PEOPLE: New leadership appointed at MIOX Corp.

Mitchke chosen as new MIOX president, Herrington promoted to executive vice president. In other news: EBI Consulting welcomes Malone to Process Engineering Group; Homeland Security veteran to head American Beverage Association; Southwest Water promotes Clary to CFO; Crowcon Detection Instruments names national sales manager...

In other news below:
-- EBI Consulting welcomes Malone to Process Engineering Group
-- Ex-Assistant Secretary for Homeland Security to head American Beverage Association
-- Southwest Water promotes Clary to CFO
-- National sales manager named at Crowcon Detection Instruments

Mitchke chosen as new MIOX president, Herrington promoted
ALBUQUERQUE, NM, April 14, 2005 -- Curtis M. Mitchke was appointed president of MIOX Corp. on April 4. MIOX Corporation is an expert in on-site generation of mixed oxidants and hypochlorite for water disinfection, with over 1,200 units installed worldwide.

Mitchke has been working with the MIOX technology for 13 years, and most recently served as the vice president of finance and operations. He also has worked in international sales, purchasing, customer service, and engineering. A graduate cum laude from the University of Notre Dame with an MBA in finance and international business, he also holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering with minors in physics and computer science from Gonzaga University.

Another MIOX veteran Rodney Herrington has been promoted to executive vice president of research and engineering. Herrington was involved in the early development of the mixed-oxidant technology at MIOX's sister company, Los Alamos Technical Associates Inc. (LATA). He's responsible for development and design of all MIOX products, and holds a bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering and a master's degree in mechanical engineering, both from Texas A&M University.

EBI Consulting welcomes Richard J. Malone, P.E.
BURLINGTON, MA April 13, 2005 -- EBI Consulting, a national engineering and environmental health and safety consulting firm based in Burlington, Mass., announces that Richard J. Malone, P.E. has joined the firm as senior vice president of its Process Engineering Group. In his new role, Malone is responsible for leading EBI's national Advanced Technology Services division that consists of engineering, project, and construction management activities, managing key client accounts for on-going project services, providing design expertise for life sciences and process facilities, training, supervising, and recruitment of A&E professionals, implementation of engineering projects, and the strategic development and integration of new services.

Malone has been a leader in the process engineering industry since 1977, and he has extensive experience serving as a project manager, construction manager, and process engineer for many biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and chemical process facilities. He has successfully managed and implemented numerous new projects throughout the world, and has also supported many clients by assisting with on-going project implementation services.

Said Malone, "EBI Consulting has an excellent reputation within the life sciences field. I look to enhance the breadth of that reputation by providing program management solutions, technology and compliance consulting, and turn-key project delivery to life sciences clients nationwide."

He's is a licensed engineer in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New Jersey. He holds a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the University of Notre Dame and a master's degree in chemical engineering from Northeastern University. He's also the author of several technical articles on applications of advanced reactor design for the production of pharmaceuticals and specialty chemicals.

EBI Consulting (www.ebiconsulting.com) was founded in 1989.

Ex-Assistant Secretary for Homeland Security to head American Beverage Association
WASHINGTON, DC, April 12, 2005 (PRNewswire) -- Ralph D. Crowley, board chairman of the American Beverage Association (ABA), announced Susan Neely, former Assistant Secretary (Public Affairs) for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, has been appointed president of the association. She succeeds William L. Ball, III, who served as the association's president from 1989 until March 2005.

"I am extremely pleased to welcome Susan Neely to the association. She was chosen following an exhaustive search that produced a number of highly qualified candidates," Crowley said. "Her expertise in health policy and communications will prove invaluable as the industry strengthens its focus on health and nutrition issues."

Before her most recent service in the Department of Homeland Security, she served as Special Assistant to the President for Homeland Security. In both positions, she was an integral player in creating and educating the public about policy and procedures to protect the United States from terrorist attack.

"The ABA has a distinguished 85-year history, representing an industry known throughout the world for manufacturing non-alcoholic products enjoyed by millions," Neely said. "I look forward to working with them to increase public awareness of their many contributions to our communities and quality of life."

A native of Iowa, Neely holds an undergraduate degree in journalism and French civilization from the University of Iowa and a master's degree in public administration from Drake University. Her professional background encompasses government service in both the executive and legislative branches of federal government, as well as state government. She also has had significant health care association experience, including positions with the Health Insurance Association of America (HIAA) and the Association of American Medical Colleges (AMC).

Neely will be ABA's eighth president. As chief representative for the association, she will be responsible for strategic direction as well as day- to-day operations. The industry employs more than 211,000 people and produces annual U.S. sales in excess of $88 billion. It manufactures a variety of beverage choices, including bottled water, juice, juice drinks, sports drinks, regular soft drinks, zero- to mid-calorie soft drinks, teas, and dairy-based beverages.

The American Beverage Association (www.ameribev.org) is the trade association representing the broad spectrum of companies that manufacture and distribute non-alcoholic beverages in the United States.

Southwest Water promotes Clary to CFO
LOS ANGELES, April 11, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Southwest Water Company has promoted Cheryl L. Clary to chief financial officer, succeeding Richard J. Shields. Clary, 49, has been the company's vice president of finance since October 2004.

Anton C. Garnier, Southwest Water chairman and chief executive officer, said, "Cheryl Clary's promotion to the CFO position completes a planned transition that began in November 2004 when Richard Shields informed us of his desire to pursue career opportunities closer to his home. We appreciate Rich's many contributions and wish him success. He has agreed to assist the company with certain projects and initiatives in a consulting role.

"Cheryl brings an extensive and accomplished background to her new role as CFO, including oversight of decentralized finance and operational business units in company structures similar to ours," said Garnier. "Prior to joining Southwest Water, her career included senior-level finance positions with Jefferson Wells International and ARCO. I am confident in her ability to oversee Southwest Water's financial management and contribute to our strategic growth plans."

Clary stated, "I am excited about this opportunity to continue working with the Southwest Water board of directors, Tony and our outstanding team of executives. I look forward to continuing and broadening the company's focus on profit improvement opportunities, enhancing internal controls, reducing our cost of capital and rationalizing our SG&A expense levels. Communicating Southwest Water's growth strategy and investment attributes to the financial community also will be an important part of my responsibilities."

More than two million people from coast to coast depend on Southwest Water (www.swwc.com) for high-quality, reliable service.


National sales manager named at Crowcon Detection Instruments
MILFORD, OH, April 11, 2005 -- Scott Trotman has been appointed national sales manager for Crowcon Detection Instruments USA. A division of Halma p.l.c., Crowcon is one of the world's leading manufacturers of portable and fixed gas detection instruments.

With over 20 years' experience in gas detection, Scott brings a wealth of knowledge to Crowcon's US organisation. He will manage the team of regional sales managers and greatly increase the level of support available to U.S. customers and distributors.

Scott joins Crowcon from Zellweger Analytics, where he held numerous management positions, including Canadian sales manager and East Coast sales manager for the Neotronics and Lumidor Divisions.

The U.S. market is a major growth area for Crowcon and this strengthening of the management team demonstrates the company's commitment to this sector.

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