Mar 14, 2008

Hydro Intl. Expands Storm Water Sales Coverage

Jim Keane and Rob Howard will oversee sales efforts in Southeast and Midwest

Hydro Intl., a leading provider of environmentally sustainable products and innovative solutions that control and treat storm water, wastewater and combined sewer overflows, recently announced the hiring of new regional sales managers who will market Hydro’s storm water product portfolios in the Southeast and the Midwest.

Jim Keane, based in Chattanooga, Tenn., will cover the Southeastern states of Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama and Florida. Rob Howard, based in Kansas City, Mo., will represent Hydro in the Midwestern states of Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska.

“We are pleased to be bringing Jim and Rob aboard to spearhead our sales efforts in these key storm water markets,” said David Mongeau, general manager of Hydro’s U.S. Stormwater Division. “They have the sales experience and the drive to help Hydro add new customers and increase market share in the Southeast and Midwest.”

Keane has worked many years in the storm water industry, selling in New England for Infiltrator Systems and Advanced Drainage Systems. He also has experience in the on-site septic and plumbing sector, working as a general manager and sales manager for firms in Tennessee, California and Massachusetts.

Rob has been involved with all phases of company development within the construction industry. Most recently he was a construction manager for Wal-Mart, overseeing store construction in the New England states, where compliance with storm water permit requirements was a primary part of his responsibilities. He also has managed individual developments and construction operations for firms in Colorado and Kansas.