Leadership

The Water Standard leadership team possesses decades of experience in the desalination, water, marine, oil & gas, power, and infrastructure sectors and a commitment to providing proven technologies that redefine water treatment for the Oil & Gas Industry. This comprehensive, global experience includes a track record for delivering large-scale water treatment plants, implementing innovative solutions in demanding environments, and delivering complex CEOR projects offshore.

Amanda Brock Amanda Brock – Chief Executive Officer
Amanda Martin-Brock, CEO of Water Standard, has spent her career focused in the global oil and gas, power and water sectors. She was named one of the top 10 women in energy by the Houston Chronicle and she was named the under 40 Alumni of the Year in 2001 for Louisiana State University.  In March 2008, Ms. Brock raised one of the largest equity commitments for a start up in the water industry to globalize its business. Water Standard is now recognized as a leader and pioneer in water treatment for water-based EOR and produced water treatment/reuse. She serves on the Board of the Texas Business Hall of Fame and the Texas Water Commission. She is regularly asked to speak and participate at global events including the Water Forum at the Aspen Institute, the Goldman Sachs Global Industrial Conference, the Water 2.0 Conference by the Water Innovations Alliance in New York, the Business and Professional Women’s Leadership Summit sponsored by the US Senate, and as Innovation Speaker at the 2009 GASTECH Conference in Abu Dhabi. She was also invited by Bloomberg to attend the 50 Thought Leaders in Water global conference held late 2012. She chaired the Water/Energy Panel at the 2011 American Water Summit and co-chaired the 2012 Water & Energy: Upstream Supply & Demand Management Strategies Conference in Houston. She is a regular columnist writing on the Water Energy Nexus for American Water Intelligence.
Lisa Henthrone Lisa Henthorne – Chief Technology Officer
Ms. Henthorne has served as CTO of Water Standard since 2009 and served as President of the International Desalination Association (IDA) from 2007-2009, where she has been a member of the Board of Directors for the past sixteen years. She is recognized as a leading expert in water treatment worldwide and formerly headed the desalination business for CH2M Hill, acting as technical advisor on many of the most challenging desalination projects in the Middle East, Australia, North America, and Asia. Ms. Henthorne also holds three U.S. patents in water treatment, with multiple US and international patents pending. Ms. Henthorne graduated from the Colorado School of Mines with a Masters of Science in Chemical Engineering and Missouri State University with a Bachelors of Science in Chemistry. She has more than 25 years of experience in the desalination and water treatment industry.
Jim Wodehouse Jim Wodehouse – Senior Vice President, Engineering and Project Management
Mr. Wodehouse has over 30 years experience in the design, execution and operation of offshore oil and gas projects worldwide. He started in the early 1980s with the development of topsides and drilling facilities on the large North Sea platforms, continued in the 1990’s on projects using offshore drilling rigs for fixed and floating production units, and for the past 12 years has been with SBM Offshore in the design and construction of floating production units for offshore Brazil and Gulf of Mexico. Jim’s broad knowledge of all facets of floating production units is well recognized, having been involved in major oil industry conferences as speaker, advisory board member and technical review committee; guest lecturer at major universities in Asia and North America; and participated on the API sub-committee writing the latest revision of API RP 2 FPS for floating production systems.
Paul Choules Paul Choules – Senior Vice President of Business Development
During his 30 years in the desalination industry, Mr. Choules has worked in the areas of business development, permitting, start-up, commissioning, project management, and operating of reverse osmosis and thermal desalination plants around the world with Industrial, Oil & Gas, and Municipal clients. Prior to joining Water Standard, Mr. Choules served as VP with Veolia Water Solutions and Technologies where he led the development and execution of multiple projects in the Industrial and Municipal markets. Prior to Veolia acquiring Weir Techna, Mr. Choules was Techna’s regional VP for the Americas when they contracted and constructed multiple water treatment projects for offshore O&G facilities. His experience also includes 19 years at MECO where he was responsible for providing support to over 250 desalination installations and developed and executed some of the first successful membrane desal plants in the Middle East. He was identified as one of 36 global desalination expert “Desalters” in the history of the industry by Global Water Intelligence in August 2011.
