Element Six DIAMOX technology receives BlueTech award; H2M awards STEM scholarships; Sulzer launches summer intern program

July 13, 2017

Asahi/America announces the position of the new business development manager and WesTech Engineering Inc. announces the position of the new president appointed within their companies.

Sulzer launches summer intern program

Image courtesy of Sulzer: Each intern has to make a presentation to senior management.

Sulzer created a 12-week program to help engineering interns receive a productive experience while allowing the company to better identify the most promising students who could add value to the business long-term. Sulzer promoted the program at career fairs and invited some to attend an Intern Day at the company, during which they were placed in different departments throughout Sulzer’s turbomachinery, electromechanical and pumps products lines. Then, each intern starts their internship by working on the shop floor to gain hands-on experience. This is then applied to a project that requires them to use their engineering knowledge while developing their commercial understanding. At the end of the program, each intern makes a presentation to senior and departmental managers. The summer intern program will be running on a regular basis, offering students the chance to develop commercial experience within an engineering environment.

GSK, Schneider Electric to manage online community

Schneider Electric entered a partnership with GSK to manage an online community that provides information and tools to GSK’s suppliers with the aim of improving environmental performance through energy, water and waste management. Schneider Electric will serve as the community manager for the GSK Supplier Exchange, a members-only online community that helps suppliers create positive and tangible environmental change.


6 STEM Scholarships Awarded by H2M architects + engineers 

Image courtesy of H2M architects + engineers: Six graduating high school seniors are awarded STEM Scholarships.

H2M architects + engineers CEO and President Rich Humann, PE, awarded six H2M architects + engineers STEM (Science, Technical, Engineering, or Math) Scholarships to graduating seniors who plan to attend college and enroll in a science, environmental engineering, architecture, planning, landscape architecture or land surveying program. Recipients of the scholarships are:

  • Daniel Ruiz from Brentwood, New York – graduated from Brentwood High School, planning to attend SUNY Stony Brook University for Civil Engineering
  • Taylor Key from St. James, New York – graduated from Smithtown High School East, planning to attend University of Delaware for Engineering
  • Anjali Verma from Fort Salonga, New York – graduated from Kings Park High School, planning on attending Columbia University for Mechanical Engineering
  • Kaitlyn Graziano from Centereach, New York – graduated from Centereach High School, planning on attending SUNY Stony Brook University for Electrical Engineering
  • Samantha Monahan from Lindenhurst, New York – graduated from Lindenhurst High School, planning on attending the University of Notre Dame for Architecture
  • Kerry Brosnan from Westbury, New York– graduated from Carle Place High School, planning on attending the University of Vermont for Environmental Science

Element Six DIAMOX technology receives BlueTech award 

Element Six, a member of The De Beers Group of Companies, announced that its DIAMOX wastewater treatment solution was named a winner in the Technology Innovation category of the 2017 China BlueTech Awards in Shanghai, China. The China BlueTech awards are organized by BlueTech Research and Mandarin Environment in partnership with Aquatech China. The awards are a platform for international companies to highlight their technology innovation and leadership in water and wastewater to the Chinese market. Winners are selected by a panel of Chinese judges based on the innovation and market readiness of the technology for the wastewater industry in China.


Image courtesy of Asahi/America: Alex Gambino, business development manager.

Asahi/America appoints new business development manager

Alex Gambino has transitioned from Asahi/America Inc.’s engineering department to assume the role of business development manager for Asahi, the company’s industrial piping lines in the western region and Mexico. Gambino has been with Asahi/America since 2007 in a variety of positions including field technician, applications engineer, division manager of piping systems, and most recently as engineering manager.

WesTech Engineering Inc. appoints new president 

Image courtesy of WesTech Engineering: Ralph Cutler, PE, MBA, president

The board of directors of WesTech Engineering Inc. appointed Ralph Cutler, PE, MBA, as president. Cutler previously served as WesTech’s vice president of industrial products and sales. Rex Plaizier, who has been both chief executive officer and president, will continue in his role as CEO. Cutler, who holds civil engineering and MBA degrees from the University of Utah, joined WesTech in 1982. He designed, managed and implemented municipal and industrial water solutions for clients around the world. Later, he supervised both industrial sedimentation and filtration groups before rising to the rank of vice president of industrial products and sales. Cutler is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

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