De Nora Water Technologies names Dr. Mirka Wilderer as new CEO

Global leader of sustainable technologies De Nora has appointed Dr. Mirka Wilderer as chief executive officer of the company’s Water Technologies group. Dr Wilderer has taken the helm from retiring Theo Brandes on 1 June 2019. 

In her new role, Dr. Wilderer will be looking to bolster the company’s revenue growth through a strategic pipeline consisting of geographic and application market expansion, technology advancements, and improved processes that will bring an enhanced 21st century experience to De Nora Water Technologies’ global customer base. 

Having worked in multiple markets across Europe, Asia and the United States in the last 15 years, Dr. Wilderer brings an immense wealth of water industry experience to De Nora. She was born and raised in Germany, and holds a doctorate in international management. Dr. Wilderer first joined De Nora in February 2019 as global integration director. 

De Nora CEO, Paolo Dellachà, said, “We are thrilled to have Mirka on the De Nora management team. She has a strong track record of successfully applying innovative solutions to leading change and managing business transformation, and I am confident that her exceptional leadership skills, coupled with the gift for fostering cross-functional collaboration, will spur strong growth for our Water Technologies business.” 

“As we approach De Nora’s 100-year anniversary, Mirka’s demonstrated success, enthusiasm, and entrepreneurial mindset is the fresh approach we need to achieve our goals and lead us into another century of providing sustainable technologies.” 

Dr. Wilderer said, “I’ve spent much of my life surrounded by people with a passion and pride for caring for water, beginning with my parents who were both devoted water professionals. With a real passion for international management, I am excited to be a part of a company with a truly global footprint – a presence around the world including emerging markets like China, Japan and Brazil. 

“I’m honored to be part of the De Nora team, which has a strong reputation for its reliability and responsiveness to its customers. My vision for De Nora Water Technologies is to surge ahead in the market by leveraging the talents, experience, and commitment of our global team. Our goal is to become the partner of choice to sustainably treat a resource that touches each of our lives, making water easy for our customers.”