Industry News - November 2019

Advanced Drainage Systems acquires Infiltrator Water Technologies

Advanced Drainage Systems announced the acquisition of Infiltrator Water Technologies for a purchase price of approximately $1.08 billion from an affiliate of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and other stockholders. Infiltrator has been a long-standing supplier and customer of ADS for over 15 years. In a press release, Scott Barbour, ADS president and CEO, states, “This acquisition will allow us to offer an enhanced suite of water management solutions to a broader set of customers and expand our addressable opportunity in the attractive and related onsite septic business.”

Aries Industries expands nationwide dealer network

Aries Industries announced it added two companies to its growing network of dealers. Williams Equipment, based in Henderson, Colorado, for over 40 years, will sell and service Aries pipeline video inspection products, such as the Mobile Pathfinder System, to customers in Colorado and New Mexico. Also joining the Aries family of dealers is Instrument Technology Corp., located in Sonoma County, California. ITC, in business for nearly 20 years, will provide Aries products and service to customers in Northern California and Nevada.

InfoSense approved as BuyBoard vendor in Texas

Effective Oct. 1, InfoSense is an approved BuyBoard vendor through the Local Government Purchasing Cooperative. This allows participating member cities, counties and other local government agencies in the state of Texas to eliminate the bidding process and save time and cost associated with placing bids. BuyBoard vendors must go through the competitive procurement process and abide by competitive procurement laws to be approved.

Anue Water Technologies names new senior sales manager

Anue Water Technologies announced the addition of Sharon Paterson as senior sales manager. She joins Anue with 15 years’ wastewater industry experience, having most recently served in business development and marketing positions with Seaglass Consulting, Veolia and Envirosuite. Paterson earned her bachelor’s degree in communications at Calumet College of St. Joseph in Indiana and her MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

VMAC makes 2019 Best Workplaces in Manufacturing list

VMAC earned its position within the Great Place to Work’s Best Workplaces in Manufacturing, joining the top 11 manufacturing organizations in Canada. To be eligible for the list, organizations must be Great Place to Work Certified in the last 12 months, which requires co-workers to complete a confidential Trust Index Survey. An additional culture application must be submitted by organizations to be considered for the specialized Best Workplaces lists, such as manufacturing.

Liberty Pumps names new president

Liberty Pumps announced that the board of directors elected Robyn Brookhart to the position of president. She replaces Charlie Cook who will remain CEO and chairman. She has been with the company for 22 years and has served in a variety of positions including sales and marketing, customer service and manufacturing. Most recently she has been the company’s executive vice president, as well as its chief operating officer, a position she will retain.

Mathias joins Boss Industries as sales representative

Boss Industries named Rory Mathias as its new Western regional sales manager. Based on the West Coast, he will be the key contact for the telecom and utility contractor industries along with heavy equipment, construction and mining segments.

Bigley to serve second term as WESTCAS president

Steve Bigley, director of environmental services for Coachella Valley Water District, was named to a second term as president of the Western Coalition of Arid States. Formed in 1992, WESTCAS is dedicated to protecting the environment and encouraging the development of water programs and regulations that ensure adequate supplies of high-quality water for those living in arid regions. WESTCAS currently has members in California, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada and Texas.

Vacuworx names Williamson regional sales manager

Vacuworx announced that Bruce Williamson was hired as regional sales manager for the Southeast, serving the territory of Florida, Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky and Tennessee.


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