James Rednor ’69

Brother Rednor graduated from the University of Arizona in 1974 with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, a degree he has put to use since. After spending six years with Universal Oil Products, he has started up four businesses in the Industrial Water Purification Industry, three of which were sold to major corporations.

He founded and was President of Aqua Con of Arizona, sold to Polymetrics in 1986, then co-founded and served as Vice President of Fluid Tec systems, which was sold to Ionics, a division of General Electric in 1991. Rednor than was Co-Founder and President of CIW Services which grew to be the largest industrial water purification company in the Southwest US. CIW Services was selected in 2002 to the INC. 500 List of the fastest growing private companies in America, a list which included Cold Stone Creamery. CIW Services was sold to Siemens Corp. in 2005.

He then led the organizational start-up of CIW Defense Equipment, which specializes in military applications, supplying advanced water purification systems for Navy warships. He currently serves as President.

“When I first came to University of Arizona as a freshmen I was lost. I went thru rush and visited many fraternities. I came to Kappa Sigma and immediately felt at home. The brothers were much more down to earth than the others and I felt an immediate bond.

“Becoming a brother of Kappa Sigma changed my whole life. I learned what it really meant to be part of a brotherhood. This would include meeting lifelong friends and being part of an organization where you cared about other people and they cared about you. The brothers I met and the skills I learned were integral for my business success over the years. One of my brothers got me into the industrial water purification business which I still am in today, 33 years later.”