People and companies on the move in the industry.

Tom Strupp

  • Franklin Electric appointed Tom Strupp to the vice president, global human resources post. Strupp has been with the company since 2005. Also at Franklin Electric, Steve Aikman has been named vice president, global water systems engineering for the company’s worldwide engineering organization. Aikman is a 28-year technology and business leadership veteran.

  • Steve Aikman

  • Lilker Associates, a New York City-based MEP and technology engineering firm, promoted Paresh Doshi, P.E., LEED AP, to director of health-care engineering.

  • Hill/Ahern Fire Protection appointed Shannon Coomes as the company’s new general manager of its Franklin Park, Ill., operation.

  • Shannon Coomes

  • Waterless urinal manufacturer Waterless Co., was granted trademark status for “Waterless” by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. 

  • GROHE named industry veteran Franz Droege president and CEO for GROHE America. Droege takes over from past president and CEO Jeff Ackerberg.

  • Franz Droege

  • Boston-based Vanderweil Engineers has opened a Southern California office. The Long Beach-based office will be directed by Vanderweil Engineers Principal Jeff Duncan.

  • Kroff Inc., a water-treatment company, has formed a strategic partnership with Hibrett Puratex to provide customers with an innovative hands-free chemical delivery system.

  • Caroma was recently recognized by the U.S. EPA’s WaterSense program for helping to promote water efficiency. Caroma earned an excellence award for its number of WaterSense-labeled products in the marketplace - all 47 of its floor-mount, dual-flush toilet models.

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