Sanford, Florida (PRWEB) February 07, 2013
MaxWest Environmental Systems, Inc., the leader in biogasification systems for wastewater treatment, is pleased to announce the naming of Steven D. Winchester as the organization’s new Chief Executive Officer.
MaxWest Chairman of the Board, Gerard McCaughey, portrays his enthusiasm about Steve’s appointment with the following, "I am delighted that Steve has accepted the position as CEO of MaxWest. In both his previous roles as board member and interim CEO, Steve has proven himself to be an outstanding leader and strategic thinker. I am confident that Steve brings the expertise and experience to ensure MaxWest continues to gain market share in the municipal sector."
Mr. Winchester, a MaxWest board member since the beginning of 2012, has been leading the company as Interim CEO since August of 2012. He brings to MaxWest a strong background in mergers and acquisitions and leadership in support of aggressive growth strategies.
Prior to joining the leadership team at MaxWest, Mr. Winchester was CEO of Winchester Consulting Group, LLC and has served in senior management roles in the water and wastewater divisions of engineering firms Psomas and Black & Veatch.
Mr. Winchester said “I am very excited to lead MaxWest as the company continues to gain momentum in the biosolids industry.” He went on to say “MaxWest is well positioned with an environmentally friendly, biosolids disposal solution that assists municipal wastewater facilities meet increasingly stringent land application and incineration regulations, as well as dealing with increasing tip fees at landfills and ever increasing hauling costs.”
About MaxWest Environmental Systems, Inc.
MaxWest operates the only commercially-proven, dedicated biosolids gasification facility in the United States. The facility has served commercial customers since 2009, processing over 23,000 wet tons of biosolids. The proprietary biosolids gasification system applies a thermo-chemical conversion of the wastewater residuals to generate thermal energy. This renewable energy is then recovered to reduce or eliminate other energy sources, providing energy savings and biosolids destruction for customers.
The MaxWest Biosolids Gasification System offers a safe, cost-effective and environmentally friendly alternative to traditional biosolids management options: incineration, landfill, and land application. The disposal of biosolids is a growing burden on communities due to stricter permitting requirements, increased landfill tip fees, volatile energy prices, and high transportation costs—all of which create cost uncertainty. The MaxWest technology provides a sustainable and cost-effective biosolids management option and reduces the inlet volume by over ninety percent.