Martha R. Vance
has been named vice president, chief accounting officer, of Layne
Christensen Co. (Mission Woods, Kan.). She has more than 20 years of
accounting, analysis, and financial reporting experience. She most recently
served as controller for the residential business of Direct Energy (Houston).
Critical Process Filtration Inc.® (Nashua, N.H.), a manufacturer
and supplier of premium process-filtration products and services, appointed Steven
Pearl vice president of quality management. He will be responsible for
quality systems, new-product validation, design control in development of new
products, and product-quality assessments. He has more than 25 years of
experience in developing and validating high-quality membrane-based products
for use by biopharmaceutical manufacturers.
Thompson Pump and Manufacturing Co. Inc. (Port Orange, Fla.) has moved its
southern Mississippi branch; the mailing address is 9257 West Oaklawn Road,
Biloxi, MS 39532.
The Hydraulic Institute
(Parsippany, N.J.), North America’s largest pump association, appointed
Mark J. Sullivan director of education and training. He will support
Pump Systems Matter (PSM), a 501(c)3 education/training organization affiliated
with the institute. He also will lead all strategic development, marketing, and
PSM educational programs, as well as personnel certification initiatives. He
brings a wide range of international corporate experience in electronic
technologies, health care, and the pump industry, as well as a diverse training
and educational background.
GE (Trevose, Pa.) awarded Seward Power Station (New Florence,
Pa.) with its prestigious “ecomagination” Leadership Award for the plant’s
significant improvement in water-treatment reduction in costs, with help from
the company and its advanced water-chemical technology. The award recognizes
the achievements of industrial users that significantly surpass and improve
environmental and industrial operational goals while balancing industrial
Among other benefits, the 525-MW coal-fired power plant achieved a 25%
reduction in its total water treatment costs per million gallons and a
379-million-L (100-million-gal) annual reduction in blowdown water from the
cooling tower. Also, the reduction of manganese was consistently greater than
90%. Since 2008, the station has achieved more than $500,000 in cumulative
savings. The station is owned and operated by NRG Energy (Princeton,
N.J.), a company that develops, acquires, and manages a variety of
energy-related operations worldwide.
Dow Water Process and Solutions
(Edina, Minn.) received the top prize honor of Market Choice for the new
DOW FILMTEC™ ECO Reverse Osmosis elements in a product contest held by the
Aquatech China committee and dayuu.com, an online water industry network. The elements are designed to provide customers with exceptional
rejection and low energy consumption — 99.7% at 1030 kPa (150 lb/in.2)
— and are intended to deliver up to 40% lower salt passage at up to 30% less
energy, compared to standard reverse-osmosis elements. The elements are offered
in two configurations to match reverse-osmosis needs on a broad spectrum.
Greater China commercial director Christina Fang accepted the award on
behalf of the company.
Severn Trent Services
(Fort Washington, Pa.), a supplier of water and wastewater solutions,
appointed Lawrence Quinn vice president, regional operations, for water
treatment technologies. He will be responsible for the water treatment business
and also will oversee global manufacturing operations for all Severn Trent
Services and Severn Trent De Nora products. Quinn will be based in Colmar, Pa.
Westin Engineering (Rancho Cordova, Calif.), a technology solution
provider for water and wastewater, as managing engineer. With more than 28
years of experience in the water, wastewater, power, and telecommunications
industries, Prosser will manage the company’s supervisory control and data
acquisition practice in California, with emphasis on planning and systems
integration. Prior to joining Westin, he was engineering manager at Carollo
Engineering (Walnut Creek, Calif.) Systems Group.
has joined WaterSignal
(Alpharetta, Ga.), a provider of water conservation for commercial,
multifamily, and institutional properties, as its quality control technician.
Before joining the company, Roy was a radar technician in the U.S. Navy for 6
years. He is responsible for monitoring water use and, more importantly, the
early and immediate detection of water leaks.
Don H. Stafford
elected a fellow of SAVE International® (Dayton, Ohio), an
international society for the advancement and promotion of value methodology.
Stafford was recognized for his 30 years of contributions to the society and
his role as a champion of continuing education in the value methodology field.
