Industry News - December 2022

Industry News - December 2022

Ed Fritz named WEF’s Chair of Solids Separation Subcommittee

Operators Unlimited Wastewater Process Engineer and Project Manager Ed Fritz was named the Water Environment Federation chair of the solids separation subcommittee. Dedicated to researching wastewater solutions, the subcommittee is organized under the Residuals and Biosolid Committee and focuses on the many aspects of thickening and dewatering. The subcommittee has more than 40 members.

E.F. “Chip” Johnson joins EnBiorganic team

E.F. “Chip” Johnson joined EnBiorganics’ business development, industry education and market outreach team. Johnson has been involved in the environmental civil engineering field since his graduation from Auburn University in 1979. His career has taken him from a sales engineer role to head of technical services and business development for consulting engineering firms, trenchless technology contractors and manufacturers. He previously worked at American Cast Iron Pipe, Brown and Caldwell, Metcalf & Eddy, CH2MHill, Insituform and most recently Sprayroq, where he continues in a consultative contract role.

Jenkins Electric welcomes industry veteran Billy Johns

Jenkins Electric welcomed Billy Johns to its outside sales team. Johns brings decades of experience and will be a key team member responsible for continuing the company’s 115-year legacy. Over the last 20 years, he’s had roles in sales and customer service. Johns previously worked for both motor manufacturers and repair shops across the industry. He served on the Electro-Mechanical Authority Southeastern Chapter board of directors since 2016 and as chapter president from April 2020 to Oct. 2021. 

Centrisys/CNP awarded solids handling upgrade

Centrisys/CNP announced it was awarded the city of Seaside, Oregon Wastewater Treatment Plant solids handling upgrade. The upgrade of the wastewater treatment plant will include a Centrisys USA-manufactured CS21-4 HC dewatering centrifuge and a DLT420 low-temperature belt dryer. The upgraded equipment will replace aging dewatering and sludge drying equipment. It will allow the city of Seaside to meet Western Oregon regulations that mandate the elimination of Class B cake in landfills.

NuTech to offer access to wastewater treatment

To help provide access to affordable and sustainable methods for the treatment of wastewater, industrial and municipal wastewater industry veterans Kevin Ayers and Chris Evans have joined forces with EnBiorganic Technologies as a licensee. Headquartered in Lafayette, Louisiana, NuTech Innovations will deliver EnBiorganic’s autonomous bioaugmentation technology solution to smaller communities and industries throughout Louisiana and Mississippi.

Duperon expands leadership team

Duperon Corp. welcomed Steve Macomber as business development manager. Macomber brings 25 years’ experience and will lead the company’s business development efforts. Hailing from Charlotte, North Carolina, he has spent six years with Black & Veatch, and more than 18 years working for equipment manufacturers in the screening, dewatering and thickening sector.

Claire Rutkowski
James Lawton
Michael Campbell
Suzanne Little

Michael Campbell joins Bentley Systems, expands executive roles

Bentley Systems announced that Michael Campbell has been appointed chief product officer and will lead more than 1,500 colleagues in the company’s product advancement group. Campbell joins Bentley from product engineering software company PTC Inc., where he has spent his whole career since earning his mechanical engineering degree from Boston University in 1995.

 The company also named James Lawton to the newly created role of chief digital officer. Lawton joined Bentley with the acquisition of geosciences software company Seequent in 2021. He will lead Bentley’s digital experience strategy and its IT organization. After six years as chief information officer, Claire Rutkowski was named senior vice president, CIO champion. Rutkowski joined Bentley in 2016 from the position of CIO at infrastructure engineering firm Stantec/MWH. And Suzanne Little was promoted to the newly created role of chief colleague success officer. Little will lead Bentley’s global HR functions and teams. Previously, as vice president of talent, Little led global talent operations, including talent acquisition, talent management, total rewards and talent systems and analytics.

Axine completes PFAS destruction test program

Axine Water Technologies has successfully completed a comprehensive test program to verify the performance of its proprietary electrochemical oxidation technology for onsite destruction of PFAS compounds in water and wastewater. The company’s EOx system destroys PFAS in wastewater as opposed to removal options that collect PFAS for hazardous disposal or secondary destruction.

Matt Murray
Mike Smith

Franklin Electric adds to management team

Franklin Electric welcomed two new members to its growing industrial and engineered systems business unit. Matt Murray joins the company as senior business unit manager for industrial distribution and Mike Smith joins as senior business unit manager for fleet. In their new roles, Murray and Smith will set the strategic vision for their segments, leading all commercial activities and supporting the needs and growth of Franklin Electric’s customers.

Kent County DPW hires communications and marketing manager

The Kent County Department of Public Works hired Steve Farber as its new communications and marketing manager. Faber has a background in strategic communications, public relations and conservation. He holds a master’s degree in public administration and nonprofit management from Grand Valley State University and a bachelor’s degree in geography from Calvin University. 


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