Water Well Journal

May 2016

Water Well Journal

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Terracon introduced Jim Wright as its national director of safety and health. In this position, Wright will lead the corporate safety group in proactively partnering and collaborating with opera- tions, working closely with all levels of leadership to sup- port and anticipate safety needs, and help operations build and sustain an incident and injury-free workplace. Wright has more than 25 years of experience in safety management, programs, and compliance. Before joining Terracon, he served as com- pliance manager for safety, health, environmental, and quality for National Explo- ration, Wells and Pumps in Woodland, California. He has designed and implemented world-class safety systems for drilling operations in the United States, Africa, Aus- tralia, Mexico, Canada, and South America. Wright is chairman of the National Ground Water Association's Professional Development Safety Subcommittee and received the organization's 2012 Individual Safety Advocate Award. Wilo USA, a provider of pumps and pump solutions for groundwater, water management, and building services, announced Richard Miller as the new director of sales for resi- dential and commercial building services. Miller joins Wilo with an in-depth knowledge of energy savings projects, sales, supplier chan- nels, and rep firm manage- ment. Over the course of his career Miller has worked as an application engineer, re- gional sales manager, and en- ergy solutions manager in the pump and HVAC industries. Wilo USA also welcomed Doug Ryan as new regional sales manager for the south- western region of the United States. Ryan is a 30-year veteran in the pump industry who has centered his career on effectively managing and growing pump sales. Downey Drilling Inc., full- service water well drilling and pump installation con- tractor serving the irrigation, municipal, livestock, residen- tial, dewatering, and ground- water investigation markets, announced the opening of the company's third location in Garden City, Kansas. Tom Downey, CWD/PI, president/CEO, is currently serving as branch manager in Garden City, which serves Downey Drilling's south- western region. Downey Drilling corporate headquar- ters is located in Lexington, Nebraska. A full-service branch location in Alliance, Nebraska, was added in fall 2013. The company also an- nounced the promotion and addition of key personnel to their staff: • Josh Steinwart has been promoted to Alliance branch office manager. • Adam Messenger assumed the position of project manager in the Municipal/ Industrial Division. • Steve Sarnes assumes responsibilities of sales and service in the com- pany's Lexington location, with emphasis in pump efficiency testing and application engineering. • Jerry Haines assumed the position of drilling super- intendent. • Rick Nelson assumes the position of field opera- tions supervisor at the Alliance branch location. After an almost seven- year hiatus, 101 Pipe and Casing Inc. is returning to motorsport. Seven years ago 101 Pipe was fielding three different race cars in three different series—a Subaru WRX in the West Coast Time Attack Series, a Senior West Coast 360 Sprint Car, and a Junior Midget car driven by Cody Majors. This year, 101 Pipe is again sponsoring Cody Majors and Majors Motorsports, but this time in a full-on West Coast USAC 360 Championship Sprint Car. "Cody has come a long way since those days in a Junior Midget car," says Dusty Nabor, executive vice president of 101 Pipe. "He is now 19 years old and con- centrating solely on his career as a professional race car driver." The Geothermal Exchange Organization unanimously confirmed replacement of board member Tom Hunting- ton (WaterFurnace Interna- tional Inc.) by Michael Albertson. Huntington passed away on February 12 after battling cancer. Albertson is currently senior vice presi- dent for sales and marketing at WaterFurnace International in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The board also confirmed David Hules (Emerson Climate Technologies) as a replace- ment for Chris Mays, who left Emerson in late 2015. Reed Manufacturing Co. in Erie, Pennsylvania, cele- brates its 120th year of busi- ness in 2016. Reed Manufacturing is well known for its professional grade pipe cutters and cutter wheels. Additionally, Reed is a market leader in the devel- opment of plastic pipe tools and large diameter pipe tools. Rounding out Reed's line of tools are vises, grooving and threading equipment, spe- cialty wrenches, and tap- ping/drilling tools, several of which are proprietary. Reed continues to be oper- ated by Reuben Wright's de- scendants and fifth-generation members of the Wright family. Mark Wright serves as president, manufacturing and product development. Scott Wright serves as president, sales and finance. Industry NEWSMAKERS NEW ADDITIONS ANNIVERSARY BUSINESS GROWTH/ PERSONNEL CHANGES APPOINTMENT SPONSORSHIP Jim Wright Doug Ryan Richard Miller Cody Majors, left, and Dusty Nabor, right. waterwelljournal.com 58 May 2016 WWJ

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