Severn Trent Services VP named WWEMA chairman

Thomas M. Mills, vice president of marketing and business development for Severn Trent Services, has been named chairman of the Water and Wastewater Equipment Manufacturers Association. The organization, which celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2008, represents the interests of companies that provide technologies used in the treatment of wastewater and the purification of potable water for municipal and industrial customers worldwide...

FORT WASHINGTON, PA, Nov. 13, 2007 -- Thomas M. Mills, vice president of marketing and business development for Severn Trent Services, has been named chairman of the Water and Wastewater Equipment Manufacturers Association (WWEMA). The organization, which celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2008, represents the interests of companies that provide technologies used in the treatment of wastewater and the purification of potable water for municipal and industrial customers worldwide. Mills began his one-year term as chairman at WWEMA's 99th annual meeting held November 8-10 in Ponte Vedra, Fla.

The Washington, D.C.-based WWEMA is composed of 72 water and wastewater industry suppliers that join forces to affect positive changes in the marketplace, including promoting cutting-edge technologies, advocating value-based procurement policies and defending against unfair trade practices. The organization works with federal, state and local governments to achieve the environmental goals of a safe water supply and healthy water ecosystem.

According to Mills, "America's water and wastewater industry is confronted by unprecedented challenges of population growth, enhanced security, depleting water supplies and an aging infrastructure. WWEMA and its members are leaders in providing solutions to these challenges. Working with regulators, we drive innovation and bring new, cost-effective technologies to the marketplace while protecting our country's water resources."

Mills joined Severn Trent Services in 1999. His responsibilities include global marketing programs, communications and brand development opportunities, equipment sales within North America, business development and strategy.

The Water and Wastewater Equipment Manufacturers Association (www.wwema.org) has safeguarded and promoted the interests of its members since 1908. Headquartered in the nation's capital, WWEMA works closely with Congress and other regulatory agencies, providing leadership on issues affecting the future of companies, large, medium and small, throughout the water and wastewater industry. The organization monitors legislative actions, testifies before congressional committees and advocates adequate funding to meet environmental goals.

Severn Trent Services (www.severntrentservices.com), with global headquarters in Fort Washington, Pa., USA, is a leading supplier of water and wastewater solutions. The company's broad range of products and services is concentrated around disinfection, instrumentation and filtration technologies, contract operating services and state-of-the-art residential metering products and services. Our analytical services group is the United Kingdom's leading environmental testing organization, and our international operating services business provides worldwide contract operation and support for all aspects of water and wastewater utility operational development and business transformation. Severn Trent Services is a member of the Severn Trent Plc group of companies. It's an FTSE 100 company.

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