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Jill Etter will help Marathon Sensors meet the needs of the company's growing global customer base, bringing her atmosphere control and combustion trim specialization to the position of International Sales Manager. She will work closely with customers and distributors in Eastern and Western Europe, Africa, the Middle East and India.
Leonard F. Graziano, president and CEO of Severn Trent Services, Fort Washington, Pa., has been named president of the Water Partnership Council for a one-year term, beginning June 1. The organization's mission is to advance the cause of sustainable water quality in the U.S. by helping communities and companies operate their water and wastewater treatment facilities in the safest, most environmentally sound and cost-effective manner possible.
John Lerdahl, a landfill application specialist for EPG Companies Inc., passed away Saturday, June 4, 2005. John had worked with EPG Companies for nearly 15 years, and was known as a dependable man with a deep knowledge of landfill systems operation, integration and process control equipment. As an application specialist, John had a direct impact on the company's fortunes in landfill equipment manufacturing. A trust account has been set up for the benefit of his 9-year-old son, Mathew. Information for donating can be found on the company's website.
John Michael Paz, President of Bridgeport, New Jersey-based Godwin Pumps, was awarded the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2005 Lifetime Achievement Award by professional services firm Ernst & Young LLP at an awards banquet on June 16, 2005 at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown.
Mike Hadank has been appointed to the position of Distribution Mid-Atlantic District Sales Manager for Leviton, Littleneck, N.Y. Hadank joined the company in 1999 as a construction sales representative, and will spearhead management of the Mid-Atlantic region's construction and industrial sales.
Also at Leviton, Rick Gavenda was appointed to the position of District Sales Manager for the company's Voice & Data Division, Mid-Atlantic Region. An industry veteran with a formidable background that includes 25 years of electrical industry sales and management experience, Gavenda will oversee sales of the Division's Mid-Atlantic regional Voice & Data sales representatives.
Mark Mabee was recently hired by Dedicated Micros Inc., Chantilly, Va., for the company's new position of Integration Sales Manager, Access Control. Mabee's focus will be on the company's OEM partnerships with access control manufacturers and integrators whose primary focus is integration of access control systems with video technology. He brings more than 18 years of experience in sales, sales engineering and business development in video and access control systems with extensive emphasis in the security/building automation, IT and telecom industries.
Marcus Peacock, a senior member of President Bush's budget office, has been nominated by the president to become EPA Deputy Administrator. Peacock previously served as the Associate Director for Natural Resources, Energy, and Science at the Office of Management and Budget, and was involved with the drafting of several controversial documents that seemed to ignore Global Warming. Peacock has, however, received support from several Democrats and moderate Republicans and is not expected to face heavy resistance to his nomination.
David A. Schwartz, M.D., who was named the new Director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and the National Toxicology Program (NTP) on Oct. 25, 2004, began his appointment on May 23, 2005. As NIEHS Director, Schwartz will oversee a $711 million budget that funds multidisciplinary biomedical research programs, prevention, and intervention efforts that encompass training, education, technology transfer, and community outreach. NIEHS currently supports more than 850 research grants.