Energy Recovery Inc. (NASDAQ: ERII), the leader in capturing reusable energy from industrial fluid flows and pressure cycles, today announced the appointment of oil and gas industry executive David Barnes as its new Chief Sales Officer. Mr. Barnes will head the company’s global sales organization for all industrial markets, including oil & gas, chemical processing, water and other applications.

As Energy Recovery’s Chief Sales Officer, David Barnes will lead the company’s drive for exponential growth in new markets throughout the world. As the former Executive Vice President of Global Strategic Sales at Honeywell, Mr. Barnes brings deep and highly sophisticated sales experience that spans a number of industries critical to Energy Recovery’s long-range growth.

“I’m thrilled to join Energy Recovery. Their value proposition for industrial applications is very compelling, especially within oil and gas. I have been selling in the oil & gas field for more than 20 years, and feel confident that clients will value higher uptime, efficiencies and productivity,” stated David Barnes, adding, “After already spending a full week of offsite planning with Energy Recovery’s entire executive team, I am energized by the vision and eager to lead the effort in penetrating markets where such innovative technologies have the potential to transform industries.”

According to Energy Recovery CEO Tom Rooney, “I’m extremely excited to have David join Energy Recovery, particularly at this turning point in the evolution of our company. Energy Recovery has spent the past three years developing a number of game-changing technologies for new markets such as oil & gas and chemical processing. Adding a proven sales leader with David’s extensive industry-insider experience will enable us to accelerate Energy Recovery’s market penetration and commercial ramp-up over the next several years.”

Prior to joining Honeywell, Mr. Barnes held a variety of senior leadership roles at GE Power, GE Plastics and the SPX Corporation. He served in the U.S. Navy for six years, and was trained as a nuclear propulsion engineer. Mr. Barnes graduated from the University of Washington with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. He is also trained as a GE Six Sigma Black Belt.


Energy Recovery (NASDAQ: ERII) develops award-winning innovations that make industrial processes more productive, more profitable and environmentally cleaner. Our solutions tap into pressure energy from fluid flows to drive uptime throughout industrial processes. By recycling otherwise lost pressure energy, we are able to make systems more efficient and reduce overall maintenance costs, with solutions customized to adapt to all conditions. Working in oil & gas, chemical and water industries, more than 15,000 solutions worldwide save clients over $1.4 Billion (USD). Headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, Energy Recovery has offices in Madrid, Shanghai, and Dubai. Learn more