A.J. Antunes & Co. Appoints Bill Brockhaus Director, International Water Filtration
A.J. Antunes & Co., a leading manufacturer of water filtration systems, electronic controls, countertop foodservice equipment, and air and gas pressure switches, will further enhance service and expand distribution of water filtration products to foodservice customers worldwide with the appointment of Bill Brockhaus to the newly created position of Director, International Water Filtration.
Mr. Brockhaus, a 32-year veteran of the water treatment industry, assumes responsibility for the establishment of international sales goals and an international distributor network, including the selection, training and management of personnel. Initially, his focus will be the rapidly growing Asia/Pacific markets, Europe and Latin America, and on the company’s TAP™, Total Assurance Package, a revolutionary point of entry ultra-filtration system that removes the particulates, chlorine and odors present in a typical water supply.
“We are delighted to have Bill on our team and are enthusiastic about his ability to increase distribution and service to customers within and beyond the 130-plus countries we currently serve,” says Glenn Bullock, president of A.J. Antunes & Co. “Bill’s strong customer relationships, international business development experience and knowledge of the foodservice industry’s pure water needs are unequaled. We believe he is the best individual to spearhead our ongoing efforts to expand globally and maintain full-capacity use of our manufacturing facilities in Carol Stream, Illinois and Suzhou, China.”
Before joining A.J. Antunes & Co., Mr. Brockhaus served as director, international development for Everpure, LLC for 11 years. During an additional 21 years with the company he at various times managed or directed Asia/Pacific, Japan, and U.S. regional operations. He holds an M.A. in Middle Eastern Studies and communicates in five languages in addition to English. Mr. Brockhaus currently lives in Orange County, California with his wife Julie, whose two sons are practicing attorneys in Orange County.