Aqua Membranes appoints chief technology officer

CJ Kurth has joined Aqua Membranes as the company's chief technology officer.

A 25-year veteran of the membrane separation industry, Kurth will oversee Aqua Membranes' technology development, intellectual property (IP) creation and defence, production and quality control.

Kurth has previously held leadership roles at a number of water sector companies including Osmonics, GE Water, NanoH2O, Nanostone Water and Solecta. He has been awarded 26 US patents over the course of his career, leading teams from early-stage lab work through full-scale commercial launches.

“We are grateful CJ has chosen Aqua Membranes as the next step in his professional career,” said Aqua Membranes CEO Craig Beckman. “He’s had decades of experience and a proven track record of success in the reverse osmosis membrane market with new and innovative technologies. His customer knowledge and experience will be invaluable as we launch new products for various applications.”

Aqua Membranes has developed a patented 3D printed spacer technology for water filtration.