Water. desalination + reuse

May/June 2013

Water. Desalination + reuse

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BUSINESS CORPORATEPEOPLE IWA AppoInts Ger BerGkAmp As neW Ceo the International Water Association (IWA) has appointed former World Water Council (WCC) director-general Dr Ger Bergkamp as its new executive director. Bergkamp follows paul reiter, who stepped into the role of IWA strategic counsel in December last year on a part-time basis and relocated to work from the IWA office in singapore "We are very pleased to announce this appointment," says IWA president Glen Daigger. "Ger will bring leadership and creativity to the IWA along with a deep sense of commitment to the association and the water and wastewater sector at large. Bergkamp has also been a senior executive with the International Union for the Conservation of nature prior to the WCC. fInn helmer AppoInteD Ceo of lIqteCh InternAtIonAl Denmark's liqtech International Inc, manufacturer of silicon carbide membrane filtration technologies, announced the appointment of finn helmer as its new Ceo on 27 march 2013. Aldo petersen, chairman of liqtech, stated, "mr helmer's record of success includes some notable transactions including, in particular, his role as Ceo of GIGA A/s, a small company in the nkt Group. When he joined GIGA as its seventh employee, it had limited capital, was not profitable and had revenue of less than Us$ 1 million. In less than 5 years, GIGA employed 100 people, was generating revenues and pre-tax profit of Us$ 135 million and Us$ 73 million, respectedly. In 2000 Intel (UsA) acquired GIGA for $1.25 billion." AhmAD tAkes ChArGe of InGe sAles for AsIA/pACIfIC kms AppoInts spAnIsh reGIonAl sAles mAnAGer Ultrafiltration (Uf) membrane specialist inge Gmbh has taken the decision to appoint a dedicated representative to reinforce its local presence in the Asia-pacific region and boost its regional activities. As from 1 march 2013, Iqbal Ahmad will be in charge of sales for the Uf portfolio. Ahmad has an msc in polymer chemistry and 18 years of hands-on experience with membrane-based treatment technologies such as reverse osmosis, Uf and membrane bioreactors, with several technical and sales positions in the membrane industry. he will be based at the BAsf headquarters in singapore. he can be reached at iqbal.ahmad@basf.com or tel +65 8113 0960. koch membrane systems (kms), has appointed matias Amor as regional sales manager, water and wastewater for spain and portugal. he will be responsible for increasing kms' commercial growth in this region and developing strong relationships with major multinational contractors and engineers working abroad. Amor comes to kms with more than 19 years of experience in water and wastewater including 15 years working with membranes both in the municipal and industrial sectors. he has held positions at Itt, and Ge Water and process technology spain and Uts. Highest efficiency for energy recovery. Because every drop counts. ™ Designed to provide a service life exceeding 25 years, the DWEER™ is "built to last," assuring high availability, proven outstanding performance and low maintenance costs for decades. Offering very low mixing and leakage rates, the DWEER provides plant owners and operators with high energy recovery rates while further minimizing operating costs. Flowserve Spain S.A. Avenida Fuentemar, 26-28 Coslada, Madrid, Spain 28023 Telephone: 34.91.660.4600 Telefax: 34.91.674.0433 Experience In Motion (023-A-10426)-DWEER_wBleed.indd 1 flowserve.com 8/31/12 4:15 PM May-June 2013| Desalination & Water Reuse | 15 |

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