Water Well Journal

March 2016

Water Well Journal

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ABB announced Franklin Sullivan has assumed the role of executive vice president for its Electrification Prod- ucts division in the United States. In addition, he takes on commercial leadership for the division across North America (Canada and Mex- ico). The division runs the low- and medium-voltage products businesses of ABB, for both ABB and Thomas & Betts branded portfolios. Sullivan joined Thomas & Betts in 2010 after a long ca- reer in the elec- trical products industry, in general man- agement, oper- ations, product management, and marketing roles. He has led Thomas & Betts' global sales and marketing activities as a senior vice president, based in Switzerland, for the last two years. Flowserve Corp., a provider of flow control products and services for the global infrastructure markets, announced a new agreement with Veolia Group that makes Flowserve a preferred sup- plier of deep-well sub- mersible pumps, clear-water single and multistage pumps, and associated services. Flowserve was chosen by Veolia because of the com- pany's global footprint, large product portfolio, product quality, reliability, and world- wide service capabilities. Hach, based in Loveland, Colorado, announced it will move forward with a new multimillion-dollar expan- sion. Hach will break ground this spring and plans to com- plete the project and open the new building in late 2017. The company will build an 86,000-square-foot research and development center which will house state-of- the-art work spaces for its development teams, with multiple testing and develop- ment laboratories. The new facility will be built on the existing Hach campus near the Fort Collins–Loveland airport. Industry NEWSMAKERS APPOINTMENT Franklin Sullivan 62 March 2016 WWJ waterwelljournal.com Roger Eisler retired from Central Mine Equipment Co. on December 31, 2015. Eisler is one of the people who helped establish CME. His early years were spent on the road demonstrating new ma- chines. When a machine was sold, he would return to the factory to pick up an- other. For nearly 37 years, Eisler represented CME in the northeast region of the United States, traveling countless miles and logging numerous hotel stays. Prior to joining CME, Eisler was owner/operator of R.J. Eisler Drilling Inc. His primary focus was coal exploration in the Pennsyl- vania area. In late 1979, Eisler attended a trade show in Dearborn, Michigan, where he met Charles Rassieur, owner and presi- dent of CME. A short time later he was hired. He made his first sale, a truck- mounted CME-75 drill, in 1980. Eisler is also a vet- eran of the U.S. Navy. RETIREMENT Roger Eisler BUSINESS GROWTH Your donation to the NGWREF Developing Nations Fund goes toward grants awarded to those working to improve the quality of life for people in developing economies worldwide who are without adequate access to potable groundwater supplies. Donate today. NGWA.org/Give 800 551.7379 • 614 898.7791 Help those who help others obtain safe water. Operated by NGWA, NGWREF is a 501(c)(3) public foundation focused on conducting educational, research, and other charitable activities related to a broader public understanding of groundwater.

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