Hall of Fame Award

Given in recognition of pioneering and/or lifetime contribution by an individual to water supply or water reuse improvements.

Paul L. Culler

In recognition of Paul’s contribution to advancement of the use of membrane processes as a founder of Basic Technologies Inc. (BTI) and the early developer of partial demineralization, now referred to as membrane softening, that reshaped the membrane industry.  In appreciation for his support of the American Membrane Technology Association and its affiliate the Southeast Desalting Association as well as his participation in the AMTA historical interviews.

2016 Hall of Fame Award presented to Paul Culler by Doug Eisberg and Ian Watson

2016 Hall of Fame Award presented to Jaren Leet by Doug Eisberg and Ian Watson

Jaren Leet

In recognition of Jaren’s contribution to advancement of the use of membrane processes as a founder of Aqua Media Inc., an OEM that pioneered the use of early reverse osmosis technology providing ultrapure water to the semiconductor industry. In appreciation for his support of the American Membrane Technology Association and his participation in the AMTA historical interviews.

Dean Spatz

In recognition of Dean’s contribution to advancement of the use of membrane processes as a founder of Osmonics Inc., a pioneering manufacturer of reverse osmosis membranes, membrane equipment, components, and controls that shaped the membrane industry.  In appreciation for his support of the American Membrane Technology Association and his participation in the AMTA historical interviews.

2016 Hall of Fame Award presented to Dean Spatz by Doug Eisberg and Ian Watson

2016

Paul L. Culler, Basic Technologies, Florida
Jaren F. Leet, Aqua Media, California
Dean Spatz, Osmonics, Inc., Wyoming

2015

Dave Grunau, Polymetrics/Aqua Design, California
Bill Katz, Ionics, Massachusetts
Melvin Lew, The US Office of Saline Water, Virginia
Frank Leitz, The Bureau of Reclamation, Colorado

2014

Gene Erickson, Northstar Research / FilmTec, Minnesota
Roy Larson, Northstar Research / FilmTec, Alabama
Bob Petersen, Northstar Research / FilmTec, Minnesota

2013

Ben Mohlenhoff, Aerex Industries, Inc., Florida
Hany Said, Pacific Aqua, California

2012

Stuart A. McClellan, S.A.McClellan, Inc., Florida

2010

John W. Arnold, Ph.D, Desalcott, North Carolina
Professor James S. Taylor, Ph.D., P.E., University of Central Florida,Civil and Environmental Engineering Institute, Florida

2009

David Furukawa, P.E., Separation Consultants, Inc., California
Professor Julius “Bud” Glater, Ph.D, University of California, Los Angeles, Engineering Dept., California

2008

Donald T. Bray, Nimbus Water Systems, California
Professor Sidney Loeb, Ph.D., Israel
Seymour S. Kremen, Ph.D., J.D., Presented posthumously

2007

C. Peter Darby, California
John E. Cadotte, The Dow Chemical Co./FilmTec Corp., Florida
John E. Potts, Kimley-Horn & Associates, Inc., Florida

2006

Richard G. Sudak, Separation Proccesses, Inc., California
Robert L. Riley, Separation Systems Technology, Inc., California

2004

Ian C. Watson, RosTeK Associates, Inc., Florida

2002

Irving Moch, Jr., I. Moch & Associates, Inc., Delaware

2000

Ed Geishecker, Ionics, Inc., Massachusetts
Lou Beck, Department of Water Resources, California

1998

Neil Cline, Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority, California
Robert Carnahan, University of South Florida, Florida

1996

Floyd Meller, Meller Associates, Massachusetts
Gordon F. Leitner, Leitner & Associates, Wisconsin
Richard A. Smith, Water Desalination Report, Maryland

1995

Walter L. Barnes, Desalting Consultant, North Carolina

1994

Bea Jorgensen, 1985-93 NWSIA Executive Staff, Maryland
Jack Jorgensen, 1985-93 NWSIA Executive Director, Maryland
Langdon W. Owen, 1972 NWSIA Co-Founder, California
William E. Warne, 1972 NWSIA Co-Founder, California