Mr. Edwards joined Aqua-Chem, Inc. in 2016 as President & CEO. Prior to accepting his current role, he assumed the Chairman role at Maxcess International after the successful merger of Maxcess and Webex where he was previously CEO. Prior to joining Webex Mr. Edwards was CEO of Extrusion Dies Industries (EDI), a global supplier of tooling for the plastics processing industry. As CEO of EDI he introduced lean manufacturing concepts to achieve best in industry lead times, expanded EDI’s Asian footprint by establishing a Japanese manufacturing presence and expanding China operations, completed a strategic acquisition and successfully led the company through a divestiture that resulted in significant gains to the private equity owner. Prior to joining EDI, Mr. Edwards was CEO of Tyden Group, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of cargo security seals, utility meter products and accessories and product marking equipment, with facilities in North America, Europe and Asia. As CEO of Tyden he led the company successfully through a significant industry turndown and completed multiple transformative acquisitions. Prior to joining Tyden Group, Mr. Edwards was President and CEO of Phillips and Temro Industries, a leading manufacturer of diesel engine and exhaust related components. Mr. Edwards held various management roles before becoming President and CEO in 2001. As President of Phillips and Temro, Mr Edwards doubled revenues through acquisitions and core market expansion, including the establishment of a manufacturing and distribution presence in China. Prior to Phillips and Temro, Mr. Edwards held management roles at Coldstream Products of Canada, a supplier of refrigerated storage systems for commercial and retail applications. Mr. Edwards has extensive experience in driving growth of companies that specialize in highly engineered products, with a focus on strategy development, operations and finance, acquisitions and organic growth initiatives. He has an MBA from the University of Manitoba and a BS in Engineering from the University of Regina, Saskatchewan.
MATRIX Is Awarded Major Order for a Sea Water Membrane System from the Russian Federation for a Major Potable Water Installation
Fort Lauderdale, Florida – MATRIX, a division of Aqua-Chem, Inc., today announced that it has concluded negotiations with and received the final order from the Russian Central Government for one of the largest sea water membrane systems ever installed within the Federation. MATRIX is a leader in providing MicroUtility infrastructure including state-of-the-art reverse osmosis systems for marine and land-based applications around the world.
Addition of Leading Industrial Water Treatment Company Expands Menu of Global Water Solutions Offerings
Aqua-Chem, Inc. Expands Its Global Capabilities in Water Treatment Through Acquisition of Specific Equipment Company
Knoxville, TN: Aqua-Chem, Inc. has entered into an agreement to acquire the product lines and specific assets of Matrix Utilities, Inc. Employees of Matrix will now join Aqua-Chem. Matrix designs and manufactures the following applications: Reverse Osmosis Watermakers for land-based desalination; Marine and Yacht RO Watermakers and Offshore Oil and Gas RO Purification Systems.
Article by Knoxville News Sentinel
Knoxville-based AquaChem Inc., a manufacturer of water purification equipment, is working through the U.S. State Department to make two land-based purification systems available to the Japanese government to help victims of the earthquake and tsunami that devastated part of the country last week.
Aqua-Chem, Inc. Equipment Offered to Help Address the Needs of Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami Victims for Pure Water
Use of two mobile systems is being coordinated through U.S. State Department; Navy ships participating in the relief effort have eight of the company’s water purification units installed
Aqua-Chem is proud to announce that we have been selected as a finalist in the 2011 Knoxville Pinnacle Business Awards recognized for Business Excellence for a large corporation.
The Pinnacle Business Awards have been recognizing outstanding businesses and businesspeople throughout East Tennessee since 2005. Under the guardianship of the Knoxville Chamber Board of Directors, the award has quickly become a symbol of excellence within the East Tennessee business community with 46 award winners.
As the Oil and Gas Industry Moves Quickly to Meet Global Demand, Aqua-Chem, Inc. Addresses Critical Need for Pure Water for Personnel and Processing
Presents cutting-edge custom solution engineering for offshore applications at OTC2011 show in Houston
Knoxville, TN, August 23, 2011 – Aqua-Chem, Inc., the leader in global water solutions, today announces the newest addition to it’s global distribution network. We are please to welcome Armada Marine Hydraulics as the Authorized Marine Distributor for the United Kingdom. Aqua-Chem welcomes the expertise, experience, and professionalism Armada Marine brings to our distribution network”, said Aqua-Chem President and CEO David Gensterblum.