Industry News: February 2022

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.

Envirosuite wins 2021 Water Entrepreneurial award
Envirosuite announced it received an award for entrepreneurial company of the year from Frost & Sullivan for the 2021 Global Digital Twin Technology for Water. Frost & Sullivan applies a rigorous analytical process that involves a detailed evaluation of the best practices criteria across two dimensions for each nominated company. Envirosuite was recognized for entrepreneurial innovation criteria in the digital twins for water space, including market disruption, competitive differentiation, market gaps, leadership focus and persistence. Envirosuite also scored highly for customer impact criteria, particularly in price and performance value, customer purchase experience, customer ownership experience, customer service experience and brand equity.

The Water Council, SCS Global Services partner
The Water Council has partnered with SCS Global Services to meet water and sustainability challenges by improving corporate water stewardship outcomes and reporting. The new partnership will include development and rollout of programs to help companies move beyond traditional water management to credible and verified water stewardship that addresses enterprise-wide challenges and opportunities. SCS Global Services offers third-party verification of environmental, social and sustainability performance, helping organizations demonstrate and communicate their corporate responsibility and sustainability success stories.

Endress+Hauser bundles analysis expertise
Endress+Hauser subsidiaries SpectraSensors and Kaiser Optical Systems have joined forces to form a new company, Endress+Hauser Optical Analysis. By consolidating its expertise in the field of laser-based measurement technology, the Group is strengthening its focus on laboratory and process analysis and positioning itself to provide customers with better support for analysis tasks in the future. SpectraSensors and Kaiser Optical Systems merged under the new name Jan. 1.

Watson-Marlow breaks ground on new facility
Watson-Marlow broke ground on its new manufacturing facility in Devens, Massachusetts. The new building will be dedicated to production of Watson-Marlow’s range of products, including peristaltic pumps, tubing, fluid path solutions and BioPure components. The 150,000-square-foot facility will incorporate a suite of eight ISO14644-1 Class 7 cleanrooms, warehousing and offices, with space for two further cleanrooms within the initial footprint. With segregated cleanroom and non-cleanroom production capabilities, Watson-Marlow’s new facility will strengthen the support it provides to customers across its core sectors of pharmaceutical and biotechnology, medical diagnostics and process industries.

Julian Atchia
Julian Atchia

SJE’s Julian Atchia joins Hydraulic Institute board
SJE’s Julian Atchia, vice president of research and development, was selected to serve as a Hydraulic Institute board member. He and two other new members will begin their three-year term at the Hydraulic Institute Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida, in March 2022. Board members are responsible for maintaining the missions, goals and key strategies of the Institute; ensuring adequate financial, staff and volunteer resources; and providing leadership support to key committees to accomplish Institute goals.

Anue Water and D & H Water Systems expand coverage
D & H Water Systems, a rep for Anue Water Technology, expanded their coverage to all of California, and also added coverage in Arizona and Nevada. 

Thompson Pump announces executive retirement and promotions
Thompson Pump and Manufacturing announced the retirement of John Farrell, the company’s vice president of sales and marketing. With Farrell’s retirement, the promotion of Bobby Zitzka to vice president of sales and marketing and of Pat Broderick to national sales manager were also announced. Over his 38 years at Thompson Pump, Farrell helped establish and grow partnerships with national rental companies, distributors and vendors. He also travelled the world meeting with customers, attending tradeshow and growing Thompson Pump’s international and municipal business as well as its dealer and distributor network to more than 40 business partners across the U.S. and Canada.

CarboNet and SEEPEX enter into partnership
SEEPEX entered into an agreement to supply clean technology company CarboNet with pumps for its water treatment solution, NanoNet Fe. The NanoNet Fe concentrate is a cost-effective, safe solution for onsite, industrial produced water treatment.


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