(WESTERVILLE, OH — September 29, 2011) Robert Stone of
Indiana-based Franklin Electric has received the 2011 Manufacturers Division
Special Recognition Award from the National Ground Water Association.
The award recognizes Stone’s contributions
to groundwater industry from the manufacturing sector. It will be
presented on December 1 at the 2011 NGWA Ground Water Expo and Annual Meeting
in Las Vegas.
Stone has been working in the groundwater industry for more
than 20 years and will celebrate his 20th anniversary with Franklin Electric in
2012. He is the company’s corporate senior vice president and president of
Franklin’s Americas Water Systems group business, which comprises several
business units and numerous product lines and brands throughout the Americas.
Stone has been a member of NGWA since 1992, recently chairing
the Lead-Free Drinking Water Task Force, and currently serving as a member of
NGWA’s Government Affairs Committee. He also is the current president of the
Water Systems Council.
He is an advocate of greater public awareness regarding
groundwater, water resources management, and water well systems.
“Public policies that do not properly consider the true
environmental and economic impact of various water systems solutions
(centralized versus decentralized, for example) have been shown to
inefficiently use water resources and hurt the water well contracting
industry,” he said.
NGWA, a nonprofit organization composed of U.S. and
international groundwater professionals — contractors, equipment manufacturers,
suppliers, scientists, and engineers — is dedicated to advancing groundwater
knowledge. NGWA’s vision is to be the leading groundwater association that
advocates the responsible development, management, and use of water.
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