Chairman of the Board of Directors, President and Chief Executive Officer
Robert Yu Lang Mao joined the Energy Recovery Inc board of directors in September 2010 and was appointed President and CEO in May 2020 after serving as Interim President and CEO from November 2019 through May 2020. He brings to Energy Recovery extensive experience in helping equipment manufacturers successfully expand into new product and geographic markets. His strong strategic and analytic skills will help guide the diversification of Energy Recovery’s product line and its growth into new global markets.
Chief Financial Officer
Joshua Ballard is the Chief Financial Officer at Energy Recovery, where he is responsible for the finance, accounting, information technology, and investor relations organizations for the company. He brings more than 20 years of finance and operations experience, both domestically and internationally, working across industries within complex organizations to successfully navigate high growth.
Chief Technology Officer
Farshad Ghasripoor is the Chief Technology Officer at Energy Recovery, where he is responsible for the conceptualization and ongoing development of the revolutionary VorTeq hydraulic pumping system. He has built a world class engineering organization that has become the driving force behind Energy Recovery’s product development efforts with a focus on future derivatives of the Pressure Exchanger technology. He has been instrumental for the rapid growth and diversification of the business into multiple segments. He has extensive knowledge in various facets of engineering including mechanics of materials, fluid dynamics and turbomachinery in general.
Chief Legal Officer
William Yeung is Chief Legal Officer at Energy Recovery, bringing extensive knowledge and sound judgement to the legal, corporate governance and intellectual property functions. Previously, he served as the General Counsel and Secretary for SharesPost, Inc. and a senior legal executive for Thomas Weisel Partners Group Inc. and Socialutions, Inc.
Senior Vice President, Water
Rodney Clemente is the Senior Vice President of Water at Energy Recovery, where he leads the Company’s water business unit with responsibility for water sales, strategy and business development activities, as well as development and engineering for existing and new water solutions. A 20-year veteran of Energy Recovery, Mr. Clemente brings deep experience in the water business and an intimate knowledge of global desalination markets, both which have been integral to the Company’s global market leadership.
Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Operations
Emily Smith is the Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Operations at Energy Recovery, where she leads the Company’s corporate development and marketing efforts with a focus on long-term strategic growth initiatives in industries beyond water and oil & gas. In addition, she oversees the Company’s operations including manufacturing, procurement, quality and safety.
Vice President, Operations
Nocair Bensalah is the Vice President of Operations at Energy Recovery, where he is responsible for the development and execution of the company’s operations strategy, including all processes involved in the procurement and provision of the company’s products. He is a Six Sigma Black Belt, well versed in lean principles, and an expert at identifying and capitalizing on process improvement opportunities in any business environment.
Vice President of Human Resources
Stacy Proctor is Vice President of Human Resources at Energy Recovery and is responsible for leading the human resources department in achieving the company’s global staffing and organizational development objectives and advising the executive leadership on talent retention strategy.
Vice President, Product Development
Jeremy Martin is the Vice President of Product Development at Energy Recovery and applies his knowledge of the company’s technologies, markets served, and customer needs to direct product development within the organization. Mr. Martin is a subject matter expert in Pressure Exchanger design and applications and has extensive knowledge in various industry facets including process engineering, hydraulics, technical ceramics and water treatment.
Brandon Young is the Corporate Controller at Energy Recovery, where he is responsible for the company’s financial and accounting functions in the U.S. and globally. In addition, he is a key contributor to the company’s strategic financial planning and oversees compliance with accounting standards, regulations, and laws applicable to Energy Recovery’s position as a publicly traded company on the Nasdaq Stock Market. A proven leader, Mr. Young’s career has included leadership positions with both small start-ups and large international public companies.