Venkee Sharma has been at the helm of Aquatech for more than 20 years. In this time, the company has transformed from a small, regional manufacturer of industrial water treatment equipment to a recognized and respected major player in global water industry. When Venkee took over as President of the company in 1991, Aquatech was a small local player and had fewer than 50 employees in one location. Today, Aquatech is a Leader in the Global Water Industry with over 700 employees in 6 major locations / subsidiaries worldwide.
A Chemical Engineer by education, Venkee has worked, at some point, in almost every skill area in the company. Under his leadership, Aquatech has grown to a global technology and services powerhouse, and the largest private company in its space.
He believes in humility, continuous improvement, under committing / over delivering, and quietly getting the job done. Focused on leading by example, he sets the bar for the rest of the Aquatech’s employees. He is very growth oriented, but strives for balance with family values, an unassuming demeanor, and a fiscally conscious business approach.
Aquatech is a global leader in innovative water technology and services for the Industrial and infrastructure markets with a focus on solving water scarcity and Environmental challenges through desalination, water reuse, and zero liquid discharge. Aquatech has over 1500 major facility installations in over 60 countries.
Aquatech has seen exciting times as it has expanded globally, added new product lines and solution offerings, acquired and developed proprietary /patented technologies and grown at an AGR of approximately >15% per year over the last 20 years.
Venkee received Engineering Degrees in Chemical and Biomedical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), and has completed advanced management programs at Carnegie Mellon as well as Stanford University. He is currently attending the Harvard Business School for an Advanced Management Degree.
He presently serves on the Board and Executive Committee of the Allegheny Conference for Community Development and the Board of the Carnegie Science Center. He has also had the honor of serving on the Advisory Board of the US Ex-Im Bank.