WaterBriefs: WEF announces its 2008-2009 Board of Trustees
Also in this report: Matt Damon hosts benefit gala; Aqua wins award for infrastructure investment program; ThermoEnergy appoints Arthur S. Reynolds to board of directors; Hancor adds BaySaver products; WSD Waterways Manager named to levee safety committee; Enviroline hires sales, technical manager; CH2M HILL recognized on fastest-growing private company list; Sensus announces two new VP appointments; Misumi USA celebrates 20 years; (more)...
In other news below:
-- Matt Damon hosts benefit gala
-- Aqua wins award for infrastructure investment program
-- ThermoEnergy appoints Arthur S. Reynolds to board of directors
-- Hancor adds BaySaver products
-- WSD Waterways Manager named to levee safety committee
-- Enviroline hires sales, technical manager
-- CH2M HILL recognized on fastest-growing private company list
-- Sensus announces two new VP appointments
-- Misumi USA celebrates 20 years
-- eMeter promotes Mark Camilleri to VP of sales, marketing
• WEF announces its 2008-2009 Board of Trustees
ALEXANDRIA, VA, Oct. 27, 2008 -- The Water Environment Federation (WEF) has announced the members of its 2008-2009 Board of Trustees. Consisting of six officers and twelve board members, the individuals were confirmed by WEF's House of Delegates during WEFTEC®.08 -- WEF's 81st annual technical exhibition and conference -- at McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill.
During a ceremony on October 21, the WEF "gavel of leadership" was passed from President Adam Zabinski to incoming President, Rebecca West, Director of Technical Services for the Spartanburg Sanitary Sewer District in Spartanburg, S.C.
In addition to President West and Immediate Past President Zabinski, the remaining 2008-2009 officers include: President-Elect Paul Freedman, Founder and President of Limno-Tech in Ann Arbor, Mich.; Vice President Jeannette Brown, Executive Director for the Stamford Water Pollution Control Authority in Stamford, Conn.; Treasurer Charles Weir, Senior Project Manager for Oakley Water Strategies in Oakland, Calif.; and WEF Executive Director Bill Bertera who serves an indefinite term as Secretary.
The additional 2008-2009 trustees include: Judy Jones, Project Engineer for Cobb County Water System in Marietta, Ga.; Deborah Houdeshell, Engineering/Design Administrator for the County of Summit, Ohio Department of Environmental Services in Copley, Ohio; Carl Janson, President-CEO of Riordan Materials Corporation in Blue Bell, Penn.; Betty Jordan, Manager of Technology with Alan Plummer Associates Inc. in Fort Worth, Tex.; Ed McCormick, Manager of Support Services at the East Bay Municipal Utility District in Oakland, Calif.; Ron Moeller, Operations Specialist for Kennedy/Jenks in Chehalis, Wash.; Sandra Ralston, Senior Associate and Client Services Manager at Malcolm Pirnie in Charleston, S.C.; Leslie Samel, Project Manager and Principal for CDM in Charlotte, N.C.; Cordell Samuels, Superintendent for Duffin Creek Water Pollution Control Plant in Ontario, Canada; Christopher Schmit, Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of South Dakota State University in Brookings, South Dakota; Bjorn von Euler, Director of Corporate Communications for ITT Corporation's Fluid Technology and Motion & Flow Control groups in New Jersey; and Jay Witherspoon, Vice President and Technology Director of Wastewater Treatment Services at CH2M HILL in South Carolina.
Among other recent headlines:
• Matt Damon hosts benefit gala
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- WaterPartners and the ONEXONE Foundation are teaming up to tackle the global water crisis. The inaugural ONEXONE San Francisco Fundraising Gala, held on October 23, raised awareness of the drinking water crisis and other critical health issues impacting millions of children around the world...
• Aqua wins award for infrastructure investment program
BRYN MAWR, PA -- Aqua Pennsylvania Inc., Aqua America Inc.'s largest subsidiary, received the prestigious Management and Innovation Award from the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) during the organization's 2008 Annual Session in New Mexico...
• ThermoEnergy appoints Arthur S. Reynolds to board of directors
LITTLE ROCK, AR -- ThermoEnergy Corporation announced that international financial advisor, Arthur S. Reynolds, has been named to the company's board of directors...
-- " ThermoEnergy taps Kevin Donnelley as vice-president for project operations"
-- "Noted environmental investor joins ThermoEnergy board of directors"
• Hancor adds BaySaver products
FINDLAY, OH -- Hancor and BaySaver announced an exclusive marketing agreement whereby Hancor will be the sole sales and marketing arm for all BaySaver Technologies products...
Also see: -- "BaySaver opens West Coast facility in Vancouver, WA"
• WSD Waterways Manager named to levee safety committee
KANSAS CITY, MO -- Kansas City WSD Waterways Division Manager Karin Jacoby was appointed by the Assistant Secretary of the Army, the Honorable John Paul Woodley, to serve on the National Committee on Levee Safety...
Also see: -- "Franklin to lead Water Services Executive Management Team"
• Enviroline hires sales, technical manager
FT. LAUDERDALE, FL -- Enviroline Group announced the recent return of Jim Crumby as Sales & Technical Manager...
-- "Enviroline promotes territory manager"
-- "Talisman Energy adds Enviroline monitors"
-- "Enviroline receives environmental protection award"
• CH2M HILL recognized on fastest-growing private company list
DENVER, CO -- CH2M HILL has been named the largest company ever to make the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in the United States...
Also see: -- "CH2M HILL announces new appointments in Global Water Business Group business development team"
• Sensus announces two new VP appointments [pdf]
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RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA -- Sensus Metering Systems announces that William T. Yeates, has joined Sensus as Vice President of its Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) and Electric business unit and that George Uram has been appointed Vice President, Industry and Regulatory Affairs...
-- "Sensus appoints Harness as Vice Chairman of Board of Directors, and Mainz as CEO"
• Misumi USA celebrates 20 years
SCHAUMBURG, IL -- MISUMI USA Inc., a subsidiary of the Japan-based Misumi Corporation, announced the celebration of a momentous landmark, its 20th Anniversary in America...
Also see: -- "Misumi introduces engineering blog"
• eMeter promotes Mark Camilleri to VP of sales, marketing
SAN MATEO, CA -- eMeter Corporation, a leading provider of meter data management (MDM) software to electric, gas, and water utilities, announced that industry solutions veteran Mark Camilleri has been promoted to Vice President of Sales and Marketing...
Also see: -- "eMeter opens new office in India"
• Harleysville man wins National Water Companies' Award for Excellence
• Global map of freshwater systems released
• Kellogg L. Warner joins Eka Systems board of directors [pdf]
• CST Industries acquires Conservatek Industries [pdf]
• CDT Systems Inc. concludes initial field trials of integrated water treatment unit
• Cascal N.V. acquires stake in Yancheng China Water Company
• Lamor acquires ballast water treatment manufacturer Hyde Marine Inc.
• Cantel Medical appoints new director
• Greenpeace co-founder says anti-phthalates activists running 'campaign of fear'
• Quatech celebrates 25 years
• N.H. citizens receive regional EPA environmental award
• CleanTech Biofuels engages Hazen Research on solid waste to ethanol project
• Prolec GE announces ecomagination certification of amorphous metal distribution transformers
• ASHRAE names 14 new distinguished lecturers
• Pa. DEP recognizes wellhead protection efforts in Honey Brook, Chester County