headline and newsmakers

  • Messe Frankfurt Inc. announced David Audrain as its incoming president, succeeding Roland Bleinroth, who, after 10 years at MFI, will join the board of management of Messe Stuttgart, Germany in January 2006. Audrain is currently chief operating officer and executive vice president of ConvExx in Las Vegas. He has also held management positions at Miller Freeman, Hanley-Wood and Advanstar.

  • The Water Quality Association hired Tanya Lubner, PhD, as its director of education. She will be in charge of all WQA professional certification, distance education, educational publications, state WQA educational liaison activities, and WQA Aquatech USA and Mid-Year Conference educational programs. Most recently she was a technical sales engineer for optical spectroscopy instrumentation.