for the Los Angeles River watershed. In addition to its corporate offices in Cedar Groves. N.J., the company has three virtual management and marketing offices in Richmond, Va., Buffalo, N.Y., and Dallas, Texas.