Dow obtains Canadian oil & gas approvals; Pentair becomes two companies; Clean Chemistry announces EPA biocide registration

Aug. 18, 2017

Movers & Shakers industry news include The Water Environment Federation (WEF) announcing the 11 WEF Fellows for 2017.

Dow Microbial Control obtains Canadian oil and gas approvals

Dow Microbial Control, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company, launched the first Pest Management Regulatory Agency-approved label for biocides for use in offshore oil and gas operations. Product labels have been updated to reflect which biocides can now be used in offshore operations. In addition to being compliant with regulations for offshore use, Dow’s product portfolio also qualifies for gold or silver ratings under standard environment assessment models.

Pentair to separate company

Pentair plc’s board of directors announced a plan to divide the company into two independent, publicly traded companies. The company’s water business will retain the Pentair name and ticker symbol. The electrical business will be spun off to shareholders. Pentair earned sales of about $2.8 billion last year. Its water business is focused on sustainable water and fluid processing applications.

Clean Chemistry announces EPA biocide registration

Clean Chemistry’s patented PeroxyMAX chemistry has received the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) biocide registration, a safer, more efficient chemical with less toxic byproducts than the traditional chlorine chemistries. PeroxyMAX is already used extensively in upstream water management in the oil and gas sector. The new biocide registration, under the EPA Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act enables Clean Chemistry to tap into a $10 billion market to help solve a much broader variety of microbial control problems in various industrial processes.


WEF names 2017 fellows for contributions to water profession

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) announced the 11 WEF Fellows for 2017. This prestigious designation recognizes WEF members’ achievements, stature and contributions in the water profession. WEF Fellows are recognized in various areas of expertise including, but not limited to, design, education, operations, regulation, research, utility management and leadership.

The 2017 WEF Fellow recipients are the following:

  • Eleanor Allen: Water for People – Denver, Colorado
  • Rajendra Bhattarai: Austin Water Utility – Austin, Texa
  • James Clark: Black & Veatch – Los Angeles, California
  • Paul Dombrowski: Woodard & Curran – Holyoke, Massachusetts
  • Al Goodman: CDM Smith – Pekin, Indiana
  • April Gu: Northeastern University – Boston, Massachusetts
  • Ed McCormick: McCormick Strategic Water Management – Oakland, California
  • Sandra Ralston: Consensus LLC – Isle of Palms, South Carolina
  • Thomas Sigmund: Green Bay Metro Sewerage District – Green Bay, Wisconsin
  • James E. Smith, Jr.: Retired Emeritus Chair – Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Daniel Zitomer: Marquette University – Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Hydra-Flex named to Inc. 5000 fastest-growing companies list

Hydra-Flex Inc. was recognized on the Inc. 5000 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies for the fourth consecutive year. The list includes the most successful companies run by America’s independent entrepreneurs. Hydra-Flex is listed as No. 2574 with a three-year growth of 137 percent. The company is one of only 146 manufacturers on the list.


Schneider Electric names new vice president

Schneider Electric appointed Carlos Villa as vice president, Industry Business in the U.S. In this new role, Villa will oversee the continued development of Schneider Electric’s digitally-enabled solutions and network of distribution partners nationwide to support U.S. industrial customers. Previously, Villa was Schneider Electric’s industry vice president in Mexico. He brings more than 20 years of automation experience in sales management and global business management in Brazil, Mexico and the U.S.

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