October 2012, Vol. 24, No.10

Business

Hubbell, Roth & Clark Inc. (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) selected Daniel Mitchell as vice president of its board of directors. The company also named Charles Hart and Donna Martin as associates. 

 

American Water (Voorhees, N.J.), the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company, has selected Mueller Systems (Atlanta), a subsidiary of Mueller Water Products Inc. (Atlanta), to supply water meters and automated meter-reading systems as part of a supply agreement between the two companies. The agreement could extend until 2016. 

 

Steven L. Hoch joined the law firm of Morris, Polich & Purdy LLP (Los Angeles) as partner. Hoch is an environmental regulatory and litigation attorney. He has more than 35 years of experience in federal and state environmental laws and regulations relating to groundwater issues, groundwater contamination, hazardous substances, waste-handling practices, soil erosion, soil contamination, and air-resource issues.  

 

Noram Engineering and Constructors Ltd. (Vancouver, British Columbia), a company specializing in the fields of nitration, sulfuric acid, and electrochemistry, has purchased a position in ECOfluid Systems Inc. (Vancouver). ECOfluid designs, builds, and operates plants for treatment of municipal and industrial wastewater. ECOfluid will join Noram at its offices in Vancouver.  

 

Paul Costa, a business development manager who has been with RJN Group Inc. (Wheaton, Ill.) for 10 years, has been named a principal of the firm. 

 

MWH Laboratories (Monrovia, Calif.), the largest full-service, single-site water testing laboratory in the United States and a division of MWH Global Inc. (Broomfield, Colo.), in March became one of the first water and wastewater laboratories in the country to meet all U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proficiency testing requirements for the third round of the Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Regulation.  

 

Parkson Corp. (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) has appointed Shamus M. Hurley as its new president and CEO. Prior to joining Parkson, Hurley worked for 5 years as CEO of Kinetico (Newbury, Ohio), a manufacturer of residential and commercial water treatment systems. 

 

Eric Simpson joined AdEdge Water Technologies (Buford, Ga.)as project engineer. He will manage tasks related to proposal preparation, system design, project scoping, and execution of water treatment projects. 

Sam Miller also has joined the company as mechanical designer. 

 

Five CH2M Hill (Englewood, Colo.) engineers have become board certified members of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers (Annapolis, Md.): Ron Williams in the Phoenix office; Sham Sihabdeen in the Columbus, Ohio, office; Barry Rabinowitz in the Vancouver, British Columbia, office; and Dingfang Liu and Alfred Carrier, both in the Boston office. 

 

Xylem Inc. (White Plains, N.Y.), a global water technology provider, has been awarded the Excellence Award in Corporate Philanthropy by the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy (New York), an international forum of CEOs and chairpersons focused on raising the level and quality of corporate philanthropy. The company’s corporate responsibility and social investment program, Xylem Watermark, was recognized with the President’s Award. The award is given to a company with annual revenues of $20 billion or less. Judging criteria included strong CEO leadership, commitment to innovation, dedication to measurement, and cultivation of strategic partnerships. 

 

John M. Bonner , who for 7 years has served as executive vice president and CEO of the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (Ames, Iowa), will retire effective Jan. 31. 

 

Gresham, Smith, and Partners (Nashville, Tenn.) named Ronald Abrahamsenior environmental engineer in the firm’s water services market. 

 

Skelly and Loy (Harrisburg, Pa.) hired Robert L. Kowalczyk to work in the firm’s Geo-Environmental Services Group. Kowalczyk will oversee cleanup of New Jersey contaminated sites under the New Jersey Department of Environment Protection’s Site Remediation Reform Act. 

 

Grundfos (Bjerringbro, Denmark) has launched a new business development “competency center” to serve North America. The center, which is devoted exclusively to the municipal wastewater market, is located near Chicago in a 9755-m2 (105,000-ft2) former pump-manufacturing facility. 

 

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