Hall of Fame Award

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

Frank Leitz

In recognition of Frank’s 48 years of service at Ionics and the Bureau of Reclamation in the fields of desalination and water treatment. In appreciation for his support of the American Membrane Technology Association and his participation in the AMTA historical interviews.

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2015 Hall of Fame Award presented to LeitzFrank by Doug Eisberg and Ian Watson

Dave Grunau

In recognition of Dave’s contribution to advancement of the use of membrane processes as a founder of both Polymetrics, Inc. and Aqua Design, Inc. – both of which were trend setting companies that shaped the membrane industry.  In appreciation for his support of the American Membrane Technology Association and his participation in the AMTA historical interviews.

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Bill Katz

In recognition of Bill’s exemplary service to the membrane industry through his more than 50 years at Ionics, Inc., one of the first OEM companies to embrace membrane technology.  In appreciation for his support of the American Membrane Technology Association and his participation in the AMTA historical interviews.

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Melvin Lew

In recognition of Melvin’s service playing an instrumental role in the development of membrane technology at the Office of Saline Water. In appreciation for his support of the American Membrane Technology Association and his participation in the AMTA historical interviews.

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2015

Dave Grunau, California
Bill Katz, Massachusetts
Melvin Lew, Virginia
Frank Leitz, Bureau of Reclamation, Colorado

2014

Gene Erickson, Minnesota Roy Larson, Alabama Bob Petersen, Minnesota

2013

Ben Mohlenhoff, Aerex Industries, Inc., Florida Hany Said, 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, 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