Volume 45 Number 1
WC&P’s 2003 Technical Review Committee: A Band of Brothers (and Sisters)
It's that time of year again. We're putting away holiday decorations and sticking to New Year's resolutions.
Our resolution is to renew our mission as the voice of the independent residential water treatment dealer and the suppliers that serve them. WC&P has evolved in the recent years to include a number of other themes dealers might encounter in efforts to broaden their market base, such as bottled water, water vending, water stores, pools and spas, car washes, and other more advanced commercial/industrial or small system applications. We'll maintain many of those themes, but push to have the articles written or co-written more by the dealers that make up the majority of our readership. It's always a good idea to review the fundamentals periodically so you'll also see more "Basics of…" and "An Introduction to…" articles this year.
Roughly half of WC&P's Technical Review Committee is retiring this year, so you'll see a number of new names involved in the magazine. We expect past committee members will continue to contribute in various ways, as the magazine always keeps close contact with all its "family" members—old and new. As the industry evolves, so do we.
This year, since a number of our committee members are returning, we also decided to save you the trouble of re-reading their biographies and only include those for new members. Still, we would like to recognize returning members first. They include:
New members include:
Huffman earned a bachelor's degree in biotechnology, a master's degree in public health specializing in environmental and occupational health, and a doctorate on novel methods for filtration of Cryptosporidium, from the University of South Florida. Memberships include the International Ultraviolet Association (IUVA), American Water Works Association (AWWA), International Water Association, American Society of Microbiology, Florida Environmental Health Association and Water Environment Federation.
Recent grant projects include a pilot scale UV water treatment system on the Guam naval base, a surface water treatment plant pilot study for restoration of the Everglades sponsored by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and microbial removal efficiency of micro- and ultrafiltration for the AWWA Research Foundation. Other research clients include the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Calgon Carbon, PurePulse Technology, Mountain Safety Research, NSF's Environmental Testing and Verification Program, and Water Quality Association.
She's written or co-authored dozens of articles in peer-review journals as well as book chapters on water and wastewater microbiology, small systems and waterborne contaminants, including three articles for WC&P since 1998. She's presented a number of papers at various water quality conferences, and she's given several seminars at related events.
Evan E. Koslow, Ph.D.
Koslow received a bachelor's degree in engineering and a master's degree in forestry from Yale University, as well as a doctorate in agriculture engineering from Cornell University. A lecturer and author with over 125 articles and papers, he holds membership in a variety of distinguished professional and honorary organizations, and has done extensive grant research on various projects from forestry to nuclear power. An avid inventor, he holds more than 35 patents in fields such as agricultural chemicals, chromatography, chemical and biological defense technology, water and air filtration, and absorption technologies. Koslow has written two articles for WC&P on carbon filtration, one in May 2000 and another in August 2002.
With a bachelor's degree in marketing from Kansas City's Rockhurst University, Kucera has used his education and experience to help over 500 entrepreneurs start up or expand operations in this exciting industry. After college, he moved to Adelaide, South Australia, where he played professional basketball for five years. While playing basketball, he also worked as a sales representative for Weber Barbecues, establishing major wholesale accounts through stores such as K-Mart, Target and other well know national retailers. Before his U.S. return, Bruce owned and operated an advertising agency where he worked with some of Australia's largest retail food outlets and numerous small businesses throughout the country.
In addition, he has written several articles—including for WC&P—as well as a comprehensive introductory manual to bottled water (Success Guide to the Bottled Water Business). He's involved in various civic activities including YMCA basketball coaching, the Lutheran church and other youth group organizations.
Dale D. Mork
Mork holds degrees in biology and environmental sciences from the University of Alberta, in Edmonton, Canada, and has prior experience as a chemical sales engineer. He started with Osmonics at Ozone Research and Equipment Corp. (OREC) in Phoenix, where he still lives. The ozone manufacturing division was consolidated in Minnetonka in August 2000.
A member of the International Ozone Association and a technical committee member of its Pan American Group, he focuses on enhanced control precision of ozone generators, ozone injection, and advanced oxidation for microbiological inactivation and synthetic organic chemical (SOC) removal. Mork wrote his first WC&P article in 1993. His latest appeared in the January 2002 issue, "Ozone in Spring Water."
Richard J. Lorenzen, CWS-II
He first wrote for WC&P in November 2001 on the topic of U.S. Housing and Urban Development rules regarding nitrate levels, residential water treatment and home mortgage lending restrictions.
Orville Schaefer, CWS-V, CCO
The elder Schaefer has earned WQA's CWS, Level 5, and Certified Contractual Operator (CCO) designations. He was presented with the WQA Key Award in 2001. As a member of the WQA Educational Services Committee, he's helped develop a training program for small system operators for the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency that's a model for other states to adapt for similar programs. He co-wrote an article on the subject for WC&P in 1999.
He chairs the steering committee for the WQA Water Quality Society, which promotes individual memberships to the WQA particularly for dealership employees, small system operators and commercial/industrial water treatment equipment end-users, etc. He's active with the Missouri WQA and served as its WQA Board of Regents representative.
A member of Missouri's Region 7 Regional Educational Technical Council (RTEC), Schaefer was presented with the Missouri Community College Association Distinguished Business Person award in 1997 because of his work with the South Central Customized Training Consortium. He also works with the planning committee of the Immanuel Lutheran School.
We also would like to thank outgoing members for their assistance in keeping WC&P the top magazine serving the point-of-use/point-of-entry water treatment market. They include:
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