His previous roles with the society include vice president of education,
director of professional development, member of the SAVE certification board,
regional vice president, two terms as a member of the board of directors, and
numerous roles with local society chapters. He is vice president of the Central
Florida chapter of the society and president of Robinson, Stafford & Rude
Inc. (Gulfport, Fla.), an international value management and facilitation firm.
a global provider of compact drinking water treatment systems, has received
certification of its Virex Pro series from the California Department of Public
Health. The compactly designed, advanced ultrafiltration water treatment
systems are intended to help small- and medium-size public water systems meet
the latest state and federal drinking water standards for removal of bacteria,
parasites, and other pathogens. In a 2-year process to receive the
certification, the company had to provide clear evidence that its filter
modules — SeccuMem Pro — met the strict guidelines for removal of viruses,
bacteria, and parasites (greater than 99.99% removal).
(Fairfax, Va.), a
privately held professional services firm, hired G. Scott Funk as senior
project manager in the firm’s Virginia Beach, Va., office. Funk will be
responsible for managing and designing water/wastewater projects and expanding
the company’s water/wastewater services into the Hampton Roads, Va., market. He
has 15 years of engineering experience, primarily involving the inspection,
evaluation, design, and rehabilitation of water/wastewater collection system
infrastructure. Before joining the company, Funk served the Hampton Roads
Sanitation District for 8 years as a task order/project manager for its Utility
(Cambridge, Mass.), a full-service
consulting, engineering, construction, and operations firm was recognized by
the American Public Transportation Association (Washington, D.C.)with Silver Status in the association’s Sustainability Commitment
Program. This recognition is conferred on member organizations that commit to a
set of core sustainability principles, making sustainability a part of the
organization’s strategic objectives; identifying a sustainability champion
within the organization; establishing a sustainability outreach program for
staff; and undertaking a sustainability inventory within the organization. The
company’s commitment to sustainability performance improvement has been
demonstrated through its resource conservation efforts, resulting in reduced
consumption of water, electricity, and fuel; reduced greenhouse gas emissions;
and increased recycling. The association also recognized the Los Angeles County Metropolitan
Transportation Authority, Hampton Roads Transit, King County Metro Transit, San
Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, Visual Marking Systems, Amtrak,
Interurban Transit Partnership, and Dallas Area Rapid Transit for their
sustainability commitment and achievements.
announced several promotions to associate level. Tom Pennington serves as a project engineer on
the Kaneohe/Kailua Sewer Tunnel project in Oahu, Hawaii. He has 12 years of
underground engineering experience, and is based out of the San Francisco,
has 12 years of construction
management experience in the water supply and wastewater management industries,
with a focus on tunnel construction. He is the firm’s safety manager and a
resident engineer on the construction management team for the Washington
Suburban Sanitary Commission’s (Laurel, Md.) Bi
County Water Tunnel.
Ken Sparks specializes in
schedule development, maintenance, and management; claims, delay, and time
impact analysis and documentation; cost estimating; and field inspection.
John Yao is geotechnical
engineer with more than 10 years of underground and geotechnical engineering
experience related to water and wastewater treatment facilities, industrial
facilities, and transportation infrastructure. He is a project manager for
engineering support services on the construction of the Cross‐Town Tunnel Rehabilitation project
for DC Water.
Eric Westergren has more than 20 years of
experience in the construction of heavy civil projects, as well as vertical
building projects, with an emphasis in building information modeling and
Biotechnologies (Hayward, Calif.) as chairman of its board of directors.
Rafael was the CEO of Zenon Environmental (Oakville, Ontario), a leading water
Newhall County Water District
(Newhall, Calif.)was honored for its transparency in financial
reporting by the Government Finance Officers Associations of the United
States and Canada. It is the third consecutive year the district has
received an award for its comprehensive annual financial reporting. The award
is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and
financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment
by its government and its management.
The Electric Power Research Institute
Calif.) named Anda A. Ray vice president of
environment and chief sustainability officer. Ray will lead the institute’s
research sector that addresses environmental and health impacts from the
generation, delivery, and use of electricity; and answer fundamental scientific
questions about impacts on air, land, and water. She has been actively engaged
with the institute for more than 20 years and has served on a number of
Conn.), a leading manufacturer of commercial, industrial, and institutional
seamless, resinous flooring, has named Lee Dzierzanowski as business
Dzierzanowski will facilitate
architectural flooring specifications, initiate and maintain strategic end-user
and architect relationships while supporting the efforts of the company’s western
regional sales managers.