Joseph E. Zuback

Joseph E. Zuback

President and Founder
Global Water Advisors, Inc.
n, United StatesWater
Bio: Joseph E. Zuback is the President and Founder of Global Water Advisors, Inc., a firm that specializes in providing support to global water managers, solution providers, and investors for optimization of performance, development, and commercialization of advanced water technology products and systems. Mr. Zuback’s thirty-five years experience in the water industry spans the spectrum of municipal, industrial, commercial, marine, and residential water and wastewater treatment markets around the world. He retired at the end of 2008 from Siemens Water Technologies Corp (formerly USFilter). where he served as Chief Technology Officer, Senior Vice President, and a member of the Executive Council management team. His management responsibilities included new product rationalization and development processes, intellectual property, technology risk assessment, new venture commercialization strategies, and coordination with Siemens’ global network of water technology research partners. During his Siemens tenure, Mr. Zuback served as Siemens’ chief water technology spokesman at numerous global water policy and technology conferences and panels. Prior to Siemens acquisition of USFilter in 2004, Mr. Zuback served in a variety of senior management roles in support of USFilter’s rapid growth in the 1990′s from $50 million to $5 billion in annual water technology and services revenue. He co-chaired the Municipal Strategic Market Team that integrated sales and marketing strategies for multiple municipal product companies acquired over an 18 month period with annual revenue exceeding $500 million. Mr. Zuback created and managed USFilter’s Corporate Projects Group that was tasked to integrate and supervise large or high risk projects and commercial opportunities that spanned multiple business centers. As USFilter’s “SWAT Team”, CPG supported or led projects as diverse as large municipal water public-private partnership projects, the Salton Sea Restoration Demonstration Project, and a fast track seawater filtration solution for the set of the movie “Titanic”. For the 20 years prior to joining USFilter in 1994, Mr. Zuback worked in a variety of water technology and business development roles for Infilco Degremont and Dow Chemical. He has been a passionate supporter of water technology innovation over his career reflected in many diverse water technology patents, most recently for a method that significantly reduces the energy requirements of membrane bioreactors and that resulted in his receiving the “Siemens Water Technology Inventor of the Year” award for 2008. A graduate of Purdue University, Mr. Zuback holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering and has been a licensed Class A General Engineering Contractor in the State ofCalifornia for 20 years. He currently serves as a board member for the Water Environment Research Foundation and was a member of the International Advisory Panel for Singapore’s Environment & Water Industry Development Council from 2006 to 2008. He has also served on the Advisory Board for the Chemical and Environmental Engineering Department for theUniversity of California in Riverside and as an advisor to the US Strategic Water Initiative under the auspices of the University of Illinois and WATERCAMPwS. Agenda Items: To Patent or Not to Patent

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