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 work force 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 Operating Officer:
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.
Chief Financial Officer:
Elena Santi was appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at MICRODYN-NADIR after serving as CFO for OLTREMARE S.p.A. (acquired by MICRODYN-NADIR in 2018). She graduated from LUISS University of Rome with honor and a mention of her thesis publication in Corporate Finance. Elena spent several years working in the corporate finance world and was introduced to the MANN+HUMMEL family of companies through a previous company. During her tenure with the company, she has worked to integrate the Italian Finance and Control Department within the MANN+HUMMEL Group. Elena strives to support and monitor the business with an attentive eye to innovative ideas. She always says: Love what you do and you’ll have a great job!
Global Commercial Director:
Prior to TriSep’s acquisition by MICRODYN-NADIR in 2016, Jon served as Sr. Vice President, Commercial at TriSep Corporation. He graduated with a degree in chemical engineering from Georgia Tech in 1987 and has worked exclusively in the membrane industry, including a 20-year career with Dow Chemical. Jon built TriSep’s global commercial team from the ground up. 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.