Industry News - June 2022

Industry News - June 2022

Anue names new sales director

Anue Water Technologies announced that Joe Kratochvil has joined the company as sales director. Kratochvil joins Anue with 35 years’ wastewater industry experience. Most recently, he owned his own wastewater treatment company, Botany Bay Chemical. Before that, he served in sales management positions for HOH Water Technologies, Ashland Chemical and Betz Laboratories.

HDR acquires water engineering firm SPF

HDR acquired Boise, Idaho-based SPF Water Engineering, an employee-owned water, wastewater and hydrogeologic consulting firm. Going forward, they will do business as HDR | SPF. As part of the asset acquisition, SPF includes MDS Drafting, which will be doing business as HDR | MDS.  

Sacramento District selects Stantec to provide pipeline design

The Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District selected Stantec to provide design for 16 miles of transmission pipelines as part of the Harvest Water program. The program will provide tertiary-treated recycled water for growers to use to irrigate crops instead of pumped groundwater on 16,000 acres of agricultural lands in southern Sacramento County.  

HF scientific’s Mike Goodman retires

After 42 years with the company, Mike Goodman has retired from HF scientific. Goodman is credited with developing the company’s two major product lines used in the production of clean drinking water: turbidimeters and CLX chloring analyzers.

Nampa, Idaho wastewater division to upgrade system

Centrisys/CNP announced a partnership with Nampa, Idaho’s Wastewater Division to implement two MagPrex biological nutrient removal systems with sequestration as part of its phase II upgrades. These improvements will allow Nampa to meet new regulations that mandate Idaho cities to lower phosphorus in wastewater discharge.

JMS announces succession plan, celebrates anniversary

Jim Myers & Sons kicked off its 60th anniversary with the announcement of a major succession plan, encompassing seven promotions and transitions across various levels of management. Since founded by Jim Myers Jr. in his North Carolina home in 1962, JMS has operated under the leadership of family members. The tradition will continue with Sam Myers named as chief operating officer. With his father Dave Myers, the father/son duo will be responsible for company-wide leadership and performance evaluation. Kerry Dissinger will continue his leadership role as vice president and director of Mega-TREATMENT, the business arm dedicated to surface water treatment.

Additional staff changes include Director of Bio-HANDLING Anthony Sherrill, responsible for the management and performance of the sales, marketing and product management of the Bio-HANDLING product portfolio globally; Director of Engineering Justin Craig, responsible for project performance from purchase order through warranty and engineering standards development and compliance; Director of Manufacturing Derrick Cox, responsible for the management and performance of the JMS supply chain; Director of Quality Derek Fleetwood, responsible for the culture of quality for all JMS products and projects; Director of Finance Mark Noggle, responsible for the management of all JMS accounting, finance and IT related requirements; and Marketing Manager Laura Lando, responsible for management of internal and external JMS marketing initiatives.

An employee appreciation day is scheduled March 3 at the company headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina, marking the official launch of a year-long 60th anniversary celebration. It will be proceeded by monthly culture events for employees, as well as special programming at the annual cigar party held for the last 30 years at WEFTEC.

MFG Chemical hires Zukis as business development manager

MFG Chemical has hired Katy Zukis as business development manager. In addition to driving top line sales growth, she will be shaping MFG Chemical’s oil and gas strategy, optimizing the product portfolio and developing a robust pipeline. Zukis will be based out of the company’s sales office in Houston.

Winners of The Water Council’s 2021 Tech Challenge announced

The Water Council announced the three winners for its 2021 Tech Challenge. Sponsored by A.O. Smith, Badger Meter, Watts Water Technologies and Xylem, the three winners were: CAVinTace, from Istanbul, Turkey, for reducing operating expenditures in aerobic wastewater treatment; Anthony Dichiara, from Seattle, for his IoT-enabled water quality sensing topic; and Vienna Water Monitoring Services, from Vienna, Austria, for its microbial-control ColiMinder technology. Applications were submitted from 17 countries for the 2021 challenge.

Xylem moving headquarters to Washington, D.C.

Xylem announced that it is moving its headquarters to Washington, D.C. The company’s new facility will be co-located with the Reservoir Center for Water Solutions, a hub for multiparty, water-focused stakeholder collaboration, in the Navy Yard district along the Anacostia River. The center is anticipated to open in June.

Asahi/America welcomes Josh Goldberg to team

Asahi/America added Josh Goldberg as its business development manager for industrial and environmental piping systems in the western U.S. He has over 20 years of polymer formulation and product development experience and 10 years in market analysis and technical product sales.  


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