GROVELAND — David Polcari, P.E., of Groveland has been elected president of the New England Water Works Association (NEWWA). Polcari is an associate and New England client-service manager for CDM Smith, an international consulting engineering firm based in Cambridge. He is based at the firm’s Manchester, N.H. office. A member of the New England Water Works Association for 18 years, Polcari previously served as president-elect, and Massachusetts state director. He also chaired the sponsor services committee and served as a member of the executive, planning, site selection, and younger member recognition award committees. He is a former director of the association’s professional development council and administration council. A mentor in NEWWA’s mentor/mentee program, Polcari is also actively involved with the young professionals committee, in the professional growth, development, and guidance of younger members of the water works field. Polcari is a diplomate in the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and a member of the American Water Works Association, Massachusetts Water Works Association, New England Water Environment Association, New Hampshire Water Pollution Control Association, New Hampshire Water Works Association, North American Society for Trenchless Technology, and Water Environment Federation.
MANCHESTER — Peter Thurston, owner of the local Fish Window Cleaning, was presented with the Soaring Eagle Award at the annual Fish Window Cleaning Convention in St. Louis, Mo. Thurston received the award for his success in taking over an existing franchise and increasing the franchise’s performance in sales, profitability and operational excellence. Thurston took over the business in 2011, and his office provides service to commercial and residential customers in Manchester, Nashua, Salem, Bedford, Derry, Londonderry, Merrimack, Windham, and Hudson, N.H.
DANVERS — Brian Kelly, president of Kelly Automotive Group, a Nissan, Infiniti, Jeep, Chrysler, Fiat, Honda, Volkswagen and Maserati dealer in Danvers, was nominated for the 2014 TIME Dealer of the Year award. Kelly is one of a select group of 57 dealer nominees from across the country who was honored at the 97th annual National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Convention & Exposition in New Orleans, La., on Jan. 25.