Heartland Technologies adds to executive team

Earl Jones has joined Heartland Technologies as chief executive officer. He is a former senior executive at GE, serving in a number of leadership roles, including global commercial leader for GE Water & Process Technologies. Jones is a co-founder and founding chairman of the New England Water Innovation Network (NEWIN).

Nick Dyner has been appointed chief commercial officer of Heartland Technologies. Dyner previously led all commercial activity for LG Chem Water Solutions, a company formed through LG’s US$200 million acquisition of NanoH2O, a venture-backed manufacturer of reverse osmosis membranes. For six years at NanoH2O, Dyner developed the company’s sales and brand strategy, led the first product launch, and personally conducted business in over 40 countries. Prior to NanoH2O, Dyner spent five years at GE Water & Process Technologies, where he was a product manager for GE’s Build, Own and Operate (BOO) product line.

Shubha Inamdar has moved to Heartland Technologies as chief financial officer (CFO). Inamdar spent six years at GE, where she was the CFO for the thermal product line at GE Water & Process Technologies, and the commercial risk leader at GE Transportation.

Susan Portin is Heartland Technologies’ new vice president of corporate development. Portin has more than 25 years of global experience as a corporate attorney, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) specialist, senior business leader and strategic management consultant. She has served as the lead M&A lawyer and a business unit general counsel at Campbell Soup Co and as a strategic risk and compliance consultant with PwC, and has run a successful consulting practice focused on strategy, M&A and risk for over 10 years.

Jones, Dyner, Inamdar and Portin join Heartland Technologies founder and chief operating officer Craig Clerkin, and founder and chief technology officer Bernie Duesel on the company’s executive team.

“I couldn’t be more excited about the future of Heartland Technologies,” said Earl Jones. “For the past eight years, the company has developed, optimized and commercialized a truly differentiated solution for treating challenging waste waters such as landfill leachate, power plant scrubber water and oilfield produced water, among many others. The ability to deliver zero liquid discharge solutions in a single unit operation that is safe, simple, rugged, reliable and cost effective is exactly what the industry needs and has been looking for.”

Heartland Technologies’ Heartland Concentrator™ is a direct contact evaporator that eliminates the fouling and scaling problems associated with other brine concentration solutions while using low-cost materials of construction. The proprietary and patented process requires little to no pre-treatment and can concentrate brine to a solid without the need of a back-end crystallizer.