NX Filtration hires Tsunenobu Katsura

Former Hydranautics chairman Tsunenobu Katsura has joined NX Filtration. Based in Japan, Katsura will be responsible for business development in East Asia, with a specific focus on Japan, Taiwan and South Korea, as well as the microelectronics sector.

Commenting on his new role, Katsura said: “I am excited to become part of NX Filtration’s journey of rolling out their breakthrough direct nanofiltration technology. I am convinced this technology has the potential to truly disrupt the water market.

“It has unique characteristics to efficiently remove a wide variety of micropollutants in a very sustainable way. This enables new solutions for the production of drinking water from rivers and lakes, the treatment and reuse of wastewater streams and the reduction of industrial water footprint.”

Katsura brings along a wealth of international membrane experience from his 20-year career at Hydranautics, a membrane technology provider, where he held the position of chairman between 2018 and 2021.

Michiel Staatsen, CEO of NX Filtration, added: “The conviction of an industry leader to dedicate his efforts to our direct nanofiltration technology is a great testament to our accomplishments to date and the potential of our direct nanofiltration technology ahead of us. His experience and network will be of enormous value in further building out our position in the Asia-Pacific region and the global microelectronics market.”