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AqueoUS Vets Names Water Industry Leader Dr. Mirka Wilderer as Chief Executive Officer

  • Existing CEO, Rob Craw, named Executive Chairman
  • Wilderer and Craw to partner and drive next phase of growth and innovation

AqueoUS Vets (the “Company”), a vertically integrated solutions provider of water treatment and delivery systems, today announced the appointment of Dr. Mirka Wilderer as President and Chief Executive Officer. Rob Craw, who has led the Company since he founded it in 2015, will transition to the role of Executive Chairman of the company’s Board of Directors. Craw will partner with Dr. Wilderer in this next chapter of the Company to capture new growth and strategic partnership opportunities at the forefront of the water industry.

Dr. Wilderer is a seasoned industry executive who combines deep experience in driving corporate innovation with a passion for building sustainable wastewater solutions and making clean water ubiquitous across the world. Most recently, she served as the first female CEO of De Nora Water Technologies, a leading global provider of disinfection and filtration technologies. Prior to this, Dr. Wilderer rose to become General Manager at Evoqua Water Technologies. She started her career at Siemens AG as a strategy consultant and held positions in Germany, China, Thailand, Indonesia, the United States, and South Africa.

“I am honored to join AqueoUS Vets and work alongside Rob and the Bain Capital Double Impact team to drive our company’s next phase of growth and innovation. Under Rob’s leadership, AqueoUS Vets has become a premier provider of end-to-end water treatment solutions for municipalities across the country and we share the same commitment for developing and implementing innovative water treatment solutions that effectively remove contaminants, protect the environment, and promote healthy water systems,” said Dr. Wilderer. “We’re at an inflection point where our country’s water infrastructure requires significant investment, technical expertise, and above all, a strong commitment to ensuring every community has access to clean water.”

Under Craw’s leadership, AqueoUS Vets has grown to become a premier national provider of highly efficient and effective water treatment systems, serving the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power, Orange County Water District, and the City of Anaheim in California. The company has also demonstrated a commitment and ability to reduce contaminants, including per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the U.S. water system. Most recently, AqueoUS Vets acquired Jacksonville-based Dixie Tank Company to expand its pressure vessel manufacturing and refurbishment capabilities to better serve a variety of customers on the East Coast.

“I welcome Dr. Wilderer to AqueoUS Vets as our new President and CEO. Her extensive experience working with various stakeholders worldwide to design and implement innovative water systems will be invaluable for guiding AqueoUS Vets’ growth and impact aspirations,” said Craw. “Leading this company and bringing our team together with a unified vision to create a positive impact on both the industry and the environment has been the thrill of my life, and I am so pleased to continue in this new role.”

About AqueoUS Vets

AqueoUS Vets ® is a leading, vertically integrated manufacturer of treatment systems used to address emerging contaminants in groundwater such as PFAS, 1,2,3-TCP, TOC, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), fuels, chrome 6, and arsenic, among others. AV's "Concept to Commission" approach supports owners, engineers, and the contractor community. AV's capabilities are enhanced by advanced designs which incorporate best corrosion management practices, optimal hydraulic performance and media utilization, and long-term operational reliability. AV's integrated approach delivers the entire treatment system from the influent to effluent flanges on the treatment pad which creates more value for clients and the end user.


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