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Roland Fischer Named Director of Sales and Marketing at Waterman Industries

Waterman Industries has named Roland Fischer as its new Director of Sales & Marketing. Fischer will lead the company’s team of sales representatives and will work closely with the company’s network of manufacturer representatives and distributors to provide industry leading support.

Fischer brings over 25 years of industry experience to his new leadership role. He previously was a senior sales executive with DeZURIK, a global manufacturer of valves and controls for water treatment, wastewater and industrial markets. He also has been employed with the Rexnord Water Treatment Group (Rodney Hunt, Fontaine, GA Industries, VAG) and the Hydro Gate Corporation in a variety of technical, application and sales leadership positions.

“We are confident that Roland Fischer can make significant contributions to the growth and expansion of our company and our brand. He will help us build a stronger sales team and will grow our collaborative partnerships with key customers.” said Ken Mikesell, President of Waterman Industries. “He brings strategic thinking, a passion for customer focus and an in-depth understand of our markets to this critical role.”

Fischer will be based from Waterman’s new Central Region Customer Service Center in Commerce City, Colorado.

Waterman Introduces New Video on Automatic Level Control Gates

Waterman Introduces New Water Control Innovations

Waterman CEO Ken Mikesell was recently interviewed for the upcoming WEFTEC conference of water and wastewater management professionals. Here are some excerpts of the conversation:

Q: Tell Us About Waterman Industries.

Waterman has been a leader in engineered water control products for the water and wastewater industries since 1912. Our specialties are sluice gates, slide gates and other products that control fluid movement in water treatment plants, agricultural applications and in the overall watershed.

Our heritage is producing products that must last for decades. It’s not uncommon for one of our control gates to be in continuous service for over 50 years. Each project we encounter is different, requiring us to collaborate with the client on the specific requirements.

While the basic configuration of the products used in our industry has changed little over time, how we build them has changed dramatically. We have become known as the industry innovator for developing new features that make our current offering more precise in controlling water. Computer-driven design tools like Finite Element Analysis allow us to model the performance of our products and to innovate new ways to make them better.

Q: You mentioned innovation is a key theme at Waterman. Give us some examples of new things you will be showing at WEFTEC.

We are very proud of our family of stainless steel slide gates. They feature a patented new sealing system that we call Guardian, which outperforms the industry standard by a factor of 5. For the engineer selecting a gate for project, Guardian gives him or her unmatched performance.

We are the only manufacturer that offers new best-in-class cast gates across all of the popular sizes. These new models have been carefully designed to seal tighter and operate better than any other cast gate on the market. Our cast gates perform in extreme conditions and ensure the safety of people who live downstream of reservoirs.

Q: What makes Waterman stand out from other suppliers of similar products?

In one word: service. Our team takes pride in being extremely customer responsive. Engineers call us with immediate needs for gates and controls for new facilities and for refurbishment of existing facilities. We swing into action and provide them with smart solutions that meet their needs for value, performance and longevity. I am very proud that we have made a commitment to have the largest team of experienced engineers to support our customers’ needs. We want to be the “go to people” our customers turn to for projects of all types.

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