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Energy Recovery appoints David Moon as President and CEO

  • Energy Recovery appoints David Moon as President and CEO

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Energy Recovery
Energy Recovery develops reliable, high-performance solutions in the desalination and wastewater industries. Their innovative products include energy recovery devices that serve low, high, and ultra-high pressure water treatment applications.

Energy Recovery, Inc. (Nasdaq: ERII), a trusted global leader in energy efficiency technology, announced David Moon has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Moon has served as interim President and CEO since October 2023 and will continue serving on the Board of Directors. 

“David is the right leader to drive our long-term growth,” said Board Chair Pamela Tondreau. “The Board conducted a comprehensive search and has unanimously agreed David has the experience and skills the company needs as we focus on commercializing new applications of our PX technology platform. We have been particularly impressed with his broad executive experience in commercial and industrial technologies, including CO2 refrigeration and its derivatives.”

I am honored to lead our world-class team as we capitalize on our growth opportunities in refrigeration and wastewater treatment

Mr. Moon said, “I want to thank the Board for their vote of confidence as well as Robert Mao and the entire Energy Recovery team for building a strong company that is well-positioned for continued growth. I have tremendous confidence in this company’s unique ability to engineer reliable and trusted technology.”

He continued, “I am honored to lead our world-class team as we capitalize on our growth opportunities in refrigeration and wastewater treatment. I look forward to engaging with our many stakeholders in the coming months as we build on our position as a leading technology innovator, delivering value to customers and financial results for shareholders.”

Mr. Moon has over 25 years of leadership experience in commercial and industrial technology development, manufacturing, and marketing and joined Energy Recovery’s Board in July 2023. He previously served as President of Carrier Commercial Refrigeration (CCR), a division of Carrier Global Corporation. CCR is a leading supplier of high-efficiency, turnkey CO2 refrigeration systems and services to EMEA and Asia’s food retail, processing, storage, and pharmaceutical segments. As CCR President, Mr. Moon developed and began executing a long-term strategy for the $2 billion business, rebuilt its management team, and drove cultural enhancements, achieving double-digit earnings improvement despite COVID-19’s market impact. Prior to CCR, he worked as an Advisor for Ares Management LLC on the acquisition of CoolSys and as a Director for CoolSys post-acquisition.

Mr. Moon’s career includes serving as President and Chief Operating Officer of Heatcraft Worldwide Refrigeration, a division of Lennox International, Inc., where he played a central role from 2006 to 2017. During this time, Heatcraft was the global OEM leader in commercial refrigeration equipment. Mr. Moon joined Lennox International, Inc. in 1998, holding various management positions in the United States, Singapore, and Australia. He also previously served in various management positions at esteemed organizations such as Allied Signal, Inc., Case Corporation, and Tenneco Oil Company in the United States, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Germany.

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