Matthew Kuzma joins Ostara as Vice President of Nutrient Recovery Solutions

Jan 9, 2017

Matthew Kuzma joins Ostara as Vice President of Nutrient Recovery Solutions

VANCOUVER, CANADA – January 9, 2017

Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies Inc., a company that recovers phosphorus and nitrogen at municipal and industrial wastewater treatment plants and transforms them into a high-value, eco-friendly fertilizer, announced today the appointment of Matthew Kuzma as Vice President, Nutrient Recovery Solutions.  Mr. Kuzma will lead Ostara’s North American sales team, providing a wealth of expertise to Ostara’s existing and potential customers, implementing the company’s Pearl® nutrient recovery systems.

“As an expert in the water and wastewater industry, Matt will play an integral role in supporting our sales team and servicing our existing and potential clients,” said Ostara’s co-founder and CEO, Phillip Abrary. “His diverse experience in the field of water and wastewater management will support our growth strategy as we create industry leading nutrient recovery solutions for our clients in North America and in Europe. We are very proud to welcome him back to the Ostara team.”

Mr. Kuzma will join Ostara’s senior management team, leading the North American Nutrient Recovery Solutions organization.

Mr. Kuzma has more than 20 years of experience in the water and wastewater management industry, specializing in nutrient removal and recovery processes; anaerobic digestion; biological treatment of industrial and municipal wastewater; and, membrane separation processes for water and wastewater.

Having held management positions with industry leading companies including US Filter /Siemens Water Technologies (now Evoqua), Anaergia, Organica Water, and as Managing Director, Nutrient Recovery with Ostara from 2008-2013, Mr. Kuzma is a tremendous asset to Ostara.  He is also an active member of several industry organizations including International Water Association, Water Environment Federation National Association of Clean Water Agencies and the California Water Environment Association.

Mr. Kuzma holds three patents related to struvite recovery, a wastewater treatment system using membrane basins and a dynamic control system for membrane bioreactor systems, and has a Bachelor of Applied Sciences in Engineering from Miami University.

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 About Ostara & Crystal Green:

Ostara helps protect precious water resources by changing the way cities around the world manage nutrients in wastewater streams. The company’s Pearl® and WASSTRIP® technology recovers phosphorus and nitrogen at municipal and industrial wastewater treatment plants and transforms them into a high-value, eco-friendly fertilizer, Crystal Green®. The process greatly reduces nutrient management costs and helps plants meet increasingly stringent discharge limits while improving operating reliability. Crystal Green is the first continuous release granular fertilizer to provide Root-Activated™ phosphorus, nitrogen and magnesium (5-28-0-10Mg), and is marketed globally to professionals in the turf, horticultural ad agriculture sectors. Ostara operates multiple facilities throughout North America and Europe and opened the world’s largest nutrient recovery facility in partnership with the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) of Greater Chicago in Spring 2016. For more information, visit www.ostara.com and www.crystalgreen.com.

 

MEDIA CONTACT:

Debra Hadden

Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies Inc.

Tel: (604) 240-3196

Email: dhadden@ostara.com

 

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