(Milford, Mass.), an
analytical science solutions developer and provider, opened a new Waters
Solution Centre in Singapore. The center
is housed in Singapore Science Park II.
(Austin), an independent human–machine interface and supervisory control and
data acquisition provider, won three awards in the 26th annual Control
Engineering Engineers’ Choice Awards. This competition recognizes the best
control, instrumentation, and automation products introduced in 2012. The
company’s solutions were selected in three categories: applications, monitoring
software; human–machine interface software; and mobile apps for controls,
automation, and instrumentation software.
Water treatment facilities
operated and managed by Veolia Water North America (Chicago) in Lynn and
Taunton, Mass., as well as two employees of the company, were honored for
outstanding efforts by the New England Water Environment Association(Woburn,
The water resource
recovery facility in Lynn received the 2012 Water Environment Federation (WEF;
Alexandria, Va.) George W. Burke Jr. Award, representing a strong commitment to
employee safety. The award promotes an active safety program in municipal and
industrial wastewater facilities.
The Taunton facility was
awarded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 2012 Industrial Pretreatment
Program Regional Excellence Award, which honors the best industrial
pretreatment programs that effectively regulate industrial discharges to their
sanitary sewer systems.
Also honored was Alfred
F. Waitt, project manager in Lynn. He was inducted into the WEF Quarter
Century Operator’s Club, which recognizes operators’ service and dedication to
the environmental field. George Vercelli, senior capital program
management project manager, received WEF’s Life Member Award, honoring him for
a long career of committed service in the environmental profession.
GEI Consultants Inc
. (Woburn, Mass.),ageotechnical, environmental, water resources, and ecological
science and engineering firm, added four new employees to its ranks.
the Sacramento office, is a principal water resources planner with 24 years of
experience in California water resources planning. He has extensive experience
with regulatory and policy issues associated with the California State Water
Project and the Sacramento–San Joaquin River Delta.
has more than 23 years of experience in environmental consulting. A geologist
and branch manager in the Minneapolis office, Murer has focused his career on
serving the needs of industrial and freight-rail clients.
,also in the Minneapolis
office, is a senior professional with 16 years of experience as a project
manager and as an environmental engineer specializing in the completion and
management of environmental site assessments and remediation projects.
,based in the
Chicago office, is a geotechnical engineer with 10 years of experience as a
lead analyst and project manager for a variety of technical assignments.
Mark M. Scott
, based in the Denver
office, is a senior consultant and water resources, environmental, and business
solutions leader. His expertise includes water/wet infrastructure,
environmental planning/remediation, business solutions, construction services,
and information management for complex midsize and large projects.
Michael N. Young
branch manager of RJN Group Inc. (Wheaton, Ill.), has been named an RJN
principal. He will be the principal in charge of the company’s central U.S.
operations. Since joining the company, he has acted as project director or
project manager on several collection system programs and water/wastewater
design projects. He has more than 18 years of experience in the
Headworks International Inc.
(Houston) promoted Afnan
Din to vice president. Din joined the company in 2010 as vice president and
process manager for the Middle East and North Africa division with more than 10
years of experience in the water industry in both Europe and the Middle East.
(White Plains, N.Y.), a global water
technology company, acquired MultiTrode Pty Ltd. (Brisbane, Queensland,
Australia), a privately held water and wastewater technology and services
company, for approximately $26 million. The terms of the transaction were not
disclosed. The company’s technology and services portfolio includes pump-station
controllers and supervisors; level-sensing devices; Web-based monitoring
services; supervisory control and data acquisition software; panels; and
engineering and integration services.
joined Koch Membrane Systems Inc.
(Wilmington, Mass.) as regional manager for the western United States and
Canada. Ali will direct the commercial development of the water and wastewater
business for the region. He also will focus on identifying opportunities for
commercial growth and developing strategic relationships as the company
prepares to launch a series of new products for the water and wastewater
(Rosemont, Ill.), a provider of pumps
and pump solutions for water management, building services, and groundwater,
promoted Harold Adams to national sales manager in its water management
sector. Prior to assuming the new position, Adams served as northeast regional
sales manager in the greater Philadelphia area.
provider of chromatic-based identification and diagnostic
solutions, won the 2013 Prism Award for Photonics Innovation from the
Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (Bellingham, Wash.). The
award honors companies and their innovations in nine categories, from
scientific lasers to defense and security. The company won in the Green
Photonics categoryfor its patented ChromaID™ technology.
joined Gresham, Smith, and
Partners (Nashville, Tenn.) as a senior environmental engineer in the
environmental services market. With more than 30 years of experience in water
resources and management, Carr will be instrumental in growing the company’s
stormwater resources and management programs, and also will play a key role in
low-impact development and green infrastructure programs. He also served as
program manager for a $70 million, 10-year improvement project in Skokie, Ill.,
that successfully alleviated extensive basement flooding at one-third the cost
of traditional approaches.
