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As chairman, Mills will work to promote the interests of manufacturers worldwide
Thomas M. Mills, vice president of marketing and business development for Severn Trent Services, has been named chairman of the Water and Wastewater Equipment Manufacturers Association (WWEMA). The organization, which celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2008, represents the interests of companies that provide technologies used in the treatment of wastewater and the purification of potable water for municipal and industrial customers worldwide. Mills began his one-year term as chairman at WWEMA's 99th annual meeting, held November 8 to 10 in Ponte Vedra, Fla.
The Washington-based WWEMA is composed of 72 water and wastewater industry suppliers that join forces to affect positive changes in the marketplace, including promoting cutting-edge technologies, advocating value-based procurement policies and defending against unfair trade practices. The organization works with federal, state and local governments to achieve the environmental goals of a safe water supply and healthy water ecosystem.
According to Mills, “America’s water and wastewater industry is confronted by unprecedented challenges of population growth, enhanced security, depleting water supplies and an aging infrastructure. WWEMA and its members are leaders in providing solutions to these challenges. Working with regulators, we drive innovation and bring new, cost-effective technologies to the marketplace while protecting our country’s water resources.”
Mills joined Severn Trent Services in 1999. His responsibilities include global marketing programs, communications and brand development opportunities, equipment sales within North America, business development and strategy.