Water Well Journal

June 2016

Water Well Journal

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Schramm Inc., a global manufacturer of land-based hydraulic drilling rigs, announced the introduction of Craig Mayman as director of sales for min- ing and water. Mayman will be based in Utah and replace John Little who will be retiring from Schramm in September after 40 years of service. May- man's experience includes six years at Boart-Longyear in engineering, product man- agement, and global key ac- count sales roles as well as most recently serving on the executive leadership team of REI Drilling Inc. Peter G. McCornick, an in- ternationally known expert in water, food, and environmen- tal research, has been named the next executive director of the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute at the Uni- versity of Nebraska. McCor- nick is currently deputy director general for research at the International Water Management Institute in Colombo, Sri Lanka, one of the world's foremost insti- tutions that is dedicated to improving management of water and land resources to ensure food security and reduce poverty. He will succeed Roberto Lenton, who became WFI's founding executive director in 2012 and has led the insti- tute through early phases of growth and success. Equipment demonstra- tions and a presentation of grout testing requirements for compliance with NASSCO/ ICGA specifications was the focus at the Aries Industries Inc. West Coast Grout Boot Camp, April 6-7 in Fresno, California. The two-day ses- sion included classroom and breakout sessions to learn how grouting can effectively stop groundwater infiltration into sewer collection sys- tems. The session attracted sewer professionals from as far away as Alaska, Canada, and Argentina. This informa- tive school is cosponsored by Aries Industries Inc., Avanti International, and Logiball Inc. SJE-Rhombus, a manufac- turer of pump control solu- tions for the water and wastewater industry, has announced Gordon and Associates as the new manu- facturer's representative for their product line in Alaska. Gordon and Associates pro- vides professional represen- tation to plumbing; heating; pipes, valves, and fittings; and waterworks manufactur- ers by developing strong partnerships with wholesale distributors throughout the Northwest. With corporate offices located in Vancouver, Washington, Gordon and Associates also has offices located in Seattle, Spokane, and Anchorage, Alaska to serve customers. Numa, a manufacturer of down-the-hole hammers and bits, has added Wequips as its new distributor in Central America. Wequips provides customers around the world with solutions for the con- struction, maritime, and off- shore industries. In addition to Numa products, Wequips offers a wide range of equip- ment, tools, materials, and services to contractors, port authorities, and government agencies. Wilo USA, a provider of groundwater pump solutions, introduced three Groundwa- ter Build Centers. The cen- ters are designed to allow Wilo's series of submersible pumps to be further accessi- ble to the groundwater mar- kets. Each Groundwater Build Center will offer a wide range of Wilo's sub- mersible products from 6- inch 40-350 gpm, 8-inch 450-1000 gpm, and 10-inch 900-1400 gpm. The Ground- water Build Centers are lo- cated in Houston, Texas; Midland, Texas; and Omaha, Nebraska. Terracon Consultants Inc., a consulting engineering firm, is moving to a larger site in Tampa, Florida. The new location measuring over 12,000 square feet is an expansion from Terracon's downtown office and offers better configuration and more convenience to its clients and employees. Industry NEWSMAKERS NEW ADDITIONS EDUCATION BUSINESS GROWTH Craig Mayman Peter G. McCornick waterwelljournal.com 92 June 2016 WWJ J.R. (Rod) Guest of Sarasota, Florida, founder and owner of Guest Well Drilling, passed away on April 6. He was 81. Guest, along with three other drillers and the Sarasota County Health Department, wrote the Sarasota County Drilling Ordinance that is still in place today. In the early 1970s Guest was the first to bring rotary drilling to Sarasota County. Guest Well Drilling special- ized in all facets of water well drilling in southwest Florida. The company was also a full-service pump company—servicing jet pumps to lineshaft turbines. Guest was active in the groundwater industry, serving on the Sarasota Well Drillers Advisory Board and the Well Drillers Advisory Committee for the Southwest Florida Water Management District. He was a member of the Florida Ground Water Association and served on its board of directors. He was also a member of the National Ground Water Association and regularly attended the Groundwater Expo and Annual Meeting. He supported education for the drilling community and would send his employees to training across the United States. Guest Well Drilling made national news in 1974 near Weeki Wachee, Florida. Guest's third rotary rig at the time—a brand-new SpeedStar 135 and water truck— were lost with the occurrence of what is recorded today as "Guest Sink." The equipment was never recovered and the sinkhole is one of Florida's largest ever recorded. Guest Well Drilling had been in the Water Well Journal on three different occasions over the years. Guest, a Ken- tucky native, used WWJ over his 45-year career to ensure his company's growth and stability. IN MEMORIAM J.R. (Rod) Guest

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