CrossTek was founded in 2016 with the vision to develop, produce, market, and sell membrane-based technology for the industrial water treatment market. The initial oportunity is reverse osmosis for landfill leachate treatment and brine concentration based on technology acquired from Nanostone™ Water and Sepro™ Membranes Inc. The team will build a business based initially on the RO module product line and then grow using technology developed and produced by CrossTek.
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.
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.