Dec 07, 2018

Industry News Week 12/2/18

MWRDGC selects executive director

Industry news for the storm water industry

Tank Holding Acquires Buschman Water Tank Line

Tank Holding Corp. has acquired Bushman USA’s water tank product line, and all the related assets, from Channell Commercial Corp. of Temecula, Calif., effective Nov. 20, 2018.

Bushman is similar to Tank Holding in that they use the rotational molding process to manufacture most of their products, but their market focus primarily is rainwater harvesting solutions for residential, commercial and municipal applications. Channell launched the Bushman product line in 2009, and quickly established it in rainwater harvesting.

MWRDGC Selects Executive Director

After a nationwide search, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRDGC) Board of Commissioners has selected civil engineer Brian A. Perkovich to serve as its next Executive Director.

Brian has 25 years of experience working in the MWRDGC's Maintenance and Operations (M&O) Department. He began his career at the MWRDGC in 1993 and later was selected to lead operations at the Egan Water Reclamation Plant (WRP) in Schaumburg, Ill., and at the Hanover Park WRP before being promoted to lead operations at the Calumet WRP in Chicago in 2005. Most recently, he served as assistant director of M&O.

He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his Master's degree in Business Administration from DePaul University.

Oldcastle Names Director of Regulatory Management Group

Oldcastle Infrastructure announced on Nov. 19 the creation of a regulatory management group supporting its storm water product line. Concurrently, the company also announced the promotion of Jay Holtz, P.E., to the newly created role of director of regulatory management, leading that team. This critical team and position were created to enhance the regulatory environment for storm water treatment and storage products and to support continued growth of this product line for Oldcastle Infrastructure.

Holz was previously director of engineering at Oldcastle Infrastructure. His engineering background is in hydrology and hydraulics. Jay's career spans more than 30 years, having earned his degree in civil engineering at the University of California at Davis in 1986. Since that time, he has worked for a number of firms associated with the design and application of storm water treatment and storage systems. He worked as a contractor with Peter Kiewit Construction, as a designer with CH2M Hill, as a regulator with Clean Water Services in Washington County, Ore., and as a manufacturer's technical lead with Oldcastle Infrastructure, among others. This breath of perspective and experience gives Holtz a unique understanding of each faction's water quality needs and goals.

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