Industry News - July 2023

Industry News - July 2023

PWTech welcomes Vincent Rada to leadership team

Process Wastewater Technologies welcomed Vincent Rada as sales manager for the western U.S. and Canada. Rada brings more than six years of water industry experience and will provide support for municipal and industrial treatment facilities across the region. Rada, who holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Missouri, will be largely focused on the Volute product line in his territory, introducing its capabilities to new utilities and supporting existing clients. 

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Robert Thigpen

Ecoremedy hires new field team members

Ecoremedy announced the addition of two members to its wastewater treatment plant commissioning team. Robert Thigpen is a field engineer on the commissioning team that oversees new customer operations and training for Ecoremedy Fluid Lift Gasification wastewater treatment plant projects. And Chad Knoll is a field operator on the commissioning team that provides operations expertise and training to new customers at wastewater treatment plant projects where Ecoremedy Fluid Lift Gasification technology is installed.

In-Situ rebrands with new tagline

In-Situ has been rebranded to reflect the company’s current status as a leader in both environmental and process water monitoring solutions. The company’s new tagline, “water simplified,” speaks to its groundwater, surface water, coastal, drinking water and wastewater audiences and captures the essence of the In-Situ brand: to simplify and improve water monitoring to help protect the world’s water resources.

Victaulic promotes Gary Moore

Victaulic has promoted Gary Moore to executive vice president and chief revenue officer. Moore began his Victaulic career 35 years ago in sales for Canada and progressed to the role of president of Victaulic Co. of Canada, Limited. Later he joined the executive team at Victaulic’s U.S. corporate headquarters and served as the executive vice president responsible for building and driving the global sales team.

Franklin Electric launches new employee resource group

Franklin Electric formed a new employee resource group dedicated to providing an avenue for women to grow both professionally and personally through education, networking and advocacy. Known as Franklin Women’s Network, the group’s goal, according to a release, is to “build a welcoming, inclusive community, provide professional alliances, equip Franklin women with relevant development tools and resources, and guide Franklin women to identify and achieve career milestones.”

Pierre plant wins engineering project of the year

Pierre, South Dakota’s new drinking water treatment plant was awarded the Central South Dakota Engineering Project of the Year, presented by the South Dakota Engineering Society. The facility’s design was led by JLG Architects and the engineering consultant AE2S. The project is now the largest in Pierre city government’s history, a $37.5 million investment approved by the public to improve the City’s drinking water and combat the water’s high mineral content.

Centrisys/CNP awarded Houston plant upgrade project

Centrisys/CNP was awarded the project to upgrade equipment for the City of Houston, Texas’  largest wastewater treatment facility, the 69th Street wastewater treatment plant. The upgrade will include 14 CS21-4HC 2ph decanter centrifuges with two spares. The new equipment will replace aging dewatering and solids handling equipment and will support the facility’s management of up to 200 million gpd and daily average flow of 400 mgd 2-hour peak flow. Centrisys/CNP’s manufacturing representative, Global WET based in Austin, Texas, assisted with the project in the technology planning.

Asahi/America introduces new team manager

Asahi/America has added Robert Cloutier as valve and actuation team manager. He will be responsible for developing and managing the company’s portfolio of manual and actuated valves, and accessory offerings in alignment with evolving market, industry and related regulations. He will be working closely with the sales team to support customers’ industrial valve applications. Cloutier holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from Plymouth State University. He is also a certified Massachusetts Class II physical/chemical industrial waste operator.

Xylem appoints Earl Ellis to Board of Directors

Xylem has appointed Earl Ellis to the company’s board of directors. Ellis currently serves as executive vice president and chief financial officer of ABM Industries. Ellis brings 25 years’ experience and he most recently spent four years at Best Buy, initially as CFO of Best Buy Canada and later as senior vice president of finance in the U.S., overseeing all revenue-generating channels. 

Cemen Tech signs C.N. Wood as authorized dealer

Cemen Tech announces a signed agreement with C.N. Wood as the exclusive dealer for Cemen Tech volumetric concrete mixers in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York and Maine. C.N. Wood, with almost 60 years’ experience and nine locations, has expanded its services by offering volumetric concrete mixers for contractors in New England to broaden their capabilities and have more control over projects.

Hamid Sarshar named president of TESCO Controls

TESCO Controls, a United Flow Technologies company, has named Hamid Sarshar as president of the organization. Sarshar will lead the 50-year-old company into the next strategic phase of growth and innovation within the UFT platform. Hamid Sarshar joined UFT in October 2022 as executive vice president of operations focused on operational optimization efforts at TESCO.

Aqua-Aerobic Systems promotes Tatiana Mazzei

Aqua-Aerobic Systems promoted Tatiana Mazzei to the position of regional manager – Latin America. She began her career at Aqua-Aerobic as an application engineer in 2013, was promoted to project application engineer in 2015, and in November of 2022 Mazzei was promoted to senior project application engineer. In her new position as regional manager, Mazzei will be responsible for developing business in Latin America.

Axius Water acquires Napier-Reed

Axius Water has acquired Napier-Reid, a supplier of custom-engineered water and wastewater treatment systems located in Ontario, Canada. Axius Water is a portfolio of businesses focused on improving the effectiveness of wastewater treatment in industrial and municipal applications. Frank Li will continue to hold the role of vice president and general manager at Napier-Reid and will be responsible for the day-to-day operations.

Stantec expands growth and innovation team

Stantec has welcomed Peter Bokor to the company’s growth and innovation office as a senior vice president. Based in the firm’s Irvine, California, office, Bokor will support the development and execution of strategic plans and help oversee key accounts and corporate growth campaigns. With over 30 years’ experience, he will also help develop and deploy strategic growth initiatives across the Stantec enterprise.

Hydraulic Institute appoints new board of directors

The Hydraulic Institute installed new leadership during its 2023 annual conference in Tucson, Arizona. Brian Sweeney, president, Crane Pumps and Systems, transitioned from board president into the chairman role. Scott King, president and CEO, The Gorman-Rupp Company, was appointed as the board president. John Donatiello, senior vice president strategy and business development, Hydro, assumed the role of treasurer and Charles Pope, president and general manager, Patterson Pump, transitioned into the role of secretary. Each officer serves a one-year term that ends in Feb. 2024.

In addition to the officers, four new members joined the HI board. David Flinton, senior vice president, chief innovation, technology and product management officer, Xylem; Troy Pickering, CEO, Simflo and Albert Pouria, CEO, Sun Star Electric began three-year terms which will end in 2026. Mike Mancuso, vice president of marketing and technology, Flowserve Corp., began a two-year term, which will end in 2025.  


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