Anaergia Announces Management Reorganization, Appoints New CEO
Company founder Dr. Andrew Benedek will serve as chairman & CEO
Anaergia Inc. announced it has reorganized its senior management. The board of directors of Anaergia approved the following management changes:
- • Dr. Andrew Benedek, company founder and formerly chairman and chief technology officer has been appointed chairman and CEO. Benedek previously founded Zenon Environmental and served as its CEO until it was acquired by General Electric in 2006.
- • Steve Watzeck, formerly CEO of Anaergia, has been appointed chief commercial officer of membrane technology based solutions. He will also become chairman of the board for Anaergia’s membrane technology company, Fibracast, and thereby tie the sales network of Anaergia to the products of Fibracast. Watzeck will continue to serve on Anaergia’s board of directors.
- • Arun Sharma, formerly president of Anaergia Services, Anaergia’s main U.S. subsidiary, has been appointed president of the Americas, responsible for all of Anaergia’s business units in the Americas other than its Fibracast subsidiary.
All Europe, Middle East and Africa operations are now under the leadership of Luca Belli, who had previously managed Anaergia’s Italian operations. Anaergia’s Asian business continues to be managed ably by Tim Huang and his team.
In addition, three other individuals round out the company’s team of senior executives. Krishnan Iyer, who recently joined Anaergia as CFO, had previously been at Enwave Energy Corp. Hani Kaissi, SVP, corporate development and operations, has been with the company since its North American inception. Iyer and Kaissi together manage Anaergia’s finances, operations and investments. Juan Josse is chief engineer.