Career Track: Recent Industry Hires, Promotions


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FARMERS BRANCH, Texas — Voltea, a company that offers Membrane-Capacitive Deionization (CapDI©), has added Dewitt Dees as chief sales officer, the company reports.

Following completion of a recent $10 million capitalization round, the company says it continues to invest in the industry’s top talent to further drive commercial growth. 

“This is an exciting time of high growth for Voltea fueled by our recent launch of DiUse for point-of-use applications, and having just completed a $10 million equity raise,” says CEO Bryan Brister. “Dewitt is a great addition to the leadership team, and I am confident his extensive water industry knowledge, coupled with a proven track record of success, will further accelerate our growth.”


Dewitt Dees

Dewitt Dees

Well-known in the water industry, Dees brings more than 30 years of experience to Voltea, the company says. His expertise lies in building collaborative, successful sales and marketing teams in companies such as GE, Veolia and Newalta Environmental Services. In addition, he has experience in building brand awareness and business development strategies in disruptive technology companies such as 212 Resources. 

Dees holds a bachelor’s degree in science from Texas A&M University.

“I am excited to join the Voltea management team as chief sales officer,” Dees says. “This is an outstanding company with an exceptional alternative to traditional water treatment technologies. It can be difficult to differentiate yourself in this space, but I believe that Voltea has accomplished this and I look forward to working with this talented team to leverage existing successes to continue to grow this organization.”



Curtis Moore

Curtis Moore

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. — Bates Troy Healthcare Linen Services, which provides laundry services to hospitals and long-term care facilities in Central New York, has promoted Curtis Moore to assistant plant manager of the healthcare operation here, the company reports.  

The company says Moore has been with Bates Troy four years, during which time he held positions of route driver and fleet manager, overseeing and streamlining the delivery operations to its customers while proving himself to be a committed company advocate.  

Moore has a background in production management and brings energy and enthusiasm that will help improve customer satisfaction and motivate his team to consistently excel in their areas of responsibility, says Bates Troy. In addition, he is a Marine Corps veteran.



Michael Trigiani

Michael Trigiani


Francois Pilon

Francois Pilon

MONTREAL — MIP Inc., a manufacturer and supplier of reusable healthcare textiles, has promoted Michael Trigiani to the position of vice president, Canada business unit, the company reports. In addition, Francois Pilon has joined the corporation as senior VP of sales and marketing.

Trigiani has been with MIP for 15 years in various marketing roles with increasing levels of responsibility, most recently as the senior product manager for Canada. In the past year, he assumed additional responsibilities as the interim co-lead of the Canadian business unit where he continued building strong and collaborative relationships with customers and has now taken on the responsibility full time, the company says. 

Pilon brings diverse international marketing and sales expertise, along with a mindset geared toward entrepreneurial growth.

He comes to MIP from Montreal-based Pharmascience, where he was the head of international affiliates. He has lived in various parts of Canada, the United States and Germany.

His career path includes a BSC in biochemistry at McGill (where he also played university hockey) and an MBA from Wales University. With his confident, articulate and energetic personality, the company says it is confident he will contribute to MIP’s mission and vision.



Tyler Joseph

Tyler Joseph

PHILADELPHIA — Family-owned and -operated business Penn Emblem Co. has welcomed Tyler Joseph to the team, the company reports. Bringing the company into its fourth generation, Joseph will be training in all areas of Penn Emblem to become familiar with all aspects of the business. 

A graduate of Penn State University, Joseph’s primary experience is in advertising, media and digital marketing communication, according to the company. He has worked at Penn Emblem as an intern during high school and during college breaks. 

After graduating college, the company says Joseph moved to New York City, where he gained experience outside of the company. He worked at large media agencies such as Mediavest and The Omnicom Group, global media, advertising and communication firms. Joseph says he looks forward to bringing a different angle to the company, utilizing his experience from these previous positions. 

“I am committed to the challenge of a changing industry and look forward to working together as a member of the Penn Emblem Co. team,” Joseph says. “In my world, speed of delivery and commitment to serving the customer is crucial to the success of our business. I am excited to be a part of Penn Emblem Co.’s future.

“I visualize our business moving into robotics, automation and bringing sustainable and smart fabrics to our customers. Change is important to me, and will be used to fit the customer’s ever-evolving needs.”


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