Moore district manager
Kinetico Incorporated has named Joel Moore district manager for Northern California and Nevada, Oregon, Washington and Alaska. Moore will also manage the Kinetico retail operation in Modesto, CA.
Prior to joining Kinetico, Moore was general manager for an independent Kinetico water processing equipment dealer. He has extensive experience in small business development, including work on California state legislation for the economic development of small businesses.
Moore has authored professional papers on business training, micro-venture capital networks and business incubators.
AGA, NSF and UL sign quality agreements
The National Sanitation Foundation (NSF), American Gas Association Laboratories (AGA) and Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) have signed agreements allowing manufacturers to obtain registration of their quality systems from one, two or all three organizations simultaneously.
All three product testing organizations can evaluate and register manufacturers’ quality systems to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9000 Series Standards which are becoming the governing documents throughout Europe for evaluating manufacturers’ quality systems. Similar standards have been adopted by most industrialized nations.
NSF President Nina McClelland says, “The ISO 9000 Standards are much more than an international marketing tool. Corporations around the world are using the Registration to confirm conformance with their own rigorous quality requirements and are, in turn, asking their vendors and suppliers to have their own facilities registered.”
HOH signs agreement with HDI
HOH International, Inc., a Puerto Rico-based subsidiary of HOH Water Technology Corp. of Newbury, CA, has signed an agreement with Health Distillers International to become sole distributor of HOH brand products in Puerto Rico.
HOH develops and supplies a line of water filtration and treatment systems for residential, commercial and industrial water treatment.
ASDWA to meet in San Francisco
The Association of State Drinking Water Administrators (ASDWA) will hold its Sixth Annual Conference in San Francisco, Feb. 18-21, 1991.
Designed to teach drinking water professionals how states plan to implement the Safe Drinking Water Act, sessions will cover topics such as new regulations (i.e. lead and copper); advanced technologies in drinking water treatment; improvements to state data management systems; and technology/financing options for small water systems.
Speakers include Dan L. Fraser, incoming ASDWA President; Michael B. Cook and David W. Schnare, EPA Office of Drinking Water; Trudie Lay, AWWA; and Dr. Jerry Lowry, radon treatment and removal expert for small systems.
For more information, contact ASDWA, 1911 N. Ft. Myer Dr., Arlington, VA 22209, (703) 524-2428.
Amtrol promotes two
Amtrol, Inc. has promoted Stephen R. Morris and Bruce T. Gileau to materials manager and material control coordinator/production planner, respectively.
Morris, responsible for the purchasing department, has been Amtrol’s internal auditor for the past six years. A CPA, Morris received an Executive MBA from the University of Rhode Island.
An Amtrol employee for 17 years, Gileau was a production planner stores coordinator/acting supervisor prior to his promotion. He holds an associate’s degree in business from the Community College of Rhode Island.
Amtrol, headquartered in West Warwick, RI, designs, manufactures and markets equipment and accessories for a line of water systems.
EcoResource appoints Anderson president
EcoResource Corp. of Covington, LA has appointed Ian Anderson president and CEO. An executive with 30 years experience in international dredging and marine construction, Anderson served as president of Boskalis Westminster, Inc. and Stuyve-sant Dredging Inc. through 1988 and is an EcoResource co-founder.
James K. Smith, previously senior scientist, has been promoted to vice president of technical development. Gary Savell will continue as vice president, handling business development. Additionally, James Byerly has been promoted to vice president of corporate. Ian Anderson.
Kisco changes name, fills three positions
Kisco Boiler and Engineering Co. has changed its corporate name to Kisco Water Treatment Co. In business since 1928 with manufacturing plants in Oak Creek, WI and St. Genevieve, MO, Kisco manufactures commercial and industrial water treatment equipment including filters, softeners, dealkalizers, deionizers and reverse osmosis equipment.
Kisco has announced three new appointments. Ms. Julie Kossow was named to the newly created position of marketing manager. Kossow, who has over six years experience in the water treatment field, is responsible for short- and long-range strategy regarding new products and markets and distribution channels.
Gregory Schneider was appointed electrical engineer. Schneider has a BS degree from the Milwaukee School of Engineering and previous experience in the machine tool/material handling industry and a knowlege of PLC programming.
As Kisco’s new project engineer, Kenneth Goane will be responsible for the standard catalog product line and will work closely with sales in product development and modification. Goane has a BS degree from the Milwaukee School of Engineering.
Amway names Rick research scientist
Amway Corp. has promoted Brad Rick to research scientist in the company’s Environmental Products Lab. Rick will conduct health technology research and development, including research on the Ada, MI-company’s water treatment system.
Rick joined Amway as a scientist in the research and development division in 1986. He holds a B.S. and an M.S. in chemical engineering from Michigan Technological University.
Scholarship applications invited
Undergraduate students pursuing academic studies beneficial to America’s groundwater resources are invited to apply for scholarship support from The American Ground Water Trust’s Amtrol Scholarship Fund.
