G2O Water Technologies Limited (G2O), the graphene innovation and application company, announces that former CEO of Thames Water and American Water Jeremy Pelczer has joined the board.
G2O’s ground-breaking patented technology applies a graphene coating to existing membranes which dramatically increases the performance of the membrane by both increasing flux and reducing fouling. This allows membranes to be used in new applications and end markets where fouling currently prevents their use. The technology has the potential to transform the water and environmental industry by reducing energy costs by up to 90%. Significant and disruptive applications in oil/water separation, waste water treatment and desalination are under discussion with commercial partners.
Jeremy Pelczer is the Chair of charity WaterAid International, Chair of UK based Sutton and East Surrey Water, Chair of Dublin based Cylon Controls Ltd and a member of the Duke CE Global Learning Resource Network. Jeremy spent ten years (1996 – 2006) with Thames Water. In 2001 he was promoted to Board level as Chief Operating Officer of RWE Thames Water Plc, and was appointed President of American Water, which had annual revenues of £1.5 billion, and its Board in September 2003. He became President and CEO of in February 2004. As President and CEO, he was responsible for further developing the company’s team-based, high performance culture to deliver results for customers, employees, and stakeholders. In November 2005 RWE announced the separate sale of both Thames and American Water. Jeremy stayed as CEO of American Water until December 2005 and was its Chairman from January to May 2006. He became CEO of Thames Water in November 2005 and continued in that role until the sale of the company in December 2006.
G2O CEO Tim Harper commented:
“I’m pleased to welcome Jeremy to the G2O board where his water industry expertise will prove invaluable. The ability to attract such high calibre talent to the board is a measure of how significant the company’s technology is to the global water industry. The company now has a world class management team to enable the commercial exploitation of its game changing water treatment technology.”