Our guest today is Mike Standish, co-founder of Radical Polymers. Mike has over 28 years experience in polymer additive design and development. Prior to forming Radical Polymers, Mike served in technical and business leadership roles within global, publicly traded chemical companies and is responsible for the development and patenting of industry leading polymers for use in the water treatment, oilfield and detergent industries.
In this episode Mike will be talking about what we need to know about polymers and also how we can take all of those categories and lump them into three simple categories so we know what they do based on functional groups.
And we talk about Stack Temperatures on boilers.
The AWT Convention, or any convention for that matter, can be scary. Walking around the exhibit hall and not knowing anyone or not knowing which presentation to go to can cause anxiety. On today’s show we talk about how to get the most out of a convention while dealing with these two issues. Join Trace as he talks about tips and tricks he has learned throughout the years to make this your best convention ever!
Our guest today is Bruce T. Ketrick Jr., president of the Association of Water Technologies. Bruce began his career in the pharmaceutical industry as a sales representative and later a technical trainer. Bruce's career in water technologies started 13 years ago with Guardian CSC. During his employment with Guardian CSC he has held various positions including Field Service Representative, Sales Management, and Business Manager. Bruce has been involved in the creation and management of new companies and divisions including: EnvoGuard an environmental products company, KTS (Ketrick Technical Services) a custom blending, specialty products, technical support and consulting company, and the Equipment Division of Guardian CSC offering design, installation and support of industrial water technologies equipment with a focus on controls, reverse osmosis, pretreatment and filters.
We also talk about water softeners and answer some listener questions in “Pinks and Blues.”
Marketing and Mentorship in the Water Treatment Industry with Michelle Farmerie.
Our guest today is Michelle Farmerie. Michelle is the daughter of Jay Farmerie and the Marketing Director for GLA Water Consultant, Inc. Michelle has also become more involved in the water treatment industry by joining various AWT committees. Most significantly, she has taken lead of the Young Professionals Group whose purpose is to help solidify the future of the AWT. Michelle also participates in annual Training Seminars to continue to learn more about the water treatment industry and to better understand actual hands-on operations that take place at customer sites. On today’s episode Michelle tells us more about what she’s doing with AWT, the marketing side of the water treatment industry, and we are answering some questions.
Our guest today is Michael Iverson, part-time CFO for Blackmore Enterprise. Michael is an experienced financial executive with over 25 years of financial accounting and management experience at both privately held and publicly traded companies. He has an understanding of all things financial and the cool thing about Mike is he is able to put things in a way that you can understand it and from that, to make informed decisions based on that information. On today’s episode we’re talking a little bit about finance and how we manage things that go along with that.
We also talk about the differences between D.A. and Feedwater tanks, corrosion coupons and a few more things...
On today’s episode we welcome Jim Lukanich, a former AWT board member, he is a Certified Water Technologist (CWT) and the director of applied technology with U.S. Water. Jim won the Ray Balm Memorial Water Treater of the Year award in 2008. Jim describes himself as a short guy, about 59 years old, he runs, bikes and swims and just happens to be a water treater. Jim has been in the water treatment industry since 1981, he comes with a great deal of experience over the years and he has a big interest in microbiology and chemistry. Jim and his wife, alongside their nine rescue cats and two rescue dogs live in Grapevine, Texas.
In this episode we’re going to talk a little bit about closed loop systems, what you need to know and how they are the step child of the water treatment community. Jim Lukanich also joins us to share some need-to-know things about water treatment.
Today’s show is something that most of us misunderstand, we don’t know how to talk to our customers about it, and we simply do not know what the right information is and where to go find it. We are talking about the L word today; Legionella. We are going to get to the bottom of what Legionella is, what we need to know about it, how we explain it to our customers, and how we get everybody working together towards a common goal.