Energy Recovery Inc has promoted vice president (VP) of Water Rodney Clemente to senior vice president (SVP) of Water, and Emily Smith, the company’s VP of Corporate Development, to SVP of Corporate Development and Operations.
As SVP of Water, Clemente will continue to lead Energy Recovery’s water business unit with responsibility for water sales, strategy and business development activities. He will also oversee development and engineering for existing and new water solutions. A 20-year veteran of Energy Recovery, Clemente has an Executive MBA from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business and a BS in Industrial Engineering from California State University, East Bay.
As Energy Recovery’s new SVP of Corporate Development and Operations, Smith will continue to lead the company’s corporate development and marketing efforts, with a focus on long-term strategic growth initiatives in industries beyond water and oil & gas. Smith will also lead Energy Recovery’s operations, including manufacturing, procurement, quality and safety. She holds an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business and a BS in Communications from Northwestern University.
“We continue to build our leadership team not just with a focus on success today, but with an eye on the future and the many opportunities before us,” said Robert Mao, Energy Recovery chairman and interim president and CEO. “Rodney and Emily have been driving forces within Energy Recovery, and they have long records of success. Most importantly, we believe in their passion, their expertise, and their vision for the future of the company. These changes are laying the foundation for what’s next for Energy Recovery, preparing us for future growth, and advancing our positioning as a leader in industrial fluid flow technology.”