CrossTek Membrane Technology was founded on the belief that membrane technologies have a major role to play in solving global water challenges. CrossTek’s focus is industrial markets with the most challenging wastewaters. CrossTek USA offers solutions based on ceramic ultrafiltration, disc tube reverse osmosis or DTRO, and spacer tube reverse osmosis or STRO. CrossTek USA manufactures the DTRO and STRO membrane modules CrossTek China offers the Aquazoom brand of STRO and DTRO. Our Aquazoom membrane modules are installed in over one hundred systems around the world, including China, which provided our beachhead market in landfill leachate treatment. We have a history dating back to the 1980’s when the DTRO was first introduced to the market place CrossTek is currently expanding its business beyond our beachhead market into other market segments in China and we are also launching our offering into North America
Bruce is a membrane industry veteran with nearly 30 years of experience. He joined a membrane start-up company, CeraMem® Corporation, before he graduated from MIT with an advanced engineering degree. He held several leadership positions in product and process development, engineering, and manufacturing for CeraMem and its commercial spin-off companies CeraMem Separations and CeraFilter Systems. After becoming CEO, his prime objective was to commercialize CeraMem’s membrane technology. He succeeded in 2008 when Veolia Water Technologies acquired CeraMem with a focus on the upstream oil & gas produced water market. Within Veolia, Bruce was a vice president and general manager of the CeraMem group, with P&L responsibility. During his tenure, his group was responsible for developing leading edge, produced water treatment technology leading to nearly $200 million of revenue in membrane systems and related equipment, turnkey installation, and operations.
Stanton has spent all of his 20-year working career in the water and wastewater markets, working on technology innovation and commercialization, and is a specialist in pressure driven membrane processes. Prior to CrossTek, he was part of the Nanostone Water team where he supported product specification, development, positioning and launch into China and the US. Dr. Smith completed his doctorate as a Rhodes Scholar, developing an appreciation of the mechanism of flux enhancement in hollow fiber ultrafiltration, followed by a post-doctoral research position, both at the University of Oxford. He also holds a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cape Town in South Africa. Dr. Smith previously spent seven years at Veolia Water Solutions driving commercialization of integrated solutions centered around the CeraMem ceramic membrane product line. Prior to that Dr. Smith spent three years at Pall Corporation in their Membrane Technologies group. Dr. Smith has worked in the power generation, oil and gas upstream and downstream, primary metals, biofuels, drinking water and municipal wastewater including direct and indirect potable reuse.
Job is an experienced engineering professional with over 15 years of progressive experience in the chemical, oil & gas, and energy industries. He received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of New Hampshire. He has since worked as a lead in engineering and technical fields designing and managing the production of fluid handling systems including instrumentation, piping systems, ceramic membrane filtration systems, filter presses and RO systems. He has strong knowledge in ASME B31.3/B31.1 piping code, ASME Section 8 Division1 pressure vessel code as well as ISO standards. Before joining CrossTek, Job spent his early career working as a mechanical engineer in the power industry. He then joined Veolia Water Technologies, where he worked in the CeraMem® membrane group. As a Certified Project management professional (PMP), he was responsible for on-time and on-budget execution of membrane system projects ranging from $5-$20M.
A key step was contracting with Model Engineering Corp. of Holbrook, MA. Model Engineering, founded in 1956, is an ISO-certified machining and assembly shop with considerable experience supplying water purification components, sub-assemblies, and membrane production equipment to companies such as Ionics, Toray, GE Water and GVS Life Sciences.
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