SOURCE: Natural Systems Utilities

Natural Systems Utilities

December 01, 2014 14:29 ET

Natural Systems Utilities Appoints Robert D. Dixon as CEO

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ--(Marketwired - Dec 1, 2014) - Natural Systems Utilities, LLC (NSU) has announced that Robert D. Dixon has joined the distributed water infrastructure company as its Chief Executive Officer and Board Director. Mr. Dixon comes to NSU with over 30 years of growth management track record, including significant industry experience as the CEO of Seven Seas Water Corporation, a global developer of water and wastewater treatment plants; and as Sr. VP of Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., a $10B company which extensively uses full-service business models to serve energy, electronics, chemicals, steel and manufacturing customers around the world.

"I am excited to be at the helm of a company with such outstanding talent and look forward to taking the company forward successfully to the next level," commented Mr. Dixon. "NSU is a technology differentiated infrastructure company, and my prior experiences establishing long-term water, industrial gases and power generation systems are clearly on point for the distributed water and biogas opportunities for which the company is so well positioned. There is broad application for these new solutions across many market sectors and I am honored to be leading the team into the future."

Dixon helped Seven Seas, a private-equity owned company that designs, builds, owns and operates water and wastewater plants throughout the world, to expand into several international markets and to increase revenues by 40%. Prior to this, Mr. Dixon was on the Executive Committee at Air Products, where he held $6B of P&L responsibility: He managed the $4B Merchant Gases business which operated over hundreds of onsite facilities in over 40 countries, and he also managed all of Air Products' major Joint Ventures internationally, representing over $2B in revenues. Earlier, Mr. Dixon held the position of President, Air Products Asia, based in Singapore, where he ran the company's business throughout the Asian region. Among other management positions that Mr. Dixon held for Air Products, he spent several years as the leader of the business development team for the company's power generation business.

Mr. Dixon received his Master of Business Administration from The Pennsylvania State University; his B.S. in Business Administration from Miami University, Ohio; and completed the Advanced Management Program at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France. He currently serves on the Board of Generac Holdings, Inc., a leading international designer and manufacturer of generators and other engine powered products.

NSU Founder and Chairman, Dominic Kulik, commented that "Bob brings a great mix of leadership, inspiration, operational experience, technical breadth and passion for our business. He has developed global and regional strategies for a multi-billion dollar organization and has led the growth and development of a smaller organization, both with direct correlation to the NSU integrated infrastructure model. His proven success demonstrates the leadership expertise required to implement NSU's growth strategy. NSU is very fortunate to find someone who has perfect skills and experience for this opportunity." 

Mr. Kulik added further that "the Board is very grateful to Bill Massa for his service as Managing Director, leading the Company these past six months and working with the team to develop comprehensive Strategic and Execution Plans. We are pleased that Bill will remain on the Board, ensuring continuity and a smooth transition and allowing the Company to continue to leverage his extensive experience."

Natural Systems Utilities is a technology differentiated infrastructure company providing higher value, lower impact water and energy solutions for communities and industries. The company is a market leader that is rapidly mainstreaming the benefits of distributed systems as a widespread alternative to, and effective hybrid retrofit of traditional, less efficient centralized infrastructure. 

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