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WCSI Acquires Design Engineers

Updated: Apr 12, 2018

Water Consulting Specialists, Inc. (WCSI) today announced the acquisition of E.N. Design, Inc. (Design Engineers) of Hackensack, NJ. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition strengthens WCSI’s service coverage in New York City and the Tri‐State Area and launches WCSI into the commercial / industrial water market in the Northeast. WCSI will integrate Design Engineers’ operations into their Fairfield, NJ office.




Gary Kingzett and his wife Mary Shaw, owners of Design Engineers stated “We were looking for a succession plan that would ensure continued service for our existing customer base. WCSI, with established operations in Northern NJ and decades of experience in industrial water markets, provides Design Engineers’ customers the assurance that they will be well supported.” Gary will assist in the transition of operations to the new ownership group.


Andrew W. Collentro, President of WCSI, stated “We were attracted to this acquisition because the two companies share so many of the same core values. For nearly 40 years, Gary and Mary have serviced their clients at an exceptional level. Like WCSI, Design Engineers provides customized solutions beyond just equipment and maintenance. They provide technical support, design, and engineering assistance at a personal level for every client. The result of which is decades of repeat clients and customer referrals.”


About Design Engineers

Design Engineers was founded in 1977 by Gary Kingzett initially as a manufacturer’s representative for Bruner Corporation in the New York City area. The company installs and services commercial, institutional, laboratory and industrial water treatment systems and has a product offering which includes media filters, water softeners, reverse osmosis systems, and service exchange deionization (SDI). Design Engineers has installed hundreds of point‐of‐entry (p.o.e.) filtration systems in New York City and surrounding area.


About WCSI

WCSI is a privately‐owned company founded in 1993 in Doylestown, PA by William V. Collentro, a pioneer in the pharmaceutical water industry. With offices in Pocasset, MA, Fairfield, NJ, Doylestown, PA, and Stow, OH, WCSI provides high‐purity water equipment and services throughout the Northeast. Their staff contains some of the most widely recognized experts in the industrial water treatment industry. The company is now in its second generation of leadership with Andrew W. Collentro serving as President.





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