IRVINE, LOS ANGELES, PLEASANTON, and WESTLAKE VILLAGE, California, August 9, 2010 – McDermott & Bull, a Southern California-based executive search firm, announced today the successful appointment of Mr. Gerhard Forstner as Chief Executive Officer for M2 Renewables (formerly MicroMedia Filtration) in Lake Forest, California.
“Combining extensive technical and financial knowledge with domestic and international experience, Gerhard is full of charisma, energy, and a strong sense of leadership. With over twenty years of know-how, Gerhard is a great fit for M2 Renewables. M2 Renewables was actively seeking someone to effectively develop and deliver strategy in a complex context,” said Marty McMahon, Principal Consultant with McDermott & Bull.
This search was co-led by Marty McMahon and Jeff Black, Managing Principal Consultant with McDermott & Bull.
Prior to joining M2 Renewables, Mr. Forstner was working at Huber Technology Inc. in Charlotte, North Carolina, a subsidiary of Huber SE, for several years as a Regional Sales Manager and eventually as President. As President, he reported directly to the Board of Directors and established a 5-year strategic plan and implemented several company wide programs. Before Huber Technology, Mr. Forstner was the Engineering Manager for American Monforts Corporation, a subsidiary of A. Monforts Textilmaschinen GmbH. There he applied extensive technical and financial knowledge to successfully manage several turnkey textile machinery projects.
Mr. Forstner received his Bachelors of Science degree in Electrical Engineering at the Technical College for Engineering in Kapfenberg, Austria. He also received a Masters of Business Administration from Queens University in Charlotte, North Carolina.
M2 Renewables, Inc. (M2R) is revolutionizing the process of wastewater treatment. The M2R Process consists of three major components: The M2R Solids Separator which removes suspended solids from the raw influent, the M2R Modular Filter, a fully automated, continuously cleaning media filtration system with remote monitoring and control capabilities, and the M2R Energy Conversion System which transforms the removed fresh solids into various energy end products. Please visit www.mmfwater.com for more information.
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