Boston, MA – January 10, 2019 – Anfiro, an innovator in water and separation technologies, today announced the formation of its Advisory Board with the appointment of Craig Beckman, Matthew Nordan and Jean-Marc Pandraud as its initial members. This team expansion will help advise Anfiro as it moves toward commercial-scale manufacture of its first membrane products in the near future.
Anfiro continues to develop its novel polymer materials into a broad technology platform that can address the separation, purification and water treatment needs across a range of industries. “Anfiro’s Advisory Board will help position Anfiro for growth and successful commercialization of its first membrane products,” said Jaime Mateus, Ph.D., CEO of Anfiro. “We are proud to have the excellent support that our Advisory Board provides us. Anfiro stands to benefit tremendously from the breadth and depth of their experience in commercializing innovative technologies.”
Craig Beckman currently serves as the CEO of Aqua Membranes, having previously held leadership roles as the CEO at MIOX, and senior leadership roles in sales, marketing and business development with Osmonics and GE. He has a proven record in commercializing novel water technologies and growing small companies into successful exits in the space.
Matthew Nordan serves as the Managing Director of PRIME Impact Fund and Managing Partner of MNL Partners. He has over 20 years of high technology experience including start-up formation, international expansion, and M&A integration, and has spent a decade as an early-stage venture capital investor. Matthew uses his deep domain knowledge in materials and clean-technologies to support innovative companies working on high-impact solutions to the world’s most pressing sustainability challenges.
Jean-Marc Pandraud is a senior executive with experience in growing businesses internationally and currently serves as the CEO of Clean Membranes. Previously he was the EVP and COO at Entegris, the President & COO of Mykrolis, which he led through IPO, and held various leadership positions as a VP at Millipore. With 30+ years of leading technology-focused companies his expertise encompasses a wide range of products in water, membrane and separation technologies.
Anfiro is a water technology company addressing global freshwater scarcity. It is developing a broad technology platform based on a novel set of polymer materials that can enable breakthrough performance for the next generation of membranes. Its proprietary technology can significantly decrease the cost and energy of water treatment, enabling clean and affordable water for a better tomorrow.
Anfiro was founded in 2014 and has licensed technology from the University of Notre Dame and Purdue University. Anfiro’s initial investment round was supported by PRIME Coalition; investors included the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center and the Foundry Investment Fund from the Purdue Research Foundation.