National Water Expert Named to Lead ZENON's
Global Business Development
OAKVILLE, Ontario, January 7, 2004 - T. David (Tim)
Chinn, one of North America's leading water experts and executives, has
joined ZENON Environmental as Vice President of Global Municipal
Business Development. In this position, Mr. Chinn will be responsible
for directing ZENON's efforts to expand the use of innovative membrane
technologies for municipalities around the world.
"Building on a record year of success, we are excited to have
someone of Tim's stature join our executive management team," said
Andrew Benedek, Chairman and CEO of ZENON. "He is nationally
recognized in water issues, and has been focused on the water industry
both as a consultant as well as with the American Water Works
Prior to joining ZENON, Mr. Chinn was Senior Vice President and National
Director of the drinking water program with the consulting firm, HDR
Engineering. He led the growth of HDR's water program to be ranked
among the top ten in the nation, according to Engineering News Record
"I am delighted to join the ZENON Team - the pioneer and recognized
leader in applying membrane technology to water treatment," said
Mr. Chinn. In explaining the importance of safe, abundant water
supplies, he added, "Water is to the economy of the 21st Century
what oil and gas were to the economy over the last 100 years. It
is the fuel that will drive our economic engines of the future.
ZENON's focus on membrane water treatment makes it a terrific partner as
municipalities strive to produce higher quality water."
A veteran of the water industry, Mr. Chinn was with the AWWA as
Assistant Director of Government Affairs in Washington, DC. He was
responsible for monitoring, responding to and influencing legislative
and regulatory issues affecting the nation's water utilities. He has
testified before numerous Congressional and US EPA panels concerning
Mr. Chinn is a civil engineer, having completed both undergraduate and
graduate studies in Water Resources at Texas A&M University.