BANGOR, Maine, January 5, 2021 – Cerahelix, Inc., a leader in the development and manufacture of disruptive ceramic nanofiltration membrane products, has added two members to its Board of Directors. Will Sarni, an internationally recognized thought leader on water strategy and innovation, and Martin Grohman, Executive Director of the Environmental & Energy Technology Council of Maine (E2Tech), joined the Board effective in December.
“We are indeed fortunate to welcome Will and Martin to our Board of Directors. Each brings outstanding experience and insights to Cerahelix as we continue to advance commercialization of our breakthrough ceramic nanofiltration membranes, which are being used for filtration and separation applications in industrial water reuse, and in such industries as food & beverage and biopharmaceuticals & nutraceuticals,” said Bill Paulus, Chief Executive Officer of Cerahelix.
Will Sarni is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Water Foundry, a trusted advisor to global public and private sector enterprises, non-governmental organizations and technology providers in solving water related challenges. Mr. Sarni has been a sustainability and water strategy advisor to multinationals, water technology companies, investors and non-governmental organizations for his entire career. Prior to establishing Water Foundry, Mr. Sarni was a Managing Director at Deloitte Consulting and founded and led the water strategy practice. Earlier, he was the Founder and CEO of DOMANI, a sustainability strategy firm. He has written numerous books and articles and continues to present on such subjects as the value of water, innovations in digital water technology, the circular economy, and the energy-water-food nexus. He holds both Master of Arts and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Earth and Environmental Sciences from Queens College, CUNY, New York.
Martin Grohman is highly respected for his business acumen and longtime focus on sustainability that precedes his leadership role at E2Tech, Maine’s foremost energy, environmental and clean technology business and economic development organization. He is a former member of the Maine State House of Representatives, where he served on the Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee. Mr. Grohman co-founded DuraLife Decking, a composite decking manufacturing company that was acquired by GAF, North America’s largest roofing manufacturer. Following the acquisition, he served as GAF’s Director of Sustainability, developing initiatives such as roofing recycling and the company’s Zero-Waste-to-Landfill effort, as well as building networks with national organizations such as the US Green Building Council. Mr. Grohman holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a private research university in Troy, New York, and the oldest technological school in the country.
“It is not often that one encounters a company whose products have the potential to redefine its market, but Cerahelix’s technology is a game-changer in the application of ceramic nanofiltration to solve complex filtration and separation challenges. I look forward to bringing my experience and industry perspectives to Cerahelix as a member of its Board of Directors,” noted Mr. Sarni.
“In this time of increasing water scarcity, I am honored to join the Board of this cutting-edge company that is inventing the future of water purification,” said Mr. Grohman.
A growing number of companies, including one of the world’s largest manufacturers of personal care products, are using Cerahelix’s ceramic nanofiltration products to meet their filtration, treatment and separation requirements while achieving significant operational and cost benefits.
To learn more about Cerahelix, visit www.cerahelix.com.
Founded in 2011, Cerahelix is a leader ceramic nanofiltration technology. The company has combined its patented thin-film and DNA templating technology to create a new class of membranes that takes nanofiltration to another level by opening the door for new applications of ceramic technology. Advantages of Cerahelix ceramic nanofiltration membranes over existing competing technologies include lower operational costs, longer life, higher efficiency, minimal fouling and no need for pre-treatment. This results in lower CapEx, OpEx and sustaining capital costs compared to other technologies available in the market. Cerahelix ceramic nanofiltration products are now being used by companies in a wide array of applications and industries. To learn more, visit www.cerahelix.com.
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