PEOPLE: Godwin Pumps names new chief financial officer

In other news, 1) Earth Tech picks executive vice president, vice president of project finance; 2) HydroFlo announces new CFO, manager of Safety Scan Technology unit; 3) N-Viro elects Haslinger as president and CEO; 4) Nahai wins third term on L.A. Regional Water Quality Control Board...

Dec 31st, 2004

In addition:
-- Earth Tech picks executive vice president, vice president of project finance
-- HydroFlo announces new CFO, manager of Safety Scan Technology unit
-- N-Viro elects Haslinger as president and CEO
-- Nahai wins third term on L.A. Regional Water Quality Control Board
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Godwin Pumps Names New Chief Financial Officer

BRIDGEPORT, NJ, Dec. 30, 2004 -- Godwin Pumps of America Inc., manufacturer of portable rental pumps, announces the appointment of Kathy L. D'Orsaneo, CMA CPA, to the position of chief financial officer (CFO). D'Orsaneo will be responsible for overseeing the company's overall financial issues.

Before her appointment at Godwin Pumps, D'Orsaneo held various financial positions, most previously vice president and CFO for the Atlantic City Racing Association in Mays Landing, N.J.

"Kathy brings to Godwin strong experience working for years in the financial arena," said John Michael Paz, president of Godwin Pumps. "Her past successes at organizational streamlining will play a key role in Godwin's growth plans. Integrating and growing our 21 rental locations, combined with melding our USA and British manufacturing will be key objectives for Kathy."

A resident of Sewell, N.J., D'Orsaneo holds a bachelor's degree from Lebanon Valley College, of Anneville, Pa., and an MBA from Drexel University in Philadelphia.

Godwin Pumps (www.godwinpumps.com) serves customers in the construction, industrial, municipal/government, aggregates, and environmental markets through 21 U.S. rental branch offices and a network of over 100 distributor locations worldwide. Known for its unsurpassed customer service, Godwin Pumps specializes in the Dri-Prime® pump, an automatic self-priming centrifugal pumpset capable of handling industrial sludges, oil, sewage, storm water, mine dewatering and many other pumping needs. Other offerings include the Godwin Sub-Prime electric and Heidra® hydraulic submersible pumps.

Earth Tech Picks Executive Vice President, Vice President of Project Finance

LONG BEACH, CA, Dec. 29, 2004 -- Earth Tech Inc., a business unit of Tyco International Ltd. and a global provider of consulting, engineering and construction services, has appointed William D. Webb, P.E., executive vice president for its North American operations.

In addition, Scott Derby has been named vice president of project finance.

Webb will be responsible for managing the operations of the company's consulting and engineering practices in the United States and Canada. He will report to Alan Krusi, president of Earth Tech.

Webb has more than 35 years of diverse experience managing large engineering, consulting and construction operations serving the industrial and public sectors around the world. Specifically, he has provided business and technical leadership for the regional operations of global engineering and construction companies in the United States, China, Germany, Indonesia and South Korea.

Most recently, Webb was chief operating officer for the North American operations for ERM Group, a global environmental consulting firm. Prior to that, he was with Dames & Moore and URS in a variety of international senior management positions.

"Bill brings a strong combination of management and technical skills to Earth Tech," Krusi said. "His extensive knowledge of construction and engineering practices in the global public infrastructure and private sectors and his experience leading large operations will be valuable assets as we continue to grow our business in the water, transportation, environmental and facilities markets in the U.S. and Canada."

Webb holds a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the University of Missouri at Rolla.

As head of project finance, Derby will provide financial analysis and structure financing for Earth Tech's global water infrastructure projects. He will be located in Earth Tech's Long Beach, Calif., corporate headquarters.

Prior to joining Earth Tech, Derby served as project finance manager for International Water Ltd., a Bechtel/Edison SpA company.

Earth Tech Inc. (www.earthtech.com) is a world-class provider of a full suite of engineering, construction and operations services to the global water/wastewater, environmental, transportation, and facilities markets. A business unit of Tyco International Ltd. and part of the company's Engineered Products & Services segment, Earth Tech employs more than 8,500 talented people, delivering services to customers in 17 countries. Founded in 1970, Earth Tech is headquartered in Long Beach, Calif.

Tyco International Ltd. (www.tyco.com) is a global, diversified company that provides vital products and services to customers in five business segments: Fire & Security, Electronics, Healthcare, Engineered Products & Services, and Plastics & Adhesives. With 2004 revenues of $40 billion, Tyco employs 260,000 people worldwide.

HydroFlo Announces New CFO, Manager of Safety Scan Technology Unit

RALEIGH, NC, Dec. 29, 2004 (MARKET WIRE) -- HydroFlo Inc. has appointed Steven E. Sanderson as CFO of the company.

In addition, the company's newest subsidiary, Safety Scan Technology Inc., has begun building its professional management team with the addition of Mike Doss as chief operations officer (COO).

Sanderson held the position of vice president of finance and administration of Industry Energy Associates Inc., an engineering and construction company in Portland, Maine. He also served as the CFO of McLaren Automotive Group Inc., an international public company, where he was responsible for the accounting, financings, investments, and SEC Filings of 10Q's and 10K's. And further, he's held positions of vice president of finance, corporate controller and treasurer for other technology and service companies.

