Waterlogic PLC, a designer, manufacturer and global distributor of point-of-use (POU) drinking water purification and dispensing systems, announced expanded roles for key executives in North America. The appointments further align the U.S. management team at the company’s U.S. subsidiaries, namely Waterlogic USA, Innowave and CoolerSmart.
Sergio Leymarie as president and CEO of Waterlogic USA now has responsibility for all U.S. operations including Innowave USA LLC, based in Omaha, Neb. serving the commercial POU market through collaborative partnering with key distributors; CoolerSmart USA LLC, based in New Castle, Del. directly servicing workplace drinking water needs throughout the US, and Waterlogic USA Inc., responsible for commercializing the Waterlogic Firewall UV technology, the only technology in the POU dispenser market certified as able to guarantee 99.9999 percent pure water 100 percent of the time. Leymarie serves on the board of Waterlogic USA, having joined Waterlogic in January 2012.
Leymarie earned an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School in 1992 and a B.A. from ESCP Europe. He spent several years working with Fortune 500 companies as a management consultant with Bain & Co., and later in business development, marketing and strategy with major consumer goods companies such as Kraft, Hershey’s, Frito Lay, Danone and Colgate in the U.S. and Latin America.
Dave Luckner will lead the CoolerSmart team as executive vice president, while continuing his responsibility as CFO of Waterlogic USA where he strategically leads the finances and compliance of all Waterlogic U.S. businesses. Luckner joined Waterlogic in April 2012. Both Luckner and Bob Junk, vice president of Innowave, will report to Sergio Leymarie.
Luckner joined Waterlogic in April, 2012 as CFO for all US businesses. He has nearly 30 years of operational, sales and financial experience in the copier, office coffee and water filtration businesses, initially with IKON Office Solutions and most recently with Aramark. He began his career with Ernst & Young.
“We are pleased to announce these new leadership responsibilities for Sergio and Dave at Waterlogic,” said Jeremy Ben-David, Waterlogic Group CEO in a prepared statement. “The U.S. market is a high priority for Waterlogic and offers significant sales and profit growth opportunities. These leadership changes will best position our organization to collaborate with partners and clients to meet the growing market needs for our innovative water technologies and progressive business models.”
“I am excited to engage our U.S. teams to further build a distributor network that enables mutual growth and success for Waterlogic and our partners,” said Leymarie. “There is a unique opportunity to harness the innovative technologies at Waterlogic to deliver a new consumer experience at the water cooler that energizes the workplace while achieving shared environmental and sustainability goals.”