WGS in the News – June 15, 2015 – Attleboro Sun Chronicle

New Attleboro business names three new board members

ATTLEBORO – Water Generating Systems LLC has elected three new members to its board of directors.

Joining the board are Keith Authelet, president and chief operating officer; Anthony G. Marken, senior vice president of government markets and business development, and Bryan Chance, executive director at Ernst & Young LLP.

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Water Generating Systems Names Three to Board of Directors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Keith Authelet, Anthony G. Marken named to executive positions

ATTLEBORO, Mass. – June 10, 2015 – Water Generating Systems LLC (WGS) announced today that it has elected three new members to the Company’s Board of Directors.

Joining the Board are Keith Authelet, President/COO at WGS, Anthony G. Marken, Senior Vice President of Government Markets & Business Development at WGS, and Bryan Chance, Executive Director at Ernst & Young LLP.

“We welcome Keith, Anthony and Bryan to the Board,” said Vice Chairman and CEO Peter Ottmar. “All three individuals bring a depth of knowledge and experience, which will provide immeasurable guidance and strength to achieving our Company’s goals and objectives.”

Authelet, who was also named to an executive position by the Board, joined WGS in April 2014. He has extensive entrepreneurial roots, using his global experience to lead several successful small companies in the international market. Previously, he founded and funded Virtual Building Logistics, an internationally recognized industry-leading building information modeling (BIM) firm, and served as Chief Information Officer at Gilbane, where he was recognized by Information Week as a top IT innovator worldwide for four consecutive years. As a global senior executive at Lotus Development/IBM, he was responsible for a number of diverse international businesses. On the development side, he directed the Virus Intrusion, Build Engineering and Cross Platform Tools organizations. On the product delivery and documentation side, he directed the Engineering, Product, and Graphic Services groups. He was also responsible for Acquisition Integration and Business Transformation/IT across WW Services and Support Businesses.

Marken, who was also named to an executive position by the Board, joined WGS in February 2015. He previously served as a Principal at Capitol Counsel, representing states, national developers and energy renewable companies. He focused on DOD Base Realignment and Closure Act, military base retention programs, Pentagon-wide privatization efforts and public/private partnerships across many federal agencies. His most recent efforts focused on Port Authorities participating in the harbor dredging programs managed by the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers. Before joining Capitol Counsel, he was Vice President at The Washington Group for five years representing clients focused on the re-development of former military bases, and the privatization of military housing and utilities programs at DOD.

Chance, an Executive Director at EY, has 23 years of multi-industry, advisory and transaction experience. He focuses on leading strategic growth with key organizations through organic, transactional and venture growth.  He has robust financial and transactional experience in private equity, debt and public markets. Bryan has led organizations across many ecosystems, including: For-profit and not-for-profit acute care and long-term care providers, medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturing organizations, patient direct services, telecom and technology services (commercial and defense related), and energy (hydro-carbons and renewable sources). The markets he has served include North America, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Brazil, Argentina, South Korea and China.

For complete listing of Board members, please visit http://watergeneratingsystems.com/our-team/.

About Water Generating Systems

Water Generating Systems LLC (WGS) is an international engineering research and development company focused on the global needs of water sustainability and supporting technologies. WGS was founded on the principle that today’s technology should be able to solve one of the world’s most pressing needs: the availability of potable drinking water. Leveraging patented processes and innovative engineering approaches, WGS has developed a robust line of portable atmospheric water harvesting products. For more information, visit www.watergeneratingsystems.com.

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