"Steve will be a very strong addition to our management team," said Dennis L. Mast, HydroFlo CEO and chairman. "He is a seasoned executive with in-depth experience in finance and life sciences, having worked in development-stage and publicly traded companies in similar industries as the HydroFlo portfolio companies. He has extensive experience in strategic alliances, Securities and Exchange Commission reporting, investor relations, mergers and acquisitions and treasury management."

In the position of COO, Doss will be responsible for the duties of developing a sales and marketing program, implementing cost control programs, managing the day-to-day operations of the company, and conducting research and development for additional applications of the technology.

"I am excited to join an innovative and fast growing company like HydroFlo," he stated. "I believe in the need to provide clean water for everyone and the effectiveness of our Safety Scan Technology will be a benefit for the environment and our customers. I am really looking forward to introducing this great new technology to the worldwide marketplace."

Doss brings outstanding experience with process efficiencies and the ability to get projects completed on time and under budget. His most recent position was with Tyco Electronics / AMP Netconnect as a Market Segment Manager responsible for key marketing programs and their operational support. In his time spent at Tyco he was responsible for a GSA Federal Contract and developed sales by marketing through industry partnerships and alliances. He was also responsible for the growth and success of a network of 1,700 registered U.S. contractor companies.

"We are pleased to begin working with Mr. Doss and feel fortunate for being able to attract such a knowledgeable individual to build and expand the business of Safety Scan Technology as part of our commitment to add value to HydroFlo's investment portfolio," said Mast.

HydroFlo, Inc. (http://www.hydroflo.us) is a Business Development Company, as defined by the Investment Act of 1940. Based in Raleigh, N.C., HydroFlo's core focus is to seek out synergistic acquisitions that will provide capital appreciation and income from its portfolio companies. Its portfolio investment companies include HydroFlo Water Treatment Inc. (www.hydroflo-inc.com) and Metals & Arsenic Removal Technology Inc. (www.martiinc.com).

N-Viro Elects Haslinger as President and CEO

TOLEDO, OH, Dec. 27, 2004 (PRNewswire-FirstCall) -- N-Viro International Corp.'s board elected Daniel J. Haslinger as president and chief executive officer of the company, effective Jan. 1, 2005. Phil Levin, past president and CEO, will continue as board chairman.

Haslinger, a prominent Toledo businessman, has served on the board since 1999 and formerly chaired the audit committee, among other board duties. He was founder and owner of Micro Macro Integrated Systems Corporation, an early innovator in computer- aided process control technology. He sold Micro Macro to Science Applications International Corp. in 1990. Haslinger is also co-owner of the Toledo FM radio station Fox 97.3.

N-Viro also announced the election of Carl Richard to the board. Richard is vice-president and co-owner of PR Transportation, a Toledo-based business, and is a significant and long-time investor in N-Viro. With the prior election of Joe Scheib, an accountant and chair of the audit committee, the company's board is now fully in compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley requirements for independent and qualified directors.

Haslinger stated, "Coming from a farm background and then moving into the world of technology, I have always admired N-Viro's vision of using technology to transform society's by-products into agricultural resources. I believe I can use my business development background to move the Company forward during this period of significant change for us."

Levin also noted the importance of having an independent board with significant successful business experience.

N-Viro International Corp. (www.nviro.com) develops and licenses its technology to municipalities and private companies. N-Viro's patented processes use lime and/or mineral-rich, combustion byproducts to treat, pasteurize, immobilize and convert wastewater sludge and other bio-organic wastes into biomineral agricultural and soil-enrichment products with real market value.

Nahai Wins Third Term on L.A. Regional Water Quality Control Board

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 22, 2004 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- H. David Nahai, community leader, environmental activist and a member of the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board since 1997, has been reappointed to a third four-year term by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Nahai was first appointed as a commissioner on the water board by Gov. Pete Wilson in 1997. In 2001, he was reappointed by Gov. Gray Davis. Now, he has been reappointed, for a third time, by Gov. Schwarzenegger. This gives Nahai the distinction of having been selected for this post by three separate governors from both major parties.
Nahai, 52, of Beverly Hills, is president of Nahai Law Corporation, a Century City law firm. He served as chairman of the water board for an unprecedented three terms -- in 1999, 2000 and 2001. During his tenure as chairman, the regional board was awarded the Environmental Leadership Award by Keep California Beautiful in recognition of its work in tackling urban water run-off pollution. The UCLA Institute of the Environment has recently awarded the water board an "A" grade for this work.

Nahai has served on Gov. Schwarzenegger's Environmental Task Force and is a member of the Environmental Advisory Committee for Assemblyman Paul Koretz.

Nahai is board vice chairman of the Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission. He also is chairman of the executive committee of the board of the California League of Conservation. He was the recipient in 2003 of the Los Angeles League of Conservation Voters' Environmental Champion Award.

Nahai holds graduate and post-graduate degrees in law from the London School of Economics and the University of California at Berkeley and was a visiting scholar at U.C. Berkeley.

The Nahai law firm specializes in real estate, corporate, environmental and commercial law.

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