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 – Advisor to the Board and Co-founder
Amanda Martin-Brock, co-founder 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 Water Standard is now recognized as a leader and pioneer in water treatment for water-based IOR/EOR and produced water treatment/reuse. She serves on the Board of the Texas Business Hall of Fame, Advisory Board of Amane Advisors, and the Harte Institute (HRI) for Gulf of Mexico Studies. 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 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.
|Lisa Henthorne – Senior Vice President and 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 served as a member of the Board of Directors for sixteen years. She currently serves the board of the Produced Water Society and is recognized as a leading expert in water treatment worldwide in both industrial and municipal applications. Ms. Henthorne 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 Master’s of Science in Chemical Engineering and Missouri State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Chemistry. She has more than 25 years of experience in the desalination and water treatment industry.
|Kirk Wagner – President
Mr. Wagner is currently serving as President of Monarch Separators, the produced water and wastewater business segment of Water Standard. Prior to Water Standard’s acquisition of Monarch in January 2016, Mr. Wagner spent 27 years in the produced water and wastewater industry directing domestic and international business operations by drawing on a variety of cross industry experiences including business development, engineering design, project and supply chain management, and manufacturing. Prior to Monarch, Mr. Wagner headed the manufacturing business for FUI, a comprehensive oil and gas fabricator, acting as general manager responsible for the design, manufacturing, and execution of numerous domestic and international, onshore and offshore, oil and gas water treatment projects. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Edwards University and is currently completing his Master of Business Administration from The Mays Business School at Texas A&M University.
|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.
|Miles Romm – Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Romm has over 15 years of corporate and project finance experience with a strong financial modeling background. Since joining WS in 2011, Mr. Romm has been an integral part of the team, with responsibility for managing and developing processes and tools related to financial planning, budgeting, and forecasting in support of both corporate and project finance initiatives. Mr. Romm has worked to improve company performance by evaluating processes that increase efficiencies. Prior to joining WS, Mr. Romm has been involved in the management, analysis and reporting of financial activities in large corporations, including Delta Air Lines, where he held roles in Corporate and Divisional Finance as well as Treasury. Mr. Romm holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and History from Duke University and a Master in Business Administration from Goizueta Business School, Emory University.