American manufacturer of sludge handling products Process Wastewater Technologies (PWTech) has promoted Chris Hubbard as vice-president. In his new capacity, Hubbard will work to expand the PWTech product portfolio and market presence in the US and Canada, as well as help streamline internal operations to improve customer service and support.
Since joining PWTech in 2022, Hubbard has served as the joint business development manager and regional sales manager, guiding the company through transitions in the wastewater treatment industry precipitated by tightening environmental regulations and an emphasis on efficiency. Throughout his tenure, Hubbard played a major role in increasing market prevalence of the Volute dewatering press, an optimised screw press that achieves both thickening and dewatering in a single compact solution, lowering dewatering operational costs.
“Not only does [Hubbard] have vision, but he also has the skills to implement and execute the strategic goals to get us there,” said Alex Davey, PWTech president. “In the water and wastewater industry, it is critical to be ahead of the curve. It is also a rapidly growing industry, and steady, manageable growth is paramount. [Hubbard] has helped us strike a balance between growth and consistent, customer service, and he will continue to do that as we expand our offerings and explore other technologies in addition to sludge handling and biosolids dewatering solutions.”
With more than 20 years of water industry experience, Hubbard previously served in various managerial and sales roles while co-founding a consulting business focused on flood mitigation equipment. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Fairleigh Dickinson University and serves on many community organisations, including the Northeast Biosolids and Residuals Association board of directors, the Sewer Thermal Energy Network (STEN) board of directors, and the Narrow River Preservation Association board of directors.