Aqua-Chem becomes the product developer and prime production contract supplier to the United States government for transportable water purification systems for military use, and later also for civilian emergency use. These systems are known as Reverse Osmosis Water Purification Units (ROWPUs) and deliver 3,000 gallons of water per hour in field use.
Aqua-Chem revolutionizes the thermal distillation process by creating the horizontal Spray-Film vapor compression technology. This technology would go on to be the industry benchmark for the generation of Distilled Water and Water-for-Injection through superior bacteria and endotoxin removal and unmatched equipment reliability and performance.
Aqua-Chem designs and produces a seawater desalinating system for the United States Military. This produces a long-lasting relationship resulting in Aqua-Chem equipment currently used on 263 out of 276 ships in the Navy Fleet.
Aqua-Chem is commissioned by the United States Military to design mobile distillation units to provide drinking water to federal troops during WWII.
Former parent, Cleaver-Brooks, begins boiler business water purification division.
Mr. Game joined Aqua-Chem, Inc. in 2017 as Chief Financial Officer. He has over twenty years of experience within finance and manufacturing operations. He has served as the CFO and / or COO of numerous, multinational manufacturing companies. His work experience includes stints at Behr America, an automotive industry OEM manufacturer of heat transfer products and systems, Condor Truck and American LaFrance, an engineer-to-order manufacturer of fire engines and refuse trucks, DelStar Technologies, a leading manufacturer of thermoplastic nets, nonwovens, laminates, and extruded components used in filtration, automotive and healthcare markets, and Contour Industries, a specialty manufacturer of high quality glass products. Mr. Game served in an expat role in Shanghai, China where he established, built and managed the Asian operation for a large extrusion manufacturer and grew the business to more than $24M in revenue within 18 months.
For the past 11 years, he has worked for several private equity-owned manufacturing companies and focused his efforts on turn-arounds, start-ups, mergers, acquisitions and divestiture, profitability maximization, cost reduction and business process reengineering.
Chip has a BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina in Charleston, SC, and he holds a MBA from Webster University in St. Louis MO, where he graduated with distinction.
Mr. Lambdin joined Aqua Chem Inc. in 2012 as a Military Aftermarket Sales Analyst and Long Term Contract Administrator responsible for delivery order processing, part number management, cost and pricing of contract parts to DLA, demand forecasting, obsolescence mitigation, and overall customer service. Prior to joining Aqua-Chem Inc., Michael was a member of the United States Marine Corps where he held multiple positions to include Infantryman, Recruiter, and Military Processing Station Liaison (2004-2012). During his military Service, Michael was responsible for unit leadership, maintenance and work order scheduling of guided missile systems and vehicular platforms as well as contract negotiation and administration between newly joined members and the United States Marine Corps. Prior to his military service, Michael was a small business owner from (1999-2004). Mr. Lambdin received his Bachelor of Science from American Military University, Charles Town, WV.
Mr. Hansard joined Aqua-Chem in 2003 as a Senior Buyer. David has held various positions within the Purchasing and Sourcing department including, Purchasing Manager. In 2012 David was promoted to Global Supply Chain Manager, before his promotion to Director of Supply Chain management in late 2013. Mr. Hansard assumed his current role of VP of Product and Business Development in 2015. Prior to joining Aqua-Chem, David was employed by Robertshaw Tennessee, a division of Invensys, as Manager of Quoting, Pricing and Cost Estimating. David is a member of APICS and is Lean Process Certified. Hansard holds a B.A. in Geology/Geography from the University of Tennessee.
Mr. Brunetti joined Aqua-Chem, Inc. in July 2011 with abundant experience in technical and project accounting and treasury management. Prior to coming to Aqua-Chem, Inc., Mr. Brunetti was a Senior Manager at Morgan Franklin for over four years. During that time, he worked on numerous consulting projects in international business in South America and Europe. Mr. Brunetti began his career at KPMG focusing on financial statement audits of both public and private companies in the manufacturing, construction and telecommunications industries. Mr. Brunetti received his bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting from Elon University and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
Mr. 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, Mr. Shook has held many 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.