Royal HaskoningDHV has appointed a new commercial director in Brazil to promote the use of its Nereda® technology and other water products. Sergio Roberto Rodrigues Ribeiro joins the company from Koch Membrane Systems (KMS) in South America, where he was sales director responsible for managing all of its industrial and municipal water and wastewater activities for mainly Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.
During Mr Ribeiro’s tenure at KMS, he oversaw the first large diameter SWRO plant in the world, the world’s largest tertiary MBR plant for water reuse and Latin America’s largest submerged reinforced UF plant for drinking water. He is now looking forward to expanding the use of Nereda technology in Brazil and developing the use of Royal HaskoningDHV’s other technologies across South America for industrial projects as well as municipal schemes.
Mr Ribeiro says, “Introducing innovative technologies into new territories is an exciting challenge. I am looking forward to showing technical decision makers how the Nereda process can transform their wastewater treatment processes by maximising efficiency and reducing costs while minimising environmental impacts.”
Commenting on the appointment, Marco Mijnders, sales director for water products and innovation for Royal HaskoningDHV said, “Sergio’s background and regional knowledge make him ideally qualified for this role. We are eager to see the impact of his wide-ranging technological experience and expertise will have on our South American markets.”