SANFORD, Fla., March 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MaxWest Environmental Systems, Inc. (www.maxwestenergy.com), the leader in biogasification systems for wastewater treatment, has elected two seasoned wastewater industry veterans to its board of directors. Joining the leadership team are Steven Winchester, the chief executive officer of Winchester Consulting Group LLC, and David A. Perry, former president of Koch Membrane Systems, Norit Americas Inc. and PureLine Treatment Systems. MaxWest operates the first commercial biogasification facility that uses sewage sludge (biosolids) as a sustainable fuel to make green energy for the wastewater treatment industry.
'We are extremely pleased to welcome Mr. Winchester and Mr. Perry to our board,' said Ross M. Patten, president and chief executive officer of MaxWest Environmental Systems. 'Steve is an innovative executive with extensive knowledge of the wastewater treatment industry. David is a visionary with a proven track record in successfully growing companies in the water industry and brings key relationships with many of the largest strategic companies.'
He added, 'Their unique and valuable experiences in the wastewater treatment business, from both domestic and international perspectives, will help MaxWest to even greater success in developing and operating projects for municipal and industrial customers.'
As CEO of Winchester Consulting Group LLC, Steve Winchester provides strategic and management consulting services primarily to firms serving the water industry. He brings a strong background in mergers and acquisitions as well as marketing and business development support for aggressive growth strategies. Mr. Winchester was previously the head of the water and wastewater division at Psomas. Earlier in his career, he spent 17 years with global engineering firm Black & Veatch, where he was senior vice president and regional manager for the Pacific Northwest Region.
'I am honored to join the board of MaxWest, an organization that has played a tremendous role in advancing the sustainability initiatives of the wastewater treatment industry as municipal agencies move to reduce their carbon footprints and lessen their net energy use,' said Winchester. 'I'm very happy to be involved with this exciting company as it moves into its next stage of growth.'
David Perry has broad experience in acquiring and integrating companies with complementary technologies to support business growth. As the former president of PureLine Treatment Systems, Norit Americas and Koch Membrane Systems, he brings expertise in contracts and pricing negotiations as well as new product and intellectual property development. He has successfully launched multiple new products into the wastewater and water industries, including electrochemical chlorine dioxide generation technology, membrane ultra-filtration equipment, and membrane products.
'After working to advance other cutting-edge technologies in the water industry, I understand the importance in advancing innovative, yet practical, approaches to many of the world's biggest challenges,' Perry stated. 'I look forward to working with Ross and the MaxWest leadership team to continue to develop projects that utilize this exciting technology.'
MaxWest will be speaking at the 4th Annual Waste to Energy Development & Finance Summit in Chicago on March 27-29. Ross Patten is also a returning speaker at the 3rd Annual BlueTech Forum in San Francisco on May 30. Sponsored by 02 Environmental, it is one of the industry's premier conferences featuring innovative technologies in the water and wastewater treatment industries.
About MaxWest Environmental Systems, Inc.
MaxWest Environmental Systems, Inc. is the industry leader in biogasification systems for the wastewater treatment industry. Based in Sanford, Florida, MaxWest's experienced management team is deploying a second-generation technology that revolutionizes the method by which municipalities and industry convert their abundant wastewater solids into a valuable resource, reclaiming inherent energy and displacing on-site fossil fuel use. MaxWest is currently pursuing both bid and merchant projects throughout the U.S. and international markets, with a Design, Build, Own, and Operate ('DBOO') business model. MaxWest is privately held company that has received venture funding from Invesco Plc and Leaf Clean Energy Company. Additional information is available at www.maxwestenergy.com.
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