Milan, Italy, headquartered De Nora has named Dr. Mirka Wilderer as chief executive officer of its Water Technologies group, whose products include the Balpure ballast water management system, effective June 1, 2019.
“We are thrilled to have Mirka on the De Nora management team,” said De Nora CEO, Paolo Dellachà. “She brings years of success applying innovative solutions to leading change and managing business transformation.”
Born and raised in Germany, Wilderer has fifteen years of water industry experience in numerous countries in Europe and Asia, moving to the United States in 2009. She holds a doctorate in international management.
“I’ve spent my life surrounded by people with a passion and pride for caring for water, beginning with my parents who were devoted water professionals,” said Wilderer. “With a real passion for international management, I am delighted to be a part of a company with a truly global footprint – a presence around the world including emerging markets like China, Japan and Brazil.”
BALLAST WATER MANAGEMENT CONVENTION
“I’m aware that my appointment comes at a critical time for the shipping industry,” Wilderer added. “Owners and operators face a plethora of important investment decisions regarding compliance with new environmental regulations, and this includes the Ballast Water Management Convention (BWMC). Our highly talented and experienced team at De Nora has always advocated long-term, consistent and reliable solutions to compliance that deliver the best value over the lifecycle of a vessel. This approach was recently further validated by the United States Coastguard ’s (USCG) Type-Approval for our Balpure ballast water treatment system. As the shipping industry fast approaches the BWMC deadline and demand for ballast water treatment systems grows exponentially, I look forward to working with our team to ensure they are able to continue delivering the most attractive total offering to ship owners and operators, with a focus on becoming their partner of choice, fostering long-term relationships and providing unbiased practical information that answers the industry’s calls for transparency. By achieving all this, our goal is to make ballast water treatment decisions easy for ship owners and operators who are on the cusp of complex investment decisions related to environmental compliance.”