Nov 22, 2018

Industry News Week 11/18/18

Plumbing Manufacturers Intl. elects president and announces board of directors

Industry news for the water treatment industry week 11/18/18

Lanxess Increases Production in Leverkusen, Germany

Specialty chemicals company Lanxess announced they will invest in its ion exchange resin production facility at the Leverkusen, Germany, site. The company is optimizing its process technology and operating efficiency for a seven-figure euro amount. The project is scheduled for completion in the first half of 2019.

“For our ion exchange resins business, we see great potential in numerous future-oriented industries. We intend to make even better use of this potential by optimizing our technology,” said Rainier van Roessel, member of the Board of Management at Lanxess. “At the same time, with this investment, we are further strengthening the position of the Leverkusen site as the heart of our production operations in Germany.”

ResinTech Employee Receives IWC Merit Award

ResinTech Inc. announced its senior technical director, Peter Meyers, is the 2019 recipient of the IWC Merit Award. The International Water Conference presents the Annual Merit Award to honor an inspiring individual in the field of industrial water technology — a person who has continually demonstrated outstanding leadership and made significant contributions to water-related technology or the advancement of its application.

ResinTech employee receives award

Plumbing Manufacturers Intl. Elects President, Board of Directors

The members of Plumbing Manufacturers Intl. (PMI) elected Nate Kogler president of the 2019 PMI Board of Directors at PMI’s 44th annual meeting of the membership held during the PMI Conference last week. The director of product management at Bradley Corp., Kogler succeeds Pete Jahrling, director, product engineering and intellectual property at Sloan Valve Co., who served as board president in 2017 and 2018. Joel Smith, director – new product engineering at Kohler Co., was elected as vice president and Todd Teter, vice president and general manager - U.S. wholesale for Moen Inc., will serve as secretary/treasurer. Elected as directors at large were Chip Way, director of OEM sales at Lavelle Ind., and Michael Miller, director of product partnerships at LSP, who will serve their terms through 2019.

Two new directors will serve two-year 2019-2020 terms. They are John Finch, principal engineer at Masco Corp., and Carol Baricovich, director - global brand communications,  government relations, and marketing/business development at InSinkErator.

Carter Water Offers Systems to Central Florida

Carter Water Treatment Services announced a new partnership with Puronics Water Systems, Inc. Carter Water will be providing Puronics water treatment systems to Orlando, Fla., area residents and businesses.

"We are excited to offer Central Florida the most advanced water treatment technology available today," said Carter Burks, owner of Carter Water.

IAPMO Introduces New Toxicologist

IAPMO R&T announced Shannon Ethridge, diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology, has been added as an in-house toxicologist. A senior-level toxicologist with a wide array of experience in both the laboratory and regulatory environments, Ethridge brings expertise specific to public health, drinking water quality (including U.S. EPA public drinking water standards), surface water quality, groundwater contamination, human health risk assessment, environmental policy and regulations, and air quality among many others.

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