AnAerobics Names Diane Creel as CEO and Expands Implementation of Breakthrough Waste
CANANDAIGUA, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 4, 2003--
AnAerobics Inc. has developed the biggest breakthrough in organic wastewater treatment in
the past 25 years and has appointed a new industry-seasoned CEO, Diane Creel, to grow the
company within the $330 billion, 20-year market. AnAerobics' technology, which has a
unique renewable energy component, is already being utilized by several Fortune 50 food
and beverage processing plants across the U.S.
Based on more than two decades of research at Cornell University, AnAerobics has developed
customizable waste management systems for helping industrial plants turn wastewater and
organic waste streams into treated water, while producing renewable energy in the process.
AnAerobics' patented Mobilized Film Technology (MFT(SM)) is the core technology behind
AnAerobics' self-contained, ultra-high rate waste treatment systems. Overall, the
AnAerobics treatment cycle uses less resources and creates less sludge. A typical cycle is
completed in only eight hours, in contrast to up to 40 days required by aerobic processes,
allowing industrial processing plants to significantly reduce capital and operating costs
and dramatically increase plant operating capacity.
AnAerobics' cost-effective and environmentally conscious systems significantly reduce
electricity usage, chemical usage, and sludge. The MFT(SM)'s enclosed reactors generate
treated water, carbon dioxide, and methane, a source of renewable energy. The biogas can
then be used to self-sustain the treatment system or the manufacturing facility, or be
transferred offsite for sale.
Creel, who has a proven track record in growing companies in the
environmental industry, has also recently joined AnAerobics as chairman and CEO. The first
female CEO of a publicly held engineering firm, Creel is former CEO and president of Earth
Tech, an international consulting and engineering firm. Under Creel's leadership, Earth
Tech's revenues grew from $50 million to $1.5 billion, culminating in a successful IPO
I've been active in the environmental industry for many years and can be a
skeptic of newer solutions, but I was immediately sold on AnAerobics' technology,"
said Creel, chairman and CEO of AnAerobics. "As an executive, I'm a 'builder.' I look
forward to growing the company and helping provide environmentally-friendly waste
treatment solutions to industry."
About AnAerobics Inc.
AnAerobics provides industry with customized, ultra-high rate waste treatment systems that
significantly reduce capital and operating costs, and can dramatically increase plant
operating capacity. AnAerobics' patented Mobilized Film Technology (MFT(SM)) replaces the
smell and large footprint of lagoons with an enclosed reactor that yields reusable water,
carbon dioxide, and methane, which produces a renewable energy source. Supported by a
flexible service model that includes the option to purchase, lease or license its
technology, AnAerobics' solution is the most significant advance in organic wastewater
treatment in the past 25 years. For more information visit http://www.anaerobics.com.