Industry News: November 2017

Here's a quick roundup of this month's industry news. Track the industry's movers and shakers, learn about company acquisitions, get the skinny on new products and more.
Industry News: November 2017
Parkson Corporation announced that Clare Peeters will join the company as its chief operating officer.

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REXA’s president and CEO to retire, new leadership announced

REXA’s president and CEO, Sam Lalos, announced his plans to retire at the end of 2017. Geoff Hynes has been appointed president and CEO effective Jan. 1, 2018.

Trident receives 2018 Canadian Business Excellence Award
Trident Processes has received the Canadian Business Excellence Award for Private Businesses given annually to 25 private businesses in Canada. The award is presented by Excellence Canada and PwC Canada and is in recognition of Canadian businesses that demonstrate exemplary performance of strategic plans and exceptional achievement of business goals.

SUEZ holds groundbreaking at new laboratory in Texas
SUEZ broke ground on a new laboratory in Tomball, Texas, north of Houston, which is expected to open in mid-2018. In addition to continuing the research and development of specialty chemicals for the industrial segment, the new facility will expand to include further process innovation in the oil and gas industry, focusing on global upstream and downstream applications.

Badger Meter acquires assets of Carolina Meter & Supply
Badger Meter announced it has signed an agreement to acquire the assets of Carolina Meter & Supply, based in Wilmington, North Carolina. Following the acquisition, Carolina Meter will do business as National Meter & Automation, Badger’s wholly owned distribution sales organization.

WEF alliance promotes brewing of beer with reuse water
The Water Environment Federation has convened the Pure Water Brewing Alliance as an informal group of utilities, brewers, associations and companies interested in the use of purified water for brewing beer. The aim is to build public understanding of the water cycle, showcase water treatment technology and advance water sustainability through reuse.

Peeters named new chief operating officer at Parkson
Parkson Corp. announced that Clare Peeters will join the company as its chief operating officer. She will be responsible for all operational, manufacturing, administrative, human resources and strategic oversight for the corporation. Prior to her role at Parkson, Peeters was a vice president and managing director of corporate development at Axel Johnson Inc., where she was responsible for evaluating new investment opportunities, including in the water and wastewater treatment sector, and provided strategic and operational support to AJI’s portfolio of companies.


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