Andrea Hayden Andrea Hayden – Vice President, Risk Management
With 17 years of experience in the water resource industry, Ms. Hayden specializes in the economic nexus between the financial, technical, and regulatory project components.  She has constructed robust project-level economic models to estimate price regimes and has conducted detailed risk analysis for water asset deals evaluating project specifications, financing structures, market conditions, and environmental regulations. Prior to joining Water Standard, Ms. Hayden was an independent consultant specializing in the valuation and acquisition of water assets. She graduated from Bucknell University and has a Master of Science in Civil/Environmental Engineering and Urban/Environmental Policy from Tufts University. Additionally, Ms. Hayden has a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from The Fletcher School at Tufts where she specialized in international finance/banking and environmental/resource policy.
Raghu Menon Raghu Menon – Vice President, Marine
Mr. Menon is an accomplished ship management executive and marine engineer with over 35 years experience in the maritime industry, dealing with all aspects of ship management and operations of numerous types of vessels like general cargo ships, oil tankers, chemical tankers, bulk carriers, reefer containers, self unloaders, and other specialized vessels. Mr. Menon has extensive experience in preventative maintenance, compliance with national and international regulations, the application of classification society rules,  and drydockings. Prior to joining Water Standard, Mr. Menon held several senior management roles at V.Ships, the world’s leading provider of ship management services to a fleet of over 1000 vessels. Having served in various offices in the US, Monaco, Southampton, Cyprus, Dubai, Rio and Hamburg, Mr. Menon ultimately  attained the position of Technical Director of V. Ships USA.
Azmi Mahamad Azmi Mahamad – Vice President, Development
Mr. Mahamad has over 18 years extensive experience in project management, particularly in oil & gas upstream offshore development projects. He has been involved in a variety of construction projects: fixed platforms, floaters, acid gas removal, pipeline, mobile production, and retrofits for projects in Malaysia for Vietnam for Talisman Energy and ExxonMobil. He was also involved in drilling and completions for onshore unconventional shale gas development in Canada and the USA.
Steve Goodland Steve Goodland – Vice President, Finance & Administration
Steve Goodland is a financial executive with 32 years of accounting, finance and information systems experience with both public and private companies. He has relevant offshore and construction/manufacturing industry experience with Nabors Industries, NATCO group and Triten Corporation. He was most recently the CFO for an oilfield service company attempting to go public and was part of the management team responsible to taking NATCO public in 2000. He has public accounting audit experience with Arthur Andersen & Co. and has been Texas CPA licensed since 1984. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin Madison with a BBA in Accounting and completed MBA coursework at the University of Houston.
Mark Legg Mark Legg – Vice President, Project Operations
Mr. Legg is an experienced and dedicated VP of Project Operations, with 25 years varied experience covering engineering design, procurement, fabrication, construction, commissioning, operations, and maintenance of oil and gas production facilities, covering FPSOs, FSOs, and onshore terminals. He has project management experience with proven ability to plan key activities, control costs, direct and communicate effectively within a multi-discipline team, and deliver to contract requirements, with ability to lead and motivate through to completion of set tasks and targets.
Saleh Mohd Saleh Mohd - Engineering Project Manager
Mr. Saleh Mohd has more than 20 years of upstream oil and gas working experience. He began his career with ExxonMobil Malaysia in 1992, and was subsequently on international project assignments in the United States and West Africa. His technical knowledge ranges from subsurface and reservoir engineering to topside process facilities engineering. Mr. Mohd has extensive experience in production operations with strong management and supervisory skills. He earned a bachelor’s in engineering from Columbia University, and an executive MBA degree from UiTM Malaysia. He is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).
Chris Martin Chris Martin – Senior Process Engineer
Chris Martin has 30 years of experience in advanced water treatment processes such as reverse osmosis, ion exchange, and specialty adsorbents. He is an expert in water quality issues both in the municipal and industrial industries with over 30 treatment plant designs and dozens of evaluations and feasibility studies. Mr. Martin has presented numerous papers at water industry conferences concerning water quality and treatment topics, and is a recognized expert in these fields.