MOVERS & SHAKERS: New company formed by Emefcy, RWL Water merger; SJE-Rhombus ESOP Company of the Year

May 19, 2017

Emefcy announces intention to merge with RWL Water. SJE-Rhombus named the 2017 ESOP Company of the Year. New appointments for HI and NAI.

Emefcy announces intention to merge with RWL Water

Emefcy Group Limited has signed a Letter of Intent to merge with RWL Water. If consummated, the deal would create a global provider of water and wastewater treatment solutions. The proposed merger is anticipated to substantially accelerate Emefcy’s deployment into China and other key markets and deliver substantial sales synergies between Emefcy and RWL Water products and systems. The proposed name of the new global group, subject to shareholders’ approval, will be Fluence Corporation Limited. The new group will provide a range of products and services for water treatment, wastewater treatment, desalination, waste-to-energy and water reuse and recovery.

SJE-Rhombus named 2017 ESOP Company of the Year

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SJE-Rhombus receives 2017 ESOP Company of the Year award.

SJE-Rhombus was named the 2017 ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) Company of the Year during the annual ESOP Association Conference in Washington, D.C. SJE-Rhombus was one of 18 finalists considered for the prestigious award. The company previously was awarded the Silver ESOP Award from The ESOP Association for maintaining its ESOP for at least 25 years.

Aquionics opens new sales and service center

Aquionics opened a new sales and support center in Charlotte, North Carolina to support growing demand from within industrial and aquatic applications. The new facility is designed help the company provide greater sales, servicing and technical support for its range of advanced liquid treatment technologies, and provides expanded warehouse capacity and in-house UV sensor calibration capability.

PepsiCo embraces science-based targets in the fight against climate change

PepsiCo confirmed that its new target for greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction was verified and approved by the Science Based Targets Initiative as being in line with what climate science has deemed necessary to keep global warming below 2°C. The target is part of the company’s efforts to work to reduce absolute GHG emissions across its value chain by at least 20 percent by 2030. To date, 44 companies worldwide have had their climate targets validated by the Science Based Targets Initiative, a partnership between CDP, the World Resources Institute, the World Wide Fund for Nature and the UN Global Compact. More than 200 companies are awaiting validation.



HI announces new board of directors and officers

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Front Row from left: Michael Cropper, Christy Bermensolo, Michael Michaud, John White, Jr., George Harris, John Kahren, Oakley Roberts, Peter Barry, Ken Napolitano; Back Row from left: Kim Jackson, Mark Johnson, John Donatiello, Brent Ross, Mark Kreinbihl, John Miersma, Delancey Davis, Jeremy Frank, Mark Chaffee; Not pictured: Al Huber, Stan Knecht

The Hydraulic Institute (HI), during its annual conference, announced the appointment of John H. White, Jr., CEO of TACO Inc., as Chairman and John Kahren, President of SPP Pumps Inc., as President. Each will hold the post for two years. Additionally, three new directors joined the board of directors for three-year terms, including Christy Bermensolo, CEO, Engineered Software Inc.; Brent Ross, Director – Core/Hydronics Customer Solutions Group, Armstrong Fluid Technology; and Oakley Roberts, VP, Product Management and Global Sales, ARO Fluid Products, Ingersoll Rand Industrial Technologies. The leadership transition took place during HI’s Centennial Celebration and Awards Gala where George Harris, CEO Hydro, received the Chairman’s Award and outgoing board members were recognized and thanked for their service.

NAI appoints new director of engineering and continuous improvement

NAI named Jason E. Porter to the position of director of engineering and continuous improvement. In his new role, Porter will be responsible for all product development and application engineering, in addition to the company’s Global Quality Management System and business management processes. He brings more than 20 years of experience in engineering, sales, manufacturing and strategic planning for global operations and worldwide markets.

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