Industry News: December 2018

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.

The Water Research Foundation names new CEO
The Water Research Foundation named Dr. Peter Grevatt as chief executive officer. He has over 30 years’ experience leading the implementation of public health and environmental protection programs including significant national leadership experience in the water sector. Most recently, Grevatt served as director of the Environmental Protection Agency Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water. At OGWDW, he was responsible for ensuring the safety of the nation’s drinking water supply through the development and implementation of national drinking water standards, oversight and funding of state drinking water programs, and the implementation of source water protection and underground injection control programs.

Endress+Hauser announces changes to executive board
Effective March 1, Dr. Andreas Mayr will be the chief operating officer of Endress+Hauser and will serve as deputy CEO to Matthias Altendorf. Mayr holds a doctorate in physics and joined Endress+Hauser in 1998. In his role as COO, he will be responsible for sales, production and support. And on Oct. 1, 2018, Jörg Stegert joined the board as chief human resources officer. He replaces Roland Kienzler who left the company to pursue other opportunities.

Aerzen opens new office in Atlanta
Aerzen USA celebrated the launch of its new facility with an open house for the Atlanta location. The new office is designed to provide better service to customers in the southeastern U.S. and houses a regional sales office, rental equipment and service depot. The 24,740-square-foot building consists of a 21,000-square-foot production/warehouse area and 2,800 square feet of office space. The open house also was the official launch of Aerzen Rental in the U.S.

Parkson Corp. releases new Aqua Guard video
Parkson Corp. announced the release of the latest video, Why We Use Plastic Elements on a Headworks Screen (Aqua Guard). The video explains why teeth on the Aqua Guard screen are effective in assisting to remove solids and ultimately, provide a reliable screening process with the high capture rates. To learn more about the elements and screen, watch the video here:


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