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A roundup of the news regarding the water experts that help push our industry forward for July 1-31.

Career transitions

Ultrafiltration technology provider Swirltex welcomed Marwan Alrubaye as the company’s lead R&D engineer. He has expertise in wastewater treatment and process engineering, and has focused on topics including membrane fouling and optimization. Alrubaye, who has a PhD in biochemical engineering, told WiO that he is “so excited to contribute to Swirltex’s development journey in this field and increase the breadth of membrane technology.”
Timothy Bussiere recently left Aquarius Chemical, where he served as vice-president of technology. Bussiere has also worked at Aegis Chemical Solutions and Sabre Energy Services, and he holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in biology and chemistry from Florida Atlantic University. He is currently seeking a position in the water treatment/management field in the Midland, Texas area.
Michael Chavez moved on from his position as vice-president of sales and marketing at SitePro, an automation and software provider for upstream and water midstream. While at SitePro, he developed, implemented and managed all marketing strategies and initiatives while hiring, restructuring and developing the company’s sales team to optimize sales coverage and growth. Prior to joining SitePro, Chavez led all marketing, sales, and product roadmap functions for early-stage SaaS startup Digital H2O, which was eventually acquired by Sourcewater. He has over a decade of experience in oil & gas technology at companies ranging from startup WellAware to operator Chesapeake Energy. Chavez has a history of building companies by applying technology to solve problems and is currently pursuing his next opportunity.
Michael Dunkel left his position as vice-president of water for upstream and midstream at Advisian, a Worley Group company. He had been involved in that company by way of CH2M, which was acquired by Jacobs, which itself was later acquired by Worley. Though Dunkel has not joined another firm, he will continue to do produced water consulting projects and he remains a board member of both the Produced Water Society and Shale Play Water Management magazine. Dunkel began his career in the field, working first for Marathon Oil and then for Pioneer Natural Resources. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.
Oilfield services provider Gravity appointed Richard Robert to the position of CFO. Robert had previously held the same position at independent E&P operator Vanguard Natural Resources and had worked for companies including Enbridge Energy and Midcoast Energy Resources. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Southwest Texas University.
Patrick Ryan became the CEO of Hyperion Water Technologies, a company focused on providing treatment services for produced water recycling. He had previously been Hyperion’s vice-president of business development. Ryan has worked in the water treatment sector for more than 20 years, building experience at companies including Siemens Water Technologies. He holds a degree in civil and environmental engineering from the University of Minnesota.

Job openings

US water intelligence platform B3 Insight is seeking an oilfield water solutions sales manager/senior account executive in Houston, Texas to help grow the company’s client base and strengthen relationships with existing customers. Ideal candidates should have sales experience, preferably within the oil & gas industry. For more information, click here.
Exterran is looking to fill several water-related positions at offices in Canada and the United Arab Emirates:
• Applications engineer - balance of plant (Calgary, Canada)
• Applications engineer - oil (Calgary, Canada)
• Supply chain manager - water (Calgary, Canada)
• Project engineer (Calgary, Canada)
• Director of applications engineering (Hamriyah FZE, UAE)
For more information on the positions and how to apply, click here.
Canadian start-up Mangrove Water Technologies is hiring for an intermediate chemical process engineer in Vancouver, Canada. The position entails developing plant designs based on electrochemical processes. Ideal candidates should have a Master’s degree in some engineering field and more than five years of experience. To learn more about the requirements, click here.
Oilfield chemicals provider Piranha Scientific has an opening for a director of technical services in the Midland, Texas area. For more information, click here.



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