Industry News: August 2021

Here's a quick roundup of recent industry news. Track the industry's movers and shakers, learn about company acquisitions, get the skinny on new products and more.

Cynthia Camburn
Cynthia Camburn

Duperon announces new marketing manager
Duperon Corp. announced the addition of Cynthia Camburn as marketing manager. With 20 years’ experience she is an alumna of the University of Michigan, where she earned two bachelor's degrees focused in English and communications.

ADS partners with DHL Supply to expand footprint
DHL Supply Chain, headquartered in Westerville, Ohio, and Advanced Drainage Systems are expanding their existing strategic partnership. DHL will provide ADS its transport and logistics suite of services to execute warehousing, fleet, and eCommerce solutions enhancing ADS’s production capabilities. ADS, based in Hilliard, Ohio, is expanding its distribution footprint amidst a pandemic-sparked growth that has seen homeowners investing in DIY renovations and repairs, the largest uptick in building permits since 2006, and municipalities investing in infrastructure.

Michael Wilwerdring
Michael Wilwerdring

Wilwerding joins Felling Trailers as sales manager
Felling Trailers appointed Michael Wilwerding as its Southwestern regional sales manager. In this role, he will be responsible for all sales development, activity and dealer support within California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico and Hawaii. He will be taking over the region once served by Roger Magers, who retired at the end of 2020.

Tracy Ekola
Tracy Ekola

Brown and Caldwell appoint vice president for Midwest
Brown and Caldwell announced Tracy Ekola has joined the company as vice president and senior director of client services for the Midwest region. With over 28 years’ experience, she has held executive and regional leadership roles and served as a design-build board member in past organizations.

North Lauderdale selects Inframark for Lift Station O&M 
Inframark announced that North Lauderdale, Florida, has granted the company a one-year contract for the operations and maintenance of 28 lift stations located throughout the city. The contract, which commenced on July 1, is renewable on an annual basis. The addition of North Lauderdale builds on Inframark’s growing presence in Florida, where the company now operates 18 projects.

Six winners receive IWA awards 
The winners of the International Water Association Awards were announced during the Digital World Water Congress. Marcos von Sperling won the IWA Global Water Award, which recognizes an innovative leader who has made a significant contribution to a water-wise world. The IWA Women in Water Award, which celebrates the work of women in the field of water, was won by sanitation advocate Nafisa Barot. Barot was recognized for using her role at NGO Utthan in Gujarat, India, to influence people and policies around water, gender justice and sustainable development. Malaysian sewage company Indah Water Konsortium won the IWA Professional Development Award for its record of developing and retaining talent in the sector. Scientist and engineer Siddhartha Roy received the IWA Young Leadership Award, which had been announced earlier this year. The award is granted to an exceptional young water professional for their achievements, leadership and future potential. Jiri Wanner, from the University of Chemistry and Technology in Prague, Czech Republic, and Mark van Loosdrecht from Delft University of Technology, in the Netherlands, received IWA Honorary Life Membership for their sustained contribution to the water sector and the association.

ABLOY names new channel partner
Accurate Corrosion Control, based in Glendale, Arizona, was named ABLOY Critical Infrastructure’s newest distributor. Employee-owned, ACC has been based in the Phoenix area since 1984 and provides engineering, surveying, construction, testing and mitigation services primarily in six states: Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Utah and California, where they have a branch office located in Pleasanton. 


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