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20.November 2013
Biowater strengthens the team with water industry veterans

TØNSBERG, NOVEMBER 20, 2013: Biowater Technology, the leading provider and manufacture of advanced biological wastewater treatment processes and equipment for municipal and industrial facilities globally, is pleased to announce that it has appointed two industry veterans into its management team: Jack C. Gardiner as CEO North America, and Elbert Kerkman as Director of Business Development Europe.

Jack Gardiner is well known and respected in the water and wastewater industry and brings over 30 years of valuable experience to Biowater.  Mr. Gardiner was a consultant at Aquanetus Technology Inc. developing a unique new Frac flow-back water recycle system to be deployed in the rapidly expanding oil and gas horizontal hydraulic fracturing marketplace. Prior to this he was Senior Vice President at Headworks Inc. and Headworks Bio Inc. where his duties included biological process design and business development both nationally and internationally. Before coming onboard at Headworks, Mr. Gardiner was the Chairman and CEO at AnoxKaldnes North America, a position he held until the sale of the company. While at AnoxKaldnes he guided the company through rapid growth in a three-year period with order bookings of 2.5 million in 2005 to bookings approaching 40 million in 2007. Mr. Gardiner has been involved in the marketing of innovative technology in the water and wastewater industries his entire career and is recognized globally for his knowledge in many fields of treatment. His first step into these markets was his invention of a vacuum induction-mixing device called “Water Champ” that has been used globally for the diffusion of chlorine gas, coagulants and carbon dioxide gas. He eventually sold his company to US Filter/Vivendi (now Veolia).

“We are happy and proud to have Jack Gardiner on board with the North American team and look forward to using his knowledge and competence to benefit our customers and partners”, says Audun Lodemel the CEO of Biowater Technology.

Elbert Kerkman brings over two decades of competence and experience in water and waste water, gained on projects throughout The Netherlands, North Africa, Europe & Asia. During his professional life, he has drawn on this broad skills set in different roles with companies as Veolia Water, Solis/Kubota, HBG, Esmil and, most recently Imtech.
As Director (Water) for Imtech, Kerkman was responsible for all new business in the water sector – both domestic and overseas.

With respect to Biowater Technology;

- The company is now in a phase for market entrance with exiting new technologies. I’m glad that Elbert Kerkman will help us in this work and are sure his broad skills set will strengthen the company’s position in the region, says Audun Lodemel the CEO of Biowater Technology.  His focus will be to continue the work of building up the European market by supporting the existing partner network and to expand our wastewater solutions to new regions. 

- Biowater have a unique refreshing approach to new technology in the wastewater sector. The company is recognized as the industry leader in biological wastewater treatment with the development of its own proprietary technologies, such as the innovative Continuous Flow Intermittent Cleaning (CFIC®).  This is a huge opportunity for me to build on Biowater’s strong foundations and to help position ourselves with key international partners over the coming months, says Elbert Kerkman.

Biowater is an innovative company with over forty years of experience in Biological process design and well over a century of combined expertise. Our focus is on saving energy and resource recovery, knowing water is our most important resource.