WaterBriefs: American Water names executive vice president of business operations

July 6, 2007
Also in this report: Big Green Bus travels country this summer; CULTEC Inc. adds new manufacturer representative; FCI thermal mass flow switches, meters receive IEC approval; Northwest Pipe Company appoints leader of Tubular Products; Earth science society elects second-ever female president; Elster AMCO Water announces marketing management promotion; American Water receives national awards for excellence in water quality; Honeywell helps make Garden State greener...

In other news below:
-- Big Green Bus travels country this summer
-- CULTEC Inc. adds new manufacturer representative
-- FCI thermal mass flow switches, meters receive IEC approval
-- Northwest Pipe Company appoints leader of Tubular Products
-- Earth science society elects second-ever female president
-- Elster AMCO Water announces marketing management promotion
-- American Water receives national awards for excellence in water quality
-- Honeywell helps make Garden State greener
-- Orbeco-Hellige appoints new sales and marketing manager
-- Watts Industries appoints regional sales engineer for south east
-- Waste Management Inc. announces major waste-based alternative energy initiative
-- The Pittsburgh Conference launches Pittcon 2008 website
-- Anderol appoints new senior account manager in North America

American Water names executive vice president of business operations
VOORHEES, NJ, June 29, 2007 -- American Water, the largest water services provider in North America, announced that Walter Lynch, previously the President of the company's Northeast Region and New Jersey American Water, has been promoted to the newly created role of Executive Vice President of Business Operations. In this role, Lynch will be responsible for leading the recently formed Eastern Division of American Water and driving performance across all the states in the Eastern Division while enhancing external relationships nationally. The Eastern Division comprises American Water's Northeast and Southeast regions consisting of the company's operations in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Kentucky, Tennessee and New York. All State Presidents and General Managers within the newly created Eastern Division will report directly to Lynch...

Among other recent headlines:

Big Green Bus travels country this summer with environmental messages
• Waste Management sponsors vegetable-oil bus on third annual journey
HOUSTON, TX, June 29, 2007 -- This summer, fried foods are going green in a big way. Dartmouth College's Big Green Bus has the perfect environmental recipe -- a vehicle powered primarily by waste vegetable oil. The bus will roll across the U.S. this summer...

CULTEC Inc. adds Hydro-Tech Consulting Inc. as new manufacturer representative
BROOKFIELD, CT, June 29, 2007 -- CULTEC Inc., a manufacturer of plastic chambers used in subsurface retention/detention stormwater management systems and septic applications, announces its newest manufacturer representative, Hydro-Tech Consulting Inc. Founded in 1994 by Abbas A. Fiuzat, Hydro-Tech Consulting Inc. is a provider of hydrologic and hydraulic modeling and engineering services for a variety of environmental conditions. Based in Clemson, South Carolina, the company will help promote CULTEC's Contactor® and Recharger® stormwater systems throughout upstate South Carolina and southwest North Carolina...

FCI thermal mass flow switches & flow meters receive IEC approval
SAN MARCOS, CA, June 29, 2007 -- Designed for precision flow switching and flow measurement in rugged industrial applications, FCI's FLT93 Switch, ST98 Flow Meter, and GF90 and GF92 Flow Meters have received IEC/IECx approvals for their safe use from the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). The IEC prepares and publishes international standards for electrical, electronic and related technologies. These serve as a basis for national standardization and as references when drafting international tenders and contracts. Through its members, the IEC promotes international cooperation on all questions of electrotechnical standardization, such as the assessment of conformity to standards, in the fields of electricity, electronics and related technologies...

Northwest Pipe Company appoints Robert Mahoney to lead Tubular Products
PORTLAND, OR, June 28, 2007 -- Northwest Pipe Company today announced the appointment of Robert L. Mahoney to Senior Vice President in charge of the Tubular Products Group. Mahoney joined Northwest Pipe Company in 1992 as a marketing analyst and went on to spend several years with the sales department in Southern California. He was promoted to Director of Business Planning and Development in 1996. In 1998 he was appointed Vice President of Corporate Development and became the Vice President, Chief Strategic Officer in May of 2005...

Earth science society elects second-ever female president
HULL, UK, June 28, 2007 -- Professor Lynne Frostick, Director of Hull Environment Research Institute (HERI) and the Environmental Technologies Centre for Industrial Collaboration (ECTIC) at the University of Hull has been elected as the second-ever female to head up the world's oldest society for Earth scientists. Professor Frostick is only the second woman to be elected as President Designate of the Geological Society of London in its 200-year history. The organisation counts Charles Darwin amongst its luminaries and to have been elected as the Society's President is an incredible achievement for a woman in what is a very male-orientated discipline...

