Evoqua appoints Snehal Desai to newly created chief growth officer role

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Evoqua Water Technologies Inc has hired former Dow executive Snehal Desai for its newly created chief growth officer role.

Desai, the former global business director of the Dow Water & Process Solutions business, will oversee Evoqua corporate strategy, M&A, RD&E, strategic marketing, corporate and marketing communications and cross-selling, as well as the company’s smart water efforts. He will report to Evoqua’s chief executive officer Ron Keating.

“Snehal brings tremendous knowledge and experience across the water and industrial markets and a proven track record of growth to Evoqua,” said Keating. “He has strong skills related to innovation, M&A, marketing, and technology deployment that support our growth and strategy. We are fortunate to add a leader of his calibre to our team to help take our solution deployment and growth to new levels.”

Evoqua has also named Jim Kohosek as EVP and chief administrative officer. Kohosek was previously EVP, corporate strategy and business operations at Evoqua. In his new role Kohosek will be responsible for the execution and management of Evoqua’s operating system through the Evoqua Growth System and oversee the company’s work in Aftermarket, EH&S, Engineering Excellence, Engineering Platforms and Processes, Sales Operations and Special Projects, as well as Evoqua’s business in China.