Water Well Journal

November 2016

Water Well Journal

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Water treatment system manufacturer Water-Right Inc. announced the hiring of Nathan Mianecki, who will serve as manager of the com- pany's network of independent water treatment dealers, The Clear Choice Water Group. Mianecki will work within the sales and mar- keting team as the Clear Choice Water Group Man- ager. He will oversee all aspects of the professional level dealer group of Water- Care and Evolve branded customers and markets. Mianecki most recently sup- ported California-based, global IT staffing company Windward Systems Inc. He was responsible for the expansion and utilization of facilities in North America, China, India, Thailand, Viet- nam, and the Philippines. Wilo USA, a provider of pumps and pump solutions for building services, water management, and ground- water, wel- comes Dennis B. Thomas, PE, as the new re- gional sales manager of Residential and Commercial Building Services for the southwest region of the United States. Thomas brings more than 25 years of experi- ence to Wilo, having worked for more than 15 years in en- gineering consulting firms as a mechanical engineer, and 10 years in technical pump sales in the HVAC, indus- trial, commercial, municipal, and original equipment man- ufacturer markets. Tim Donohue has been promoted to a new position, national sales director for Reed Manufacturing Co. of Erie, Pennsylvania. Donohue joined Reed in 2008 and served as director of key ac- counts and regional manager. Donohue's 25 years in the industrial and construction marketplace in- cludes execu- tive level experience at Milwaukee Electric Tool and Robert Bosch. While with Reed, Donohue has facili- tated improved sales, marketing, and product development programs. Donohue will continue with all of his previous responsi- bilities as director of key accounts. Additionally, as national sales director, Dono- hue will oversee all United States regional managers and their manufacturer's representative teams. Schramm Inc., a global manufacturer of land-based hydraulic drilling rigs, an- nounced the newest addition to its technologically ad- vanced drilling rig family of products. The new Fury Rig Series leverages the Schramm heritage of high mobility, rugged durability, and power density to deliver a cutting-edge, configurable fit-for-purpose machine. "This new rig series, in- cluding its name, was de- signed and developed with direct customer feedback to meet their ever-evolving needs today and as the indus- try ramps up activity in a continued low-price environ- ment," says Michael Dynan, Schramm's vice president of portfolio and strategy. "From concept to iron, this rig series leverages our 116-year experience in de- sign and innovation to show- case the very best Schramm has to offer. We look forward to putting the first Fury 130 machine to work with Thomas Drilling Inc. (in Afton, Wyoming) in the very near future." Feature highlights of this next-generation machine in- clude electronic controls pro- viding real-time hydraulic response, remote monitoring functionality, U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final compliance, tight turning radius for improved mobility, and a tilting top drive to facilitate hands-free pipe handling. Additionally, the air and hydraulic power systems are decoupled, which provide significant fuel savings. The Fury 130 was on dis- play at Minexpo2016, Sep- tember 26-28 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Jet-Lube Inc. has relocated its headquarters in Houston, Texas, to a recently built, consolidated lubricant manu- facturing facility in Rock- wall, Texas. Jet-Lube plans to consolidate and combine forces with Whitmore, a specialty chemicals CSW Industrials company. The state-of-the-art manufactur- ing plant, research and devel- opment, and distribution center is strategically located to offer better customer experience, expertise, and efficiency. The American Geosciences Institute welcomed Jean M. Bahr, Ph.D., as the 2016-2017 president of its executive committee. Bahr is a long- time member of the National Ground Water Association who has been published in NGWA's journals, Ground- water and Groundwater Monitoring & Remediation, as well as serving as a re- viewer for Groundwater. She was appointed by President Obama to the Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board; is a fellow at the Geological So- ciety of America; and is an editor for the American Geo- physical Union journal, Water Resources and Research. The American Geosciences Institute also announced the appointment of Allyson K. Anderson Book as its new executive director. She joined AGI on September 6. Ander- son Book comes to AGI from the Department of the Inte- rior, where she has served as the associate director of Industry NEWSMAKERS NEW ADDITIONS PROMOTION James "Curt" Hefty, CWD/PI, 75, of Anchorage, Alaska, passed away on September 10. Hefty, a longtime member of the National Ground Water Association, worked in con- struction and as a heavy equipment operator prior to open- ing his business, Hefty Drilling, in 1979, where he was still active in the day-to-day operations. Jackie Buechting, 52, of Imperial, Missouri, passed away on August 23. Buechting was the co-owner and proprietor of Buechting Drilling Co. RELOCATION APPOINTMENTS DRILL RIG DEVELOPMENT Dennis Thomas Nathan Mianecki Tim Donohue waterwelljournal.com 66 November 2016 WWJ IN MEMORIAM

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