AbTech Industries Appoints Les Devitt to Vice President of Sales and Marketing

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AbTech Industries, a leading environmental technologies firm dedicated to providing customized clean water solutions, announced today the appointment of Les Devitt as Vice President of Sales & Marketing. As a senior member of the management team, Devitt will be focused on the strategic implementation and expansion of AbTech's clean water products nationally. Most recently, Devitt served as Vice President of National Sales and Marketing for Basin Water Inc., a technology firm that designs, builds and implements systems for the treatment of contaminated groundwater.

I plan to help them capitalize on the endless market opportunities for a product that has proven efficacy and can be easily molded to tackle a variety of clean water issues.

AbTech Industries, a leading environmental technologies firm dedicated to providing customized clean water solutions, announced today the appointment of Les Devitt as Vice President of Sales & Marketing. As a senior member of the management team, Devitt will be focused on the strategic implementation and expansion of AbTech's clean water products nationally. Most recently, Devitt served as Vice President of National Sales and Marketing for Basin Water Inc., a technology firm that designs, builds and implements systems for the treatment of contaminated groundwater.

"Les brings extensive sales management experience and a proven tract record implementing high performance sales campaigns." said Glenn Rink, Founder & CEO of AbTech Industries. "His knowledge of sales strategies for the water industry and high technology will enable AbTech to deploy innovative go-to-market programs to accelerate our growth."

Prior to his position at Basin Water, Inc., Les Devitt served as Vice President of Sales & Marketing, The Americas, with GE Water and Process Technologies (formerly Ionics, Inc., a water treatment company). From 2001 to February 2004, Devitt formed a hedge fund and managed private investments. He also has extensive management experience from many years in the technology industry. Mr. Devitt holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Wentworth Institute of Technology.

"AbTech Industries has created a unique product line that enables consumers to meet clean water obligations in a cost-effective manner." Devitt said. "I plan to help them capitalize on the endless market opportunities for a product that has proven efficacy and can be easily molded to tackle a variety of clean water issues."

About AbTech Industries, Inc.

AbTech Industries, Inc., based in Scottsdale, Arizona, provides communities, commercial developers and industries with customized solutions to reduce or eliminate pollutants such as gasoline, oil, grease, sediment, trash and debris from flowing or pooled water, while destroying bacteria and other microorganisms that are threatening the quality of our nation's waterways.

AbTech's products incorporate a polymer-based filtration material, the Smart Sponge®, a technology that effectively removes pollutants from flowing or pooled water, encapsulating them so that they cannot be released back into the environment even under high pressure. In addition, AbTech is the first company to combine an antimicrobial agent in its filtration material and provide the first solution that effectively destroys bacteria at the street level. For more information, please visit: http://www.abtechindustries.com.

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