Andrew Szurgot has been promoted to vice president of safety and en-vironment of American Ref-Fuel, Houston.... SCS Engineers, Long Beach, Calif., has promoted Karen Dean Luken to senior project analyst in the Cincinnati office.... James Soto has been named south central re-gional manager for Environmental Data Resources Inc., Southport, Conn.... L.Q. Raper has been appointed operations manager of the Winona, Miss., office of Screw Con-veyor Corp., Hammond, Ind.... IDM Environmental Corp., South River, N.J., has named Leslie T. Hatch to head its Rocky Mountain Aresenal project and its Denver office.... Otto Industries, Charlotte, N.C., has named Val Duckett director of customer and marketing services. The company also has named Steve Phelps national account manager for Browning-Ferris Industries, Hous-ton; Brock Harrington northern re-gional manager; Gary Hallen south Atlantic regional sales manager; and Kyle S. Adams southern regional sales manager.... Barry J. Cheney has joined Eckenfelder Inc., Nashville,Tenn., as senior manager.... RMT Inc., Madison, Wis., has appointed Carolyn Merritt senior project manager for the Gulf Coast region.... Maria Zannes has been named president of the Integrated Waste Services Association, Washington, D.C.... Geraghty & Miller Inc., Denver, has promoted Steve Figgins to manager of national accounts. The company has also promoted Mark Heavens na-tional sales manager.... National Seal Co., Aurora, Ill., has named George A. Zagorski vice president of international sales and marketing.... Eric L. Flicker has been appointed vice president and regional manager of the Camp Hill, Pa., office of Pennoni Associates Inc., Philadelphia.... The Gulf Coast Chapter of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries has se-lected Norman Kramer and Dolores Kramer as the recipients of the Israel Proler Award.... Lennie M. Naeyaert has joined Earth Tech, Grand Rapids, Mich., as manager of the environmental services group in the company's Plymouth, Mich., office.... The Solid Waste Association of North America, Silver Springs, Md., has awarded Steven M. Viny the 1994 Pro-fessional Achievement Award.... Will-iam L. Kovacs and Walter Schaub have joined SSB Environmental Inc., Albany, N.Y., as marketing directors for the Washington, D.C., office.

Omur S. Akay has been named director of finance and administration for Golder Associates Inc., Atlanta.... Patricia Kieta has been named director of sales for John Sexton Contractors Co., Hillside, Ill.... The Institute of Gas Technology, Des Plaines, Ill., has named Stanley S. Borys vice president of environmental program development.... Don Kneass has been appointed western regional director of the National Association for Plastic Container Recovery, Charlotte, N.C.