Environmental engineering and construction firm Brown and Caldwell announced Sachin Gajwani has joined the company as vice president and client service director. The hire builds on the firm’s strategy to grow its share of New York’s municipal and private water market, it explained. With a water and wastewater engineering background spanning 24 years, Gajwani has positioned for, captured and successfully delivered numerous high-profile, multi-million-dollar projects and programs in New York and throughout the U.S. Notable projects have included major wastewater treatment plant upgrades, construction of large-scale water conveyance systems and resiliency preparedness and planning improvements at water and wastewater facilities.
In alignment with its strategic focus on enhancing customer experiences and differentiating through innovation, Uponor North America announced the appointment of Brett Boyum to the position of vice president of marketing and offerings. Boyum also becomes a member of the company’s senior management committee. In this critical role, Boyum will focus on growing business by accelerating the innovation pipeline, managing the product portfolio, connecting the technical aspects of solutions to the needs of Uponor’s customers, and building stronger connections between company strategies and customer experiences, Uponor noted.
Nadeem Mirza has joined Watts as senior product manager, backflow and risers. Mirza has overall responsibility for the strategy, new product development and product management of Watts, Ames Fire and Waterworks, and FEBCO brand backflow and riser solutions. He brings with him extensive experience in product management for large and diverse product portfolios across several industry verticals and global markets, Watts pointed out.
Dewberry promoted Troy Hunter, PE, LEED AP BD+C, to associate. With more than 22 years of experience, Hunter’s background includes the design of mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems for base building, tenant interior and renovation projects for secured government facilities, office buildings, critical power facilities, high-rise residential projects, hotels, food service facilities, auditoriums, conference centers, childcare facilities, educational facilities, fitness centers, healthcare facilities and retail spaces.
REAHAU announced the promotion of Dr. Thomas Troeger from CMO to CEO of the Americas region. The regional executive board of REHAU Americas, with headquarters in Leesburg, Virginia, includes Troeger; Theo Haast, chief financial officer; and Terry Barnaby, head of operations (COO). Haast, who headed the region as president and CFO since January 2019, has elected to refocus on his main and key responsibilities as CFO. “We thank Theo for leading the region to improved profitability during the last two years, an important step in preparing the foundation for growth in the Americas,” said William Christensen, CEO REHAU Group.
Recently retired National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW) President and CEO Dirk Van Dongen joined the Proton AI Board of Advisors as a senior advisor. Van Dongen retired from NAW after 41 years of service.
The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal recently announced Uponor North America is the 2020 Manufacturing Sustainability Award honoree recognizing the commitment to conserving water, reducing waste, improving energy efficiency and empowering labor. Each year, the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal honors the region’s top manufacturing companies that drive the local economy with innovation and productivity at world-class levels. This marks the first time Uponor has won the prestigious award.
RectorSeal, manufacturer of quality HVAC/R and plumbing tools and accessories and a wholly-owned subsidiary of CSW Industrials, announced that Vernon Bitzer Associates will represent RectorSeal’s plumbing products in eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware. Vernon Bitzer is headquartered in Warminster, Pennsylvania.
Daikin North America, a subsidiary of Daikin Industries, manufacturer of heating, cooling and refrigerant products, announced the alignment with ABCO HVACR Supply + Solutions. ABCO is a full-line distributor of HVAC and refrigeration systems and supplies in the Northeastern United States.