Energy Recovery promotes Rodney Clemente, the Company’s Vice President of Water, to Senior Vice President of Water, and Emily Smith, the Company’s Vice President of Corporate Development, to Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Operations.
As the new Senior Vice President of Water, Mr. Clemente will continue to lead the Company’s water business unit with responsibility for water sales, strategy and business development activities and will also oversee development and engineering for existing and new water solutions. A 20-year veteran of Energy Recovery, Mr. Clemente has deep experience in the water business and an intimate knowledge of global desalination markets, both of which have been integral to the Company’s global market leadership. Mr. Clemente earned an Executive MBA at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business and a BS in Industrial Engineering from California State University, East Bay.
As the new Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Operations, Ms. Smith will continue to lead the Company’s corporate development and marketing efforts, with a focus on long-term strategic growth initiatives in industries beyond water and oil & gas. Ms. Smith will also lead the Company’s operations, including manufacturing, procurement, quality and safety. During her tenure as Vice President of Corporate Development, Ms. Smith led the formation of the Company’s long-term strategic plan and product development road map and played a critical role in the successful scale-up of Energy Recovery’s cutting-edge R&D and manufacturing operations. Ms. Smith earned an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business and a BS in Communications from Northwestern University.
“We continue to build our leadership team not just with a focus on success today, but with an eye on the future and the many opportunities before us. Rodney and Emily have been driving forces within Energy Recovery, and they have long records of success. Most importantly, we believe in their passion, their expertise, and their vision for the future of the Company,” said Robert Mao, Energy Recovery Chairman and Interim President and Chief Executive Officer. “These changes are laying the foundation for what’s next for Energy Recovery, preparing us for future growth, and advancing our positioning as a leader in industrial fluid flow technology.”