Industry News - January 2021

Industry News - January 2021

Hank Vanderveen, right, was presented with the Ralph Macchio Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016 by COLE Publishing founder Bob Kendall.

Industry veteran Hank Vanderveen passes away
Hendrik “Hank” Vanderveen, a nearly 50-year veteran on the manufacturing side of the liquid waste industry and 2016 winner of the Ralph Macchio Lifetime Achievement Award, from COLE Publishing, passed away Nov. 10. He was 83 years old.

Vanderveen had been employed as national vacuum tank product manager at Amthor International since 2007. Previously he worked for Lely Mfg., Rovac Pump & Supply and Jay’s Waste. 

Vanderveen was known far and wide as one of the wastewater industry’s nicest guys, according to COLE founder Bob Kendall. And he was a fixture at the Pumper & Cleaner Expo, now the WWETT Show, for generations.

“Everyone liked Hank. He was one of those guys you just enjoyed seeing,” Kendall said. “Always with a friendly smile, something nice to say and a willingness to help in any way. His attitude toward the industry was the same, lending his knowledge and experience to help solve problems.”

Vanderveen, of Wilson, North Carolina, is survived by his wife, Cheri Ridall Vanderveen, five children, 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be planned at a future date.

Mainline Sales joins SJE Rhombus as new rep for Nevada
Mainline Sales is SJE Rhombus’ new manufacturer’s representative for the state of Nevada. Mainline Sales has nearly 40 years’ experience as a manufacturers’ representative firm covering California, Nevada, Arizona and Hawaii. They serve the following markets: commercial and residential plumbing, mechanical, fire protection, industrial, irrigation and water and sewer waterworks. Mainline operates multiple distribution centers located in Anaheim, California, San Diego, Sacramento, Las Vegas and Phoenix.

BioMicrobics receives Global Company of the Year award
Based on its recent analysis of the global decentralized water and wastewater treatment market, Frost & Sullivan recognized BioMicrobics with the 2020 Global Company of the Year award. Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents a Company of the Year award to an organization that demonstrates excellence in growth strategy and implementation in its field. The award recognizes a high degree of innovation with products and technologies and the resulting leadership in customer value and market penetration. 


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