Slovak considered a founding father of RO industry in Southern California
Jack Slovak—considered one of the founding fathers of the reverse osmosis (RO) industry in Southern California—passed away July 22, 2016.
Slovak started Water Factory Systems (WFS) with his brother in the mid 1970s. Slovak remained involved in the industry throughout his life.
The Water Quality Assn. (WQA) sends its condolences to Slovak's wife Lynn, his brother Robert and their families.
Mianecki serves as Clear Choice Water Group manager
Water-Right Inc. announced that Nathan Mianecki will serve as manager of the company’s network of independent water treatment dealers, the Clear Choice Water Group.
Mianecki officially started working for Water-Right June 1. He works within the sales and marketing team as the Clear Choice Water Group manager. He oversees all aspects of the professional-level dealer groups of WaterCare- and Evolve-branded customers and markets.
Twelve dealerships reap rewards of Foundation Fiesta 3 contest
Foundation Finance rewarded the 12 dealership winners of its Foundation Fiesta 3 contest with a four-day trip to San Juan, Puerto Rico. The competition, which ran Feb. 1 to April 30, offered dealers opportunities to win based on overall funded volume, funding percentage and random chance based on earning entries for each loan funded.
Term focuses include workforce development, young professionals, Water Equation Campaign
Jeanne Bennett-Bailey of Fairfax, Va., began her one-year term as president of the American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) following a gavel-passing ceremony at the conclusion of the association's Annual Conference & Exposition (ACE16) in Chicago in June.
Winners recognized in three booth categories
The American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) announced the “Best in Show” booth winners from its Annual Conference & Exhibition (ACE16), which was held in June in Chicago.
Bluewater expands North America operations with new role
Bluewater Inc. announced that David Daley has been appointed as technical sales and support specialist for its expanding North America operations. In this new role, he will oversee customer technical support and ensure Bluewater’s second-generation residential water purifiers are integrated to deliver functionality and contaminant-free water.
Ritley adopts new tasks as vice president of manufacturing
Tomlinson Industries announced the promotion of Michael Ritley to vice president of manufacturing. Ritley previously served as director of materials management, and he will continue his materials management responsibilities in his new role. He also will be responsible for overseeing manufacturing operations at all of the company's Cleveland facilities.
Guidelines help protect public against bacteria
An Alliance to Prevent Legionnaires' Disease recently launched www.preventlegionnaires.org, a new website aimed at providing the public with information about Legionella bacteria, its source and how individuals become infected with Legionnaires' disease.
Formed in 2010, the Water Well Trust (WWT) is a 501(c)3 organization created by the Water Systems Council (WSC) to provide clean water to American families living without access to safe drinking water. WWT recently expanded its work in Georgia to 10 more counties with a federal grant. WQP Associate Editor Bob Crossen spoke with Margaret Martens, WSC executive director and program director for WWT, about Georgia and future WWT efforts.
Bob Crossen: What kinds of projects is WWT doing in Georgia?
You’ve probably seen plenty of weight loss ads on Facebook or popping up on websites: “Drop 20 lb in Three Days!” or “Lose Fat With This One Simple Trick!” Those may not be exact quotations, but you get the idea—they sound to good to be true. And usually they are, with a click simply leading to a website shilling a “miracle” pill, powder or tea that will supposedly help you lose those 20 lb in three days and showcasing before and after photos that look suspiciously Photoshopped.