Apr 03, 2020

Industry News 04/03/2020

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ASCE Presents 2020 Stephen D. Bechtel Pipeline Engineering Award to LAN Engineer 

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has selected Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam’s (LAN) engineer George F. Ruchti as the 2020 recipient of the Stephen D. Bechtel Pipeline Engineering Award. 

This award is presented to an ASCE member who has made outstanding contributions to the advancement of pipeline engineering, either in research, planning, design or construction.

"George’s contributions to pipeline engineering for more than half a century have left a lasting mark on the industry and inspired pipeline engineers throughout the country,” said LAN president Wayne Swafford, P.E. “This award is a fitting tribute to his service.”


AQUALIS Acquires Stormwater & Lift Station Businesses

AQUALIS Stormwater Management announced the acquisition of storm water and lift station assets of KLEENCO USA. The acquisition of KLEENCO supports AQUALIS’ mission to provide nationwide storm water management services and the purchase of the lift station assets expands AQUALIS’ service offerings.

“The partnership with AQUALIS is a win for the industry,” said Kurt Tatman, CEO of KLEENCO USA. “The combined entities create the most dominant provider of storm water management services across the country and allows AQUALIS to expand their services into the lift station market. We are excited for our employees as it provides significant opportunity for growth and development for all.”.


Innovyze Names Rick Gruenhagen Chief Technology Officer

Innovyze has announced Rick Gruenhagen as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Gruenhagen will oversee the company’s overall product direction and development and will lead the engineering, product and infrastructure teams.

Gruenhagen brings over 20 years of experience in organizational leadership and innovative software engineering to his new role. He has also served in the United States Navy as a Lieutenant Commander and Naval Flight Officer. He held senior software engineering and development roles at some of the most prominent tech organizations in the world, including America Online, PayPal, Amazon and Microsoft.

“I am thrilled to have Rick join us at Innovyze,” said Colby Manwaring, CEO of Innovyze. “Rick brings diverse and vast technology expertise to the CTO position based on key leadership roles at PayPal, Amazon and Microsoft.  He has a proven track record of building SaaS-based platforms that effectively leverage Big Data and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. We are fortunate to have him join our organization.”

“I couldn’t be more excited to join the Innovyze,” said Gruenhagen. “With the addition of Emagin AI to our technical portfolio, some of the most exciting work is yet to come. It’s an honor to be able to take the lead in bringing AI and the Innovyze analytic capabilities into one Cloud offering.”


CULTEC, Inc. Achieves a Published ASTM Product Standard

CULTEC, Inc. successfully balloted a newly approved and published ASTM product standard, designated as ASTM F3430-20, Specification for Cellular Polypropylene (PP) Corrugated Wall Stormwater Collection Chambers.

This new standard defines the requirements for PP chambers manufactured by the structural foam process, which produces chambers with a cellular wall, reported the press release

The development process of ASTM F3430 was a test of resilience and resolution,” said Abraham Murra of Abraham Murra Consulting. “Michelle demonstrated her abilities to bring a group of diverse interests to consensus and her professionalism in handling difficult situations.”  

CULTEC’s Recharger models 360HD and 902HD stormwater chambers meet the new ASTM F3430-20 standard.