PEOPLE: Moves at IDEXX, Gundle/SLT, WKDickson, Pentair and Aluma Systems

Among personnel shifts: 1) IDEXX Labs elects Murray as director; 2) Gundle/SLT Environmental names Collard as VP, CFO; 3) WK Dickson adds Robinson to Water Resources Group; 4) Pentair picks Dempsey for Sr. VP for Operations and Technology, and 5) Brescia to head marketing, communications at Aluma Systems Enterprises...

See notices of the following personnel moves below:
-- IDEXX Labs elects Murray as director;
-- Gundle/SLT Environmental names Collard as VP, CFO;
-- WK Dickson adds Robinson to Water Resources Group;
-- Pentair picks Dempsey for Sr. VP for Operations and Technology;
-- Brescia to head marketing, communications at Aluma Systems Enterprises

IDEXX Labs elects Murray as director
WESTBROOK, ME, Feb. 24 (PRNewswire-FirstCall) -- IDEXX Laboratories Inc. elected Robert J. Murray to its Board of Directors. Murray was chairman and CEO of New England Business Services Inc. from 1995 to 2004 and, prior to that, held various executive positions at The Gillette Company for over 30 years, including Executive Vice President, North Atlantic Group and Chairman of the Board of Management of Braun AG. Mr. Murray also is a member of the Boards of Directors of Allmerica Financial Corporation, LoJack Corporation, Tupperware Corporation, and Delhaize Group.

IDEXX ( is develops and commercializes innovative, technology-based products and services for veterinary, food and water applications. Its food and water businesses are focused on employing innovative technologies to monitor production animal health and the safety and quality of drinking water and milk. Based in Westbrook, Maine, it employs more than 3,000 people and offers products to customers in over 100 countries.

Gundle/SLT Environmental names Collard as VP, CFO
HOUSTON, Feb. 21, 2005 (PRNewswire -- Gundle/SLT Environmental Inc. has appointed Kelvin R. Collard as vice president and chief financial officer (CFO). Collard succeeds Roger J. Klatt, who retires March 3 after serving as executive vice president and CFO since 1994.

Before joining GSE, Collard served as CFO of the American Bureau of Shipping's for-profit subsidiary, ABS Group, since 2002. He previously served as CFO of Hydrochem Industrial Services following a 13-year career with Lyondell Chemical Co. and its former parent, Atlantic Richfield Co. (ARCO). While at Lyondell, Collard first served as vice president and controller of Equistar, Lyondell's joint venture operating company, from 1997 to 1999. Following Lyondell's acquisition of ARCO's specialty chemical business, Collard was named vice president-controller of Lyondell and Equistar, where he served from 1999 to 2001. Collard earned his bachelor's degree in accounting from Lamar University in 1980 and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Gundle/SLT Environmental Inc. ( is a world leader in providing geosynthetic lining solutions, products and services to satisfy the needs of domestic and international, municipal and private companies engaged in waste management, mining, water and wastewater treatment, aquaculture, and other industrial activities.

WK Dickson adds Robinson to Water Resources Group
CHARLOTTE, NC, Feb. 15, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) --WK Dickson continues to aggressively add to its renowned Water Resources consulting group. The most recent addition is Joseph K. Robinson, PE, as the firm's newest senior project manager. He'll be located in the firm's Charlotte office and will serve as a design leader for most of the Carolinas.

Robinson has over 15 years of experience in the engineering of water, wastewater, environmental, and construction projects. His extensive portfolio includes the design of phosphorus removal treatment processes, planning and design of water reuse systems, and design and construction administration of numerous municipal wastewater collection and water distribution systems. His specialized interests are in advanced wastewater treatment and water reuse applications.

Robinson earned his Master and Bachelor of Science degrees from Virginia Tech University in Blacksburg, Virginia. He is an active member of the American Water Works Association, Water Environment Association, and the Catawba-Wateree Water Users Association. Joe is a licensed Professional Engineer in five states in the Southeast, including North and South Carolina.

WK Dickson ( is a multi-disciplined consulting firm specializing in total community infrastructure solutions including: Transportation planning and design; environmental and water resources engineering; community planning and development; and geospatial technology. The firm has been based in Charlotte, N.C., since its founding in 1929. It has grown to operate seven regional offices with 200 employees throughout the Southeast.

Pentair picks Dempsey for Sr. VP for Operations and Technology
GOLDEN VALLEY, MN, Feb. 14, 2005 (PRNewswire-FirstCall) -- Pentair has appointed Jack J. Dempsey as senior vice president for operations and technology. He's currently a director in the Minneapolis office of McKinsey & Co. and will also become an officer of Pentair and report to chairman and CEO Randall J. Hogan. He will assume his new role April 4.

Dempsey has held a number of leadership roles at McKinsey. Currently, he leads its Service Strategy and Operations practice. Before that, he was co-leader of the North American Purchasing and Supply Management practice; leader of the Midwest Consumer practice; leader of the North American Product Development practice; and one of the leaders of the North American Operational Effectiveness practice.

Dempsey holds a bachelor's degree in finance from Canisius College in Buffalo, N.Y. He earned a master's degree in business administration from the Wharton School of Business. He serves on the National Audubon Society Board of Directors and is an advisor to the Itasca Project, a group of leading employers in the Twin Cities region focused on critical regional economic development issues.

Pentair ( is a diversified operating company based in Minnesota. Its Water Group is a global leader in providing innovative products and systems used worldwide in the movement, treatment, storage and enjoyment of water. Pentair's Enclosures Group is a leader in the global enclosures market, designing and manufacturing standard, modified and custom enclosures that house and protect sensitive electronics and electrical components. With 2004 revenues of $2.28 billion, Pentair has about 13,000 employees worldwide.

Brescia to head marketing, communications at Aluma Systems Enterprises
TORONTO, Canada, Feb. 14, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Aluma Enterprises Inc. has selected Richard Brescia to be executive director of marketing and communications. He'll report to Jim Demitrieus, president and CEO, and will be responsible for all corporate public relations functions for the company.

Recently, Brescia headed the company's marketing efforts involving new brand and logo development, product literature, re-vamping of the company's Website and intranet portal, the development of a comprehensive public relations effort and the inauguration of a new media initiative.

Before joining Aluma Systems, he was executive vice president of marketing at Pindar Press, a New York-based custom publisher assisting over 50 Fortune 500 companies. Before that, he headed the marketing effort for the NBC Television Network Enterprise Division and Viacom's Nickelodeon Division. Over the course of his career he has created a broad range of marketing and sales packages for such broadcast venues as: The Olympics, Major League Baseball, Universal Theme Parks, Saturday Night Live and the Nightly News. Richard received his bachelor's degree in marketing and communication from Syracuse University.

Aluma Systems (, based in Toronto, Canada, and founded in 1972, is the leading industrial scaffolding and concrete construction services company, with annual revenues of more than $275MM, working with projects ranging from high-rise towers, airports and parking garages to dams, stadiums, bridges, transit systems and water treatment plants. It has 32 offices worldwide and a growing international network of alliances in 50 countries.


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