Industry News - August 2022

Industry News - August 2022

MFG Chemical names Todd Viens CFO

MFG Chemical has hired Todd Viens as chief financial officer. In addition to managing the finance functions, Viens will partner with the leadership team in executing MFG Chemical’s strategy around safety, revenue growth and operational excellence. He will work from the company’s corporate office in Chattanooga, Tennessee. 

Flottweg adds warehouse to Kentucky campus

Flottweg is building a new 15,000-square-foot warehouse at the company’s existing campus in Independence, Kentucky. The building is expected to be completed in early 2023, and will allow for additional production and parts storage.

Justin Pecoroni joins Franklin Electric

Franklin Electric welcomed Justin Pecoroni to its industrial and engineered systems business unit. In his new role as senior business unit manager, he will lead all of the commercial activities within the company’s OEM business segment, providing technical expertise and setting the strategic vision to support the needs and growth of Franklin Electric’s customers. Pecoroni brings more than 10 years’ experience serving industrial clients to the role. In his previous position as global account manager for Wesco-Anixter, he worked closely with clients in the renewable energy space, developing and managing teams in direct support of critical infrastructure projects. He also worked on supply chain integration projects to address complex customer needs.

WQA launches rebate program, names new president

Water Quality Association members who earn a professional certification title within a year of starting WQA’s professional training program could be eligible for a rebate under an initiative announced at the 2022 WQA Convention and Exposition. The rebate, available for a limited time to Core and Premier level dealer members, would cover most online training costs and a certification exam.

WQA also announced that Jim Stern, executive vice president for A. O. Smith Corp., is the association’s new president. Stern outlined the three strategic goals of WQA’s 2022-24 strategic plan, which are: advancing knowledge and professionalism of industry participants; increasing advocacy; and driving public awareness and knowledge.

Atlas Copco launches Your Silent Partner campaign

Atlas Copco Portable Air has launched a communications campaign promoting the benefits of its E-Air electric compressor range. The Your Silent Partner campaign stresses the benefits that electrification brings with it, including a large reduction in noise output. The wider communication campaign aims to boost sustainability and help jobs be completed in a more user-friendly way.

Ansell Sims joins Hydraulic Institute board

Grundfos Americas President Ansell Sims joined the Hydraulic Institute’s board of directors. He will serve three years on the board starting immediately. The institute sets industry standards through the publication of many different materials, such as application guidebooks and online tools.

North Texas to improve water treatment

The North Texas Municipal Water District is upgrading its Wilson Creek Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant to prepare for population growth and preserve environmental stewardship. Upgrades at the 64 million-gallons-per-day facility will improve reliability, optimize process performance and energy efficiency and increase flexibility. The design and engineering of the upgrades is being led by Brown and Caldwell.

Stantec announces new water leadership team

Stantec announced a new leadership team for its water business led by Ryan Roberts. All members of the water leadership team are long-term Stantec employees and have held multiple leadership roles throughout the firm’s water business. The four key leaders supporting Roberts are: Matt Travers, water business operations leader; John Montgomery, director of water strategic growth; Kari Shively, director of water marketing, business development and sales; and Joe Uglevich, director of water project delivery.

Seven Seas Water Group adds Nadine Leslie to its board

Seven Seas Water Group announced the addition of Nadine Leslie to its board of directors. Leslie brings more than 25 years of industry experience in operations, management, compliance, stakeholder relations and due diligence. She most recently served as CEO of Suez North America, following prior leadership positions within the company’s regulated, contract and corporate segments. Leslie also previously served as Suez Group executive vice president, health, safety and security and was involved in various corporate social responsibility initiatives.


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