Ottawa – April 23, 2014 – BluMetric Environmental Inc. (TSX-V: BLM), an Ottawa-based cleantech company, today announced the appointment of Jim Hotchkies, M.Eng., as Vice President, Commercial, in the Water Division.
Most recently, Jim has been working with BluMetric’s membrane partner, LG Electronics, where he served as head of International Business Development for the Water Membrane Division through his consulting company, JWH Consulting GmbH. Prior to that, Jim directed global business for Toray Industries, Inc.’s low pressure membrane group. While with Zenon Environmental Inc., Jim served as senior vice president at Zenon Membrane Solutions EMEA, and worked to integrate their Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) division into GE Water & Process Technologies following GE’s acquisition of Zenon. Jim has also worked with Algoma Steel, among other international corporations, and has served on public company boards as well as the advisory board of the Pictet Water Fund, the world’s largest water sector fund, with investments of more than $3 billion in water industry firms.
Given his specialities in the development and application of leading-edge technologies for the treatment of wastewater, energy minimization in water and wastewater treatment, and energy recovery from waste and wastewater, Jim will focus on the development and expansion of BluMetric’s membrane technology as well as helping to expand the company’s presence in water technology markets.
“Attracting Jim to work with BluMetric is a real coup,” said Dan Scoggins, President of the Water Division. “He is well respected and widely-known in the water industry with an established track record for business growth. His technical knowledge about wastewater processing and membrane technology is well aligned with the Water Division’s direction.”
“Jim is a critical component of our plan to build BluMetric on the strength of its technology edge, strong service ethic, and broad based business reach,” said Roger Woeller, CEO of BluMetric. “In addition, Jim has significant public company experience, and so understands the governance levels we require as well as the opportunities that exist for strategic and profitable growth.”
BluMetric, a cleantech company, delivers sustainable solutions to complex environmental issues. The Company serves clients in many industrial sectors, and at all levels of government, in Canada and abroad.
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