Industry News - April 2023

Industry News - April 2023

Asahi/America welcomes Steve Landry as district sales manager

Asahi/America announced the addition of Steve Landry to its outside sales team. Landry joined Asahi/America in December as district sales manager for the Texas region. He will work closely with Asahi/America’s distribution network and business development team on sales efforts and engineering specifications for the company’s industrial valve, actuation and piping product offerings. Landry comes to Asahi with over 20 years’ experience in thermoplastics.

Aqueous Vets recognized by ASCE Los Angeles

Aqueous Vets was recognized by the American Society of Civil Engineers Los Angeles for its collaboration with Orange County Water District and Yorba Linda Water District to design, manufacture and install a single-site ion exchange PFAS treatment facility. The YLWD PFAS treatment facility was awarded the Water Treatment Project of the Year by ASCE LA. In partnership with Tetra Tech and Pacific Hydrotech Corp., AV worked with OCWD and YLWD to install 11 pairs of PF12-520 LowPro IX resin systems. These systems were instrumental in bringing all nine of the site’s impacted wells back into service, enabling YLWD to increase its groundwater usage. The plant became operational in December 2021 and can treat up to 25 million gallons of water per day.

Endress+Hauser receives philanthropy award from ISU

Endress+Hauser received Indiana State University’s March On! Philanthropy Award. The award highlights the company’s collaboration with the school’s Bailey College of Engineering and Technology and Scott College of Business, along with donations to support students and faculty. ISU honored Endress+Hauser for its close work with the Bailey College of Engineering and Technology in creating opportunities for students through internships that progress into full-time positions. Endress+Hauser also recently collaborated with the school’s Scott College of Business to further aid the career success of ISU students. Additionally, ISU recognized Endress+Hauser’s donations to support student scholarships and assist school faculty.

Badger Meter acquires Syrinix

Badger Meter has acquired Syrinix, a privately held provider of intelligent water monitoring solutions, for $18.3 million. Founded in 2010 and headquartered in the UK, Syrinix specializes in high-frequency pressure monitoring and leak detection within water distribution and collection networks. Its remote network monitoring equipment and cloud-based software platform deliver data, customized alerts and insights that empower customers with real-time asset monitoring to reduce water loss and improve asset life.

Bentley Systems promotes Brock Ballard, adds Eric Boyer

Bentley Systems announced that Brock Ballard, previously vice president and regional executive, Americas, has been promoted to the role of chief revenue officer, and that Eric Boyer has joined as investor relations officer. Ballard succeeds newly retired Gus Bergsma who joined with Bentley Systems’ acquisition of RAM International in 2005. Prior to joining Bentley Systems in 2020, Ballard served in sales leadership positions with Dassault Systèmes, Autodesk and Océ. Boyer brings over 20 years’ experience in investor relations and equity research, a knowledge of capital markets, and a strong network of relationships. Prior to Boyer’s investor relations career, he spent more than a decade as a sell-side equity analyst at Wells Fargo and Deutsche Bank.

Xylem honors Texas, Michigan water utilities

Xylem recognized utilities and distributors who go above and beyond in the areas of customer service and community impact with a 2022 Reach award. The City of Fort Worth earned the Reach Transformation Award for deploying Xylem’s digital solutions to optimize their utility operations and meeting customer demands in one of the country’s fastest growing cities. And the Village of Mattawan in Michigan was presented the Reach Resiliency Award for modernizing their operations with smart water technology to multiply the efforts of their four-man public works team.

Cemen Tech expands manufacturing facility 

Cemen Tech completed the expansion of its facility in Indianola, Iowa, by adding 12,000 square feet, bringing the total square footage of the company’s manufacturing facility to 120,000 square feet. The expansion is part of the company’s commitment to investing nearly $3 million to upgrade facilities, equipment and technology. As part of the facility expansion, the company is setting aside space for the new Cemen Tech University, created to develop employees with highly desired, specialized skills. 

infinitii ai signs national distribution agreement with Core & Main

Vancouver-based infinitii ai has signed a national distribution agreement for infinitii flowworks predictive analytics software for Smart City water and wastewater infrastructure utilities with Core & Main. The software has already been adopted by utilities in Los Angeles County, Boston, Seattle and Miami-Dade County.

Greene Tweed names new president and CEO

Greene Tweed announced the appointment of Magen Buterbaugh as president and CEO of Greene Tweed. Buterbaugh brings two decades of experience in progressive management, and a long track record of leading cross-functional teams in a variety of industries and markets, from large corporations to startups. She replaces Kevin Lukiewski, who retired at the end of 2022.

Nedwick named ResinTech’s new director of research and quality

ResinTech welcomed Paul Nedwick as its director of research and quality. Nedwick brings a wide-ranging chemical background that began at Rohm and Haas, where he focused on marketing, manufacturing operations and technical support. He subsequently moved on to product innovation roles at Seal Strip and Dow Chemical in a career that has spanned more than 30 years. 

Thompson Pump adds new central U.S distributor

Thompson Pump and Manufacturing announced its distributor’s agreement with Kirby-Smith Machinery. With this new partnership, Kirby-Smith will be selling, servicing and renting Thompson Pump’s products throughout Oklahoma and North and West Texas within markets like governmental sales, oil and gas, construction, mining and industrial.   


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