Company hires new president
EaglePicher Inc. appointed Dave Keselica as president of its Filtration & Minerals Inc. operating unit with headquarters in Reno, Nev. Most recently, Keselica served as vice president/general manager of Imerys, a mineral additives business formed through the merger of English China Clays and Imetal. His background includes experience with Ashland Chemical, Pulp Mill Chemicals and Allied Colloids Inc. He holds a master’s degree in business from Fairleigh Dickinson University and earned a bachelor’s degree from M.I.T. in chemical engineering. Filtration & Minerals mines, processes and markets diatomaceous earth (DE) for use as a filtration aid, absorbent, filler and soil amendment.
Sunroc names sales director
Sunroc, of Dover, Del., appointed Roger Healey as the new director of sales and marketing for its bottle division. A 13-year veteran of the bottled water industry, Healey has been with the company since 1998, most recently as its international sales director. The company is one of the leading manufacturers of water coolers in the world.
Tenergy bolsters sales team
Tenergy Water, of New Britain, Conn., hired Michael Haldeman and David Ostrow for its Pure Water Products & Systems Division. They will be regional sales managers and handle custom-engineered capital systems. Prior to joining Tenergy Water, Haldeman held key positions at USFilter including power market sales manager, regional account manager and general industry sales specialist. Ostrow was a sales engineer for Osmonics.
Stanik named Calgon Carbon CEO after 12 years of service
Pittsburgh-based Calgon Carbon Corp.’s board of directors elected John Stanik as president and chief executive officer and Thomas McConomy as chairman of the board. Stanik served most recently as the company’s interim president and chief executive officer, succeeding James Cederna who resigned in February. Stanik joined Calgon Carbon in 1991 as director of engineered systems. McConomy is one of the founding members of the company.
Ionics elects new CEO
Ionics Inc., of Watertown, Mass., elected Douglas Brown as president and CEO-elect effective April 1. Brown will succeed Arthur Goldstein as CEO on July 1, 2003. Brown has been a director of the company for seven years and served as chairman of its audit committee. From 1976 to 1984, Brown was employed by the company in several product management and engineering positions relating to water purification. He holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from M.I.T. and a master’s degree from Harvard University.
Firm names two executives
WorldWater Corp., of Pennington, N.J., named Dr. Guy Phillips as its president and chief executive officer and Roger Williams as director of operations at the California division of the solar and water engineering company. The two executives will manage and coordinate the corporation’s business activities in California. Williams holds a master’s degree in environmental studies from Yale University.
Floran gains sales director
Floran Technologies Inc., of Oklahoma City, appointed Andreas Hartinger as national sales director. He becomes the latest addition to the rapidly growing U.S. sector of the international specialty chemical and service supplier. Hartinger, who is relocating from Germany, worked for Siemens AG there. He holds a degree in electrical engineering from the University of Eriangen-Nuemberg and an advanced certificate in business marketing from the University of Berlin. Floran Technologies provides environmentally friendly cleaning solutions for drinking and process water facilities, which can improve water quality by reducing chlorine demand and harmful chlorination by-products.
Hawley takes over lab
Cima Labs Inc., of Eden Prairie, Minn., said James Hawley joined the company as chief financial officer, effective April 1. He replaces David Feste. Hawley has more than 20 years experience. From 1995-1998, he served as president, CEO and executive vice president of operations and finance for Harmony Brook Inc., a water purification system manufacturer acquired by Culligan in March 1998. He received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Minnesota.
Larsh joins WEDECO as COO
Ivan Larsh has joined WEDECO in the newly created position of chief operating officer, as of March 14. Larsh will assume all operational responsibility for both WEDECO Ideal Horizons and PCI-WEDECO Environmental Technologies, of Charlotte, N.C. He has held positions with Waukesha Cherry-Burrell, Allied Signal Aerospace, Neles-Jamesbury and Corning. Larsh holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering and business management from the U.S. Naval Academy.
Trojan makes U.S. changes
Trojan Technologies Inc., of Ontario, Canada, announced two new appointments to its commercial/industrial business team. Eric Peterson will be responsible for expanding the company’s industrial business in the Asian and ultrapure markets. Formerly director of sales and marketing for Advanced UV, Peterson’s background includes over 15 years of sales and marketing experience in the UV and water treatment industry. He’ll be based in southern California. Meanwhile, Bill LaVoice will serve as the company’s regional sales manager in the Northeast U.S. LaVoice’s experience in the industrial UV market extends over 10 years in sales and marketing roles. He previously worked at Calgon Carbon Corp. where he served as manager of UV marketing and municipal sales.