June Industry News

McCrometer adds Live Chat to website; Pasteurization Technology secures $1 million investment; Standard Methods manual updated; Koch Membrane hires commercial manager; SSPMA welcomes Superior Pump, holds spring meeting; Pump Solutions acquires the Maag Group; AWWA publishes water, wastewater design-build book; Emerson Bearing forms wastewater division; Atchia, SJE-Rhombus recognized for technical leadership; RedZone receives investment funds; Metrohm creates young chemist award; Parkson appoints Turpin vice president; CSI Controls’ representative expands territory; VerderGPM becomes Verder Inc.; Synagro appoints Zimmer president, CEO; Microsol acquires SOLON and subsidiaries; American Flow Control names sales manager; Netzsch Pumps names vice presidents

McCrometer adds Live Chat to website

McCrometer added Live Chat to its website, www.mccrometer.com, enabling customers to directly communicate with flow measurement experts in the oil/gas and municipal water and wastewater industries during regular business hours. The chat icon can be found on the product pages.


Pasteurization Technology secures $1 million investment

Pasteurization Technology Group secured a $1 million investment from EIC Ventures, an early-stage venture capital investment fund. PTG’s innovative disinfection process uses digester gas, a natural byproduct of wastewater treatment, as fuel to drive a turbine that generates electricity.


Standard Methods manual updated

Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater has been expanded and revised. Published by the American Public Health Association, the American Water Works Association and the Water Environment Federation, the publication is in its 22nd printing. One change in the edition is an emphasis on quality assurance/quality control practices. The book is available by calling 888/320-2742, emailing apha@pbd.com or visiting www.aphabookstore.org.


Koch Membrane hires commercial manager

Koch Membrane Systems hired Ravichandran Subramanian as regional commercial manager. He will be responsible for developing the markets for all KMS products in Southeast Asia for both the Water & Wastewater and the Industrial & Life Sciences divisions. Subramanian has 15 years of industry experience in sales, management and product management.

Participants of the SSPMA forum in Indianapolis included, from left, David Frame, Bob Frame Plumbing; Charles White, vice president of technical and code services for Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors National Association; Jeff Hawks, Champion Pump and SSPMA’s moderator; Stephen Pfendler, P.I.P.E. Inc., and William Ciriello, Wm. J. Ciriello Plumbing Co.


SSPMA welcomes Superior Pump, holds spring meeting

The Sump and Sewage Pump Manufacturers Association (SSPMA) welcomed Superior Pump of Minneapolis, Minn., to its membership. Superior manufactures sump, sewage, effluent, utility and backup pumps.

The association also held its spring meeting in February in Indianapolis. The program featured four plumbing contractor representatives from the Indiana Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors Association. Topics included industry trends, pump distribution, training and education needs for employees and time demands for handling service calls.


Pump Solutions acquires the Maag Group

Pump Solutions Group, a business unit within the Engineered Systems segment of Dover Corp., acquired the Maag Group, headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, for $285 million. The acquisition includes Maag Pump Systems, Automatik Pelletizing System and Maag Filtration Systems. The Maag Group will operate as a business unit within PSG.


AWWA publishes water, wastewater design-build book

The American Water Works Association published Design-Build for Water and Wastewater Projects. The book provides utility managers, operators and water quality staff, city officials and others with information on when design-build project delivery is a good choice for a water or wastewater utility. It also outlines how to plan, procure and execute a DB project. Black & Veatch senior water process engineering manager Holly Shorney-Darby, Ph.D., P.E., managed and edited the book.


Emerson Bearing forms wastewater division

Emerson Bearing of Boston formed a dedicated wastewater division. Richard Furtado, a senior sales expert who has been with the company for 30 years, will head the division.


Atchia, SJE-Rhombus recognized for technical leadership

Julian Atchia, director of engineered products for SJE-Rhombus, was recognized by the Hydraulic Institute for technical leadership and contributions to the creation of ANSI/HI standards. Atchia worked to update the standard for Rotodynamic Submersible Pumps for Hydraulic Performance, Hydrostatic Pressure, Mechanical and Electrical Acceptance tests, ANSI/HI 11.6-2011. The revised standard changes direction and represents a departure from the previous standard (ANSI/HI 11.6-2001) in that the submersible pump is guaranteed and tested as a complete close-coupled unit.


RedZone receives investment funds

RedZone Robotics Inc., designer and manufacturer of wastewater inspection technologies, received a $6.5 million investment from Waste Resources Fund L.P., managed by FourWinds Capital Management, and a $2 million investment by Smithfield Trust Co. FourWinds’ Valerie Daoud Henderson will join RedZone’s board of directors.


Metrohm creates young chemist award

Metrohm will present $10,000 to a graduate, post-graduate or doctoral student in North America performing research in the fields of titration, ion chromatography and/or electrochemistry. Candidates can submit their research abstract/summary for consideration at www.metrohmusa.com/youngchemist.


Parkson appoints Turpin vice president

Parkson Corp. named Mark Turpin vice president of strategic marketing and business development. Turpin joined the company in 2007 and most recently served as vice president and general manager of aftermarket and services.


CSI Controls’ representative expands territory

The 419 Group LLC expanded its CSI territory, becoming the wholesale factory representative for CSI customers in North and South Carolina. The group also serves as a CSI representative in Virginia.


VerderGPM becomes Verder Inc.

VerderGPM changed its name to Verder Inc. The company sells Verderflex brand hose and tubing, Verderair air-operated diaphragm pumps and SSP Alfa Laval rotary lobe and dual disc pumps.


Synagro appoints Zimmer president, CEO

Synagro Technologies Inc. appointed Eric Zimmer president and chief executive officer. Zimmer has 22 years experience in the environmental services industry. He joined the company in 2011 as executive vice president of Synagro’s services division and succeeds Bill Massa who resigned in October.


Microsol acquires SOLON and subsidiaries

Microsol, a United Arab Emirates-based solar cell manufacturer, acquired components of the insolvent SOLON SE and its subsidiaries, including U.S.-based SOLON Corp. The main sites in Germany, the United States and Italy will be maintained. The purchase price was not disclosed.


American Flow Control names sales manager

American Flow Control, division of American Cast Iron Pipe Co., named John Hagelskamp division sales manager. He will work with current sales manager Walter L. Cooper, who is retiring in 2013.


Netzsch Pumps names vice presidents

Netzsch Pumps North America named Julio C. Ferreira vice president of sales and John Maguire vice president of operations and product management. Ferreira has 30 years of industry experience. Maguire has been with the company for 20 years, most recently as vice president of sales.


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