Applications must be received by April 1 to be eligible for funds that could be
awarded for the following academic year. An essay describing how the student’s academic studies will be applied to the benefit of America’s groundwater resources is required with the application.
For more information, write The American Ground Water Trust, 6375 Riverside Dr., Dublin, OH 43017.
Calgon Carbon increases prices
Calgon Carbon Corp. of Pittsburgh, PA has increased the price of its activated carbon products by an average of 7%. The price increase is due to increased production-related costs.
Carus appoints manager
Carus Chemical Co. has appointed John Walton manager, wastewater programs. Walton is responsible for the development of the Chemoxsm Environmental Services program and the implementation of advanced applications programs.
Walton has held posts in chemical oxidants and environmental systems at Interox America. He is a member of the American Chemical Society, the Water Pollution Control Federation, the Licensing Executives Society and the Citizens Environmental Coalition. He holds a patent for the catalytic oxidation of sulfidic wastewaters.
Carus Chemical produces CAIROX® Potassium Permanganate. The chemical has applications in drinking water purification and wastewater odor control.
Asahi/America names marketing manager
Robert Lewis has joined Asahi/America as marketing manager. He is responsible for company literature, managing advertising and public relations efforts and coordinating trade shows.
Previously a New England sales rep for Mayflower Van Lines, Lewis has a B.A. in psychology from Colby College in Waterville, ME.
Asahi/America of Malden, MA supplies thermoplastic valves, pipe, fittings and actuators.
Palintest joins forces with Aquionics
Palintest, part of the international Halma Group of Companies, is marketing colorimetric water analysis equipment and test reagents of its own manufacture throughout the United States through its renamed sister company, Palintest Aquionics Inc. of Greater Cincinnati.
Palintest Aquionics combines the water analysis interests of Halma with the water treatment activities of Aquionics which supplies UV disinfection systems for treating drinking and industrial water.
Memtec sells Filterite
Memtec America Corp. has announced the sale of its Filterite Quality Water Products division to Campbell Manufacturing Co. Filterite, of Timonium, MD, manufactures residential and light commercial water filtration products.
So. California Facing Mandatory Water Conservation
With the drought in California moving into its fifth consecutive year, Southern California’s largest water agency has authorized the first mandatory regional water conservation program since 1977.
The Metropolitan Water District (MWD) began a 10% reduction on all water services Feb. 1. The goal is to reduce the demand on MWD’s supplies by about 260,000 acre-feet next year. An acre-foot of water is 326,000 gallons, about the amount used by two average families in and around the home in one year.
MWD’s member agencies will pay a substantial surcharge if they exceed their monthly quotas. Likewise, they will be eligible for a rebate if they conserve to levels below the targeted allocation. How this system of incentives and disincentives will affect the consumer is to be decided by local water agencies.
Metropolitan’s General Manager Carl Boronkay has already said that this may not be enough and additional conservation may be necessary. “Although it is not possible to forecast with any accuracy the magnitude of demand reduction measures that will ultimately be needed, the earlier that we implement additional conservation, the greater the ability to sustain deliveries during high-use periods of next summer,” he added.
MWD, which supplies nearly two-thirds of the region’s water, has been told to expect a 25% reduction from its Colorado River supplies and a 15% shortage from water originating in northern California. MWD will import about 1.2 million acre-feet of water through the Colorado River Aqueduct this year, but Bureau of Reclamation officials have told the district not to expect more than 940,000 acre-feet in 1991.
The State Water Project, which delivers water to MWD through the California Aqueduct, also indicates significant water shortages statewide. The first monthly forecast for the year predicts a 65% water deficiency to agriculture and a 15% cutback to urban areas.
Cal Ben wins award
Cal Ben Soap Co. has been awarded the “Certificate of Appreciation” by consu-mer advocate, conservationist and author, Debra Lynn Dadd.
The certificate commends Cal Ben for “providing nontoxic, natural, and earthwise products” and for their “leadership role in providing high quality, environmentally friendly goods and services.” This is the first citation awarded to a water quality industry supplier.
Dadd features Cal Ben’s Five Star Pure Soap Products in her consumer guide, Nontoxic, Natural and Earthwise, available on a limited basis from Cal Ben.
The Oakland, CA-based Cal Ben manufactures and distributes soap products and promotes soap incentive programs.
Krudico moves to new headquarters
Krudico, Inc. has moved its corporate office and manufacturing plant to Auburn, IA. The company’s new address is 308 E. 4th, P.O. Box 248, Auburn, IA 51433. The phone number is
(712) 688-2284, and the FAX is 712/688-2263.
Krudico, founded in 1966 by President Gary Kruse, manufactures farm, domestic and commercial water treatment equipment.
Multi-Pure celebrates 20th anniversary
Multi-Pure Corp. recently celebrated its 20th anniversary. Founded by brothers H. Allen and Alvin E. Rice, Multi-Pure is a contract manufacturer of drinking water systems and filters.
Located in Chatsworth, CA, Multi-Pure used their early research on water filtration to develop technology to manufacture compressed activated solid carbon block filters in 1974.