Dana M. Hicks

Dana Hicks has over 30 years of experience in sales, marketing, and general management with advanced manufacturers, engineering-procurement-construction (EPC) service providers, and management consulting companies. Over the last 17 years, he has held leadership positions with major manufacturers of wastewater and water treatment equipment including Huber Technology, Wedeco UV Technologies, and BCR Environmental. As President & CEO of Huber Technology, he led the company to three years of record sales growth and market share gain in liquid/solid separation, dewatering, and drying technologies.

Mr. Hicks has successfully completed a range of consulting projects over the last few years for Canadian, European, and U.S. clients. Examples include:
• 3-month exclusive engagement with a European private equity firm performing due diligence on potential acquisition of the assets of Bilfinger Water, a global company with technologies including screening, sludge dewatering, and other solid/liquid separation.
• 4-month in-depth market study/analysis and product portfolio innovation assessment for a U.S. manufacturer of screening-chopping-grinding equipment for wastewater treatment.

Mr. Hicks earned his Bachelor’s in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Georgia Tech. He has completed executive MBA short courses at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois and at the Allen-Bradley / Rockwell Automation Management Institute in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He is fluent in German, has studied and lived in Germany, and has managed German-owned companies over his career. He has extensive domestic travel (48 of 50 U.S. states) and international travel (over 30 countries on 6 continents) experience. Appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce, he serves on the North Carolina District Export Council, which counsels new-to-export firms and existing exporters on how to effectively sell to all regions of the world.

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