Jerry Tegels, a 30-year veteran of the water treatment chemicals and equipment industry, has joined H2O Innovation as biofuels sales manager.

Tegels started his career as a chemical engineer at Ryko Manufacturing in the early days of reverse osmosis, and has been in technical/chemical sales with Betz/GE Water and Buckman in the ethanol process treatment and industrial water treatment areas for more than 20 years.

At H2O Innovation, Tegels will lead a team focused on increasing the company’s presence and capital and aftermarket sales in the biofuels industry.

H2O Innovation has provided membrane treatment equipment, chemicals, consumables, and services for over 60 ethanol plants over the past 20 years

“The addition of Jerry is a key to our strategy of redoubling our commitment to an industry that has been very important to our growth over the years,” said Gregory Madden, vice president, H2O Innovation. “Our experience and expertise both in providing capital equipment, and in servicing that same equipment, coupled with Jerry’s knowledge of the North American industry, will no doubt put us in a great position to grow with biofuels in the coming years.”