Aqua-Chem, Inc. Pharmaceutical Distribution Network Continues to Grow

Aqua-Chem Adds General Piping Systems (GPS PR) to the Pharmaceutical, Biotech & Life Sciences Distribution Network

Knoxville, Tennessee (June 26, 2013) – Aqua-Chem, a leader in global water solutions, has partnered with General Piping Systems (GPS PR) in Puerto Rico expanding the reach of the pharmaceutical, bio tech and life sciences distribution network. "GPS PR extends Aqua-Chem's reach and influence into a key competitive market place," said President and CEO David Gensterblum.

The GPS PR relationship enables Aqua-Chem to stay in front of their existing and future customers to grow the Pharmaceutical and Biotech installation base in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. They will provide certified parts and service to key customers in their geographic area of responsibility.

Aqua-Chem produces high purity water systems for a full spectrum of pharmaceutical, biotechnology and Water-For-Injection (WFI) applications. Additionally, Aqua-Chem provides solutions for producing pure clean steam for sterilization processes in GMP/cGMP manufacturing facilities, laboratories, hospitals, and related environments. Aqua-Chem’s custom solutions include Spray-Film® vapor compression distillation units to produce consistent, reliable, high-purity Water-for-Injection for IV solutions, cell culture growth, vaccines, biologics and other critical applications. “As our technology advances we have enhanced capabilities to provide our customers exactly what suits their needs for a variety of applications,” said Ron Shook, Director Pharmaceutical and Biotech Sales.

"This partnership extends our presence into another area of the world with emerging Life Sciences markets. We are excited about taking this important step in the Caribbean," said Gensterblum. "The growth of our distribution network, including the addition of GPS PR, illustrates the strength of our product portfolio and the growing demand for Aqua-Chem pharmaceutical / bio tech products worldwide," added Gensterblum.

About Aqua-Chem, Inc.:
Founded in 1940, Aqua-Chem is a leading solutions provider in evaporation and reverse osmosis technologies and water pretreatment equipment, with a full array of engineering, manufacturing, installation, training, part aftermarket and maintenance services. The company serves the needs of customers in the following major markets: offshore oil & gas, land forces and naval military branches, pharmaceutical/biotech, beverage, commercial marine, micro-utilities/land-based and Industrial Water Reuse. Based in Knoxville, TN, Aqua-Chem sells and services its products in more than 100 countries around the world.

Aqua-Chem is a portfolio company of Altus Capital Partners, Inc., an investment firm specializing in middle market manufacturing companies based in the U.S.

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