Puraffinity appoints chief operating officer

Puraffinity, which develops precision technology for the removal of PFAS across multiple water treatment applications, has appointed Pete Weaver as its chief operating officer.

Weaver will be responsible for developing Puraffinity’s manufacturing and supply chain functions.

He joins Puraffinity from digital printing technology provider Domino Printing Sciences where he was group fluids operations director. Prior to Domino, Weaver worked for Philadelphia-headquartered agricultural sciences company FMC Corporation.

“I am excited by the opportunity to work with Puraffinity’s talented and dynamic team as we push forward towards solving one of the world's major sustainability issues - PFAS contamination of water,” said Weaver. “I want to use my skills and experience to ensure we not only provide our customers with exceptional levels of quality, safety and customer experience, but we also deliver some lasting good for the planet.”

Weaver has a BEng in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering from the University of Birmingham and has experience across all aspects of operational management including manufacturing, engineering, supply chain and logistics, R&D, Quality and Health Safety and Environmental management.

“With the ongoing market pull for more renewable high performing adsorbents to tackle PFAS, we recognise we need to develop an efficient and effective manufacturing system,” said Puraffinity CEO Henrik Hagemann. “Bringing Pete into Puraffinity fits perfectly with this key need and Pete stood out as a hugely people focused manufacturing expert who can accelerate our operational excellence across the company. We're thrilled to have him on board.”