Aqua-Chem Announces New Vice President of Sales

American-Based Leader in Global Water Solutions Expands Management Team

Knoxville, TN, October 28, 2014—Aqua-Chem, Inc., the leader in global water solutions, today announced that it has named Ron Shook as Vice President of Sales. He will report directly to David Gensterblum, President and CEO.

“Ron is a valuable addition to the Aqua-Chem management team and provides valuable support for the implementation of our growth strategy,” Gensterblum said. “Ron’s extensive background is a great fit for the leader of our sale team. I look forward to working with him.”

Ron Shook joined Aqua-Chem, Inc. in 2011 as Business Development Manager for the Pharmaceutical / Biotech and Beverage Divisions. Since graduating from North Carolina State University in 1996 with his Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Ron has held high-profile technical and management positions within the semi-conductor, pharmaceutical, and biotech industries, specializing in the design, operation, and maintenance of high purity water and critical utility systems.

"These are exciting times at Aqua-Chem. Our results and activities are the culmination of all our 200-plus associates’ hard work and dedication to servicing our customers," said Gensterblum.

About Aqua-Chem: Headquartered in Knoxville, TN, Aqua-Chem specializes in a multitude of industries with a full range of thermal and membrane water treatment technologies. These include vapor compression distillation, flash evaporation, reverse osmosis, membrane filtration, and ion exchange. The company has been working with the U.S. government since 1943, ensuring deployed troops have drinking water that is safe. Aqua-Chem does business with over 100 global connections and has clients in industries including: offshore oil and gas, pharmaceutical, commercial marine, micro utility, beverage, and industrial water reuse. Aqua-Chem is a portfolio company of Crimson Investments, Inc., an investment firm specializing in middle market manufacturing companies based in both the U.S. and internationally.

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