Magazine expands social media presence to Google+
Water Quality Products (WQP) has joined Google+. The magazine will be providing the latest news on this social media platform, in addition to its current social media pages, as more of its readers become active on Google+.
New President Richard Mest points to upcoming industry challenges and opportunities
The Water Quality Assn. (WQA) elected Pottstown, Pa., resident Richard Mest of Master Water Conditioning Corp. as association president. The election took place at WQA Aquatech USA 2013 in Indianapolis.
Mest is a longtime leader in the industry, most recently earning the WQA Key Award in 2011, honoring his qualities of leadership in his company, industry and various associations, and local civic and community activities.
Scholarships awarded to students entering a field of study that promotes groundwater professions
The National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation (NGWREF) recently awarded $20,000 from its Len Assante Scholarship Fund to 10 students.
Each of the scholarship recipients is entering a field of study that serves, supports or promotes groundwater professions.
Joshua Olson of Amery, Wis., received the Past President’s Award, the top scholarship presented to the most qualified of the applicants. Olson is studying hydrogeology at the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire.
WWIF challenges Safe Water Team to a dollar-for-dollar match towards the purchase of 500 filters
Guillermo Guzman's recent visit to Bagliga and neighboring villages in northern Ghana reinforced his desire to do more. Upon his return to the U.S., the founder and CEO of Wishing Well International Foundation (WWIF) contacted Jim Bodenner, Safe Water Team (SWT) executive director, to discuss future collaboration between the two organizations in Ghana and other countries where SWT oversees distribution centers, including Kenya, Haiti, the Dominican Republic and Honduras.
California state legislators address the state's drinking water
A number of California state legislators included the bill for third-party certification as part of a package designed to provide clean drinking water.
Nine bills were highlighted by the lawmakers, all of them part of a program to address the state's drinking water crisis.
In my travels across North America over the years, I have observed and documented the characteristics of people and companies to develop profiles. In particular, I look for companies that seem to be the most successful in their markets. We all have periods of success, but I am referring to the companies that seem to continuously rise to the top, even with ever-changing markets and economic conditions.
A desire to learn drives successful employees & companies
The view out my window as I write is white — the snow is falling quickly and heavily, with up to 8 in. expected by the end of the day. Schools are closed and the chatter around the office is whether the commute home will take two hours or three.
WaterGroup's Hydrotech Div. hires Rodney Carmer and Kevin McLaughlin
WaterGroup announced that Rodney Carmer joined its Hydrotech Div. as a district sales manager covering the California market. In this new role, he will be responsible for developing and expanding this market.
WaterGroup moves its distribution location to Libertyville, Ill., and hires a new district sales manager
WaterGroup announced that its new location in Libertyville, Ill., will become its central distribution point for Hydrotech and WaterGroup products in the U.S., with satellite warehouses serving regional market needs.
“The new Libertyville location furthers our commitment to company growth and our investment in customer satisfaction,” said John McCarthy, director of U.S. sales for WaterGroup. “Deliveries throughout the U.S. and international markets will expand with a more centralized location and critical assembly processes will improve through utilization of new equipment."
National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation affirms its 2013 officers
The National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation (NGWREF) affirmed its officers for another term in 2013.
NGWREF is operated by the National Ground Water Assn. as a public foundation focused on conducting educational, research and other charitable activities related to a broader public understanding of groundwater.
Continuing in their officer positions are: