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In response to growing demand for the company's UV disinfection technology, Aquionics has appointed Robert Abernethy to the newly created role of Country Manager, Canada.
In this new position, Abernethy will establish an Aquionics office in Ontario, providing a local contact for the company's municipal and industrial customers throughout Canada and selected areas of the northern U.S. He will support existing users of Aquionics’ UV disinfection products, as well as develop new business. Aquionics products are used in wide variety of applications including water and wastewater treatment, pharmaceutical manufacture, food and beverage production, pool disinfection and special industrial settings.
With more than 15 years product, sales and marketing experience in the field of water and wastewater treatment, including nine years specifically developing new markets for UV technologies, Abernethy is ideally suited to the position. Most recently, he served as president of MS Filter, Inc., an Ontario based manufacturer of multi-stage water filtration technology. In this position, he oversaw the growth of the start-up company, with successful installations throughout Canada.
Abernethy has been very active during his career promoting new water and wastewater technologies throughout Canada. He was a founding member of the International Ultraviolet Association, and also holds memberships in the American Water Works Association, the Water Environment Federation and the International Ozone Association. Abernethy earned a Master of Business Administration degree with a Marketing major from York University (Toronto) and a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Geo-Engineering from the University of Toronto. In addition, he is a registered professional engineer in the Province of Ontario.
“This expansion is part of Aquionics’ commitment to devote the resources required for the best possible customer support,” said Aquionics president Jon McClean. “Rob’s knowledge of the Canadian market and technical expertise will be invaluable to our customers.”