MICRODYN-NADIR Executive Team
The MICRODYN-NADIR executive team holds decades of experience in manufacturing, product development, membrane formulation, sales and customer service. Many of our key personnel have spent their entire careers within the membrane industry and have been part of growing the technology from its early beginnings. MICRODYN-NADIR has developed a responsive, highly competent, technical workforce with unique capabilities.
Chief Executive Officer:
Walter has been a part of MICRODYN-NADIR since 2005. Walter serves as Chief Executive Officer and previously served as Chairman of the company’s Management Board. His vision with customers, partners, shareholders, and investors has helped streamline operations, strengthen the product line, and drive growth. He has an engineering degree in process technology.
Chief Financial Officer:
Gabriel has served as Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director of MICRODYN-NADIR Germany since 2015. He brings a wealth of industry experience and knowledge from previous companies, including MICRODYN-NADIR’s parent company MANN+HUMMEL.
Thomas Leverkus came to MICRODYN-NADIR from managing Supply Chain for the MANN+HUMMEL transportation business. He is the Chief Operating Officer at MICRODYN-NADIR. Thomas joined MANN+HUMMEL in 2011 as the Director of Logistics for Europe, and moved up in the ranks until he was handling global operations and logistics. At MICRODYN-NADIR, the membrane solutions business unit of MANN+HUMMEL, Thomas leads the operations and supply chain functions globally. He earned a post-graduate degree in Economics from Heidelberg University and has spent many years working in the logistics field.
Managing Director, USA:
Peter Knappe was one of the founding members of TriSep Corporation and now serves as Managing Director of MICRODYN-NADIR US. A graduate of the University of California at Berkeley's Chemistry Department with a degree in Chemical Engineering, Peter has spent his entire career in the membrane industry. Peter began working for Hydranautics as a technical service and product development engineer before founding TriSep Corporation along with James Bartlett in 1989.
Global Commercial Director:
Prior to TriSep Corporation’s acquisition by MICRODYN-NADIR in 2016, Jon served as Sr. Vice President, Commercial. Jon graduated with a degree in chemical engineering from Georgia Tech and has worked exclusively in the membrane industry, including a 20-year career with Dow Chemical. He built TriSep’s global commercial team from the ground up, and under his stewardship TriSep doubled in size, driven by expansions in food, dairy, specialty and custom products. With the acquisition of TriSep by MICRODYN-NADIR, Jon took on the role of Global Commercial Director and continues to push the company to new heights.
Managing Director, Italy
Marco Nava has served as Managing Director for MICRODYN-NADIR Italy since the company’s 2018 acquisition of OLTREMARE SPA, where he previously served as Chief Executive Officer. Under his guidance, OLTREMARE was established as Europe’s leading private-label reverse osmosis spiral-wound membrane manufacturer. In addition to his role with MICRODYN-NADIR, Marco serves as CEO for a number of specialty corporations.
Managing Director, Asia
Hans Jörg Heckmann
Hans Jörg Heckmann is the Managing Director for MICRODYN-NADIR China and MICRODYN-NADIR Singapore. He has handled MICRODYN-NADIR’s Asian market since 2001, and in 2006 he helped establish MICRODYN-NADIR China in Xiamen. Prior to joining the company in 1999, Hans worked in the membrane process and project engineering industries. He has a degree in process engineering from RWTH Aachen University in Germany.