Industry News - April 2011

Backman Appointed Managing Director for Vacon Canada; Calgon Carbon’s Ohio Plant Receives NSF Certification; Teledyne Tekmar Forms Water Quality Group; New Orleans Named Winner of Nash Oldest Pump Contest; Select WAGO Terminal Blocks Earn SCCR Rating; Alfa Laval Names Atanasio President and CEO; Gutierrez Joins EOSi as VP of Sales and Marketing; Vacuum Truck Rentals Names Gaff VP Sales and Marketing; Synagro Acquires HyPex Centrifuge Repair Service; Consortium Seeks U.S. Businesses for Global Projects Database

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Backman Appointed Managing Director for Vacon Canada

Douglas K. Backman has joined Vacon Inc. as managing director for Vacon Canada. Backman, fluent in both English and French, will be responsible for operations throughout Canada, including sales, marketing and after-market services. He brings 25 years of industry experience to his position.

 

Calgon Carbon’s Ohio Plant Receives NSF Certification

Calgon Carbon Corp.’s Columbus, Ohio, plant has received certification from NSF International under NSF/ANSI Standard 61: Drinking Water System Components – Health Effects for custom reactivated carbon for potable water applications. To obtain certification, Calgon Carbon completed a multi-month process that included submission of applications and product samples, data collection and monitoring.

 

Teledyne Tekmar Forms Water Quality Group

Teledyne Tekmar has formed the Teledyne Water Quality Group, consisting of Teledyne Analytical Instruments, Teledyne Isco Inc., Teledyne Leeman Labs, Teledyne RD Instruments Inc., Teledyne Webb Research and Teledyne Tekmar Co. The new group will focus on providing measurement and analytical solutions for the water and water-related markets.

 

New Orleans Named Winner of Nash Oldest Pump Contest

The Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans, Drainage Station No. 6, was named winner of the Gardner Denver Nash Oldest Pump Contest. The two winning pumps were installed in 1928 when the station was built. During Hurricane Katrina, the station where the pumps were located was submerged. Once the water level dropped, the Nash pumps were started up to prime the drainage pumps, which ran for several weeks draining the city. Other contest entries included two Nash pumps that have been running in a Florida water district since 1953.

 

Select WAGO Terminal Blocks Earn SCCR Rating

Select WAGO Corp. through-panel and chassis-mount terminal blocks, as well as interconnect devices, have earned a 100 kA short circuit current rating (SCCR) with appropriate fuses. The newest products receiving the rating are 862 and 264 Series chassis-mount blocks, 826 and 828 Series through-panel blocks, 831 Series multi-connector system pluggable connector and X-COM’s pluggable connector system.

 

Alfa Laval Names Atanasio President and CEO

Alfa Laval Inc. named John Atanasio president and chief executive officer. Atanasio joined the company in 1982 and holds a Bachelor of Science degree. He has completed executive management programs at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and the Ashridge Business School.

 

Gutierrez Joins EOSi as VP of Sales and Marketing

Maurice Gutierrez joined EOSi as vice president of sales and marketing. He brings 20 years of experience in the water treatment industry to his position. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Rhode Island, served in the U.S. Navy and received a master’s degree in business administration from California State University.

 

Vacuum Truck Rentals Names Gaff VP Sales and Marketing

Vacuum Truck Rentals and Vacuum Truck Sales and Service have named Bill Gaff vice president of sales and marketing. Gaff brings 30 years experience in the industrial and municipal markets to his position. He also serves as chairman of the board for WJTA/IMCA and is a graduate of Illinois State with degrees in business administration and finance.

 

Synagro Acquires HyPex Centrifuge Repair Service

Synagro Technologies Inc. acquired HyPex Inc.’s Centrifuge Repair Service, Lansdale, Pa. The acquisition enables Synagro to add maintenance, process optimization and emergency repair to its dewatering services.

 

Consortium Seeks U.S. Businesses for Global Projects Database

The Consortium for Global Development, through its Global Contractors Library database, seeks to match U.S. companies with projects in the $130 billion global development market. The consortium is especially seeking small, medium and SBA 8(a) businesses. For more information on available projects and the free database listing, go to www.cfglobaldevelopment.com or www.global-contractors.com.



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