CEO of Axius Water
Chris is a senior executive with a unique set of experiences in the Water Technology sector. The majority of his 30+ year career has focused on acquisitions and improvement of businesses. After a successful 14-year career at Thermo Fisher, Chris was part of the founding team of Nova Analytics, a roll up of well-known water instrumentation companies that was ultimately sold to ITT, predecessor of Xylem, in 2010.
Chris served as a founding officer and division president for Xylem, a NYSE traded, multi-national corporation. At Xylem, Chris was responsible for a P&L with revenue of more than $600M including Water Treatment and Instrumentation. After 5 successful years with Xylem focusing on growth, acquisitions and strategy, Chris returned to private equity M&A, partnering with Union Park Capital on KPM Analytics.
In 5 short years, 6 acquisitions were completed and another successful leader in Analytical Instrumentation was created. In July 2020, Chris joined Axius Water and looks to continue finding great businesses and helping solve water challenges. Chris spent the early part of his career in Engineering, Product Development and Operations and is a graduate of Northeastern University.
CEO of Nexom and EDI
Martin Hildebrand, P.Eng, is the CEO of Nexom. He started Nexom’s founding predecessor, Nelson Environmental, in 1997, and in the subsequent 23 years he has focused on pioneering wastewater treatment systems for both nutrient removal at both municipal and industrial applications, particularly those in cold climates. On his watch, Nexom has supplied its process technologies to more than 700 projects, and has also completed four acquisitions since 2016. He is a Civil Engineering graduate of the University of Manitoba.
Thomas J. Walkosak
Tom joined EOSi in 2018 and has over 22 years of experience in leadership and management of environmental services and water treatment chemical businesses. Prior to joining EOSi, he was General Manager of USP Technologies, a Trojan / Danaher company that provides environmental technology, equipment and chemical service programs for municipal and industrial water and wastewater treatment applications.
Mr. Walkosak was also a VP and member of the Trojan Technologies Executive Team. Prior career experience included a series of progressively responsible positions in manufacturing, marketing and business management at FMC Corporation, a leading global producer of hydrogen peroxide and other specialty and industrial chemicals. Mr. Walkosak earned a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University and also completed “The Executive Program” at the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration.
Senior Vice President and General Manager of EDI
Mr. McCabe is a graduate of the University of Missouri – Columbia where he received a BS in Marketing and an MBA in Finance. Prior to joining EDI in 2003, Mr. McCabe was with the consulting firm of ILMS, LLC, and Director of Materials for the Power System Division of Hubbell. Mr. McCabe’s responsibilities include management of the Columbia, Missouri, operations including finance, MIS, contracts, sales, inside sales, project management, safety and production operations.