WWEMA elects 2015 officers, directors; honors 2014 Morriss Award winner

During its 106th Annual Meeting on Nov. 6-8 in Tucson, Ariz., the Water and Wastewater Equipment Manufacturers Association announced its new 2015 officers and directors, along with the recipient of the 2014 James C. Morriss Member Achievement Award.

WASHINGTON, DC, Nov. 20, 2014 -- During its 106th Annual Meeting on Nov. 6-8 in Tucson, Ariz., the Water and Wastewater Equipment Manufacturers Association (WWEMA) announced its new 2015 officers and directors, along with the recipient of the 2014 James C. Morriss Member Achievement Award.

2015 Officers and Directors

The 2015 WWEMA Executive Committee comprises:

  • ChairmanFrank Rebori, President - Smith & Loveless Inc. (Lenexa, KS)
  • Chairman-ElectRon Port, VP, Marketing and Business Development - SPX Corporation (Charlotte, NC)
  • Vice Chairman Tammy Bernier, President - Duperon Corporation (Saginaw, MI)
  • Treasurer Mark Turpin, VP and General Manager - Parkson Corporation (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
  • Immediate Past ChairmanChuck Powers, Director, Global Water Resource Industry & Product Management - Flowserve Corporation (Taneytown, MD)

Three members were elected to WWEMA's 2015 board of directors (BOD):

  • Andrew Fraher, Director, Marketing and Business Development - Xylem Inc. (Charlotte, NC)
  • Louis LeBrun, VP - Pinnacle Ozone Solutions (Cocoa, FL)
  • Leelon Scott, Director, OEM Business Development - Revere Control Solutions (Birmingham, AL)

2014 Morriss Award Winner

Powers named Bernier as recipient of the 2014 James C. Morriss Member Achievement Award. The award is presented to a WWEMA member each year for significant contributions to the mission of the organization and to the benefit of the water and wastewater industry.

In presenting the award, Powers cited Bernier's outstanding service to WWEMA throughout the year, including serving as its treasurer, shepherding the work of a newly formed WWEMA Investment Committee, initiating an exploration of the WWEMA dues structure, and serving as chair of the 2014 Washington Forum.

Bernier has 30 years of management and family business experience. She served as WWEMA treasurer in 2013-2014 and has been elected vice chair for 2014-2015. In addition, she serves on the WWEMA BOD, Saginaw Community Foundation's BOD, Inforum Great Lakes Bay Regional Council, and Child Abuse and Neglect Council of Saginaw County's BOD. She graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor's degree in business management from Saginaw Valley State University.

See also:

"WWEMA's 106th annual meeting to feature leading experts, cover critical industry issues"

"WWEMA's 2014 Washington Forum covers regulatory, legislative framework opportunities"


About WWEMA

Since 1908, WWEMA has informed, educated, and provided leadership on the issues that shape the future of the water and wastewater industry. Its member companies supply the most sophisticated leading-edge products and technologies, offering solutions to every water-related environmental problem and need facing today’s society. For more information, visit www.wwema.org.

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