Mike Olvera from Duperon Corporation appointed to East Michigan DEC

Committed to both the water and manufacturing sectors, Duperon Corporation international market development manager Michael Olvera has been elected to serve on the East Michigan District Export Council (DEC) — a regional branch of the National Association of DECs (NADEC). Olvera has been instrumental in leading the company’s international business since 2013, which saw 363% growth year-over-year (YOY) in 2023. He will serve a four-year term effective as of 1 Jan 2024.

Michael Olvera, East Michigan DEC

“Joining the East Michigan DEC is a pinnacle of my career as a water industry professional,” said Olvera. “I have worked at Duperon for almost 20 years, dedicating myself to the critical role water plays in our daily lives. Our mission resonates deeply with me, and I look forward to how this new role will allow me to advocate for both our region, as well as our industry as a whole, making a difference for people, water and the planet.”

For the last decade, Duperon Corporation has prioritised expanding its international footprint, with projects now installed in Colombia, Mexico, and Australia. As the company continues to address global water challenges, such as those pertaining to climate change and pollution, the company anticipates continued international acceleration, with 2024 projections exceeding US$3m.

“Treatment concerns here in Michigan are shared by communities around the world. By joining the East Michigan DEC, I am hopeful we will be able to help more people gain access to clean and safe water, sharing solutions from Duperon, as well as my neighbours and water industry colleagues,” he added.
The NADEC is a creation of the US government, registered as a nonprofit organisation that aims to increase awareness and understanding of the importance of exports to the domestic economy through education, legislative outreach and engagement initiatives. Headquartered in Washington, the organisation encompasses 60 DECS and is made up of business professionals with expertise in international business.