Koch Membrane Systems hires new water, wastewater systems technical director

Koch Membrane Systems Inc. (KMS), a world-class developer and manufacturer of high quality membranes and membrane filtration systems, has hired John Koch as MBR technical director. In this role, Koch will be responsible for the promotion and sale of submerged membrane bioreactor (MBR) modules used in water and wastewater treatment. Previously MBR product manager for ITT Sanitaire, Koch, who is not related to the owners, joins KMS with more than 15 years experience in wastewater treatment...

John Koch joins KMS Municipal & Industrial Groups

WILMINGTON, MA, March 27, 2007 -- Koch Membrane Systems Inc. (KMS), a world-class developer and manufacturer of high quality membranes and membrane filtration systems, has hired John Koch as MBR technical director. In this role, Koch will be responsible for the promotion and sale of submerged membrane bioreactor (MBR) modules used in water and wastewater treatment.

"We are very pleased to have John on the KMS team, and are confident that his wastewater treatment experience will enable him to assist in providing our customers with the best, cost-effective membrane solutions," said Dr. Nick Powell, vice president of municipal business for KMS.

Koch, who is not related to the owners, joins KMS with more than 15 years experience in wastewater treatment, and an extensive background in biological wastewater treatment systems including design, start-up, and troubleshooting. Prior to KMS, Koch worked as the MBR product manager at ITT/Sanitaire, where he played a crucial role in promoting the MBR process along with other water reuse technologies.

"I am eager to become involved with the PURON™ submerged module, which has proven to be a superior product for the MBR market," said Koch. "I am excited to be part of the team and to participate in facilitating customer relationships in the water and wastewater marketplace."

Koch Membrane Systems Inc. (www.kochmembrane.com) has been a global leader in separation and filtration products for more than 30 years. A designer and manufacturer of state-of-the-art membrane cartridges and elements, as well as complete membrane systems, KMS products are specified for the most demanding applications. In addition to chemicals that enhance membrane performance, KMS provides a wide range of maintenance and technical service programs. The company has supplied membranes for more than 15,000 systems installed around the world, serving the food processing, life sciences, and general manufacturing industries, as well as providing potable water and wastewater treatment technologies for communities of all sizes. With headquarters in Wilmington, MA, Koch Membrane Systems is a Koch Chemical Technology Group LLC company.

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