AMTA elects Patel as president for 2012/13

Mehul Patel of the Orange County Water District was elected president of the American Membrane Technology Association (AMTA) for 2012/13 at the association’s board meeting in Fairfax, Virginia, on 18 July 2012.

At the same meeting the board announced that Ian Watson would be retiring on 1 January 2013 from his position as AMTA executive director. A search for a replacement has begun.

Other AMTA officers elected were Greg Wetterau of CDM Smith as first vice president; Lynne Gulizia of Toray Membrane USA as second vice president; Steve Malloy of Irvine Ranch Water District, California, as treasurer; and Karen Lindsey of Avista Technologies Inc as secretary.

Ian Watson, who served the board for 4½ years, will continue his involvement with AMTA, which now spans some 40 years, including predecessor organizations. He will also continue with his consulting work in the application of membrane technology for drinking, process and wastewater solutions.