TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Seven Seas Water Corporation today announced that its Board of Directors has named Robert D. Dixon to serve as the company's Chief Executive Officer.
In 1983 Mr. Dixon started with Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., a $10B industrial gases company serving energy, electronics, chemicals, steel and manufacturing customers. Most recently, he was the Senior Vice President and General Manager of the $4B Merchant Gases Segment (Air Products' largest segment operating in over 40 countries) and a member of the Corporate Executive Committee. Additionally, he managed all of Air Products' major Joint Ventures around the world; representing over $2B in revenues. Prior to this, Bob held the position of President, Air Products Asia, based in Singapore, where he was responsible for Air Products' business throughout the Asian region. Among other management positions that Bob held for Air Products, he also spent several years as the leader of the business development team for the company's power generation business.
Douglas R. Brown, Seven Seas Water's Chairman, said that the board unanimously selected Mr. Dixon based on his extensive professional track record as well as his strong personal qualities. "Bob has a very deep understanding of how our 'build-own-operate' business model works. This knowledge, combined with his years of experience accessing international markets made Bob our top choice."
"Bob was our leading candidate because of his proven ability to lead top performing teams, his strong operational skills and his financial acumen. He has developed global and regional strategies for a multi-billion dollar organization and has invested in the operational expertise required to successfully implement those strategies," said Brown.
Commenting on his new position, Mr. Dixon said, "I'm extremely excited to be a part of Seven Seas Water. The global water market is going to be one of the real growth areas in the future. Seven Seas' combination of a strong operating track record and extraordinary technical capabilities position it for a tremendous future."
Mr. Dixon succeeds Mr. Brown, who has been Chief Executive Officer since 2007, and will remain Chairman on the Board of Directors.
Seven Seas Water Corporation provides water treatment services for municipal, industrial and private clients. The company specializes in the supply of potable, ultra-pure and reuse water utilizing a business model whereby the financing, design, construction and operation of the water production facilities are provided under long-term contracts and/or through "public-private partnerships". Seven Seas Water is based in Tampa, Florida, presently has operating subsidiaries in eight countries in the Caribbean and Latin America and is expanding globally to provide services.
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