Shiladitya (Shil) Basu has joined Water Planet, Inc. as Global Director of Sales for PolyCera® membrane products, which were launched earlier this year. Based on next-generation polymeric materials, PolyCera is the Water Planet’s breakthrough membrane technology that combines the robust performance characteristics of ceramic membranes with economics and form factors of polymeric membranes.
Shil comes to Water Planet after spending 10 years working in a variety of positions with a focus on water treatment and membrane technologies in both the municipal and oil & gas industries. He has held technical, commercial and leadership roles at Siemens Water Technologies (now Evoqua), Champion Technologies (now Nalco Champion, an Ecolab company) and, most recently, with Hydranautics where he managed all commercial aspects of the company’s activities in the oil & gas industry globally.
“We are pleased to welcome Shil to the growing Water Planet team. He brings tremendous experience working with several of the major players in the water treatment industry, further strengthening our organization and bringing valuable business insights to the marketing of our revolutionary PolyCera membrane filtration products,” said Eric Hoek, Water Planet’s CEO.
Shil has a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Case Western University and has earned his PE license (MA) in chemical engineering. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).