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Industry News the news of this merger is happening right before the Informa show,” says Skip Phillips, Genesis co-owner, adding, “there is no better way to celebrate than over a glass of wine in the Genesis Pavilion on the show floor.” Lachocki adds, “The Genesis faculty, advisors, members, sponsors, owners, and staff are world-class. It will be an honor to stand beside them in Las Vegas and work with them in the years ahead to accelerate growth and excellence in our field.” We believe everything we do helps people live healthier lives. Whether it’s encouraging more aquatic activity, making pools safer, or keeping pools open, we believe we can make a difference. NSPF offers products and programs that are technically sound, convenient, and beautifully designed. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit located in Colorado Springs, CO, proceeds go to fund research and to help create swimmers. The National Swimming Pool Foundation has been keeping pools safe and open since 1965. Visit www.nspf.org or call (719) 540-9119 to learn more. Since 1998, Genesis has elevated an entire industry by offering a comprehensive set of educational programs tailored to the specific needs of the pool and spa professional. Through the Genesis 3 University established in 2012, Genesis continues to nurture designers and builders trained in the multiple technical and creative disciplines required to create top-shelf installations that not only look fantastic but also function efficiently, reliably, and safely. To that end, Genesis-trained design and construction professionals are the global standard for the watershaping industry. Keller North America and Hayward Baker Announce Promotions and Appointments Keller North America (Keller NA), a division of Keller Group plc, has appointed James Hussin, PE, to the position of Business Development & Marketing Director for Keller NA and Jeffrey Hill, PE, into the role of a Director for Hayward Baker (HB). Prior to his new appointment, Hussin served as a Director for Hayward Baker Inc., one of seven Keller NA companies, since 2003. Hussin has been progressive in leading business development and marketing efforts and providing technical risk assessment on major projects for Hayward Baker Inc. He has authored many publications and is active in several important industry organizations, particularly in James Hussin leadership positions in the ASCE GeoInstitute. He received his MSCE in soil mechanics and foundation engineering from the California Institute of Technology and his BSCE from Columbia University. As Director for Keller NA, Hussin draws on more than 35 years of experience in geotechnical engineering and construction to spearhead business development and marketing strategies for Keller NA, along with streamlining best practices and synergies to build the Keller brand and that of its subsidiaries. In May 2015, Hill succeeded Hussin in the role of a Director for Hayward Baker, from his previous role as the Central Region Director of Business Development. In Hill’s new role, he is developing and implementing corporate business strategies to promote market awareness and increase project opportunity efforts for Hayward Baker throughout the United States. Hill has Jeffrey Hill worked in the specialty geotechnical contracting field since graduating from the University of Illinois. He possesses a wide range of technical expertise including earth retention, micropiles, ground improvement, and grouting projects. Hill is active in several geotechnical industry organizations, and is a national committee member of two AREMA technical committees. Commenting on both appointments, John Rubright, President for Keller NA, stated, “We are pleased to welcome Jim and Jeff into these important management positions. We take pride in our strong brand reputation that is hard-earned across all companies in Keller NA. Both Jim and Jeff have taken great strides to maintain and expand the brands and reputations of Keller NA and Hayward Baker. We are confident that these appointments will lead our brands into the future.” James Hussin is located at the Hanover office and can be reached at (410) 551-8200 or by e-mail at jdhussin@kellerfoundations. com. Jeffrey Hill is located at the St. Louis, MO, office and can be reached at (314) 802-2920 or by e-mail at jrhill@haywardbaker.com. Bryan Schertz has been appointed to the position of Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) Director. Prior to his new appointment, Schertz served as the Safety Director for Hayward Baker Inc. since 2003. Schertz has been a leading force in Hayward Baker’s and then Keller NA’s safety initiatives. He has 25 years of experience in construction, consulting, industrial Bryan Schertz hygiene, and safety management, and is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP). Schertz was instrumental in developing and implementing safety goals and principles as the Safety Director for Hayward Baker. In his new role as the HSE Director for Keller NA, Schertz will oversee, manage, and implement Keller’s corporate environmental, health, and safety plan “Think Safe” to ensure the safe working practices of over 3900 employees continent-wide. In turn, Hayward Baker now welcomes Will Brown into the role of Safety Director for Hayward Baker. Brown received his master of science degree in safety and health from Marshall University, is a Certified Will Brown 64 Shotcrete • Winter 2016


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