July 19, 2012
/PRNewswire/ -- LiqTech International, Inc. (OTCQX: LIQT) ("LiqTech") announced today that
, a green energy and environmental engineering executive with over 20 years entrepreneurial leadership, has been appointed CEO of LiqTech North America.
As CEO, Kathryn will assume all operational responsibility of LiqTech North America, producer of proprietary, silicon carbide membranes for ultra-filtration of contaminated air and water.
Prior to the CEO appointment, Kathy was general manager of membranes at LiqTech North America. Prior to LiqTech, Kathy served as vice president and general manager at Polymer Energy, leading all operations for the producer of a proprietary, award-winning system to convert waste plastics into renewable energy. She also has consulted with industrial clients' on alternative energy needs and served as president of two custom air handling and air-to-air heat exchanger companies, Heatex and Thermal Recovery, which she founded. She started her career as an engineer at McQuay International, now a Daikin company.
Kathy specializes in green energy technologies. She has spoken at events hosted by the country's top engineering universities and associations, including
University of Wisconsin
, ASHRAE and AEE, Plastics Recycling Conference and international conferences including the 2nd annual W2W (waste to wealth) and 6th i-CIPEC (international combustion, incineration/pyrolysis emission control). Kathy has a degree in mechanical engineering from the
University of Minnesota
, CEO of LiqTech International, Inc. stated, "Kathy's entrepreneurial drive and engineering expertise is a great match for our company. We believe that Kathy is the right person to lead our breakthrough in the US market for our membrane technology."
LiqTech International Inc. is continuing to strengthen the organization in
and will focus on growing the business of Membrane Technology in the oil and gas sector, fracking, waste water and other business areas where LiqTech International Inc.'s Silicon Carbide Membrane Technology has a performance advantage.
, currently president of LiqTech North America, at 62 is stepping away from his active leadership role with the organization and will focus his efforts on the growth of the DPF market. With his expertise in the DPF marketplace, Don will continue to provide service to our large customers and advise LiqTech International, Inc. on trends and activities in the DPF marketplace.
, CEO of LiqTech International, Inc. stated, "
has established LiqTech International Inc. with a strong presence in
and with his continued support and the appointment of
I see strong continued growth in
, mirroring the strong growth LiqTech is seeing globally."
ABOUT LIQTECH INTERNATIONAL, INC.
LiqTech International, Inc., a
corporation, is a clean technology company that for more than a decade has developed and provided state-of-the-art technologies for gas and liquid purification using ceramic silicon carbide filters, particularly, highly specialized filters for the control of soot exhaust particles from diesel engines and for liquid filtration. It also manufactures kiln furniture. Using nanotechnology, LiqTech develops products using proprietary silicon carbide technology. LiqTech's products are based on unique silicon carbide membranes which facilitate new applications and improve existing technologies. For more information, please visit
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