Anaergia Inc. Names New President of North American Operations
Kim Lukens is responsible for strategic leadership, organizational development and overall business performance
Anaergia Inc. announced that Kim Lukens has been appointed as president of the company’s North American operations. Lukens is responsible for strategic leadership, organizational development and overall business performance, enabling Anaergia to generate sustainable energy and create valuable byproducts from organic wastes and residues.
An industry veteran with more than 30 years of experience in the environmental management and water and wastewater industries, Lukens has held technical and senior management positions with other technology and engineering construction companies, including Siemens Water Technologies, USFilter, and Raytheon Engineers and Constructors.
“Kim Lukens is responsible for integrating and growing Anaergia’s North American operations and demonstrating to businesses and municipalities the benefits of generating renewable energy through resource recovery,” Anaergia CEO Steve Watzeck said. “North American industries and municipalities are seeking ways to reuse waste, enable additional revenue streams and cut operating costs."
Prior to joining the company, Lukens was a key member of the Siemens Water Technologies senior management team, responsible for strategic planning and global platforms development. His seven-year stay at Siemens included positions as senior vice president, vice president and general manager.
Previously at USFilter, Lukens was a key driver in building the company’s industrial water and wastewater operations platform that achieved a compounded growth rate of greater than 20% with increasing profitability.
Joining USFilter in 2001, Lukens held several positions of increasing responsibility for the company’s North American operations, including director, sales and application engineering, and general manager of the industrial wastewater systems business.
Lukens holds a master's degree in chemical engineering from Drexel University, a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Pennsylvania State University and is a registered professional engineer in Pennsylvania.