Elster AMCO Water announces marketing management promotion
OCALA, FL, June 28, 2007 -- Elster AMCO Water Inc., part of Elster Group, a leading manufacturer and supplier of highly accurate, high quality, integrated metering and utilization solutions, announces the promotion of Bruce Bharat to product marketing manager for Automated Meter Reading (AMR) and Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) solutions. Bharat specializes in the lifecycle management of all AMR/AMI products for water utility markets in North America. Bharat's solid experience with AMI and AMR, combined with his background in electrical engineering will serve a critical role in providing needs assessment and tailored solutions to Elster AMCO Water's customers.

American Water receives national awards for excellence in water quality
• Seventeen water treatment plants honored with Partnership for Safe Water Five-Year Directors Awards
VOORHEES, NJ, June 28, 2007 -- American Water, the largest water services provider in North America, is proud to announce the receipt of 17 Five-Year Directors Awards of Recognition from the Partnership for Safe Water this year for maintaining Phase III certification. The Partnership is a voluntary initiative developed by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and other water organizations to recognize water suppliers that consistently achieve water treatment standards that surpass EPA regulatory requirements. The awards were presented at the Utility Quality Programs Luncheon on June 25 at the Sheraton Centre Hotel in Toronto, Canada...

Honeywell helps make Garden State greener through New Jersey's Clean Energy Program
• One of Nation's Largest Conservation Programs Lowers Utility Bills and Benefits Environment with Energy-Efficient and Renewable Technologies
MINNEAPOLIS, MN, June 28, 2007 -- Honeywell recently announced a $42-million, 27-month contract to implement and help manage portions of the New Jersey Clean Energy Program™, one of the largest energy conservation programs in the United States. Under the contract, Honeywell Utility Solutions will handle marketing, customer service, training, quality assurance, rebate and incentive processing, and reporting for the Renewable Energy and Residential portions of the program...

Orbeco-Hellige appoints new sales and marketing manager
FARMINGDALE, NY, June 28, 2007 -- Eric Umbreit has been named National Sales and Marketing Manager at Farmingdale, NY-based Orbeco-Hellige effective June 27. Umbreit comes to Orbeco-Hellige with over 20 years experience in sales and marketing, spending the last nine years with the Hach Company. Orbeco-Hellige is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tintometer, GmbH and manufactures water analysis instrumentation and reagents throughout the world.

Watts Industries appoints regional sales engineer for south east
NOTTINGHAM, UK, June 27, 2007 -- Watts Industries has appointed Adrian Farley as regional sales engineer for south east England. He brings 20 years of experience to the role and during his sales career he has worked in such diverse areas as building services, utilities and drainage including spells with major distributors of heating, plumbing and pipeline equipment. Commenting on his appointment, Adrian said, "The Watts product range has enormous potential with many businesses as yet unaware of the extent of our offer. I'm enjoying getting out and spreading the word."

Waste Management Inc. announces major waste-based alternative energy initiative
• Nation's largest owner and operator of landfills to generate renewable electricity at 60 additional landfills over next 5 years using landfill gas
HOUSTON, TX, June 27, 2007 -- Waste Management Inc. recently announced a major initiative to expand its roster of landfill gas to energy (LFGTE) facilities. The program will result in the creation of an additional 60 renewable energy facilities over the next five years and together with its existing LFGTE facilities, WM will generate more than 700 megawatts of clean renewable energy -- enough to power 700,000 homes or replace over eight million barrels of oil...

The Pittsburgh Conference launches Pittcon 2008 website
• Conferee networking sessions continue as blogs
PITTSBURGH, PA, June 27, 2007 -- The Pittsburgh Conference announces the launch of its 2008 website, www.pittcon.org, containing relevant information for conferees and exhibitors about Pittcon 2008 from March 2-7, 2008, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA. One of the new features for this year's website is blogs, a forum for the continuation of the Conferee Networking Sessions (CNS) introduced at Pittcon 2007. Conferees, exhibitors, media, and the general scientific community are encouraged to log in and participate in these discussions of major scientific interest...

Anderol appoints new senior account manager in North America
EAST HANOVER, NJ, June 26, 2007 -- Anderol Inc., a leading worldwide manufacturer of specialty synthetic lubricants, recently named Dr. Gary Babic to the new position of Senior Account Manager for Anderol's North American business. In his role, Babic will provide strategic sales support to strengthen Anderol's global market leadership position. Babic's record of success in the lubricants industry will help enhance customer service and technical support in North America...

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