April 2013, Vol. 25, No.4

Business

Ecosphere Technologies Inc. (Stuart, Fla.), a diversified water engineering, technology licensing, and environmental services company, was chosen for the 2012 Artemis Top 50 Water Tech Listing by Artemis Water Strategy (San Francisco). The competition identifies the most promising advanced water technology companies worldwide and supports their entry into the full-scale market. Ecosphere’s patented Ozonix technology has enabled oil and gas operators to recycle and reuse more than 7.6 billion L (2 billion gal) of water at approximately 600 oil and natural gas wells, eliminating the need for 6 million L (1.6 million gal) of liquid biocides.  

CH2M Hill (Englewood, Colo.) appointed Neil Reynolds regional managing director for the firm’s Middle East, North Africa, and India operations. He will be responsible for developing regional and country strategies in line with the firm’s global market strategies.  

Oldcastle Precast Inc. (Atlanta), a manufacturer of precast and polymer concrete products, acquired key assets of six precast-concrete operations in California owned by U.S. Concrete ( Euless, Texas) . The acquisition will provide Oldcastle a leading position in the storm and sanitary sewer market in Northern California.   

CST Industries Inc. (Lenexa, Kan.) named Tony Thill president of CST International, a division responsible for operations outside North America. Prior to joining the company, Thill served in multiple executive roles with GE Energy (Schenectady, N.Y.) and the former BHA Group Inc. (Raytown, Mo.), leading the dry-filtration business unit; developing international markets; accelerating product development; and implementing marketing, sales, and corporate strategy worldwide.  

Pieralisi Group (Jesi, Italy) appointed Choi Au-Yeung head of its separation solutions division. Choi will be responsible for increasing market share and expanding application coverage worldwide.  

KeyEco Tech Inc. (Swanton, Md.), a majority-owned subsidiary of Green Processing Technologies Inc. (Swanton), entered into a marketing services agreement with Advanced Waste and Water Technology Inc. (AWWT; Long Island, N.Y.), which specializes in chemical and liquid waste removal, waste and water treatment, and disposal services. AWWT will provide marketing services to commercialize and increase awareness and use of KeyEco Tech’s water remediation technologies. Services also will include contact and solicitation of companies involved in fracking on the Marcellus Shale, governmental municipal water treatment projects, and large-scale private water treatment projects.  

Randall C. Hill joined Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam Inc. (Huntington Beach, Calif.) as director of engineering of the firm’s infrastructure practice in Southern California. Hill will lead the firm’s business development, as well as project execution efforts for clients throughout Southern California. He also will be responsible for identifying and assessing business opportunities, marketing the company’s services to its clients, and leading the infrastructure team.  

 

    

Shannon Stewart joined Environmental Science Associates (San Francisco), an environmental consulting firm, as a principal technical associate in the firm’s energy practice. Stewart will support clients from the firm’s San Diego office.  

Environmental Science Associates also announced that it has moved its corporate headquarters to 550 Kearny St., San Francisco.   

BioTector Analytical Systems Ltd. (Ringaskiddy, Ireland), a privately owned company with more than 1000 installations in more than 40 countries worldwide was awarded the 2012 United States Product Leadership Award in water and wastewater analytical instrumentation market by Frost & Sullivan ( Mountain View, Calif. ). The company received the award for product features and functionality, innovation, product acceptance in the marketplace, value-added enhancements, and product quality.  

Richard (Dick) Kuchenrither , scholar in residence in the department of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Colorado–Boulder, has been appointed director of the university’s water engineering and management graduate program. The program provides important tools for young professionals and graduate students in the water profession, and also is intended for graduate students and professionals working for utilities, consulting engineers, and regulatory agencies.  

The Passavant-Geiger Group continues operations under the new name, Bilfinger Water Technologies (Aarbergen). The group successfully renamed all subsidiaries on March 1 and is part of the Bilfinger Facility Services Subgroup of Bilfinger SE. The company also has acquired Johnson Screens (St. Paul, Minn.).