News About Asahi/America, Franklin Electric, Aqua-Aerobic and More

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News About Asahi/America, Franklin Electric, Aqua-Aerobic and More

Rob Cloutier

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.

Pierre plant wins engineering project of the 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.

Vincent Rada
Vincent Rada

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.  

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.

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.”

Gary Moore
Gary Moore

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.

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.

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.

Hamid Sarshar
Hamid Sarshar

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 EVP of operations focused on operational optimization efforts at TESCO.

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.

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.

Tatiana Mazzei
Tatiana Mazzei

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.

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.

Robert Thigpen
Robert Thigpen
Chad Knoll
Chad Knoll


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