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New CEO, president to oversee water commercial treatment solutions
David Lisle has joined Silver Bullet Water Treatment LLC as its new CEO and president. Lisle will oversee the strategic direction, sales expansion and corporate operations of Silver Bullet’s water commercial treatment solutions. With more than 1,000 water treatment systems operating on multiple continents, Silver Bullet has set a new standard for cost-effective safe treatment of water in a range of livestock drinking water, horticultural and industrial applications.
“We are thrilled that Dave will be joining the Silver Bullet family,” said Robert Hanfling, board chairman.
Outgoing interim CEO Jeff Ehlers added: “Dave shares our values and our focus on innovation, and he places the same emphasis that we do on providing comprehensive cost effective solutions to our customers. He has been a successful leader throughout his career with a proven track record of growing highly engineered product manufacturing and distribution businesses.”
“I am excited to join Silver Bullet at this point in the company’s rapid growth and look forward to working with the terrific team of professionals as we continue to expand our offering of the most effective water treatment solutions to our targeted customer base,” said Lisle.
“I am particularly impressed by Silver Bullet’s innovative and environmentally friendly commercial technology solutions, that have been incorporated into a range of reliable operating systems. These have been proven in hundreds of installations across multiple market sectors. I plan to work with the team to leverage and extend Silver Bullet’s recent successes accomplished under Jeff Ehlers’ exceptional leadership with the goal of making Silver Bullet the industry leader in environmentally conscious, cost-effective water treatment.”
Before joining Silver Bullet, Lisle was the CEO of Instrument Sales & Service Inc. (ISS). Lisle’s tenure at ISS, a manufacturer, remanufacturer, and value-added distributor of electro-mechanical service parts for the automotive, trucking, marine, and industrial equipment industries, was highlighted by company growth to more than 150 employees located at manufacturing, distribution and sales centers across the western U.S.
Prior to ISS, Lisle was president and CEO of Wausaukee Composites Inc., a manufacturer of highly engineered structural composite components and product assemblies supplied to Fortune 500 customers worldwide in the off-highway, agriculture, medical, mass transit, wind energy, environmental and recreation industries. Lisle and his team grew the business from a 100-employee, two-plant operation into a global business with more than 500 employees at four U.S. plant locations. He successfully completed the sale of Wausaukee Composites to Sintex Industries Ltd. in 2012.
“I have always found particular satisfaction in working with teams that are developing highly engineered product solutions when we are also able to provide a meaningful and sustainable contribution to the environment,” said Lisle. “At Wausaukee Composites, we were able to accomplish that by becoming a major U.S. supplier of composite components to the wind energy and mass transportation market sectors. At ISS, as one of North America’s largest remanufacturers of electro-mechanical components for the automotive and truck market, we were also making a meaningful impact on reducing landfill waste by significantly extending the productive lifecycle of original equipment parts.
“Most importantly, I think we have a real opportunity at Silver Bullet to substantially innovate and improve upon traditional water treatment methods by providing highly effective solutions that do not utilize the conventional toxic chemical-intensive water treatment methods. Water conservation and water treatment is fast becoming one of industries’ biggest challenges, and I believe Silver Bullet is exceptionally well positioned to play a leading role in this critical business sector.”