IDE Technologies Opens Australian Offices

Oct. 22, 2014
Michael Howard was appointed Australia general manager

IDE Technologies announced its expansion in the Australian water treatment and coal seam gas (CSG) industries with its new offices in Sydney and Brisbane. Michael Howard, appointed Australia general manager, will head the office in Sydney, and Tory Shenstone, IDE’s Queensland business development manager, will head the Brisbane office.

Howard brings 28 years of senior management experience across the water treatment and infrastructure industry. Shenstone brings more than 15 years of experience growing companies such as Sunshine Gas, Bow Energy, Blue Energy and Arrow Energy. Together, Howard and Shenstone will help to expand IDE’s local presence in Australia as well as increase awareness and sales for IDE’s desalination and industrial water treatment solutions.

“Australia has long been challenged with water-scarce regions all across the dry continent. We’ve helped to address this challenge for 30 years, providing water treatment solutions with low energy, minimal chemical consumption, and pre-fabricated units that can easily be installed, even in Australia’s most remote areas,” said Avshalom Felber, CEO of IDE Technologies. “With our new offices in Sydney and Brisbane, we are excited to expand our footprint in this significant market and partner with customers to deliver reliable access to fresh water.”

Prior to joining IDE, Howard was the director of Chatoyer Holdings Pty Ltd., managing the company and the significant growth of its water treatment division. In addition, he held previous positions as a director and shareholder engaged in manufacturing, engineering and construction projects, building business opportunities from small scale to multi-million dollar turnover.

“IDE has long served the mining industry in Australia, with evaporators working continuously for 27 years. IDE understands the unique needs of the water and CSG industries in Australia, and as we keep growing in this key market we look forward to the new opportunities and challenges. Being local, we can build long-term relationships and bring added value and know-how right from the pre-planning and pre-feasibility study stages all the way through to project completion,”  Howard said.

Source: IDE Technologies

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