Industry News - November 2020

Industry News - November 2020

KSB names Maturana as president

KSB announced the promotion of Luis Maturana to president. He joined KSB in 2018 and had served as vice president of the water and wastewater division. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in materials science engineering from Simón Bolívar University in Caracas, Venezuela. Maturana previously served in multiple executive roles at ChemTreat and Veolia Water Technologies. Dr. Falk Schäfer, the prior KSB president, remains with KSB and is moving to the global headquarters in Frankenthal, Germany. He will serve in general industry in the role of vice president, applications.

Badger Meter offers netAMP Enabled through UMS

Badger Meter is now offering netAMP Enabled through Utility Metering Solutions to expedite end-to-end advanced metering deployments. NetAMP Enabled complements smart water technologies from Badger Meter, including BEACON Advanced Metering Analytics and ORION Cellular LTE-M endpoints and smart water meters, by providing a fixed, subscription-based metering-as-a-service program to receive all Badger Meter equipment, meters, software and services to upgrade antiquated infrastructures. The system includes all planning, installation, integration, maintenance, support and training. It also provides for future software upgrades and long-term service and support for the life of the contract.

Hawk Measurement Systems launches new website

Hawk Measurement Systems announced the release of its newly redesigned website, The website includes new features such as a product selection tool, request-a-quote cart, product configurator, an interactive distributor locator, customer testimonials and more.

Schwing Bioset acquires assets of Custom Conveyor

Schwing Bioset announced it has acquired substantially all of the assets of Custom Conveyor of Rogers, Minnesota. In connection with the acquisition, Schwing Bioset has retained all of the Custom Conveyor staff with their decades of experience, acquired all of the equipment for the production of their products and acquired all existing project files to continue to provide ongoing aftermarket support. Additionally, Schwing Bioset has taken over more than 20,000 square feet of office and production space for the continued manufacturing of Custom Conveyor and Schwing Bioset products.

Flomatic names new national sales manager

Flomatic Corp. announced the promotion of Jim Tucci to national sales manager. Tucci will continue to lead the expansion of Flomatic valve products nationally and internationally. In addition, Tucci will now oversee Flomatic’s customer service department. He joined Flomatic in August of 2014 as the industrial and municipal sales engineer after a long career as a driller both as an owner/operator of a water well and geothermal drilling company in upstate New York and several positions with environmental firms performing sonic drilling and direct-push sampling.

MFG Chemical relocates headquarters to Chattanooga

MFG Chemical moved its corporate headquarters from the original location in Dalton, Georgia, to nearby Chattanooga, Tennessee. Company growth created the need for more workspace. The new building will provide the needed workspace and closer proximity to the Chattanooga airport, making it more efficient for visitors and the MFG Chemical staff to travel and meet.

Centrisys completes efficiency updates in two New York locations

Centrisys Corporation provided the New York City Department of Environmental Protection with 32 CS26-4 Centrisys decanter centrifuges to improve the efficiency of the wastewater treatment process. The Wards Island Wastewater Treatment Plant is the second largest of the 14 wastewater treatment facilities in New York City, serving nearly 1 million people. The Hunts Point Wastewater Resource Recovery Facility in the south Bronx cleans more than 200 million gallons of wastewater produced by 700,000 residents every day. The Centrisys engineering team integrated a centrifuge stand, diverter gate and interconnecting pipework into the NYC plant design. These design elements created a drop-in-place centrifuge system, allowing for easy integration with only a few minor modifications to the existing floor plan. 

Xylem appoints Rowland as senior vice president and CFO

Xylem has appointed Sandra Rowland as senior vice president and chief financial officer, effective Oct. 1. Rowland will succeed Mark Rajkowski, who will retire from the company at the end of the year. Since January 2015, Rowland had served as executive vice president and CFO of Harman International Industries. She is also a member of the Board of Directors and Audit and Human Resources Committees of industrial manufacturer Oshkosh Corp. She will be based at Xylem’s headquarters in Rye Brook, New York.   


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