J. Tyler Hewitt
joined HDR Inc. (Omaha, Neb.) as the Water and Natural Resources
business group’s manager in Georgia. He will be headquartered in the Atlanta
office. He has more than 15 years of experience in water supply, drinking
water, and wastewater.
a senior project
manager at Gannett Fleming (South Plainfield, N.J.),a global
infrastructure firm that provides planning, design, technology, and
construction management services, received the Association of Environmental
Authorities of New Jersey (Mercerville) Lifetime Member Wave Award. A member for
35 years, Platt was recognized for his outstanding contributions to the state’s
public water, wastewater, solid waste, and recycling sectors.
Vogelsang USA Inc.
manufacturer of pumps, grinders, and related equipment for municipal, industrial,
and agricultural markets, hired Jim Kuller as sales manager for
Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, California, Nevada, and Alaska. He also
will manage sales in British Columbia and Alberta.
The company also hired Ron Maiorana as
sales manager for Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma,
Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi.
The Goldman Environmental Foundation (San
Francisco) announced that Azzam Alwash, founder of Nature Iraq
(Sulaymaniyah, Iraq), was one of six recipients worldwide of the 2013 Goldman
Environmental Prize. The prize recognizes fearless environmental leaders around
the world. Alwash founded Nature Iraq in 2004 as an Iraqi nongovernmental
environmental organization to protect, restore, and preserve Iraq’s natural environment
and rich cultural heritage. His most internationally recognized work has
centered on the restoration of the southern Iraqi marshlands. The Mesopotamian
marshlands of southern Iraq are believed by some to be the location of the
Garden of Eden. In early 2011, the Nature Iraq Foundation (Washington, D.C.)
was established as a U.S.-based philanthropic organization that works to fund
Nature Iraq and other organizations working to protect the natural environment
Pennsylvania American Water
(Hershey, Pa.), the largest water utility in the state, providing water and/or
wastewater services to more than 2.2 million people, announced that eight
watershed initiatives across the state have earned financial support through
the company’s 2013 Environmental Grant Program. The recipients will receive a
share of grant funds totaling nearly $35,000 for their community-based projects
that improve, restore, or protect watersheds.
The company awarded its
2013 Environmental Grants to the Eastern Pennsylvania Coalition for Abandoned
Mine Reclamation (Luzerne County), the Evergreen Conservancy (Indiana County),
Friends of Cherry Valley (Monroe County), the Pennsylvania Resources Council
(Allegheny County), Londonderry Township (Dauphin County), the Borough of
Kittanning (Armstrong County), Dunmore Historical Society (Lackawanna County),
and Manada Conservancy (Dauphin County).
(Manchester, England), an electrochemical-sensor
manufacturer, received the Best After-Sales Service award from the Instrument
User Group run by WRc plc (Swindon, England), an independent public limited
company providing research and consultancy in water, wastewater, and the
environment. The award recognizes the company’s commitment to exceeding
customer expectations. The company manufactures both water- and gas-monitoring
The Spokane County
(Wash.) Regional Water Reclamation Facility has earned the Washington
Industrial Energy Leaders (WIEL) Award for its innovative energy management.
Gov. Chris Gregoire presented the WIEL Leadership in Innovation Utility Sponsor
Award to Spokane County, CH2M Hill (Englewood, Colo.), and Avista
Utilities (Spokane). The award identifies and recognizes Washington
industries that demonstrate energy-efficiency leadership and commitment. In
particular, the award given to the facility recognizes highly innovative energy
projects, including emerging technologies, use of existing technologies in a
new way, or a unique change to a process that saves significant energy.
Don Del Nero
(Atlanta) as the tunnels and trenchless practice leader. He will lead programs
throughout North America related to developing underground infrastructure that
supports water conveyance and transportation facilities.